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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Shelby County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Shelby County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Shelby County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:AL_ORP.png|Alabama Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Shelby County
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| state = Alabama
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| founded year = 1818
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| founded date = February 7
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| seat = Columbiana
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| building image = Shelby County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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| building address =  Shelby County Courthouse<br>&nbsp;112 N. Main St.<br>Columbiana, AL 35051<br>Phone: &nbsp;(205) 669-3760 [http://www.shelbyal.com/ '''Shelby County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Shelby County, Alabama Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 13-28. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref> </center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1902</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1824</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1902</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1819</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1819
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1819
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Shelby County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Shelby County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Shelby County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Shelby County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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{{ALDC}}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
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{{ALinfobox|Shelby|1818|February 7|Columbiana}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Shelby County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Shelby County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.shelbyal.com/ Shelby County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;112 N. Main St.<br>Columbiana, AL 35051<br>Phone: &nbsp;(205) 669-3760
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Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records from 1824 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Russell County p. 39. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records from 1824 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Russell County p. 39. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
[[Image:Isaac Shelby.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Isaac Shelby.JPG]]  
 
[[Image:Isaac Shelby.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Isaac Shelby.JPG]]  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1818'''--Shelby County was created 7 February 1818&nbsp;from [[Montgomery County, Alabama|Montgomery ]]County.<br>'''County seat''': Columbiana <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1818'''--Shelby County was created 7 February 1818&nbsp;from [[Montgomery County, Alabama Genealogy|Montgomery ]]County.<br>'''County seat''': Columbiana <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps"] (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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[[Image:Alshelby.jpg|right|Alshelby.jpg]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bibb County, Alabama|Bibb]]  
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*[[Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy|Bibb]]  
*[[Chilton County, Alabama|Chilton]]  
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*[[Chilton County, Alabama Genealogy|Chilton]]  
*[[Coosa County, Alabama|Coosa&nbsp;]]  
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*[[Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy|Coosa&nbsp;]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Alabama|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Alabama Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
*[[St. Clair County, Alabama|Saint Clair]]  
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*[[St. Clair County, Alabama Genealogy|Saint Clair]]  
*[[Talladega County, Alabama|Talladega]]
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*[[Talladega County, Alabama Genealogy|Talladega]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=8191 Still Memorial (Elliotsville) Cemetery, Alabaster]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=8191 Still Memorial (Elliotsville) Cemetery, Alabaster]
  
Additional Shelby County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.  
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Additional Shelby County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=3&GScnty=84&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|597510|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=3&CScnty=84 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12198&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=142 ALGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Shelby+Alabama&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Alabama&county=Shelby&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/shelby/cemetery.htm ALGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-shelby.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Alabama Cemeteries|Alabama Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|estimate= 197936
 
|estimate= 197936
 
|estyear= 2011
 
|estyear= 2011
}} {{Census|Alabama}}  
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}} {{Census|Alabama}}
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'''State Census'''
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*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{AL Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{AL Land Intro}}
  
 
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
 
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AL History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== Military&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Military&nbsp;  ====
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:- [[44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D and E
 
:- [[44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D and E
  
<br>{{Alabama Conf}}  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932389|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Shelby}}
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1818-1841''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/WillBookIndexB.html Index to Will Book B] at USGenWeb.org  
 
:*'''1818-1841''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/WillBookIndexB.html Index to Will Book B] at USGenWeb.org  
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:*'''1871-1899''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/EstatesIncorporationsBookA.html Index to Record of Estates and Incorporations Book A] at USGenWeb.org  
 
:*'''1871-1899''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/EstatesIncorporationsBookA.html Index to Record of Estates and Incorporations Book A] at USGenWeb.org  
 
:*'''1818-1915''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/ProbateEstateFilesIndex.html Probate Estate Files Index] at USGenWeb.org
 
:*'''1818-1915''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/ProbateEstateFilesIndex.html Probate Estate Files Index] at USGenWeb.org
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1753 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1809 – 1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{AL Tax Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Shelby County is in District 2.
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Shelby County is in District 2.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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{{AL Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-vital-records/ How to order Alabama Vital Records]
  
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free.
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===== Marriage =====
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===== Birth Records =====
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection.- free. Incomplete.
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:*'''1824-1876''' - Shelby County Birth Index 1824-1876. Batch {{IGI|C594701}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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:*1881 – 1930 {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Marriage Records  =====
  
 
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
 
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1811, 1818-1827, 1833-1834, 1837-1869, 1876, 1888, 1893, 1898 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
 
:*'''1811, 1818-1827, 1833-1834, 1837-1869, 1876, 1888, 1893, 1898 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
  
:*'''1824-1868''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>  
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:*'''1824-1876''' - Shelby County Marriage Index 1824-1876. Batch {{IGI|M594701}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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:*'''1824-1868''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
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:*'''1876-1895''' - Shelby County Marriage Index 1876-1895. Batch {{IGI|M594702}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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:*'''1890-1898''' - Hageness, MariLee Beatty. ''Marriages 1890-1898 Shelby County, Alabama.'' Anniston, Ala.: MLH Research, 2000. Digital version at {{FSbook|65173}} - free.
 
:*'''1890-1898''' - Hageness, MariLee Beatty. ''Marriages 1890-1898 Shelby County, Alabama.'' Anniston, Ala.: MLH Research, 2000. Digital version at {{FSbook|65173}} - free.
  
 
:*'''1900-1905''' - Thompson, Don and Mary Thompson. ''Marriage Records of Shelby County Alabama 1900-1905.'' Columbiana, Ala.: Shelby County Historical Society, Inc., n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|561189}} - free.
 
:*'''1900-1905''' - Thompson, Don and Mary Thompson. ''Marriage Records of Shelby County Alabama 1900-1905.'' Columbiana, Ala.: Shelby County Historical Society, Inc., n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|561189}} - free.
  
===== Death  =====
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:*1809 – 1950 {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free.
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:*1816 – 1957 {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*1800 – 1969 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*1809 – 1920 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages,
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:*1809-1920 (Selected Counties)] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Death Records  =====
  
 
:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
 
:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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:*'''1902-1914''' - Shelby County Death Index 1902-1914 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf.</ref>
  
 
:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths Recorded by the State of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
 
:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths Recorded by the State of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free.
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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:*1881 – 1952 {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*1908 – 1974 {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*1881 – 1974 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*1908 – 1959 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths,
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:*1908-59] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/schs.html '''Shelby County Historical Society''']<br>Museum &amp; Archives<br>1854 Old Courthouse<br>P.O. Box 457<br>Columbiana, Alabama 35051<br>Telephone: 205-669-3912<br> Collections include the old county courthouse records, books, periodicals, family folders, and more.  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/schs.html '''Shelby County Historical Society''']<br>Museum &amp; Archives<br>1854 Old Courthouse<br>P.O. Box 457<br>Columbiana, Alabama 35051<br>Telephone: 205-669-3912<br> Collections include the old county courthouse records, books, periodicals, family folders, and more.
  
 
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==== Libraries  ====
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==== Family History Center<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Center<br>  ====
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=== Shelby County Alabama Genealogy Websites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/shelby-county/ Shelby County, AL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/shelby.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/shelby.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/shelby.html Shelby County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alshelby/shelby.html Shelby County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Shelby/ Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Shelby/ Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Shelby County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Shelby County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 7, 1818
County Seat Columbiana
Courthouse
Shelby County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Shelby County Courthouse
 112 N. Main St.
Columbiana, AL 35051
Phone:  (205) 669-3760 Shelby County Website


County Information

Shelby County, Alabama Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1830 1819 1819

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records from 1824 [2]

History

Isaac Shelby.JPG

The county is named after Kentucky's First Governor Isaac Shelby (1750-1826).[3]

Parent County

1818--Shelby County was created 7 February 1818 from Montgomery County.
County seat: Columbiana [4]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps" (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

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Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

BillionGraves: Google map, photos of headstones, searchable databases.

Additional Shelby County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
ALGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
ALGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Alabama Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18202,416
18305,704136.1%
18406,1127.2%
18509,53656.0%
186012,61832.3%
187012,218−3.2%
188017,23641.1%
189020,88621.2%
190023,68413.4%
191026,94913.8%
192027,0970.5%
193027,5761.8%
194028,9625.0%
195030,3624.8%
196032,1325.8%
197038,03718.4%
198066,29874.3%
199099,35849.9%
2000143,29344.2%
2010195,08536.1%
Est. 2011197,93638.1%
For tips on accessing Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

State 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 Alabama denominations, view the Alabama Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

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

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Shelby County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.179 E7b.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Shelby County, Alabama 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 Alabama Local Histories.

Maps

Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Shelby County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Shelby County.

- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company B
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company E
- 10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Cahaba Valley Boys"
- 18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I (Curry Guards)
- 20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H "Steele Guards"
- 25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and K
- 31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G and K
- 44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and E


Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Shelby County, Alabama Genealogy Courthouse. Many records are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

See the wiki page Alabama 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 places of residence.

Record types: Wills, dower records, personal property sales, settlement records, orphans’ records, and bonds.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Alabama tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Alabama Taxation.

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Shelby County is in District 2.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Alabama State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Alabama. See also How to order Alabama Vital Records


Birth Records
  • 1824-1876 - Shelby County Birth Index 1824-1876. Batch C594701 at FamilySearch - free.[5]


Marriage Records
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1811, 1818-1827, 1833-1834, 1837-1869, 1876, 1888, 1893, 1898 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1824-1876 - Shelby County Marriage Index 1824-1876. Batch M594701 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1824-1868 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920" at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
  • 1876-1895 - Shelby County Marriage Index 1876-1895. Batch M594702 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1890-1898 - Hageness, MariLee Beatty. Marriages 1890-1898 Shelby County, Alabama. Anniston, Ala.: MLH Research, 2000. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 1900-1905 - Thompson, Don and Mary Thompson. Marriage Records of Shelby County Alabama 1900-1905. Columbiana, Ala.: Shelby County Historical Society, Inc., n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 1809-1920 (Selected Counties)] at Ancestry.com — index $


Death Records
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.

Societies and Libraries

Societies

Shelby County Historical Society
Museum & Archives
1854 Old Courthouse
P.O. Box 457
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
Telephone: 205-669-3912
Collections include the old county courthouse records, books, periodicals, family folders, and more.

Libraries

Shelby County Public Library
50 Lester St.
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
Telephone: 205-669-3910

Family History Center

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Phone: 205-669-0250
Hours: T, Th, Sat, 10am-2pm; W 6pm-8pm ::Closures: First Saturday in April and Oct; last two weeks in Dec

Family History Centre Locator

Shelby County Alabama Genealogy Websites

Shelby County Alabama Genealogy References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 13-28. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Russell County p. 39. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf.