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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties S|Counties S]] &gt;&nbsp;Shelby County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties S|Counties S]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Shelby County'' <br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}} <br>
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Adopted by [http://www.countygenweb.com/TxShelby TXGenWeb Shelby County]<br>Jane Keppler &amp; Suzanne Sowell<br>  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.shelby.tx.us/ips/cms Shelby County Courthouse]<br> 200 San Augustine Street<br> PO Box 1987<br>Center, Texas 75935-3945<br> Phone: 936.598.6361
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, probate, court and<br> land records from 1882, death and burial records from<br> 1903; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Texas. Page 673 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Image:Isaac Shelby.JPG|thumb|right|289px]]
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The county is named after Kentucky's First Governor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Shelby Isaac Shelby] (1750-1826).<ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Texas Wikipedia</ref>
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This county was the scene of the Regulator-Moderator War, 1841-1844.  
 
This county was the scene of the Regulator-Moderator War, 1841-1844.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Shelby County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. '''County seat:''' Center <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1836--'''Shelby County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. '''County seat:''' Center <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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The Shelby County courthouse burned May 31, 1882 destroying all records. &nbsp;<ref>Unknown. Touching Three Centuries, Shelby County Historic Courthouse. [cited 2011 27 April 2011]; Available from: http://www.shelbycountychamber.com/index.php?coc=courthouse.</ref>&nbsp;Tax lists were forwarded to Austin so still exist. Deed records were "reconstructed" by the county commissioners.<ref>Unknown. Touching Three Centuries, Shelby County Historic Courthouse. [cited 2011 27 April 2011]; Available from: http://www.shelbycountychamber.com/index.php?coc=courthouse.</ref>
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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*[[Sabine County, Texas|Sabine]]  
 
*[[Sabine County, Texas|Sabine]]  
 
*[[Sabine Parish, Louisiana|Sabine Parish, Louisiana]]  
 
*[[Sabine Parish, Louisiana|Sabine Parish, Louisiana]]  
*[[San_Augustine_County,_Texas|San Augustine]]
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*[[San Augustine County, Texas|San Augustine]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[http://www.countygenweb.com/TxShelby/ Shelby County TXGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.countygenweb.com/TxShelby/cemeteries.htm Cemeteries] Shelby County TXGenWeb site
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*[http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Shelby8.htm Cemeteries] from the Shelby County Historical Society Museum &amp; Library
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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[http://www.countygenweb.com/TxShelby/history.htm Shelby County History] from the Shelby County TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]
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*1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]  
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm]
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[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm]
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[http://www.virtualwall.org/istate/istattx.htm http://www.virtualwall.org/istate/istattx.htm]
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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[http://www.shelbycountytoday.com/index.php Shelby County Today] online news
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/ Shelby County Historical Society Museum &amp; Library]
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*[http://shelbycountyhistory.org/default.asp Shelby County Historical Society]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193912&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Shelby&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Shelby|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
 
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County Courthouse

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

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

History

Isaac Shelby.JPG

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

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

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Shelby County TXGenWeb site

Cemeteries

  • Cemeteries Shelby County TXGenWeb site
  • Cemeteries from the Shelby County Historical Society Museum & Library

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Shelby County History from the Shelby County TXGenWeb site

Maps

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

Military

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

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

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

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

Newspapers

Shelby County Today online news

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

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

References

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