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

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Shelby County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 2, 1835
County Seat Shelbyville
Courthouse
Address Shelby County Courthouse
PO Box 186
Shelbyville, MO 63469
Phone: 573.633.2181
Shelby County Website
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Contents

County Courthouse


 

Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records; Probate
Court has probate records; Clerk Magistrate Court has court records[1]

History

The county is named after Kentucky's First Governor Isaac Shelby (1750-1826).[2]

Parent County

1835--Shelby County was created 2 January 1835 from Marion County. County seat: Shelbyville [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

  • Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Moberly newspapers from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Shelby County communities.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
  • 1845-1867 - Shelby County Birth Index 1845-1867. Batch C515821 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1883-1887 - Shelby County Birth Index, Volume A, 1883-1887. Batches C515482 and C515318 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriages
  • 1835-1895 - Shelby County Marriage Index 1835-1895. Batch M515821 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Deaths
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883-1887 - Shelby County Death Index 1883-1887. Batch B515317 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Missouri. Page 405 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.

 

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