What’s New

This page will record the changes to the site as more information is discovered. Newer details will be at the top and all older messages will simply be pushed down so you can track our changes.


I have made some changes to the security settings on this site. The members only area will remain for all living relatives to protect privacy, however other pages have been released for public access in order to follow norms across other sites.


Added a new public page for the James Line. This provides details on the James and Ellen (Neilson) line back to 1690. More details on James and Ellen descendants will be provided in the members section later.


Received a copy of the book Hands Across the Seas by Rose Olson. This book details the James and Ellen (Neilson) Shiels family.


Updated Scott Shiels history (Great-Great-Great-Grandson of John and Janet (McNair) Shiels.

Updated Gerry Shiels history (Great-Great-Grandson of John and Janet (McNair) Shiels.


Added Guestbook to this site.


Started a Facebook Group page in an effort to drive families to our History site.