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{{Alabama-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Alabama|Alabama]]&nbsp;&gt; Shelby County''  
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Alabama|Alabama]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[{{PAGENAME}}|Shelby County]]''  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1902</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1824</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1902</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1819</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Shelby County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Shelby County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Shelby County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Shelby County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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{{ALDC}}
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{{ALinfobox|Shelby|1818|February 7|Columbiana}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Shelby County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Shelby County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.shelbyal.com/ Shelby County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;112 N. Main St.<br>Columbiana, AL 35051<br>Phone: &nbsp;(205) 669-3760
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Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records from 1824 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Russell County p. 39. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Isaac Shelby.JPG|thumb|right|289px]]  
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[[Image:Isaac Shelby.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Isaac Shelby.JPG]]  
  
 
The county is named after Kentucky's First Governor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Shelby Isaac Shelby] (1750-1826).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of Counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after Kentucky's First Governor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Shelby Isaac Shelby] (1750-1826).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of Counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1818'''--Shelby County was created 7 February 1818&nbsp;from [[Montgomery County, Alabama|Montgomery ]]County. '''County seat''': Columbiana <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1818'''--Shelby County was created 7 February 1818&nbsp;from [[Montgomery County, Alabama|Montgomery ]]County.<br>'''County seat''': Columbiana <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[[Coosa County, Alabama|Coosa&nbsp;]]  
 
*[[Coosa County, Alabama|Coosa&nbsp;]]  
 
*[[Jefferson County, Alabama|Jefferson]]  
 
*[[Jefferson County, Alabama|Jefferson]]  
*[[Saint Clair County, Alabama|Saint Clair]]  
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*[[St. Clair County, Alabama|Saint Clair]]  
 
*[[Talladega County, Alabama|Talladega]]
 
*[[Talladega County, Alabama|Talladega]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biography  ====
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/shelby/bios.htm Shelby County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] - free.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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BillionGraves: Google map, photos of headstones, searchable databases.
  
==== Court  ====
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=8146 Cedar Grove Cemetery, Alabaster]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148928 Elliotsville Cemetery, Alabaster]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=8165 Maylene Cemetery, Alabaster]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=8191 Still Memorial (Elliotsville) Cemetery, Alabaster]
  
==== Land  ====
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Additional Shelby County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1820= 2416
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|1830= 5704
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|1840= 6112
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|1850= 9536
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|1860= 12618
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|1870= 12218
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|1880= 17236
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|1890= 20886
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|1900= 23684
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|1910= 26949
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|1920= 27097
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|1930= 27576
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|1940= 28962
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|1950= 30362
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|1960= 32132
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|1970= 38037
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|1980= 66298
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|1990= 99358
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|2000= 143293
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|2010= 195085
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|estimate= 197936
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|estyear= 2011
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}} {{Census|Alabama}}
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>
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*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Shelby County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1404277|item|disp=FHL Book 976.179 E7b}}.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
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==== Military&nbsp; ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Shelby County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Shelby&nbsp;County.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company B
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:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company E
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:- [[10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C "Cahaba Valley Boys"
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:- [[18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I (Curry Guards)
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:- [[20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G
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:- [[24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H "Steele Guards"
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:- [[25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C
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:- [[30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D and K
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:- [[31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G and K
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:- [[44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D and E
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<br>{{Alabama Conf}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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:*'''1818-1841''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/WillBookIndexB.html Index to Will Book B] at USGenWeb.org
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:*'''1841-1846''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/WillBookIndexD.html Index to Will Book D] at USGenWeb.org
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:*'''1846-1851''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/WillBookIndexE.html Index to Will Book E] at USGenWeb.org
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:*'''1856-1867''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/WillBookIndexH.html Index to Will Book H] at USGenWeb.org
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:*'''1849-1854''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/WillBookIndexK.html Index to Will Book K] at USGenWeb.org
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:*'''1896-1925''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/WillBookIndex1.html Index to Will book I] at USGenWeb.org
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:*'''1871-1899''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/EstatesIncorporationsBookA.html Index to Record of Estates and Incorporations Book A] at USGenWeb.org
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:*'''1818-1915''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/ProbateEstateFilesIndex.html Probate Estate Files Index] at USGenWeb.org
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Shelby County is in District 2.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
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:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free.
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===== Marriage  =====
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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection.- free. Incomplete.
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1811, 1818-1827, 1833-1834, 1837-1869, 1876, 1888, 1893, 1898 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
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:*'''1824-1868''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*'''1890-1898''' - Hageness, MariLee Beatty. ''Marriages 1890-1898 Shelby County, Alabama.'' Anniston, Ala.: MLH Research, 2000. Digital version at {{FSbook|65173}} - free.
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:*'''1900-1905''' - Thompson, Don and Mary Thompson. ''Marriage Records of Shelby County Alabama 1900-1905.'' Columbiana, Ala.: Shelby County Historical Society, Inc., n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|561189}} - free.
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===== Death  =====
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free.
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths Recorded by the State of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/schs.html '''Shelby County Historical Society''']<br>Museum &amp; Archives<br>1854 Old Courthouse<br>P.O. Box 457<br>Columbiana, Alabama 35051<br>Telephone: 205-669-3912<br> Collections include the old county courthouse records, books, periodicals, family folders, and more.
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==== Libraries  ====
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[http://www.shelbycounty-al.org/ '''Shelby County Public Library''']<br>50 Lester St.<br>Columbiana, Alabama 35051<br>Telephone: 205-669-3910
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==== Family History Center<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Columbiana Alabama Family History Center|Columbiana Alabama Family History Center]]<br>
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**190 Egg and Butter Rd<br>Columbiana, Shelby, Alabama<br>
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::'''Phone''': 205-669-0250<br>'''Hours''': T, Th, Sat, 10am-2pm; W 6pm-8pm&nbsp;::Closures: First Saturday in April and Oct; last two weeks in Dec
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Shelby|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Shelby|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/shelby.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/shelby.html Shelby County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Shelby/ Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Shelby/ Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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<references />
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<references />  
  
[[Category:Shelby_County,_Alabama]]
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{{Alabama|Alabama}}
  
{{Alabama|Alabama}}
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[[Category:Shelby_County,_Alabama]]

Revision as of 03:33, 28 November 2012

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Shelby County

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1902
1824
1902
1865
1819
1818
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County
Hand and keyboard.jpg Alabama
Online Records


Shelby County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Shelby County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 7, 1818
County Seat Columbiana
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Shelby County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Shelby County Courthouse
 112 N. Main St.
Columbiana, AL 35051
Phone:  (205) 669-3760

Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records from 1824 [1]

History

Isaac Shelby.JPG

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

Parent County

1818--Shelby County was created 7 February 1818 from Montgomery County.
County seat: Columbiana [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

BillionGraves: Google map, photos of headstones, searchable databases.

Additional Shelby County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18202,416
18305,704136.1%
18406,1127.2%
18509,53656.0%
186012,61832.3%
187012,218−3.2%
188017,23641.1%
189020,88621.2%
190023,68413.4%
191026,94913.8%
192027,0970.5%
193027,5761.8%
194028,9625.0%
195030,3624.8%
196032,1325.8%
197038,03718.4%
198066,29874.3%
199099,35849.9%
2000143,29344.2%
2010195,08536.1%
Est. 2011197,93638.1%
For tips on accessing Shelby County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Shelby County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Shelby County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.179 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

Military 

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 or regiments that were formed from men of Shelby County.

- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company B
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company E
- 10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Cahaba Valley Boys"
- 18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I (Curry Guards)
- 20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H "Steele Guards"
- 25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and K
- 31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G and K
- 44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and E



Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Shelby County is in District 2.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1811, 1818-1827, 1833-1834, 1837-1869, 1876, 1888, 1893, 1898 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1824-1868 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920" at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
  • 1890-1898 - Hageness, MariLee Beatty. Marriages 1890-1898 Shelby County, Alabama. Anniston, Ala.: MLH Research, 2000. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 1900-1905 - Thompson, Don and Mary Thompson. Marriage Records of Shelby County Alabama 1900-1905. Columbiana, Ala.: Shelby County Historical Society, Inc., n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.

Societies and Libraries

Societies

Shelby County Historical Society
Museum & Archives
1854 Old Courthouse
P.O. Box 457
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
Telephone: 205-669-3912
Collections include the old county courthouse records, books, periodicals, family folders, and more.

Libraries

Shelby County Public Library
50 Lester St.
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
Telephone: 205-669-3910

Family History Center

Phone: 205-669-0250
Hours: T, Th, Sat, 10am-2pm; W 6pm-8pm ::Closures: First Saturday in April and Oct; last two weeks in Dec

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Russell County p. 39. 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).