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{{Ohio-stub}}[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Shelby County'''  
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Guide to '''Shelby County Ohio genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Shelby County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Shelby County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Shelby County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Shelby County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Shelby County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Shelby County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Miami County, Ohio|Miami]] County in 1819.<br>  
 
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Miami County, Ohio|Miami]] County in 1819.<br>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Sidney<br>&nbsp;  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Sidney<br>&nbsp;  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Auglaize County, Ohio|Auglaize]] (north){{·}}[[Shelby County, Ohio|Shelby]] (south){{·}}[[Darke County, Ohio|Darke]] (west){{·}} [[Mercer County, Ohio|Mercer]] (northwest){{·}}[[Champaign County, Ohio|Champaign]] (southeast){{·}}[[Logan County, Ohio|Logan]] (east)
 
  
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== History  ==
 
  
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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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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Mercer County, Ohio|Mercer County]] {{•}}
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[[Auglaize County, Ohio|Auglaize County]] {{•}}
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[[Logan County, Ohio|Logan County]] {{•}}
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[[Champaign County, Ohio|Champaign County]] {{•}}
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[[Miami County, Ohio|Miami County]] {{•}}
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[[Darke County, Ohio|Darke County]]
  
==== Parent County  ====
 
  
'''1819--'''Shelby County was created 7 January 1819&nbsp;from [[Miami County, Ohio|Miami]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Sidney <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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<center>{{OHShelby County, Ohio Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps"] (1788-1940) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
See an interactive map of Shelby County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
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==== Record Loss ====
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For a list of record loss in Ohio counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/oh-counties/#courthouse Ohio Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
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*[[Champaign County, Ohio|Champaign]]
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*[[Darke County, Ohio|Darke]]
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*[[Logan County, Ohio|Logan]]
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
  
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Shelby.htm Interment.net]
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
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[http://www.tdn-net.com/genealogy/mvgi/mvgi-idx.htm#start Miami Valley Genealogy Index] is an Index to more than a half million pointers to records all over Miami Valley including Shelby County.  
 
[http://www.tdn-net.com/genealogy/mvgi/mvgi-idx.htm#start Miami Valley Genealogy Index] is an Index to more than a half million pointers to records all over Miami Valley including Shelby County.  
  
==== Land ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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[[Image:Isaac Shelby.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]
  
==== Maps ====
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{{OH History}}
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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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:*Hitchcock, A.B.C., ''History of Shelby County, Ohio and Representative Citizens,'' (Chicago, Illinois: Richmond-Arnold, 1913). Digital copy at [http://archive.org/details/historyofshelbyc00hitc Internet Archive] {{FSbook|557546|}} {{FHL|102525|item|disp=FHL film 962317; book 977.145 H2h}}
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:*''History of Shelby County, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers,'' (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: R. Sutton &amp; Co., 1883). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=6M8xAQAAMAAJ Google Books] {{FSbook|1898545|}} {{FHL|319050|item|disp=FHL film 20294}}
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:*''A History of the Communities of Shelby County, Ohio,'' (Sidney, Ohio: printed for Citizens Baughman National Bank, 1976). {{FHL|537195|item|disp=FHL book 977.145 H2a}}
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[[Image:Ohshelby.jpg|600px]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
  
 
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{{OHnewspapers|Shelby}}
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'''Online Newspapers'''<br>
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'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
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:*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page]. <br>
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{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Shelby|508304}}
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/oh-society-archive/ Ohio Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.co.shelby.oh.us/ Shelby County Courthouse]<br> 129 E Court Street PO Box 809<br> Sidney, OH 45365<br> Phone: 937.498.7221 <br><br>Clerk Court has court records from 1819; Probate Judge has birth, <br>marriage, death and probate, records from 1825; County Recorder <br>has land records from 1819<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Ohio. Page 545 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{OH fhc}}
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*[[Findlay Ohio Family History Center|Findlay Ohio Family History Center]]
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory]. Put your town name in the top search box.
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{OH Tax Intro}}
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{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Shelby|506278}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|FamilySearch]]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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Online Birth Indexes and Records
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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Original Birth Records on Microfilm
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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Online Marriage Indexes and Records
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Original Marriage Records on Microfilm
  
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Online Death Indexes and Records
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'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|FamilySearch]]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of decease{{Template:OH d.
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{{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Shelby|331236}}
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Original Death Records on Microfilm
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=== Web Sites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/shelby-county/ Shelby County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102354897055084945585 Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Shelby|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Shelby|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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*[[Auglaize County, Ohio|Auglaize]]
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*[[Champaign County, Ohio|Champaign]]
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*[[Darke County, Ohio|Darke]]
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*[[Logan County, Ohio|Logan]]
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*[[Miami County, Ohio|Miami]]
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Revision as of 19:13, 30 May 2014

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

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Online Records


Shelby County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Shelby County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Shelby County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Shelby County Courthouse
129 East Court St.
Sidney, Ohio 45365
Shelby County Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1824
1867

1819
1825
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Miami County in 1819.
  • County Seat: Sidney
     



Neighboring Counties

Mercer County  • Auglaize County  • Logan County  • Champaign County  • Miami County  • Darke County


Shelby CountyPreble CountyMontgomery CountyChampaign CountyLogan CountyAuglaize CountyVan Wert CountyAllen CountyHardin CountyClark CountyMiami CountyDarke CountyMercer CountyOHShelby.JPG


Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps" (1788-1940) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Ohio counties see: Ohio Counties with Burned Courthouses

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Ohio Gravestones

Names in Stone

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Ohio denominations, view the Ohio Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Miami Valley Genealogy Index is an Index to more than a half million pointers to records all over Miami Valley including Shelby County.

History

Isaac Shelby.JPG

Local histories are available for Shelby County, Ohio Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Ohio Local Histories.

The county is named after Kentucky's First Governor Isaac Shelby (1750-1826).[1]

Local Histories
  • A History of the Communities of Shelby County, Ohio, (Sidney, Ohio: printed for Citizens Baughman National Bank, 1976). FHL book 977.145 H2a

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Ohio Land and Property for additional information about early Ohio land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Shelby County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

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Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Shelby County, Ohio Genealogy newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

To access newspapers, contact public libraries, Ohio Genealogical Society chapters, college or university libraries, the Library of Congress, Google News, or the Ohio Historical Society. The Ohio Genealogical Society Obituary Database is another source of newspaper information.

For more Ohio newspaper information see the Newspaper Guides on the wiki page Ohio Newspapers. Online Newspapers
Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Shelby County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Shelby County, Ohio Genealogy Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:

See the wiki page Ohio Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).


  • 1790–1967 - Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by browsing the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the Record Description page.
Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Shelby County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

Repositories

See also a List of Ohio Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Courthouse

Shelby County Courthouse
129 E Court Street PO Box 809
Sidney, OH 45365
Phone: 937.498.7221

Clerk Court has court records from 1819; Probate Judge has birth,
marriage, death and probate, records from 1825; County Recorder
has land records from 1819[3]

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Shelby County, Ohio Genealogy is the

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory. Put your town name in the top search box.

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Ohio tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Ohio Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Shelby County, Ohio Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of decease{{Template:OH d.

Finding More Vital Records

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Shelby County, Ohio Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Web Sites


Places

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

References

  1. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  2. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Ohio. Page 545 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.