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Guide to '''Shelby County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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Guide to '''Shelby County, Kentucky ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
{{Click|Image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Shelby County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| custom_text = <center>and its representatives<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.org/shelby/ Shelby Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = Ky-shelby.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
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| founded year = 1792
 
| founded date = June 23
 
| seat wl = Shelbyville
 
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=== Shelby County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''</center>
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|organized= June 23, 1792
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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|county seat= Shelbyville
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Shelby County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]</center>
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|parent county= [[Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jefferson ]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Shelby County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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|county1= [[Anderson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Anderson]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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|county2= [[Franklin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Franklin]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1792</center>
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|county3= [[Henry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Henry]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>  
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|county4= [[Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jefferson]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1810</center>  
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|county5= [[Oldham County, Kentucky Genealogy|Oldham]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1792</center>
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|county6= [[Spencer County, Kentucky Genealogy|Spencer]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1794</center>
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|county7= [[Bullitt County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bullitt]]
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|county8= [[Owen County, Kentucky Genealogy|Owen]]</br><center>[[Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
| 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|Shelby County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]]&nbsp; <br>
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|county location in state= [[Image:Ky-shelby.png|185x185px]]
 
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|adoption= <center>{{Adoption KYGenWeb}}</center>
[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]]  
[[Image:Isaac Shelby.JPG|thumb|right|150px|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>
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
 
 
'''1792--'''Shelby County was created 23 June 1792&nbsp;from [[Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jefferson ]]County.<br>'''County seat: '''Shelbyville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
  
== Shelby County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
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The County was named for Isaac Shelby. The County has Shelbyville as its seat and the County was created 1792. The County is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Shelby County, Kentucky" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby_County,_Kentucky."</ref>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KY Courthouse Intro|Shelby}}
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'''Shelby County Courthouse'''<br>501 Main Street<br>Shelbyville, KY 40065-1133<br>Phone: 502-663-4410<ref>''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><br>[http://www.shelbycountykentucky.com/ Shelby County Website]
  
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=== Shelby County, Kentucky Record Dates  ===
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{{KY Record Dates Intro|Shelby}}
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Shelby%2C+Bagdad|subject|disp=Bagdad}}  
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.</ref></center>
| Finchville
 
| Lincoln Ridge
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Shelby%2C+Shelbyville|subject|disp=Shelbyville}}
 
 
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| Chestnut Grove
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| Flat Rock (hist.)
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| Middletown Heights
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpsonville,_Kentucky Simpsonville]
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| Christianburg
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1911
| Graefenburg
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1792
| Montclair
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
| Southville
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1804
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1792
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1794
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1810
 
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| Clay Village
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| colspan="7" | <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.</center>
| Harrisonville
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| Mulberry
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| Sunnyside (hist.)
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=== Record Loss ===
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| Colletts (hist.)
 
| Hatton
 
| North Benson Hills (hist.)
 
| Todds Point
 
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| Conner
 
| Hemp Ridge
 
| Old Christianburg
 
| Veachland
 
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| Consolation
 
| Hooper
 
| Olive Branch
 
| Veech
 
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| Cropper
 
| Jacksonville
 
| Peytona
 
| Veechdale
 
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| Defoe
 
| Joyes
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasureville,_Kentucky Pleasureville]
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Shelby%2C+Waddy|subject|disp=Waddy}}
 
 
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| Elmburg
 
| Junte
 
| Raymond Hill
 
 
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KY Boundary Changes Intro|Shelby}}
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| Figgs
 
| L S Park
 
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*'''1792--'''Shelby County was created 23 June 1792&nbsp;from [[Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jefferson ]]County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Shelbyville<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Shelby County, Kentucky," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby_County,_Kentucky, accessed 11 September 2018.</ref>         
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasureville,_Kentucky Pleasureville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelbyville,_Kentucky Shelbyville] (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpsonville,_Kentucky Simpsonville]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagdad,_Kentucky Bagdad]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chestnut_Grove,_Kentucky Chestnut Grove]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianburg,_Kentucky Christianburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_Village,_Kentucky Clay Village]
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* Colletts (hist.)
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* Conner
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* Consolation
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cropper,_Kentucky Cropper]
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* Defoe
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* Elmburg
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figgs,_Kentucky Figgs]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finchville,_Kentucky Finchville]
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* Flat Rock (hist.)</div>
  
*[[Anderson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Anderson]]  
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*[[Franklin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Franklin]]  
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* Graefenburg
*[[Henry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Henry]]  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrisonville,_Kentucky Harrisonville]
*[[Jefferson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatton,_Kentucky Hatton]
*[[Oldham County, Kentucky Genealogy|Oldham]]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp_Ridge,_Kentucky Hemp Ridge]
*[[Spencer County, Kentucky Genealogy|Spencer]]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooper,_Kentucky Hooper]
*[[Bullitt County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bullitt]]
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* Jacksonville
*[[Owen County, Kentucky Genealogy|Owen]]
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* Joyes
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* Junte
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* L S Park
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* Lincoln Ridge
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* Middletown Heights
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* Montclair
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulberry,_Kentucky Mulberry]</div>
  
== Shelby County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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* North Benson Hills (hist.)
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* Old Christianburg
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_Branch,_Kentucky Olive Branch]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peytona,_Kentucky Peytona]
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* Raymond Hill
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southville,_Kentucky Southville]
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* Sunnyside (hist.)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todds_Point,_Kentucky Todds Point]
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* Veachland
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veech,_Kentucky Veech]
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* Veechdale
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waddy,_Kentucky Waddy]</div>
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[[Image:Kyshelby.png|thumb|right|200px]]
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== African American Research  ====
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'''Additional Information'''
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<br>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 following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp;
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== Resources ==
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{{KY Resources Intro|Shelby}}
  
*[[African American Research]] (US)
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=== Bible Records ===
*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.
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{{KY Bible Intro|Shelby}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
 
  
==== Biographies  ====
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{KY Biographies Intro|Shelby}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies], Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KY Business Records Intro|Shelby}}
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Shelby}}
  
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://www.kyhistory.org/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.
 
*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,
 
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their websites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
 
*[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;
 
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch 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.
 
*[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.
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ &nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Rockcastle, Kentucky''' online and in print</center>
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1094&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|383288|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=19&CScnty=1094 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[http://kykinfolk.org/shelby/cemeteries.html KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/rockcastle/rockcastle.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/rockcastle.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://kykinfolk.org/shelby/cemeteries.html KYGenWeb]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Shelby+Kentucky&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=Kentucky&county=Shelby&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*{{FHL|722911|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Rockcastle+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/shelby/cemeteries.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Kentucky/Shelby-County?id=county_1094 Findagrave.com]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/shelby.html Tombstone Project]  
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Rockcastle-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.kyhistory.org/cemetery.asp Kentucky Cemeteries]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kentucky Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Shelby&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Kentucky Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
 
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==== Census ====
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*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://www.kyhistory.org/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;
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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 websites. 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 FamilySearch 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], Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction], Links to cemetery transcriptions
 +
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten], The Eastern State Hospital Project
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KY Census Intro|Shelby}}
  
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
|type = USA
 
|type = USA
 
|heading = Census
 
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby_County,_Kentucky "Wikipedia.org".]
 
|1800 |8191
 
|1800 |8191
 
|1810 |14877
 
|1810 |14877
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|1990 |24824
 
|1990 |24824
 
|2000 |33337
 
|2000 |33337
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|2010 |42074
 
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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.
 
  
See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
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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://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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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://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
 
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions 1850-1930], USGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm Census Images], USGenWeb
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ KY Census Online], Links to online census records
  
{{KY Church Intro}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KY Church Intro|Shelby}}
  
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[https://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Shelby-County-Church-Records.htm Baptist Church Records]
*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]  
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
*Baptist Church Records [https://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Shelby-County-Church-Records.htm]
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory]
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KY Court Intro|Shelby}}
  
*[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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early Kentucky Supreme Court Cases], KYGenWeb
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
==== Genealogy ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{KY Directories Intro|Shelby}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KY Emigration Intro|Shelby}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KY Ethnic Groups Intro|Shelby}}
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==== African Americans ====
 +
{{KY African Americans Intro|Shelby}}
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 +
*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records available
 +
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project]
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*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
 +
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips], Hangings in Kentucky 1792-1900
 +
 
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=== Funeral Homes ===
 +
{{KY Funeral Homes Intro|Shelby}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
 +
{{KY Genealogies Intro|Shelby}}
  
*'''[Boswell]''' Hasskarl, Eula Richardson. ''The Boswells of Shelby County, Kentucky.'' Ada, Okla., 1970. {{FHL|240333|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.  
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*'''[Boswell]''' Hasskarl, Eula Richardson. ''The Boswells of Shelby County, Kentucky.'' Ada, Okla., 1970. {{FHL|240333|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.
*'''[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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*'''[Bush]''' Skelley, Mildred. ''The John Bush Family of Washington County, Indiana.'' 1976. {{FHL|162956|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B963sm}}.
*'''[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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*'''[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}}.
*'''[Figg]''' Figg, Edward Clarence. ''Sketches of the Figg Family From 1719 to 1921''. Press of Moll &amp; Company, 120 South First Street, Louisville, KY, 1921. [https://archive.org/stream/sketchesoffiggfa00figg#page/n11/mode/2up Archives.org - free].  
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*'''[Figg]''' Figg, Edward Clarence. ''Sketches of the Figg Family From 1719 to 1921''. Press of Moll &amp; Company, 120 South First Street, Louisville, KY, 1921. [https://archive.org/stream/sketchesoffiggfa00figg#page/n11/mode/2up Archives.org - free].
*'''[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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*'''[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.
*'''[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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*'''[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}}.
*'''[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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*'''[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}}.
*'''[Gregg]''' Roberts, Gary Boyd. ''Ancestors of American Presidents.'' Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. {{FHL|1582605|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D2r 2009}}; [http://www.americanancestors.org/Product.aspx?id=14829 online bookstore].  
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*'''[Gregg]''' Roberts, Gary Boyd. ''Ancestors of American Presidents.'' Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. {{FHL|1582605|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D2r 2009}}; [http://www.americanancestors.org/Product.aspx?id=14829 online bookstore].
*'''[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/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.  
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*'''[Hickman]''' Fay, Mary Smith. "The Three James Hickmans: Identifying Revolutionary War Veterans," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 41, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1997):52-54. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
*'''[Hollingsworth]''' Stewart, J. Adger. ''Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr.'' Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Co., 1925. Digital version at {{FSbook|937917}} - free.  
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*'''[Hollingsworth]''' Stewart, J. Adger. ''Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr.'' Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Co., 1925. Digital version at {{FSbook|937917}} - free.
*'''[Holmes]''' Roberts, Gary Boyd. ''Ancestors of American Presidents.'' Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. {{FHL|1582605|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D2r 2009}}; [http://www.americanancestors.org/Product.aspx?id=14829 online bookstore].  
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*'''[Holmes]''' Roberts, Gary Boyd. ''Ancestors of American Presidents.'' Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. {{FHL|1582605|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D2r 2009}}; [http://www.americanancestors.org/Product.aspx?id=14829 online bookstore].
*'''[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] ($); {{FHL|478773|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vs}}.  
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*'''[Lane]''' Quackenbush, Nancy. "Some Northern Neck Lanes," ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy,'' Vol. 24, No. 4 (Nov. 1986):3-22. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($); {{FHL|478773|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vs}}.
*'''[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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*'''[Lee]''' Scott, Hattie Marshall. ''Miscellaneous Records on the Lee Family of Shelby, Kentucky, 1798-1871.'' 2006. Digital version at {{FSbook|1046803}} - free.
*'''[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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*'''[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}}.
*'''[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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*'''[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.
*'''[Truman]''' Roberts, Gary Boyd. ''Ancestors of American Presidents.'' Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. {{FHL|1582605|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D2r 2009}}; [http://www.americanancestors.org/Product.aspx?id=14829 online bookstore].  
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*'''[Truman]''' Roberts, Gary Boyd. ''Ancestors of American Presidents.'' Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. {{FHL|1582605|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D2r 2009}}; [http://www.americanancestors.org/Product.aspx?id=14829 online bookstore].
*'''[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.  
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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.
 
*'''[Young]''' Roberts, Gary Boyd. ''Ancestors of American Presidents.'' Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. {{FHL|1582605|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D2r 2009}}; [http://www.americanancestors.org/Product.aspx?id=14829 online bookstore].
 
*'''[Young]''' Roberts, Gary Boyd. ''Ancestors of American Presidents.'' Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. {{FHL|1582605|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D2r 2009}}; [http://www.americanancestors.org/Product.aspx?id=14829 online bookstore].
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KY Guardianship Intro|Shelby}}
  
{{KY Land}}  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KY Land Intro|Shelby}}
  
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/ The KY Land Office]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
 
+
{{KY Histories Intro|Shelby}}
{{KY History}}
 
 
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ Archives of Appalachia] ~ Preserving the history of the people of Appalachia.
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29853 History of Shelby County, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
 
  
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ Archives of Appalachia]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29853 History of Shelby County, Kentucky] at Ancestry ($)
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
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{{KY Maps Intro|Shelby}}
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]  
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{{KY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KY Shelby County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
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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]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/resources/Pages/Geographic-Materials.aspx Kentucky.gov for Current and Historical Maps]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/resources/Pages/Geographic-Materials.aspx Kentucky.gov for Current and Historical Maps]
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{KY Migration Intro|Shelby}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KY Military Intro|Shelby}}
  
=====Civil War=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources], Revolutionary War through Civil War
  
'''Online Records'''
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==== Civil War ====
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{{KY Civil War Intro|Shelby}}
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'''Online Records
 
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''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=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.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)
 
*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
=====World War I=====
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==== World War I ====
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{{KY World War I Intro|Shelby}}
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY]
  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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==== Korean War ====
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{{KY Korean War Intro|Shelby}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY], KYGenWeb
  
=====Korean War=====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{KY Naturalization Intro|Shelby}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KY Newspapers Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php USNPL, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html World-Newspapers, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]
  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
 
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{KY Obituaries Intro|Shelby}}
  
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ Kentucky Footsteps Archives], KYGenWeb
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html Kentucky Obituary Sources], KYGenWeb
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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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], Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm Kentucky Obituaries], USGenWeb
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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], Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times], 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 Christian Advocate Death Abstracts]
  
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KY Other Records Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards], USGenWeb
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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=== Periodicals ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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{{KY Periodicals Intro|Shelby}}
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
 
*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KY Probate Intro|Shelby}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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'''Online Probate Records
  
*'''1774 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1774-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($) — index and images
*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1794-1817''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5988 Shelby County, Kentucky Wills: 1794-1817], Ancestry ($)
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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*'''1796-1804''' [https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers] ($) Images of Wills, Estates, Distributions, Inventories, Guardianships, Bk 1
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5988 Shelby County, Kentucky Wills: 1794-1817] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*'''1804-1811''' [https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers] ($) Images of Wills, Estates, Distributions, Inventories, Guardianships, Bk 2
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*'''1812-1817''' [https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers] ($) Images of Wills, Estates, Distributions, Inventories, Guardianships, Bk 3
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records], Ancestry ($)
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{KY Schools Intro|Shelby}}
  
{{KY Tax Intro}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KY Tax Intro|Shelby}}
  
*'''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] ($).
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*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records], Ancestry ($)
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KY Vital Intro|Shelby}}
  
{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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==== Birth ====
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{{KY Birth Intro|Shelby}}
  
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*'''1839-1960''' - {{RecordSearch|1674843|Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960}} at FamilySearch
 
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*'''1852-1862''' - Shelby County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch {{IGI|C517961}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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>
===== Birth  =====
 
 
 
*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674843?collectionNameFilter=false KY Births and Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
 
*'''1852-1862''' - Shelby County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch {{IGI|C517961}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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>  
 
 
*'''1869, 1874-1875''' - Shelby County Birth Index 1869, 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517962}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1869, 1874-1875''' - Shelby County Birth Index 1869, 1874-1875. Batch {{IGI|C517962}} at FamilySearch - free.
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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*'''1911-1912''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Birth Index]
 
 
  
===== Marriage =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{KY Marriage Intro|Shelby}}
  
*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674849?collectionNameFilter=false KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*'''1609-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kentucky%2cky Kentucky, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1785-1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1674849|Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979}} at FamilySearch
 
*'''1795-1878''' - Shelby County Marriage Index 1795-1878. Included on several batches at [https://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
*'''1795-1878''' - Shelby County Marriage Index 1795-1878. Included on several batches at [https://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
*'''1792-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6063 Shelby County, Kentucky Marriage Bonds: 1792-1800] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)  
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*'''1792-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6063 Shelby County, Kentucky Marriage Bonds: 1792-1800] at Ancestry ($)
 
*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1973-2000''' - [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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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Marriage Records]
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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*'''1973-2000''' - [https://web.archive.org/web/20151103090615/http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records 1973-2000]
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==== Death ====
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{{KY Death Intro|Shelby}}
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*'''1843-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1674848|Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970}} at FamilySearch - index
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*'''1911-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1911-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Death Index]
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*{{RecordSearch|1202535| The Social Security Death Index}} - Searchable
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project], Transcriptions and Images of Kentucky Death Certificates
  
===== Death  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{KY Divorce Intro|Shelby}}
  
*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674848?collectionNameFilter=false KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970
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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973-1993], University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
  
===== Divorce  =====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KY Research Facilities Intro|Shelby}}
  
*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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=== Archives ===
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{{KY Archives Intro|Shelby}}
  
== Shelby County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
'''Shelby County Historical Society'''<br>627 Main Street<br>PO Box 444<br> Shelbyville KY 40066<br>Telephone: 502-844-2277<br>E-mail:[mailto:info@shelbykyhistory.org info@shelbykyhistory.org]<br>[http://www.shelbykyhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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=== Libraries ===
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{{KY Libraries Intro|Shelby}}
  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
 
*[http://www.publiclibraries.com/kentucky.htm Links and address to Kentucky Public Libraries]
 
*[http://www.publiclibraries.com/kentucky.htm Links and address to Kentucky Public Libraries]
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Museums ===
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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{{KY Museums Intro|Shelby}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Societies ==
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{{KY Societies Intro|Shelby}}
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*'''Shelby County Historical Society'''<br>627 Main Street<br>PO Box 444<br> Shelbyville, KY 40066<br>Telephone: 502-844-2277<br>Email: [mailto:info@shelbykyhistory.org info@shelbykyhistory.org]<br>[http://www.shelbykyhistory.org/ Website]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
== Shelby County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{KY Websites Intro|Shelby}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/shelby-county/ Shelby County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/shelby-county/ Shelby County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[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://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]  
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]
*[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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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives]
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Shelby|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Shelby/ Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Shelby/ Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Shelby-County.htm Shelby County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Shelby-County.htm Shelby County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
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*[https://www.raogk.org/kentucky-genealogy/ Kentucky Genealogy - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|195617|Kentucky|Shelby}}. Free - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
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{{KY Research Guides Intro|Shelby}}
  
== Shelby County Kentucky Genealogy References ==
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Latest revision as of 22:44, 11 September 2018

United States
Kentucky
Shelby County

Guide to Shelby County, Kentucky ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Shelbyville
Organized: June 23, 1792
Parent County(s): Jefferson [1]
Neighboring Counties
Anderson  • Franklin  • Henry  • Jefferson  • Oldham  • Spencer  • Bullitt  • Owen
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County Information

Description

The County was named for Isaac Shelby. The County has Shelbyville as its seat and the County was created 1792. The County is located in the north central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Shelby County Courthouse
501 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065-1133
Phone: 502-663-4410[3]
Shelby County Website

Shelby County, Kentucky Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1911 1792 1852 1804 1792 1794 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • 1792--Shelby County was created 23 June 1792 from Jefferson County.
  • County seat: Shelbyville[5]

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[6]

Cities
Unincorporated communities


History Timeline

Additional Information
The county is named after Kentucky's First Governor Isaac Shelby (1750-1826).[7]

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Rockcastle, Kentucky online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kentucky Cemeteries for more information

Census Records

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%
2010 42,074 26.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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 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 Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

African Americans

More information about African American resources in Kentucky can be found on the Kentucky African Americans and the United States African Americans Wiki pages.

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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

Local Histories

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

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Online Records

World War I

Korean War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Shelby County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977 for Caldwell, Henry, Hickman, Russell and Trimble counties. See the wiki page Kentucky 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, and adoptions.

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Shelby County Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Shelby County Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

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.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Shelby County, Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby_County,_Kentucky."
  3. 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.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Shelby County, Kentucky," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby_County,_Kentucky, accessed 11 September 2018.
  7. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  8. 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).
  9. 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.

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