I have recently updated my site and significantly expanded my Shiels Line. I have also added the Gerry line. This is a work in progress and i hope you enjoy my latest additions.
I am most curious to look into this family history and see where family points touch. The name, I believe, is common to both Ireland and Scotland, but my branch is Scottish – at least mostly, as far as I know. Regards to all, R
Looking into my grandmother, Elisabeth (Lynham) Shiels. I am interested in her childhood and social history. I understand that her parents died when she was young and that many records regarding the family were destroyed during the San Francisco earthquake and fire around the turn of the century. She did not speak much of her family life except that she was raised by a family member after the death of her parents.
This is the first entry from my new website. Hope there are lots to follow. Dan Shiels firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, I am the Great Granddaughter of Thomas Shiels who died fighting a fire in Minot North Dakota in 1909. His oldest daughter, Elizabeth Shields Ruge was my Grandmother.
My great grandmother was a shiels and my great great grandfather would have been George shiels I would love more info on this family tree
Welcome to the new Shiels Family History Guestbook. We have revamped our Shiels Family History site and have plans to constantly update it. We would love to hear from you and have you add to our ever increasing research.
I am desperately trying to trace any descendants of Thomas James Shiels who was married to Violet Isabella (Bella) Davidson. They had three children : Violet (born Dublin 1905), Lily (born Dublin 1907) Harry (or Thomas born 1909). I have been told that Harry and Violet were sent to Canada as part of the Home Children migration program.
My mothers maiden name was Margaret sexton shiels. She was born in Melbourne vic in 1920. Her father was Augustin Raymond shiels born in Millicent south Australia. He was the son of Patrick shiels, born Galway Ireland about 1840. Patrick spent some time with the Irish constabulary before emmigrating to the colony of south Australia . He enlisted in the south Australia mounted police and served in Burra, Millicent and Petersburg. He died in service on 31 December 1901. Interested in any connections in Australia or elsewhere in North America UK or Ireland.
Hi I am Rosanna Shiels. My father is Alexander Shiels from Massey Ontario. He has been alot of places and knows alot of people. He passed on 9 years ago and I'm looking on information about my family background. Any information would be useful thank you very much
My 2nd cousin married William Shiels who was born in Dunfermline, Scotland on the 14 Jul 1875. He and Christina Glass Gage married on the 25 Jan 1918 in Kirkcaldy and emigrated to Grand Rapids Michigan via Canada. I know they had 5 children (one died as a baby in Kirkcaldy) but the others, David (b. 1918), Isabella b. 1920), Janet (b.1921), James (b.1923) were all born in Kirkcaldy, Fife and brought up in Michigan. If anyone can help trace any family members I would be grateful as I am holding a Colliar family reunion in Scotland in 2015 and it would be great to have more
Dan I really enjoy your site. Am looking forward to the James Shiels line as it has really peaked my curiosity. I remain in possession of the diary.
Dan - Merryl died in April this year. Don't know how, but she had a bad heart. Did not know for a while.
My father, grandfather and great-grandfather are from Cork Ireland. I think my great great-grandfather was from Dublin and i think he was known as "The Chef Shiels"
Thanks for all your time and effort on the Shiels family history. I thought it would be difficult to trace my paternal grandmother's family but you've made easy.
I was so interested in reading your family history. You have done a great job. My husband is Brian Shiels and his ancester who came to Australia from Scotland is John Shiels, he came as a doctor and studied at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh Scotland. His father was Robert Shiels he grew up in Garelochhead 20 miles from Glasgow. I know one of John's family went to Canada to live but no name to give now. I'm not sure if your Shiels has a connection but there may be somewhere down the track.
Father = Joseph Patrick Shiels 11 born in Dublin Ireland 090334 he had 2 sisters one margaret
My father was Eugene Francis Shiels, his brother(my uncle), was Robert Theophilus Shiels Jr. and my grandfather was Robert Theophilus Shiels Sr. R.T Shiels Sr. had several brothers and some settled in North Texas, Frank, Elliot, James and George? , I belive my great grandfather was James Shiels. I always heard the family came from around Galashiels Scotland. Can't verify this for certain without help.
I visited your site a long time ago and was able to find info on my family but now returning (I recognise your names as the operators) I cant find us here so we must be in teh James Line which is unavailable at the moment. My Father is Frank Shiels (brothers Robert, Dan, Richard and sisters Clair and Karen) and my grand parents are Donald & Neline Shiels John – William – James – Donald - Frank - Curtis
My husbands great grandmother was Marcella Shiels who married Thomas Beirne near Castlerea Roscommon Ireland - from her death cert in Glasgow she was born in 1862 and her father was Stephen Shiels and her mother was Mary Jane keary any info would be great, Thanks. janeygodley.com
my father is kevin shiels(dungannon) and my grandfather was john shiels(belfast)interesting site,seems to be a lot of shiels's
my father was Kenneth George Lamant, son of Mildred Shiels and William Lamant. I was very thrilled to find the Shiels family history and see the names of my great-grandfather, George Thomas Shiels (Pappy)and great-grandmother Rosa (Granny). What a thrill to read about their life. Thank you for this site!
My mother was Margaret Sexton Shiels (bn Melbourne 1920-d Melb 1970). Her father was Martin Sylvester Shiels (bn Millicent South Australia-d Melbourne-date unk), his father was Patrick Shiels (bn Galway Ireland about 1840-d Adelaide South Australia 1901).Patrick was a member of the Irish Constabulary and the South Australian Mounted Police.Any advice re Irish links very much appreciated.
from george then barbara then mathew and then my mother helen. I enjoy your website very much
I like your site
My father Joseph is one of 7 children the eldest being Dan then Rosie, Mary, Ellen,John,Joseph and Edward - what is significant is that the name Shiels is usually spelt Shields, but many in Strabane/Lifford near Co Donegal are spelt Shiels (a strong Irish/Scotch connection) Between 1826 and 1896 a large number of Irish/ Scotch went to Canada and many Irish went over in a boat from Donegal to Scotland to work in the flax and weaving industry.
through George then Barbara
I am the grandson of Robert and Effie ?? Shiels who had eleven children, they came from a place called Peebles, Scotland in the 1800's. My mother's (baby of the family) name was Mona Shiels. I can remember only a few of the children's names. Tom, Jackie, Glenie, Rob, Harry (adopted, actually nephew) John, Verona, My grandfather was in WW1, died before I was born, My grandmother died in the early 50's. Glennie (actually) Glendinie (sp?) was the last child to die. Glennie married Roy Blaney and had two children William (Audrey) (have five children plus one adopted) Live in BC) & Beverly (Jack Cook divorced had five children) remarried Usher. Tom (Thomas), moved to ThunderBay ON Canada and had a couple of children there, lost touch. Verona (Alton Gay) adopted daughter Christina, who adopted two children, who were killed in a car accident along with her husband. Rob, had two girls Unis and ? both girls died as young adults. Harry (Julie, deceased) had two boys Robbie and Johnny, both married with children in SSM ON. use the last name Shiels.
Gr-Granddaughter of Janet Shiels and Frank Lyon.; Janet daughter of Thomas Prentice Shiels and Margaret Avery. Have photo's from North Dakota and Oregon, unidentified individuals. If you are related and may know who these persons are, please e-mail and I will forward on ! At least three photo's have possibly Janet's sisters, aunts or mother. Thank You Dan and Judy for a wonderful site and opportunity to connect to other family members ! Cindy
My grandfather was Frederick James,b.Huddersfield, G.Grandfather was John,born Scotland
Thanks to you Dan...our James Shiels is in the correct tree. After many years of research on the Shiels family I am now compiling the Family History Book. Will be completed by spring 2011. Still trying to connect your Shiels tree to the James/Ellen tree.
I am the g g grandaughter of James and Ellen. Does any one have information on May Shiels born 1786 daughter of Hugh Shiels and Annie Groat. Also their son Dougal( went by the name of Mannary) born after 1991
As far as I know, my great, great grandfather Robert Shiels emmigrated from Ireland to King Ferry, New York. Then his son, Arthur, moved to Detroit. His son, Arthur, gave birth to my father, also Arthur. I was born in 1967.
UNFORTUNATELY MY PARENTS DIED IN 1984 AND 1991 SO WE ARE UNABLE TO ASK THE QUESTION. MY FATHER'S NAME IS JOSEPH BERNARD SHIELS BORN IN DUBLIN AND I HAVE THREE BROTHERS DAVID KEVIN AND IAN. SADLY IAN WAS KILLED IN A CAR ACCIDENT IN 1999. WOULD LOVE TO TRACE "OUR" FAMILY.
I came upon this site but, my sister Hazel beat me here. Anyway It is good to see so many people that I maybe related to. They say a family should grow But, Look's like this one is booming. Keep signing them up as our family is getting older, bigger and better.
I am a great grand-daughter to James and Ellen. My father was John Ernest, a son of Hugh and Annie. I have only started looking and was thrilled to find this site. By the way, one of my brothers spells his name with a "d" because of an error by the Dept. of Vital Statistics when his birth was recorded. We love him anyway.
MY GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS ADAM SHIELS (BORN 1866) MY GRAN WAS AGNES SHIELS (HIS DAUGHTER) WHO HAD SISTERS ISABELLA & ELIZABETH ALSO 4 BROTHERS - TOM, WILLIAM, ADAM & JAMES. MY MOTHER IS ISABELLA WILLIAMSON SHIELS AIRD GRANT WHO LIVE IN COATBRIDGE, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND, AGE 83 YEARS.
My wife's birth surname was Shiels. Any one know my wife's mom? She was born in Regina SK,Aug.30 1968.
I've heard the Shields name, perhaps from my father, who is from Bathurst, NB, but I know little about it. In a Google search I noticed you have listed an old email address of mine at ibm.net. Perhaps you could update it for me to a generic webmail address, since we change providers change quite often nowadays. Please use email@example.com - Thanks and best wishes.
My husband, Isaac Howard Sveinn Evans's mother is Cassandra Adele Shiels. She married Alfred Ernest Arlington Evans.
My parent's were originally from Northern Ireland, I have 4 brother's and 4 sister's
grandparents from Ireland. wierd never never met another shiels
My father is David A. Williams whose father was Arthur L. Williams who had an original last name of Shields and a brother John. My Aunt Eileen (Helena Montanta) has been keeping up on the family history. She has done an exceptional job for our family. Nice Web site.
Great-Great Grandmother Elizabeth Shiels wife of Nicholas Tyrrell born 1833 death 3/15/1908 Although Tyrrell name is not on your list, the Schiels family seems to enter my family with no other relatives or descendants in the Burlington WI area. Nicholas and Elizabeth were residents of Norway Wisconsin. They had a son Peter and a daughter Mary Ann. My Grandfather was the son of Peter Tyrrell and Ana Baumeister. I was curious about those illinois migrations you noted
great great granddaughter of James and Ellen Shiels. Grandfather was Peter Shiels.
I'm 21, son of Ken Shiels, grandson of Peter and Irene Shiels. I'm just happy to see more Shiels without the 'd' lol
My grandfather was Adam.
Yeah i would be interested in knowing a bit more about recent shiels history, from ireland to england
Site looks great. It would be nice to see if I could tie into this tree..
have you ever heard of my Grandfather - Alfred B Shiels - he was born in Ireland in the 1880's
would just like to speak to people to see whether I have any relatives I know nothing about
hi i am 14 years old and from belfast (northern ireland). my surname is from my dads side(his name is danny)it was my grandfather(george) who brought the family name here because he was originally form coleraine(northern ireland)he moved here to north belfast around the cliftonville area and then all his children then moved out and now we all live around the cliftonville road area.i was just wondering if u have any relations from coleraine or belfast or even in ireland thanks a lot
I checked this site out of curiosity and found it was neat to know that I may be related to so many people that I haven't met
I am the son of the late Alex Shiels and Lillian Shiels (nee Harron). She died in 1975 her name at that time was Lillian Ciceri. He was born in Scotland in 1907.
Direct descendant of James Shiels and Ellen Neilson a great great Grandson. Great Grandson of Hugh Shiels and Annie Groate and Grandson of William Neilson(Bill)Shiels and Dora Belinda Smith. Son of Alan Shiels.
What a fantastic SHIELS FAMILY HISTORY site!! My great-grandmother is Elizabeth Barbara Shiels ( born 3 Feb 1860, Brussels, Ontario) who married James Tracy Logan 9 Sep 1886 at Lisbon, North Dakota. The entire Shiels 'Family Tree' is indebted to you for all of the work you have done on this project over the years. Congratulations on the publication of your Shiels Family History Book. It was at the Shiels Family Reunion, July 22, 1984 that I first met you and Judy and heard you talk about such a 'family book'.... you inspired me to begin thinking of a Logan Family Book... perhaps your work will provide the impetus needed! We will be in touch.....Bob
My great grandmother was Lizzy Sheils who married James Tracy Logan in Ransom County, North Dakota.
We are very interested in the family history. I will forward your site to the Swift Current branch of the family, as well as Vernon B.C.
my grandfather is albert shiels from Foam lake Sk(canada) i would just like to find out if i fit in at all
I have enjoyed the updates on your site. I can provide you with substantial material on the Shiels from before 1600 ( I can follow my own line back well before then) and the origins of the family in Ireland. Have any of your correspondents pointe d out there were Shiels on the Lewis and Clarke expedition. If they are lineal descendants I'd like to hear from them.
My grandmother, Florence Gulker Allen had started to do a family tree, but passed away before she was able to finish it. You have done a great job. Thank you.