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Guide to Shelby County Indiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Shelby County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 31, 1821
County Seat Shelbyville
Courthouse
Address Shelby County Courthouse
407 S Harrison Street
PO Box 198
Shelbyville, IN 46176-2161
Phone: 317.392.6320
County Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

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The county is named after Kentucky's First Governor Isaac Shelby (1750-1826).[1]

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Parent County

1821--Shelby County was created 31 December 1821from unorganized territory.
County seat: Shelbyville [2]

Record Loss

Shelby County, Indiana Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Shelby County, Indiana

Census Records

For tips on accessing Shelby County, Indiana census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

History

Local Histories
  • History of Shelby County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc., together with a short history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana. (1974. Tucson, Arizona: Americana Unlimited.) 977.259 H2h copy 2 FHL US/CAN BookFHL Collection other libraries  INTERNET ARCHIVE

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military Records

  • List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Shelby County, Indiana (Source: Internet Archive)

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Shelby County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Shelby County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military History" Chapter 5 in History of Shelby County, Indiana: from the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc., together with a short history of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory, and the State of Indiana. (1974. Tucson, Arizona: Americana Unlimited.)(page 320-357 Company, Regiment, Name's),977.259 H2h copy 2 FHL US/CAN BookFHL Collectionother libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • "Military History" Chapter 10 in Chadwick, Edward H. Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana. 1908. (Indiana. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1977), (page 98-122, Company, Regiment; Civil War Roll of Honor, page 112-118), 977.259 H2c FHL US/CAN BookFHL Collection other librariesFamily History Archives
  • World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
  1. Men and Women who Died in the Service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War 1914-1918 (Source: Genealogy Trails History Group)
  2. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Shelby County ( Ancestry. com) ($)
  • World War II, 1941-1945
  1. Shelby County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: AccessGenealogy)

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • Newspaper Articles about Shelby County, Indiana, Residents
  • Selected Extracts from Newspapers in Shelby County, Indiana (1866-1886) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

Obituaries

Occupations

Periodicals

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Archives
County Courthouse

Shelby County Courthouse
407 S Harrison Street
PO Box 198
Shelbyville, IN 46176-2161
Phone: 317.392.6320

County Health Department had birth, death and burial records.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court record.
County Auditor has land records. [3]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Archives for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)
Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Voting Registration

Shelby County, Indiana Web Sites

References

  1. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Indiana 216 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.