Family Of Henry Rice Shively
The Shively families have been fortunate to have researchers who have preserved their work for future generations. A few of those published genealogy records include: Schaublin (Shively) Families from the District of Waldenburg, Baselland, Swizerland by George W. Andrews, 1978; The Family of Jacob Schaublin and Maria Martin, Waldenburg, Switzerland, 1650 and Their Shively, Shiveley, Shivley Descendants, A History Compiled By Our Families and Friends, Editor A. Shivley Freed; Descendants of Christian Shively Of Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co. and Later York Twp., York Co., Penna., Arthur G. Black, 1941; Descendants of Henry and Mary Banta Shively by Lottie Compton McDowell, 1972 and Henry Shively and John Wesley Shively, Sons Of Jacob B. and Anna Mavity Shively of Duois County, Indiana by Margaret Shively Smith and Helen Shively Satzler, 1980.
From these family histories I have learned that the Shively families did not let fear of the unknown stop them from bettering themselves. We have documentation of the families leaving Europe and arriving in America as early as 1738 and 1749. It is known that Shively's were in Kentucky between 1780 and 1790 when it was still a wilderness.
There are still many of the Shively historians who are independently doing research and documenting their work. With the advances in technology and our ability to share information it has been my desire to create a Shively Family Genealogy blog for the purpose of sharing. It is desired that this blog be used by anyone interested in researching the Shively surname. The more we share information the more that can be accomplished. If you are searching for a Shively ancestor or have information on a line that you want to share please contact me. I am including links to web sites that have been helpful to my past research.
I am indebted to cousin F. J. Luke for the picture of the family of Henry Rice Shively. In the picture clockwise starting at the top are: Wesley Barton Shively, Herschel Thomas Shively, Shelby Owen Shively, Vincil Elbert Shively, and Mary Rose Shively. Herschel Thomas Shively was my grandfather. He and the brothers and sister are now deceased. I continue my Shively research for him, the memories he has left, and our future generations.