Sharmans on the Web
Sharmans! Take courage, we are not alone. Sharman web sites are everywhere, when you look. Sharman pages jump out at you from behind every bush. Actually that's not true, but I thought I'd see if you were paying attention. As yet, I have not found any site of a one-name study for Sharman, or any Sharman relatives as far as I know, but there are sites looking at genealogy, people trying to find friends, and, of course, this page of Sharman links.
You may already know that there is an
elecronic Sharman forum on a website run by the people who market Family Origins. This is the software I use for my genealogical data, and - for the moment, given what else is available - I wouldn't trade.
Before I discovered that forum, I set up an eGroup for Sharmans and Sharman seekers. It's not very active yet, but the more people join it, the merrier it will become. If you'd like to join, please email me or, better, just subscribe to the group. It costs nothing. A cynic might say that it's worth every penny.
I'm the list administrator (sounds grand, don't it?) for the
SHARMAN surname and family mailing list on
RootsWeb. If you're interested in tracking down your Sharman forebears or cousins, please subscribe. You have nothing to lose but your peace of mind.
Apart from those of us interested in finding out things about Sharmans, there are also Sharmans whose presence on the web is altogether innocent. You can look in Alta Vista or Infoseek, the International email directory, Yahoo or the Official World Wide Web Yellow Pages, where on last checking (19 Jan 1997) there was exactly one of us.
If you want the names and addresses of lots of Sharmans, you're now a happy chappie. Or chapesse.
International directory of Sharmans
I found all the following Sharmans on the WWW and listed them here. There seems to be no conceivable purpose in doing this, but who knows what strange urges drive people who lurk on the internet. Perhaps this page will one day feature in someone's PhD.
- Movements of the foregut in crustaceans hold no secrets for A. Sharman. No, that's not the generic "a Sharman" - most of us wouldn't know a crustacean foregut from a cephid variable - but A., as in Abigail, Alex, Alice, Andrew, Anne, or Arthur.
- A sufferer from Crohn's disease who would like to hear from fellow sufferers:
- Nude photos of a Sharman! Last time she had her bellybutton showing, but now I can bring you Arabella Sharman in the buff. Actually I don't think she really is in the nude - it's all a bit fuzzy.
- You'll be surprised what Barrington N. Sharman RIBA has done as a Chartered Architect. Or not, as the case may be.
- A picture on a basketball card:
- I'm not sure who Bob Sharman was, but there is an award named after him.
- Rippledown, wherever that is, is home to Charlotte Sharman Primary School. The school uniform seems to consist of big orange plastic bags. But who is or was Charlotte Sharman?
- A hairy (who I take to be Chris Sharman, unless he's the one with the wings) and a fairy (who is otherwise anonymous, and probably quite sensibly so) who lives in Conquests Long Beach, California. Planet of the Apes meets the Nutcracker Sweet.
- The Chairman of KPMG International has an OBE, his picture on the web, and a dark past in a school called Wordsworth. In an earlier incybercarnation Colin Sharman OBE told us he has a vineyard at his farm in Wiltshire, which sounded both interesting and enterprising.
- Clay Sharman is inspired by his experiences and dreams to write about Cory and Connor Sherman. Gosh. Now how did he come up with that surname?
- The reference librarian for the South Regional/Broward Community College Library in Pembroke Pines, Florida, has a major in Music, a minor in English, and a Masters in Library and Information Studies. Ladies and Gentlemen - Darcy Sharman.
- The Nottingham Boat Club is a contender for the "dullest web page in the known universe", but it is at least blessed by the presence of David Sharman
- David M. Sharman is a Vegetable Crops Operations Manager. Could get busier if his colleague the Meat Ops Bloke keeps getting tangled in feet, mouth, madness, dioxin, hormones, antibiotics and disruptive endocrines.
- If you are a landlord with a house to let in Gloucester, get in touch with Debbie Sharman - who knows, you could learn something to your advantage.
- An actress who joined the yuletide adventures of one of Santa's elves:
- Retired USDA veterinarian Dr. Euclid Curtis "Buck" Sharman died on October 22, 1999.
- A lecturer in law, Frank Sharman quit Australia at the end of 1997, leaving Ozemail to look after his web site down under.
This ghostly site has his - mainly scurrilous - comments on various Sharmans he found on the web. Beware the two extinct links to where my site used to be. And, of course, he cannot pick up any email that you might send there. He tells me he'll build another site when he gets round to it. Hey, Frank, we miss you.
- Fredrick H. Sharman, who died aged 90, worked as a farmhand in Wyoming County, Canada.
- For some time now I have been seeking a Constructive Definition of Third Normal Form, but now I may sleep easy, thanks to G. C. H. Sharman. He's into databases, too. Perhaps the one explains the other. Or vice versa.
- When not dabbling with PCs Gary Sharman is kept busy making his new house fit for habitation. Keep at it Gary, you've only been making your new house fit for habitation since 1999. By the time you've paid off the mortgage, it should be pretty near shipshape.
- If you're in Hampshire and looking for a Parish Council Chairman, Dr Geoff Sharman could be the chairman of the parish council for you.
- An Emeritus Professor of Biology, Macquarie University, New South Wales 1970-85: Geoffrey Bruce Sharman DSc FRZS FAA. He is not interested in genealogy. This explains why he has only collected 2000 descendants of George Sharman (1798-1867) and worked his Sharman ancestors back to 1594.
- Dr George Sharman directs NOAA's World Data Center for Marine Geology and Geophysics. I never did understand why they're based in Boulder, which must be about as far from the sea as you can get. Maybe it's the skiing.
- Professor Graham J. Sharman works on international value-added logistics and supply chain management at the Technical University of Eindhoven. Do I know what that means? Isn't it working out why it makes perfect sense for peas to be picked in Norfolk, frozen in Cumberland, warehoused in Dorset, distributed in York, and sold in a supermarket in Norwich?
- It was then that Tustin heard about H. D. Sharman 's Rubberised Plygene Gutterline system. You think I'm joking? Have a look for yourself!
- An astronaut in England who's stimulating interest in science in schools: Helen Sharman OBE. She spent 18 months training in Russia before being launched into space. Apparently her British sponsors couldn't quite finance Helen's trip, but I can't tell you what the significance of that is. Helen is perhaps the most frequent Sharman on the www: for example she crops up as the co-author of a "strangely arranged book" and inder the alias of GB1MIR as an "astronaut ham".
- With more power than ever, 30 years of expertise and over 14 albums, Herb Sharman continues to conquer the hearts of devoted fans of country music. It must be true, it says so here.
- Inevitably somewhere along the way you would expect to stumble over people whose purpose is to elect conservative candidates to the Virginia legislature. Among them, J. Michael (Mike) Sharman, an attorney who has worked on Capitol Hill, has views on society's casual attitude toward abortion that give one pause.
- James Sharman can often be found wondering (sic) aimlessly around EFNET or IRCNET on IRC disguised as Emul, who owns #exaflop. James can't remember exactly when he first came up with the idea for the x86 still - a computer that distils alcohol. It's called "motivated forgetting", James. My first question is: Isn't there a law against that? The second is: if there isn't, couldn't we vote for one? He also wrote a gripping article about discerning the Supernatural from the Paranormal. My first question is...
- Is the faculty of science at the University of Sherbrook ashamed of Jeff Sharman? If not, why is he faceless question mark?
- Judging by his long list of aqueous qualifications, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Jerry Sharman seems to have mis-spent most of his life underwater. All those fish. Can't be good for you, Jerry.
- A cult film director in Australia: Jim Sharman The Rocky Horror man. I can do no better than to refer you to Frank's comment. Being who he is, there are several places on the www to run into Jim.
- The title of a song by Midnight Oil, Jimmy Sharman let men fight his Aboriginal boxers in a sideshow. His grandfather was bare-knuckle champion of Ireland. Jimmy is also Jim "Rocky Horror" Sharman's father.
- Jim Sharman is audiovisually supporting King's College London.
- I've reluctantly added Joe Sharman to the list. Reluctantly? This is the slowest-loading site you won't have the patience to wait for, so there's really no point in going there unless you absolutely must visit Joe.
- On 3 February 1916 John Edward Sharman joined the Royal Naval Air Service, adding to the Canadians fighting in Europe in that bloody conflict.
- Joseph Sharman, Jr. is a true craftsman in construction design, home repair, and remodeling. He says so himself.
- Judith Sharman is the head teacher of Hoole All Saints Infant School. That's in Cheshire, but you knew that.
- If you want to use a combination of genetic algorithms and simulated annealing to evolve and optimise both the model
structure and the numerical parameters of the model, hurry up and get in touch with K.C. Sharman.
- Karl Sharman, England, owns a Scimitar SE5a and a broken link to a Compuserve address.
- Karl J. Sharman is a postgraduate student working in a research group on image, speech and intelligent systems.
- Dr Ken Sharman wants us to imagine we could play an instrument by simply thinking, no hands required, just the ability to hear tunes in our heads. I hear voices, does that count? There's this green voice that keeps telling me to save France from the English, when I can hear it over the bells. No, I believe you, Ken. Anything's possible. You should hear the tunes in my head. Step aside, Ludwig.
- The driving software visionary for Acctiva, Lane W. Sharman, has a diverse background in mathematics, software design and implementation. That's diverse, all right.
- RMIT is a new type of university. It's a university that works (curious idea, what would you want one of those for?), a leading international university (unlike the others?). It's based in Melbourne, capital of the State of Victoria, and - now we get to the point - Linda Sharman is the Administrative Assistant Department of Access & Preparatory Studies there.
- Students of the history and theory of design at Concordia University benefit from the teaching of Associate Professor Lydia Ferrabee Sharman, designer, writer, and artist.
- Liz Sharman had a flair for kayaking that earned her an MBE in the New Year's Honours list. Now the Queen knows what canoeing is. A Gurkha told her.
- If you like blank "under construction" sites, don't miss Martyn Sharman Consulting. Been blank since at least April 1999. The main attraction, apart from that, is that the roadworks sign seems to be buried in a giant dog turd. I mean GIANT. You would not want to meet this dog.
- Paul James Chapman's Gt Gt Gt Gt Grandmother Mary Sharman lived from 1812 to 1889. That means that the fortunate fellow might have living 5th cousins called Sharman.
- In the hours when he isn't working for Cambridge University, Mike Sharman has filled his house and two extensions with railway memorabilia. The locomotive is in the left extension and the most of the freight waggon fits into the right extension. Shame that the rear bogey sticks out of the french windows, but that'll be sorted with the next extension. The garden shed's fitted out as a smashing double bedroom.
- Missy Sharman is a blonde 2nd grade Dance Squad Sponsor. Does that mean she pays them to dance?
- You need never be puzzled by coding techniques for multi-symbol alphabets again; Neil Sharman tells it like it is. Oh... one thing, Neil - what will we do about encoding the others, those infamous mono-symbol alphabets?
- The Islington executive director responsible for Housing, Environment and Leisure, Economic and Social Regeneration, Regulatory and Planning, Finsbury, Clerkenwell and Rosetower neighbourhoods is Nick Sharman. Busy bloke. Don't call him, wait till he calls you.
- A streetwise private investigator whose love life is almost perilous as his profession: Nick Sharman. Nick has his very own fan site . Please don't email me to tell me he's fictitious. I worked that out all by myself.
- Patrick and Wendy Sharman invite you to the West Indies to enjoy a week of golf in the Caribbean sun for just £1180 (that's stirling, not lire).
- Analyst/Programmer Paul Sharman is working in Australia on an accounting system for the retail industry.
- Advanced Photonix (they're into semiconductors and optoelectronics, since you asked) has raised Paul Sharman to the rank of vice president of operations. Congratulations, Paul.
- A French horn (well that's what he says, don't blame me): Peter Sharman. He also claims to be a lazy sod, and who am I to disagree? I don't even know him.
- Any time you need a technical writer, call on Philip Sharman and his arid home page.
- A former Saskatoon letter carrier with his face plastered on the Internet: Randy Sharman. Are people really called "Randy"?
- A "Sharman Family" researcher who names names and states dates... and is generally informative. Richard Sharman is also unusual in that he has Scottish Sharman connections.
- Richard Sharman makes a brief and otherwise anonymous cyber appearance as the chairman of a convention on the ultimate challenge for computer-based services. Which is? Human language, apparently. I suppose that's not counting intelligence, or humour, or morals, or philosophy, or science, or spelunking - or even enjoying riding a bicycle to work.
- Richard E. R. Sharman apparently doesn't much like people who don't like Jeremy Clarkson and do like horses. Why doesn't he just say what he thinks? For what it's worth, I think Jeremy Clarkson and odious fatheads have lots in common.
- The Video Guy: Robert Sharman
- Our very own numismatist: Robert Sharman
- Robin Edward Sharman provides extensive details on many of the late 19th and 20th century members of his Sharman family. This site is a must-visit for anyone looking for possible UK Sharman relatives.
- Rodney Sharman lives in Vancouver, Canada where he is Composer-in-Residence of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
- East Harlem Online received a beautiful visit from Russell Leigh and Cheryl Harris Sharman , who run an artistic community grounded in passion for creative excellence and compassion for the urban poor and, who intend to move from the southern US to New York City.
- A licensed radio amateur in the Bailiwick of Guernsey: GU3WIY a.k.a. S. K. Sharman
- "Injury struck left back Sam Sharman rarely troubled the kitman, and was off-loaded into oblivion" And now in English?
- If you would like to talk to the Pastor, Scott Sharman please be my guest. He's a graduate of Wayland Baptist University and of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDivBl. 1991).
- Steve Sharman is an ADPESSW (Assistant Director of Physical Education and Sport of Something in Warwick). This is one of those beautifully anonymous web pages that you're supposed to get to from somewhere else.
- If you like cigars, you'll love this other Steve Sharman.
- Here is evidence that after Thomas Raymond Sharman married Mary Isabelle Campbell they had a football team of kids: Ian Ross, Ann Maree, Barry John, Chris Russell, Darryl James, Joy Alice, Kerry Wayne, Lance Raymond, Neil Brian, Peter Herbert, Tony Claude, and Warren David. With a reserve player, that is.
- Tyina Sharman was born in the summer on the Island of Nenetr, which is not far off from Lishba. Sorry? Didn't quite catch that… this is planet Earth calling…
- The deputy medical director of Redbridge Health Care Trust, Dr. Vivian Laurence Sharman MA MB B.Chir (Cantab) FRCP, is also its Clinical Director of Medicine. Could also be working on his MC and MD as far as I know.
- Sharman Contracting Co., Inc., has been satisfying customers throughout Maryland for over 20 years.
- Dr Sharman has something to do with a witch doctor. I think. This web page is cunningly designed so that you can't quite read it.
- Sharman is a very handsome Sheltie with an equally impressive pedigree.
- Sharman is probably the most intelligent form in the year. I thought you were going to say "on the planet". They are the best at football and have a reasonably strong rugby team (not as good as Hughes' though). As of late Sharman have started to become a bunch of rebels. Nowadays a lot of people visit the form room, so in time it could become the form with the worst behaviour record. Go for it, Sharman.
Some web-based Sharmans have assumed a second barrel.
- A self-proclaimed survivor of cult ritual abuse in Canada: Lynne Moss-Sharman (email@example.com). She says she was subject as a child in the 1950s to CIA-funded mind control experiments in Southern Ontario (isn't that in Canada? Or has the CIA got to my mind too?) and in Upstate New York. If reading what she has to say is too much for you, you may be glad of advice from the next Sharman on our list.
- A qualified analytic psychotherapist in London who has been practising astrology and Tarot for the past twenty years: Juliet Sharman-Burke. I'm glad some of us keep a firm grasp on reality. For a firmer grasp yet, buy one of her books. She believes that myth has meaning as a guide for life.
I missed your Sharman-related web page
Have you published (or found) a web page containing Sharmans that is not listed here? Do you want it to be? Please contact me and I'll rush to include it. (Where "rush" has the sense used by courier companies - we guarantee best effort. Well, perhaps not quite guarantee. We'll sort of try. If we can find our carrier pidgeon.)
The Sydney Morning Herald maintains an index to death notices that contains 25 Sharmans who died between 1989 and 2000.
Not forgetting our close cousins the Shermans and Shearmans
Not surprisingly, William Tecumseh Sherman, a North Georgia Notable, is honoured or reviled on several pages on the web.
There are anecdotes, thoughtful treatises, stories of his early life in California, pedigrees, descendants, bibliographies and pictures, even of his horse.
But there are other Shermans too; to head the list there's a SHEARMAN/SHERMAN page that's big and bouncy with links to many other related pages.
Then you might like to see what Chuck, Hank and
Todd Sherman have to say for themselves.
There is a US Senator Brad Sherman who is apparently unpopular among artists, perhaps even with Cindy Sherman, who is one, or Robert Sherman, who teaches people to become one. In fact, there are so many Sherman sites listed in Alta Vista (inluding a pornographic one) that I'll leave the pleasure of the chase to you.
I've also found a few other pages with information on Sherman or Shearman families, including Mary Auffhammer, who has prepared a descendant tree for John Sherman 1445 - 1504,
Marge Lutzvick (including a plug for her Sherman book),
Susan White Pieroth, whose site is a model for us all, and who provides an interesting and well-written summary of sources and notes, and
If you are a Sharman, descended from or married to one, working on a family tree containing Sharmans, or are simply seeking Sharmans, and would like to add your name to this august list, please send me freeform your name, occupation, and email or website address, and a message for your fellow Sharmans. I'd be particularly grateful if you could tell me about your Sharman family and ancestors. If you let me know that you want your message to be made public, I'll put it on the email page on this web site.
Martin John Sharman
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