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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. [1]

History

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

Parent County

1821--Shelby County was created 31 December 1821 from unorganized territory.
County seat: Shelbyville [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Shelby County, Indiana

Census

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

Church

Court

Directories

Land

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

Maps

Military

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



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" Chaper 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 Collection  other 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 Book  FHL Collection   other libraries    Family History Archives

Newspapers

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

Probate

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 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.
  2. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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