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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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Guide to '''Shelby County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  January 2,  1835
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|county seat= Shelbyville
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|parent county= [[Marion County, Missouri Genealogy|Marion]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy|Knox]]
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|county2= [[Lewis County, Missouri Genealogy|Lewis]]
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|county3= [[Macon County, Missouri Genealogy|Macon]]
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|county4= [[Marion County, Missouri Genealogy|Marion]]
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|county5= [[Monroe County, Missouri Genealogy|Monroe]]
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|county6= [[Randolph County, Missouri Genealogy|Randolph]]</br><center>[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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[[Image:Isaac Shelby.JPG|thumb|right|150px|<center>Issac Shelby</center>]]
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
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Shelby 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 Courthouse ===
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{{MO Courthouse Intro|Shelby}}
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'''Shelby County Courthouse'''<br> PO Box 186<br>Shelbyville, MO 63469<br>Phone: 573-633-2181<br>[http://shelbycountymo.com/ Shelby County Website]<br><br>
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Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records.<br>
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Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce records.<br>
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Probate Court has probate records.<br>
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Clerk of the Magistrate Court has court records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
| seat = [[Shelbyville, Missouri|Shelbyville]]
 
| building image = MissouriShelbyCourthouse.jpg
 
| 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'''] }}  
 
  
=== County Information ===
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=== Shelby County, Missouri Record Dates  ===
==== Shelby County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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{{MO Record Dates Intro|Shelby}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known 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="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="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1835
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| 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="14.2%" align="center" |1835
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1840
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1835
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1835
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1836
 
 
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=== Record Loss ===
== County Courthouse  ==
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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>
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== History  ==
 
 
 
[[Image:Isaac Shelby.JPG|thumb|right|100px|<center>Issac Shelby</center>]]
 
<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>
 
 
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''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  ====
 
 
 
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  ====
 
 
 
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Shelby}}
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*'''1835''' Shelby County was created January 2, 1835 from [[Marion County, Missouri Genealogy|Marion]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Shelbyville<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{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 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.
  
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MO Populated Places Intro|Shelby}}
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The following are locations in Shelby County, Missouri:
  
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Shelby, Clarence|place|disp=Clarence}}
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*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.
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Shelby, Hunnewell|place|disp=Hunnewell}}
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=== History Timeline ===
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Shelby, Leonard|place|disp=Leonard}}
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{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Shelby}}
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Shelby, Shelbina|place|disp=Shelbina}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Shelby, Shelbyville|place|disp=Shelbyville}}
 
*{{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>
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== Resources ==
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{{MO Resources Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MO Bible Intro|Shelby}}
  
=== Neighboring Counties ===
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MO Biographies Intro|Shelby}}
  
[[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]]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
{{MOShelby, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
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{{MO Business Records Intro|Shelby}}
== Resources  ==
 
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Shelby}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| 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=26&GScnty=1498&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|385993|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| 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]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Shelby+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| 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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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Shelby County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/shelby.htm MOInterment]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [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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* [http://shelby.mogenweb.org/cemeteries.htm MOGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/shelby/shelcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/shelby.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/shelby.htm MOInterment]
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* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=97 MOGravestones]
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* [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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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=97 MOGravestones]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|385993|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Shelby+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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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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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1498 Findagrave.com]
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* [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" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Missouri Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Missouri Cemeteries| Missouri Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
 
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
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=== Census Records ===
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{{MO Census Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Census ====
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*'''1732-1933''' {{RecordSearch|2075262|Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
*'''1732-1933''' - {{RecordSearch|2075262|Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{Census|Missouri}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MO Church Intro|Shelby}}
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Oak Ridge Baptist and Cemetery Records, Shelby County, Missouri. Call number: 977.8323 K2w
  
{{Census|Missouri}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MO Court Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Church  ====
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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
  
{{MO Church Intro}}Oak Ridge Baptist and Cemetery Records, Shelby County, Missouri. Call number: 977.8323 K2w
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=== Directories ===
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{{MO Directories Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
*'''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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{{MO Emigration Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Shelby}}
  
{{MO Land}}  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{MO Genealogies Intro|Shelby}}
  
{{MO History}}  
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MO Guardianship Intro|Shelby}}
  
*''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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=== Land and Property Records ===
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1073944 FamilySearch] (Free)
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{{MO Land Intro|Shelby}}
*Bingham, William H. ''General history of Shelby County, Missouri''. Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: H. Taylor &amp; Co., 1911.
 
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE927074 FamilySearch] (Free) Call number:  977.8323 H2g
 
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{MO Land}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MO Histories Intro|Shelby}}
  
[[Image:Moshelby.jpg|right|250px|Moshelby.jpg]]  
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{{MO History}}
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*''History of Monroe and Shelby Counties, Missouri''. 1884. St. Louis, Missouri : National Historical Co. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1073944 FamilySearch]
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*''General History of Shelby County, Missouri''. By William H. Bingham. 1911. Chicago, Illinois : H. Taylor &amp; Co. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE927074 FamilySearch] (Free) Call number:  977.8323 H2g
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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{{MO Maps Intro|Shelby}}
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|{{MOShelby, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}}}
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*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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*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Shelby County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
  
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Shelby County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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=== Migration ===
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{{MO Migration Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
*'''1900 - 1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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{{MO Military Intro|Shelby}}
  
===== Civil War  =====
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*'''1900-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
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==== Civil War ====
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{{MO Civil War Intro|Shelby}}
 
'''''Online Records'''''
 
'''''Online Records'''''
*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1911 - 1938''' {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1911-1938''' {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
 
  
 
'''''Regiments'''''
 
'''''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>
 
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>
 
- [[70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H<br>
 
- [[70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>
 
- [[70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Milita (Union)|70th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>
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- [[11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company A<br>
 
- [[11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company A<br>
 
- [[11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company H<br>
 
- [[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>
 
- [[2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>
 
- [[2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>
 
- [[2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>
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===== World War II =====
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==== World War II ====
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{{MO World War II Intro|Shelby}}
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*'''1941-1946'''  {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MO Naturalization Intro|Shelby}}
  
*'''1941 - 1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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=== Newspapers ===
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{MO Newspapers Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Shelby}}
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*[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>
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**[https://www.newspapers.com/ Newspapers.com] has newspapers from Shelby County<br>
  
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Shelby}}  
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MO Obituaries Intro|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.
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=== Other Records ===
**[https://www.newspapers.com/ Newspapers.com] has newspapers from Shelby County.<br>
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{{MO Other Records Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MO Periodicals Intro|Shelby}}
  
{{MO Probate Intro}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MO Probate Intro|Shelby}}
  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
*'''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 $
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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] — index and images ($)
 
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
 
{{MO Tax Intro}}
 
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
 
{{MO Vital Intro}}
 
  
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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=== School Records ===
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{{MO Schools Intro|Shelby}}
  
*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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=== Tax Records ===
*'''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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{{MO Tax Intro|Shelby}}
*'''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 $
 
*'''1883 - 1887''' Shelby County Birth Index, Volume A, 1883-1887. Batches {{IGI|C515482}} and {{IGI|C515318}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
  
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MO Vital Intro|Shelby}}
  
*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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==== Birth ====
*'''1776-1988''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=missouri%2cmo Missouri, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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{{MO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Shelby}}
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1805 - 2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] $
 
*'''1835 - 1895''' Shelby County Marriage Index 1835-1895. Batch {{IGI|M515821}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
  
===== '''''Deaths''''' =====
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*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1845-1867''' Shelby County Birth Index 1845-1867. Batch {{IGI|C515821}} at FamilySearch.<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] — index/images ($)
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*'''1883-1887''' Shelby County Birth Index, Volume A, 1883-1887. Batches {{IGI|C515482}} and {{IGI|C515318}} at FamilySearch.
  
*'''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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==== Marriage ====
*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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{{MO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Shelby}}
*'''1883 - 1887''' Shelby County Death Index 1883-1887. Batch {{IGI|B515317}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1910 - 1966''' Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates]<br>
 
  
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1776-1988''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=missouri%2cmo Missouri, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — 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] ($)
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*'''1835-1895''' Shelby County Marriage Index 1835-1895. Batch {{IGI|M515821}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
  
== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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==== Death ====
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{{MO Vital Records - Death Intro|Shelby}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical and Genealogical Societies]
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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] — index/images ($)
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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1883-1887''' Shelby County Death Index 1883-1887. Batch {{IGI|B515317}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1910 - 1966''' Missouri State Archives provides online access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates]<br> 
  
=== Historical Society ===
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Shelby}}
  
*[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
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== Research Facilities ==
**[http://shelby.mogenweb.org/ Shelby County, MO Gen Web]<br>
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{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{MO Archives Intro|Shelby}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Websites  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MO Libraries Intro|Shelby}}
  
{{WA Websites Intro}}  
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=== Museums ===
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{{MO Museums Intro|Shelby}}
  
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== Societies ==
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{{MO Societies Intro|Shelby}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:shelby+county// Missouri Digital Heritage]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://shelby.mogenweb.org MOGenWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/shelby/shelby.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|}
 
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Shelby/ RootsWeb resources]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Shelby/ Linkpendium]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/shelby/ CyndisList]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/shelby-county/ StateofUS]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Shelby-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|}
 
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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*'''Shelby County Historical Society'''<br>107 South Center<br>Shelbina, MO<br>Phone: 573-588-0245<br>[http://shelby.mogenweb.org/ Website]
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**[http://shelby.mogenweb.org/ Shelby County, MO Gen Web]
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=203291&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Shelby%22 FamilySearch catalog]
 
| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/shelby-county-missouri WorldCat]  
 
| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/ Allen County Public Library]
 
| width="70%" | Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Shelby Missouri" and search catalog.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
 
| width="%70%" | catalog; from this page you must search "Shelby County"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies.2C_Archives_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]</center>
 
|}
 
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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== Websites ==
|-
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{{MO Websites Intro|Shelby}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]
 
| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
 
|-
 
| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Missouri%20Genealogy&sid=0.6922872586034933 Facebook]
 
| width="70%" | list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
 
|}
 
  
== References  ==
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*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:shelby+county// Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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*  [http://shelby.mogenweb.org MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/shelby/shelby.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 +
*{{FHL Place IDNum|203436|Missouri|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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*  [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Shelby/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 +
*  [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Shelby/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 +
*  [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/shelby/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 +
*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/shelby-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
 +
*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Shelby-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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== Research Guides ==
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{{MO Research Guides Intro|Shelby}}
  
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== References ==
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Revision as of 14:35, 29 August 2018

Guide to Shelby County, Missouri 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: January 2, 1835
Parent County(s): Marion[1]
Neighboring Counties
Knox  • Lewis  • Macon  • Marion  • Monroe  • Randolph
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriShelbyCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Shelby County Map.png
Adoption
Issac Shelby

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

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

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Shelby County Courthouse
PO Box 186
Shelbyville, MO 63469
Phone: 573-633-2181
Shelby County Website

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.[3]

Shelby County, Missouri Record Dates[edit | edit source]

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
1883 1835 1883 1835 1836 1840

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1835 Shelby County was created January 2, 1835 from Marion County.
  • County seat: Shelbyville[5]

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.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in Shelby County, Missouri:

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Oak Ridge Baptist and Cemetery Records, Shelby County, Missouri. Call number: 977.8323 K2w

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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. 1884. St. Louis, Missouri : National Historical Co. Available online at FamilySearch
  • General History of Shelby County, Missouri. By William H. Bingham. 1911. Chicago, Illinois : H. Taylor & Co. Available online at FamilySearch (Free) Call number: 977.8323 H2g

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Template:MO Vital Records - Birth Intro

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Template:MO Vital Records - Marriage Intro

Death[edit | edit source]

Template:MO Vital Records - Death Intro

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Template:MO Vital Records - Divorce Intro

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Shelby County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Shelby County. For state-wide library facilities, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Shelby County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Missouri Societies.

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • FamilySearch Catalog . 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 Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  • 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 ($)

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. 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
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. 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.