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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Shelby_County,_Missouri|Shelby County]]''
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Guide to '''Shelby County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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{{Click|Image:MO_ORP.png|Missouri Online Genealogy Records}}
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Shelby County
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1835
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| founded date = January 2
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| seat = [[Shelbyville, Missouri|Shelbyville]]
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| building address = Shelby County Courthouse<br> PO Box 186<br>Shelbyville, MO 63469<br>Phone: 573.633.2181<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MO_Shelby.htm '''Shelby County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Shelby County, Missouri 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), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1835
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1835
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1836
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MO_Shelby.htm Shelby County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 186<br>Shelbyville, MO 63469<br>Phone: 573.633.2181&nbsp;<br><br>Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records; Probate<br>Court has probate records; Clerk Magistrate Court has&nbsp;court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Missouri. Page 405 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<br>Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records; Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce records; Probate Court has probate records; Clerk of the Magistrate Court has court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Missouri. Page 405 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
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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<p>The county is named after Kentucky's First Governor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Shelby Isaac Shelby] (1750-1826).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of Counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1835--'''Shelby County was created 2 January 1835&nbsp;from [[Marion County, Missouri|Marion]] County. '''County seat:''' Shelbyville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1835''' Shelby County was created 2 January 1835&nbsp;from [[Marion County, Missouri Genealogy|Marion]] County. '''County seat:''' Shelbyville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.  
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) 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.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Shelby, Clarence|place|disp=Clarence}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Shelby, Hunnewell|place|disp=Hunnewell}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Shelby, Leonard|place|disp=Leonard}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Shelby, Shelbina|place|disp=Shelbina}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Shelby, Shelbyville|place|disp=Shelbyville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Shelby, Taylor Township|place|disp=Taylor Township}}
  
 
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all Missouri Counties.<br>
 
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all Missouri Counties.<br>
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
*[[Knox County, Missouri|Knox]]  
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[[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy|Knox]] {{•}} [[Lewis County, Missouri Genealogy|Lewis]] {{•}} [[Macon County, Missouri Genealogy|Macon]] {{•}} [[Marion County, Missouri Genealogy|Marion]] {{•}} [[Monroe County, Missouri Genealogy|Monroe]] {{•}} [[Randolph County, Missouri Genealogy|Randolph]]  
*[[Lewis County, Missouri|Lewis]]  
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{{MOShelby, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
*[[Macon County, Missouri|Macon]]  
 
*[[Marion County, Missouri|Marion]]  
 
*[[Monroe County, Missouri|Monroe]]  
 
*[[Randolph County, Missouri|Randolph]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=26&GScnty=1498&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|385993|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=26&CScnty=1498 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://shelby.mogenweb.org/cemeteries.htm MOGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Shelby+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Missouri&county=Shelby&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/shelby/shelcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/shelby.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/shelby.htm MOInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=97 MOGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20673&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=28&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
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*''History of Monroe and Shelby counties, Missouri . . .&nbsp;: including a history of their townships, towns and villages together with a condensed history of Missouri . . . biographical sketches of prominent citizens''. St. Louis, Missouri&nbsp;: National Historical Co., 1884.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1073944 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*Bingham, William H. ''General history of Shelby County, Missouri''. Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: H. Taylor &amp; Co., 1911.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE927074 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Moshelby.jpg|right|250px|Moshelby.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Shelby_County Shelby County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Shelby_County Shelby County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1900 - 1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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===== Civil War  =====
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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'''''Regiments'''''
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Service men in Shelby County, Missouri served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Shelby County, Missouri:<br>
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- [[70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H<br>
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- [[70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>
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- [[70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>
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- [[70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>
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- [[39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company G<br>
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- [[11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company A<br>
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- [[11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company H<br>
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- [[2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>
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- [[2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>
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- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company I<br>
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- [[70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E<br>
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- [[70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G<br>
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- [[70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I<br>
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1941 - 1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Shelby}}
  
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=18996 Moberly newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Shelby County communities.<br>
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=18996 Moberly newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Shelby County communities.<br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1766 - 1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1845 - 1867''' Shelby County Birth Index 1845-1867. Batch {{IGI|C515821}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1851 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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*'''1883 - 1887''' Shelby County Birth Index, Volume A, 1883-1887. Batches {{IGI|C515482}} and {{IGI|C515318}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1805 - 2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] $
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*'''1835 - 1895''' Shelby County Marriage Index 1835-1895. Batch {{IGI|M515821}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
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*'''1834 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1883 - 1887''' Shelby County Death Index 1883-1887. Batch {{IGI|B515317}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>  
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical and Genealogical Societies]
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=== Historical Society ===
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ala1davis/genealogy/states/missouri/shelby/shelbinamo/historicalsociety.html Shelby County Historical Society]<br>107 South Center<br>Shelbina, MO<br>Phone: 573-588-0245<br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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==== Websites  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:shelby+county// Missouri Digital Heritage]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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| width="30%" | [http://shelby.mogenweb.org MOGenWeb]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/shelby/shelby.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Shelby/ RootsWeb resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Shelby/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/shelby/ CyndisList]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/shelby-county/ StateofUS]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Shelby-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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== Web Sites  ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=203291&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Shelby%22 FamilySearch catalog]
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| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/shelby-county-missouri WorldCat]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/ Allen County Public Library]
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Latest revision as of 21:08, 4 August 2017

United States
Missouri
Shelby County

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


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Shelby County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Shelby County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 2, 1835
County Seat Shelbyville
Courthouse
MissouriShelbyCourthouse.jpg
Address Shelby County Courthouse
PO Box 186
Shelbyville, MO 63469
Phone: 573.633.2181
Shelby County Website


County Information

Shelby County, Missouri Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1883 1835 1883 1840 1835 1836

County Courthouse


Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records; Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce records; Probate Court has probate records; Clerk of the Magistrate Court has court records.[2]

History

Isaac Shelby.JPG

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

Parent County

1835 Shelby County was created 2 January 1835 from Marion County. County seat: Shelbyville [4]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) 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

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Knox  • Lewis  • Macon  • Marion  • Monroe  • Randolph

Shelby CountyAdair CountyLewis CountyMarion CountyKnox CountyRandolph CountyChariton CountyMacon CountyMonroe CountyRalls CountyPike CountyPike CountyAdams CountyHancock CountyMOShelby.JPG

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MOGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MOGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MOInterment
MOGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church

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

Court

Land

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 Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories

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

  • History of Monroe and Shelby counties, Missouri . . . : including a history of their townships, towns and villages together with a condensed history of Missouri . . . biographical sketches of prominent citizens. St. Louis, Missouri : National Historical Co., 1884.
  • Bingham, William H. General history of Shelby County, Missouri. Chicago, Illinois : H. Taylor & Co., 1911.

Maps

Moshelby.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments

Service men in Shelby County, Missouri served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Shelby County, Missouri:

- 70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company G
- 11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company A
- 11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company H

- 2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company I
- 70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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


  • Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Moberly newspapers from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Shelby County communities.

Probate

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

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 information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

Births
Marriages
Deaths


Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Historical Society

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
Missouri Digital Heritage Free digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
MOGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy
RootsWeb resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS Free family history resources and government records
Missouri Genealogy Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Shelby Missouri" and search catalog.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Shelby County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Missouri. Page 405 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. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.