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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Shelby County'' <br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Shelby County, Kentucky|Shelby County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Shelby County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[[Image:Shelby County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]
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{{KYDC}}
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Shelby County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representatives<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/shelby/ Shelby Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Ky-shelby.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1792
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| founded date = June 23
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| seat wl = Shelbyville
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}}
  
[[Image:Isaac Shelby.JPG|thumb|right|289px]]  
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== Shelby County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Shelby County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1792</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1810</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1792</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1794</center>
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[[Image:Shelby County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp; <br>
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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>
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== Shelby County Kentucky History  ==
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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  ====
  
'''1792--'''Shelby County was created 23 June 1792&nbsp;from [[Jefferson County, Kentucky|Jefferson ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''Shelbyville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1792--'''Shelby County was created 23 June 1792&nbsp;from [[Jefferson County, Kentucky|Jefferson ]]County.<br>'''County seat: '''Shelbyville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Shelby County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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| Finchville  
 
| Finchville  
 
| Lincoln Ridge  
 
| Lincoln Ridge  
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| Chestnut Grove  
 
| Chestnut Grove  
 
| Flat Rock (hist.)  
 
| Flat Rock (hist.)  
 
| Middletown Heights  
 
| Middletown Heights  
| Simpsonville
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpsonville,_Kentucky Simpsonville]
 
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| Christianburg  
 
| Christianburg  
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| Defoe  
 
| Defoe  
 
| Joyes  
 
| Joyes  
| Pleasureville
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasureville,_Kentucky Pleasureville]
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195620&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Shelby%2C+Waddy&columns=*,0,0 Waddy]
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| Elmburg  
 
| Elmburg  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Spencer County, Kentucky|Spencer]]
 
*[[Spencer County, Kentucky|Spencer]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Shelby County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
==== African American  ====
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[[Image:Kyshelby.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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==== African American Research  ====
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp;  
  
*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to&nbsp;Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*[[African American Research]] (US)
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*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
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*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1094 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Shelby County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/shelby.html Shelby&nbsp;Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|383288|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Shelby County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4297&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=20&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Marion County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ &nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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==== Census  ====
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1094 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Shelby County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|1800 |8191
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|1810 |14877
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|1820 |21047
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|1830 |19030
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|1840 |17768
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|1850 |17095
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|1860 |16433
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|1870 |15733
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|1880 |16813
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|1890 |16521
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|1900 |18340
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|1910 |18041
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|1920 |18532
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|1930 |17679
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|1940 |17759
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|1950 |17912
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|1960 |18493
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|1970 |18999
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|1980 |23328
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|1990 |24824
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|2000 |33337
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}}
  
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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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|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.  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/shelby.html Shelby&nbsp;Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=383288&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Shelby++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Shelby County].&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4297&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=20&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Marion County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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==== Genealogy  ====
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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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*'''[Bush]''' Skelley, Mildred. ''The John Bush Family of Washington County, Indiana.'' 1976. {{FHL|162956|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B963sm}}.
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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}}.
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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.
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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}}.
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*'''[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] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
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*'''[Lane]''' Quackenbush, Nancy. "Some Northern Neck Lanes," ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy,'' Vol. 24, No. 4 (Nov. 1986):3-22. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($); {{FHL|478773|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vs}}.
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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.
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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}}.
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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.
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*'''[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.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ Archives of Appalachia] ~ Preserving the history of the people of Appalachia.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
  
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Shelby County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
#[http://www.copies1918.com/shelby1.html Will Book 1: 1792-1804]  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
#[http://www.copies1918.com/shelby2.html Will Book 2: 1804-1811]  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
#[http://www.copies1918.com/shelby3.html Will Book 3: 1812-1817]
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
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==== Probate  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>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).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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== Shelby County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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*[http://www.publiclibraries.com/kentucky.htm Links and address to Kentucky Public Libraries]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Shelby County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195617&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Shelby&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[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://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Shelby|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[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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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
Shelby County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
 

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]
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.