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Guide to '''Shelby County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== Shelby County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
  
 
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[http://www.shelbycountykentucky.com/ Shelby County Courthouse]<br>501 Main Street<br>Shelbyville, KY 40065-1133<br>Phone: 502.663.4410<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Kentucky page 275, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.shelbycountykentucky.com/ Shelby County Courthouse]<br>501 Main Street<br>Shelbyville, KY 40065-1133<br>Phone: 502.663.4410<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Kentucky page 275, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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== Shelby County Kentucky History  ==
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
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== Shelby County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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*[[Spencer County, Kentucky|Spencer]]
 
*[[Spencer County, Kentucky|Spencer]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Shelby County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== African American Research  ====
 
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*'''[Boswell]''' Hasskarl, Eula Richardson. ''The Boswells of Shelby County, Kentucky.'' Ada, Okla., 1970. {{FHL|240333|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.
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*'''[Boswell]''' Hasskarl, Eula Richardson. ''The Boswells of Shelby County, Kentucky.'' Ada, Okla., 1970. {{FHL|240333|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.  
 
*'''[Bush]''' Skelley, Mildred. ''The John Bush Family of Washington County, Indiana.'' 1976. {{FHL|162956|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B963sm}}.  
 
*'''[Bush]''' Skelley, Mildred. ''The John Bush Family of Washington County, Indiana.'' 1976. {{FHL|162956|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B963sm}}.  
*'''[Cottrell]''' Edgeworth, M.J. ''Some Descendants of Rev. Reuben Cottrell, Shelby and Daviess Counties, Kentucky.'' Microfilmed 1968: {{FHL|150000|item|disp=FHL Film 564126 Item 10}}.
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*'''[Cottrell]''' Edgeworth, M.J. ''Some Descendants of Rev. Reuben Cottrell, Shelby and Daviess Counties, Kentucky.'' Microfilmed 1968: {{FHL|150000|item|disp=FHL Film 564126 Item 10}}.
*'''[Gilliland]''' Weedman, H.N. ''The Robert and Adam Gilliland Families of Shelby County, Kentucky.'' St. Louis, Mo.: H.N. Weedman, 1988, 1990. {{FHL|1050419|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 G415w}}.
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*'''[Flournoy]''' Rivers, Flournoy. "The Flournoy Family," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,'' [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241797 Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jul. 1894):81-90]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241809 Vol. 2, No. 2 (Oct. 1894):190-213]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241823 Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jan. 1895):318-327]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241854 Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):437-447]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241867 Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul. 1895):67-79]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241923 Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):414-416]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241942 Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jul. 1896):97-101]. Digitized by JSTOR - free.  
*'''[Graves]''' Erickson, Emma Louise Graves. ''Richard and Cynthia Goggins Graves Descendants, Shelby Co., Kentucky, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, Northern California: Side Line of Abraham and John Blue of Nelson Co., Ky., Washington Co., Miss., Chicot Co., Ark.'' Corvallis, Ore.: E.L. Erickson, 1982. {{FHL|398695|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.
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*'''[Gilliland]''' Weedman, H.N. ''The Robert and Adam Gilliland Families of Shelby County, Kentucky.'' St. Louis, Mo.: H.N. Weedman, 1988, 1990. {{FHL|1050419|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 G415w}}.  
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*'''[Graves]''' Erickson, Emma Louise Graves. ''Richard and Cynthia Goggins Graves Descendants, Shelby Co., Kentucky, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, Northern California: Side Line of Abraham and John Blue of Nelson Co., Ky., Washington Co., Miss., Chicot Co., Ark.'' Corvallis, Ore.: E.L. Erickson, 1982. {{FHL|398695|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.  
 
*'''[Hickman]''' Fay, Mary Smith. "The Three James Hickmans: Identifying Revolutionary War Veterans," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 41, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1997):52-54. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.  
 
*'''[Hickman]''' Fay, Mary Smith. "The Three James Hickmans: Identifying Revolutionary War Veterans," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 41, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1997):52-54. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.  
 
*'''[Lane]''' Quackenbush, Nancy. "Some Northern Neck Lanes," ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy,'' Vol. 24, No. 4 (Nov. 1986):3-22. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($); {{FHL|478773|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vs}}.  
 
*'''[Lane]''' Quackenbush, Nancy. "Some Northern Neck Lanes," ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy,'' Vol. 24, No. 4 (Nov. 1986):3-22. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($); {{FHL|478773|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vs}}.  
*'''[Lee]''' Scott, Hattie Marshall. ''Miscellaneous Records on the Lee Family of Shelby, Kentucky, 1798-1871.'' 2006. Digital version at {{FSbook|1046803}} - free.
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*'''[Lee]''' Scott, Hattie Marshall. ''Miscellaneous Records on the Lee Family of Shelby, Kentucky, 1798-1871.'' 2006. Digital version at {{FSbook|1046803}} - free.  
*'''[Miles]''' Miles, Samuel Robert. ''Record of Samuel and Sarah James Miles, about 1740, and Their Descendants.'' Typescript. Microfilmed 1967: {{FHL|334768|item|disp=FHL Films 481084-481085}}.
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*'''[Miles]''' Miles, Samuel Robert. ''Record of Samuel and Sarah James Miles, about 1740, and Their Descendants.'' Typescript. Microfilmed 1967: {{FHL|334768|item|disp=FHL Films 481084-481085}}.  
*'''[Snider]''' Franklin, James O. ''Descendants of Jonas Snider and Anna Hostutler Snider, Shelby and Spencer Counties, Kentucky.'' 1950; reprint 1990s. Digital version at {{FSbook|1047362}} - free.
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*'''[Snider]''' Franklin, James O. ''Descendants of Jonas Snider and Anna Hostutler Snider, Shelby and Spencer Counties, Kentucky.'' 1950; reprint 1990s. Digital version at {{FSbook|1047362}} - free.  
 
*'''[Young]''' Davis, Elsie Jean Spry. ''Descendants of Jacob Young of Shelby County, Kentucky: Including President Harry S. Truman.'' Coronado, Calif.: E.S. Davis, 1980. Digital version at {{FSbook|982605}} - free.
 
*'''[Young]''' Davis, Elsie Jean Spry. ''Descendants of Jacob Young of Shelby County, Kentucky: Including President Harry S. Truman.'' Coronado, Calif.: E.S. Davis, 1980. Digital version at {{FSbook|982605}} - free.
  
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1852-1862''' - Shelby County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch {{IGI|C517961}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1869, 1874-1875''' - Shelby County Birth Index 1869, 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517962}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1795-1878''' - Shelby County Marriage Index 1795-1878. Included on several batches at [https://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Shelby County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Shelby County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Shelby/ Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Shelby/ Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Shelby County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Seat Shelbyville
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Contents

Shelby County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1792
1852
1810
1792
1794
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Shelby County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
 

Shelby County Courthouse
501 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065-1133
Phone: 502.663.4410[1]

Shelby County Kentucky History

Isaac Shelby.JPG

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

Parent County

1792--Shelby County was created 23 June 1792 from Jefferson County.
County seat: Shelbyville [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Shelby County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bagdad Finchville Lincoln Ridge Shelbyville
Chestnut Grove Flat Rock (hist.) Middletown Heights Simpsonville
Christianburg Graefenburg Montclair Southville
Clay Village Harrisonville Mulberry Sunnyside (hist.)
Colletts (hist.) Hatton North Benson Hills (hist.) Todds Point
Conner Hemp Ridge Old Christianburg Veachland
Consolation Hooper Olive Branch Veech
Cropper Jacksonville Peytona Veechdale
Defoe Joyes Pleasureville Waddy
Elmburg Junte Raymond Hill
Figgs L S Park

Neighboring Counties

Shelby County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research. 

Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 8,191
1810 14,877 81.6%
1820 21,047 41.5%
1830 19,030 −9.6%
1840 17,768 −6.6%
1850 17,095 −3.8%
1860 16,433 −3.9%
1870 15,733 −4.3%
1880 16,813 6.9%
1890 16,521 −1.7%
1900 18,340 11.0%
1910 18,041 −1.6%
1920 18,532 2.7%
1930 17,679 −4.6%
1940 17,759 0.5%
1950 17,912 0.9%
1960 18,493 3.2%
1970 18,999 2.7%
1980 23,328 22.8%
1990 24,824 6.4%
2000 33,337 34.3%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Shelby County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

Church

Court

Genealogy

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[4] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1862 - Shelby County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch C517961 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1869, 1874-1875 - Shelby County Birth Index 1869, 1874-1875. Batch C517962 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Marriage
  • 1795-1878 - Shelby County Marriage Index 1795-1878. Included on several batches at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Unsorted

Shelby County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Shelby County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Shelby County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Kentucky page 275, 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. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.