When I first began looking into my Sheldon ancestry I came across the book that all Sheldon researchers eventually stumble upon. The Sheldon Magazine, first published by the Rev. Henry O. Sheldon in 1855, based on work he began to compile in 1835. This publication, and it’s later editions, have been the primary genealogical work… Continue reading The Chair That Made a Fortune
You never know what funny little tidbits might pop up in your research, but I never expected to find one related to a tree. My 3rd great-grandfather was Zimiriah “Zimry” Haun. Born in Jackson, Missouri in 1822 to Peter Haun and Jane “Jinny” Moody, he married Elizabeth Whistman (a great-grandniece of Daniel Boone) in 1845.… Continue reading The Case of the Curious Tree
My mothers side of the family has had a somewhat checkered past. As a child we would visit this extended family once per year during the annual family reunion. Always at a safe distance. The gaggle of aunts, or I should more properly say grand-aunts, and the older female cousins that I thought were aunts,… Continue reading Breaking the Cycle
Hello everyone! My name is Dale Sheldon, soon to be known as The Wandering Genealogist – with a bit of luck and hard work. What I would like to do here is talk about all things related to genealogy and history including tutorials, anecdotes and findings. I’m also going to start finding interesting historical sites… Continue reading Let the Adventure Begin!