Shea records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Shea family tree. Many large databases are available to search covering from births, deaths and marriages, military records, census records and immigration records with many other smaller collections too. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Shea Family Tree

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Shea Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Shea family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Shea

Jimmy SheaWiki James Edmound Shea, Jr.
William SheaWiki William Alfred "Bill" Shea (June 21, 1907 ? October 2, 1991) was an American lawyer and a name partner of the prominent law firm of Shea & Gould.
Jack SheaWiki John Amos Shea (September 7, 1910 ? January 22, 2002), better known as Jack Shea, was an American double-gold medalist in speed skating at the 1932 Winter Olympics.
Patty SheaWiki Patricia ("Patty") Ann Shea (born September 15, 1962 in Belmont, Massachusetts) is a former field hockey goalkeeper from the United States, who was a member of the US women's team that finished fifth at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Francis Raymond SheaWiki Francis Raymond Shea served as the third Roman Catholic Bishop of Evansville, Indiana from 1969 to 1989.
Daniel J. SheaWiki Daniel John Shea (January 29, 1947?May 14, 1969) was a soldier in the US Army who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions and sacrifice of life during the Vietnam for actions occurring in the Quang Tri Province on May 14, 1969.
Joseph Francis SheaWiki Joseph Francis Shea (September 5, 1925 ? February 14, 1999) was an American aerospace engineer and NASA manager.
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Stephen SheaWiki Stephen Shea was a child actor most noted for voicing the character of Linus van Pelt (inherited from his older brother, Christopher) in several animated "Peanuts" television specials, as well as in the feature-length animated film "Snoopy Come Home".
Charity SheaWiki Charity Shea (born December 4, 1983 in Denver, Colorado) is an American actress and former SPORTSbyBROOKS girl best known for her role as troubled teenager Samantha Best in "The Best Years".
Spec SheaWiki Francis Joseph "Spec" Shea (October 2, 1920 - July 19, 2002) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1947-1955.
Maureen SheaWiki Maureen "Moe" Shea (born January 11, 1981) is a female, Super Featherweight professional boxer with a record of 12 wins with 6 knockouts and 2 losses.
Maria Daly SheaWiki Maria Daly Shea (April 12, 1829 ? March 25, 1911) was born in County Tyrone, Ireland.
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Gail SheaWiki Gail Shea, PC, MP is a Canadian politician, currently the Member of Parliament for Egmont.
John SheaWiki John Shea (born February 10, 1964 in Somerville, Massachusetts) is an American playwright.
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Pat SheaWiki Pat Shea (October 29, 1911 ? December 16, 1978) was a professional ice hockey defenseman.
Jerry SheaWiki Jerry Shea (12 August, 1892?30 June, 1947) was a Welsh international rugby union centre who played club rugby for Newport and Pill Harriers.
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Danny SheaWiki Danny Shea (6 November 1887 ? 25 December 1960) was a footballer who played as an inside-forward.
Pat SheaWiki Patrick Beardsley Shea (born June 28, 1939 in La Jolla, California) is a former professional American football player who played guard for four seasons for the San Diego Chargers.
Gwyn SheaWiki Gwyn Clarkston Shea (born August 3, 1937) is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from suburban Irving in Dallas County, Texas, who served from 1983-1993.
Michael SheaWiki Michael Sinclair MacAuslan Shea (born 10 May 1938, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland ? 17 October 2009) was press secretary to Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom from 1978 to 1987.
Jack SheaWiki Jack Shea is an American film and television director.
Donald "Shorty" SheaWiki Donald "Shorty" Shea (September 18, 1933 ? August 26, 1969) was a Hollywood stuntman, actor and victim of the Charles Manson murders.