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Guide to '''Shelby County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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[http://www.co.shelby.tx.us/ips/cms Shelby County Courthouse]<br> 200 San Augustine Street<br> PO Box 1987<br>Center, Texas 75935-3945<br> Phone: 936.598.6361
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, probate, court and<br> land records from 1882, death and burial records from<br> 1903; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Texas. Page 673 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Image:Isaac Shelby.JPG|thumb|right|289px]]  
 
[[Image:Isaac Shelby.JPG|thumb|right|289px]]  
  
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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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_counties_in_Texas Wikipedia</ref>  
  
 
This county was the scene of the Regulator-Moderator War, 1841-1844.  
 
This county was the scene of the Regulator-Moderator War, 1841-1844.  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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The Shelby County courthouse burned May 31, 1882 destroying all records. &nbsp;<ref>Unknown. Touching Three Centuries, Shelby County Historic Courthouse. [cited 2011 27 April 2011]; Available from: http://www.shelbycountychamber.com/index.php?coc=courthouse.</ref>&nbsp;Tax lists were forwarded to Austin so still exist. Deed records were "reconstructed" by the county commissioners.<ref>Unknown. Touching Three Centuries, Shelby County Historic Courthouse. [cited 2011 27 April 2011]; Available from: http://www.shelbycountychamber.com/index.php?coc=courthouse.</ref>
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
== [http://www.countygenweb.com/TxShelby/ http://www.countygenweb.com/TxShelby/] ==
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[http://www.countygenweb.com/TxShelby/ Shelby County TXGenWeb site]  
  
==== Cemeteries&nbsp; ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.countygenweb.com/TxShelby/cemeteries.htm http://www.countygenweb.com/TxShelby/cemeteries.htm]
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
  
[http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Shelby8.htm http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Shelby8.htm]  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]  
  
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cemeteries%2C+Shelby+County%2C+Texas WorldCat]
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources =====
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*[http://www.countygenweb.com/TxShelby/cemeteries.htm Cemeteries] Shelby County TXGenWeb site
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*[http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Shelby8.htm Cemeteries] from the Shelby County Historical Society Museum &amp; Library
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==== Church ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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[http://www.countygenweb.com/TxShelby/history.htm Shelby County History] from the Shelby County TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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*1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]  
 
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]  
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==== Military  ====
 
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[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm]
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[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm]
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[http://www.virtualwall.org/istate/istattx.htm http://www.virtualwall.org/istate/istattx.htm]
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Shelby}}
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[http://www.shelbycountytoday.com/index.php Shelby County Today] online news
  
==== Probate ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/ http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/]  
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*[http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/ Shelby County Historical Society Museum &amp; Library]
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*[http://shelbycountyhistory.org/default.asp Shelby County Historical Society]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193912&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Shelby&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Shelby|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Shelby County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Contents

County Courthouse

Shelby County Courthouse
200 San Augustine Street
PO Box 1987
Center, Texas 75935-3945
Phone: 936.598.6361

County Clerk has birth, marriage, probate, court and
land records from 1882, death and burial records from
1903; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

Isaac Shelby.JPG

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

This county was the scene of the Regulator-Moderator War, 1841-1844.

Parent County

1836--Shelby County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Center [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

The Shelby County courthouse burned May 31, 1882 destroying all records.  [4] Tax lists were forwarded to Austin so still exist. Deed records were "reconstructed" by the county commissioners.[5]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Shelby County TXGenWeb site

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


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources
  • Cemeteries Shelby County TXGenWeb site
  • Cemeteries from the Shelby County Historical Society Museum & Library

Church

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/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The Family History Library Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

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

Shelby County History from the Shelby County TXGenWeb site

Maps

  • 1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith & Trinity at www.rootsweb.com
  • Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.

Military

http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm

http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm

http://www.virtualwall.org/istate/istattx.htm

http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Shelby County, Texas newspapers in online catalogs like:

Shelby County Today online news

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

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 places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses 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 Texas Taxation.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas or How to order Texas Vital Records

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or ordered electronically online

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Texas. Page 673 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Texas Wikipedia
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Unknown. Touching Three Centuries, Shelby County Historic Courthouse. [cited 2011 27 April 2011]; Available from: http://www.shelbycountychamber.com/index.php?coc=courthouse.
  5. Unknown. Touching Three Centuries, Shelby County Historic Courthouse. [cited 2011 27 April 2011]; Available from: http://www.shelbycountychamber.com/index.php?coc=courthouse.