Jeannine Alice Sheldon Kallal was born in Chicago, IL to George Andrew Sheldon and Aureola Vida Stevens. She married George Victor Kallal.

She graduated from Miami University cum laude with a B.A., M.A. plus doctoral hours from Indiana University with Spanish and French majors and English and history minors. She is an Instructor for college level Spanish.

Society Memberships

  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (State Officer, National Chair, Spanish Task Force)
  • National Society of Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company (President National)
  • Guild of Colonial Artisans & Tradesmen, 1607-1783 (President General)
  • National Huguenot Society (President General)
  • National Society Descendants of Early Quakers (Presiding Clerk)
  • National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars (National Registrar)
  • National Society Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century (Registrar General)
  • Colonial Dames of America (National Claims Committee)
  • Plymouth Hereditary Society (Genealogist General)
  • The Order of the 1st Families of CT (Genealogist General)
  • National Society Colonial Dames of the 17th Century (State President; National Conference Arrangement Chair)
  • National Society New England Women (State Officer)
  • The Hereditary Order of the First Families of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
  • The Hereditary Order of the 1st Families of MA (Historian General)
  • The Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents and First Ladies of America
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters (Historian General)
  • Descendants of Cape Cod & the Islands
  • National Society United States Daughters of 1812 (Chapter officer)
  • Presidential Families of America
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
  • Southern Dames of America (State Registrar)
  • Dames of the Court of Honor (State Officer)
  • Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars (State Registrar)
  • Descendants of Sheriffs & Constables 
  • Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford
  • National Society Daughters of the American Colonists (State Officer)
  • Flagon & Trencher
  • Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor
  • Old Plymouth Colony Descendants
  • Winthrop Society
  • Order of American Cousins of the Present & Future Sovereigns of Great Britain
  • Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims
  • National Society Old Plymouth Colony Descendants

Other Memberships

  • American Association of University Professors
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honorary)
  • Phi Sigma Iota (Romance Lang. Hon.)


2012 Register of Qualified Huguenot Ancestors; Updates to the 1999 Register; 2016 Consolidated Update to the 2012 Register; revision of Maude Roberts Cowan's Genealogical Data of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company of MAAm, Lineage Book XVI for A&H, and articles for various other publications.


Kallal was an international officer for many years for sorority Gamma Phi Beta, supervising both collegiate and alumni members. She is the recipient of several national awards and her hobbies include reading, bridge, needlepoint and crewel.