The Shipleys of Maryland

An Organization of the Descendents of Adam Shipley Who Came to Maryland From England in 1668

It's Time to Update Your Shipley Family Information


How time flies, especially in the latter portion of our lives! We have all experienced more recently, among our family members, immediate or extended, births, marriages or deaths. It is so important that these become part of the Shipley family records, but we need YOU. It actually has been twenty years since many of us last updated and submitted these for the publication of our 2002 three-volume genealogical book set. With that in mind, we are beginning a new effort to add these memorable events to our Shipley story, whether in our next supplement, or on our online database for members.


How are we going to do this? Attached is a family group sheet, commonly used for genealogy purposes, that we have customized for our specific needs. It will provide a means for you to add your family's updated information. Don't forget to distribute copies to any cousins who are not members of The Shipleys of Maryland. We need their family information too if we are going to keep our organization and our Shipley lineage going.


Shipley Genealogy Database Now On-Line!  By Paul A. Shipley

Did you know that the Shipleys of Maryland genealogical database is now available on-line for use by our members?  The on-line database contains all individuals listed in our 2002 Book and 2010 Supplement.  This database was created by John M. Shipley, Sr. (our book editor), and currently contains 42,535 individuals, 15,572 families, 7,025 unique surnames, 4,960 places, 2,499 notes, and 1,038 sources.  The on-line database and our books provide complimentary information- the database provides an easy-to-use tool for researching ancestors and relationships, while the books supply more extensive narrative and pictorial information.

The on-line database can be accessed at:

(You must be a member to access the database)

We are using “The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding” website package, which provides numerous features, including

  • Search: Easy lookup by name, or advanced search on dates, places and more.
  • Dynamic Charts: Graphical and textual depiction of ancestors and descendants with links to each, pedigree, relationship, timeline, family group, etc.
  • Surname Lists: Quickly display the main lines alphabetically and by popularity

The website is very easy to use, and does not require any special instructions.  We’ve found that the best way to start is to search for yourself (or someone else you know is in the database) using the search box on the right side of the Home Page.  Once this person is located, you can then try out the different views and features to see how they all work.

The on-line database is for use by Shipleys of Maryland members only, and requires a user name and password.  To obtain access, you must first register for a user account at the website, and set up your user name and password.  Once we review your registration information, we will send a confirmation e-mail to indicate that your account is now active.  If you have any questions or issues regarding the registration process or using the site, you can contact us via a link which is provided on the home page.

Please note that for privacy reasons, birth and marriage dates for living individuals are not displayed, and a notation is provided indicating when the information has been withheld.  An on-line form is provided for suggesting additions, deletions, or edits to the database.  Once approved, the Webmaster will incorporate these revisions into the database.