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

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Founded June 23, 1792
County Seat Shelbyville
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Contents

Shelby County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Shelby County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1792
1852
1810
1792
1794
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Shelby County Courthouse
501 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065-1133
Phone: 502.663.4410[1]

Shelby County Kentucky History

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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 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]
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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.