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Sheldon One Name Study Project

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Date: 1 Oct 2017
Surnames/tags: Sheldon Shelden
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The Sheldon One Name Project is part of WikiTree's One Name Studies Project

This page is new and will be growing as we gather more information and get better organized.

However, you can still get started and help us grow.


How to Join

1. Please respond "YES" our recruitment message on G2G.

2 Send a private message to our Project Leader Michael Stills is currently managing the startup of this project.

These steps help us track who has joined and the Private Message through WikiTree gives us your email address so we can include you in our Google Group for sharing project messages.

3. Add Sheldon, to the list of tags you are following.

4. Share with us your Sheldon line.

Also: Be sure to join us on the Sheldon Family Genealogy page on Facebook if you use Facebook.

And consider joining the Sheldon Family Association. Visit their Facebook Page Here


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

Task List

1. Complete the lines from DNA test takers to their associated Principal Sheldon progenitor. (See below)

2. Complete the family group for each profile in that line.

3. Ensure each profile is Genealogically Defined. We need these lines to be well documented in order to confirm by DNA.

4. Review Sheldon Unsourced Profiles for accuracy and source additions.

5. Review Sheldon Pending Merges for completion.

6. Review Sheldon Suggested Changes for possible corrections.

7. Review the Sheldons shown on the page Space: Sheldons in Military. Ensure that their military service is shown accurately on their profiles, with sources. Add military related categories as appropriate. Add Sheldons who have been omitted to the list.

Sheldon Family Tree DNA Project

We need DNA test takers to join WikiTree. This will help us find and compare DNA to confirm lines. WikiTree facilitates autosomal DNA test comparisons through GEDMatch.com and links to Family Tree DNA. Family Tree DNA and YSearch are used to compare Y-DNA tests.

Sheldon DNA Project on Family Tree DNA

Principal Focus Sheldons

Group A

Group B

Sheldon Project Pages

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  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: One Name Studies WikiTree, Vic Watt, Sue Sheldon, and Dale Sheldon. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
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Hi all, I am stepping down as a manager of this group. My focus is elsewhere these days. Thank you all for your great work, keep it going.
posted by Michael Stills
Thank you for all you've done to coordinate this study, Michael.
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Would someone care to look at the family of Godfrey Sheldon please? I came across him while trawling through the Derbyshire data errors. His wife was aged 10 at marriage; children born in Derbyshire 1622, 1624, 1626, 1632, and 1640, but in Massachusetts 1625 and 1628 and Maine 1636 and 1638. It looks to me as if two or more families have been conflated. I'm happy to work on the Derbyshire sources, but I think it needs a pincer movement with someone familiar with the New England records.

Thanks, Stephen (Derbyshire team leader)

posted by Stephen Heathcote
I do not see my name. I joined before. My daughter is Steven Sheldon's child. His Father is Keith Sheldon and his Mother Gwen Orr. His family is direct descendants of Issac Sheldon.
posted by Susan Dion
Michael and Dale, How far down do you want the Category for the correct Sheldon applied? Do you need DNA proof before applying it?


posted by Vic Watt

Count me in. Vic

posted by Vic Watt