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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 ===
| county = Shelby County
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The county was named for Isaac Shelby. The County is located in the northeast area of the state. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Shelby County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby_County,_Missouri, accessed 17 Sept 2018.</ref>
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| founded year = 1835
 
| founded date = January 2
 
| 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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=== County Courthouse ===
==== Shelby County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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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>
  
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=== 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>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Missouri. Page 397-407 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.</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="14.2%" align="center" |1835
| 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" |1830
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911. </center>
| 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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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
 
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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]]
 
<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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For a complete list of populated places in Shelby County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,205,c,shelby.cfm HomeTown Locator].<br>
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The [https://shsmo.org State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [https://collections.shsmo.org/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>
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Wikipedia contributors, "Shelby County, Missouri," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby_County,_Missouri Shelby County Missouri], accessed Dec 2019.</ref>
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence,_Missouri Clarence]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunnewell,_Missouri Hunnewell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelbina,_Missouri Shelbina]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelbyville,_Missouri Shelbyville] county seat</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethel,_Missouri Bethel]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard,_Missouri Leonard]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burksville,_Missouri Burksville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_Box,_Missouri Cherry Box]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elgin,_Missouri Elgin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emden,_Missouri Emden]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterprise,_Shelby_County,_Missouri Enterprise]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epworth,_Missouri Epworth]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagers_Grove,_Missouri Hagers Grove]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kellerville,_Missouri Kellerville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kellerville,_Missouri Kendall]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirby,_Missouri Kirby]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeland,_Missouri Lakeland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakenan,_Missouri Lakenan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lentner,_Missouri Lentner]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maud,_Missouri Maud]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakdale,_Missouri Oakdale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigsbee,_Missouri Sigsbee]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walkersville,_Missouri Walkersville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethel_Township,_Shelby_County,_Missouri Bethel]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Creek_Township,_Shelby_County,_Missouri Black Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_Township,_Shelby_County,_Missouri Clay]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Township,_Shelby_County,_Missouri Jackson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Township,_Shelby_County,_Missouri Jefferson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lentner_Township,_Shelby_County,_Missouri Lentner]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_River_Township,_Shelby_County,_Missouri North River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_River_Township,_Shelby_County,_Missouri Salt River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Township,_Shelby_County,_Missouri Taylor]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Fork_Township,_Shelby_County,_Missouri Tiger Fork]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebron,_Shelby_County,_Missouri Hebron]
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Shelby, Clarence|place|disp=Clarence}}
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=== History Timeline ===
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Shelby, Hunnewell|place|disp=Hunnewell}}
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{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Shelby}}
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Shelby, Leonard|place|disp=Leonard}}
 
*{{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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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/shelby.htm MOInterment]
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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://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=97 MOGravestones]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial 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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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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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" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Shelby-County?id=county_1498 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394504&reqParentsLabel=Shelby%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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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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*[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
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby_County,_Missouri#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1840 |3056
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|1850 |4253
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|1860 |7301
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|1870 |10119
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|1880 |14024
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|1890 |15642
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|1900 |16167
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|1910 |14864
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|1920 |13617
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|1930 |11983
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|1940 |11224
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|1950 |9730
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|1960 |9063
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|1970 |7906 
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|1980 |7826
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|1990 |6942
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|2000 |6799
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|2010 |6373
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{{MO Census Intro|Shelby}}
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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
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{{Census|Missouri}}
  
{{Census|Missouri}}  
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MO Church Intro|Shelby}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394504&reqParentsLabel=Shelby%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
==== Church  ====
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Oak Ridge Baptist and Cemetery Records, Shelby County, Missouri. Call number: 977.8323 K2w
  
{{MO Church Intro}}  
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MO Court Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Court  ====
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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 and images
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{MO Directories Intro|Shelby}}
  
{{MO Land}}  
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MO Emigration Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Shelby}}
  
{{MO History}}  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MO Funeral Homes 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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=== Genealogies  ===
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1073944 FamilySearch] (Free)
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{{MO Genealogies 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)
 
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MO Guardianship Intro|Shelby}}
  
[[Image:Moshelby.jpg|right|250px|Moshelby.jpg]]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MO Land Intro|Shelby}}
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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{{MO Land}}
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MO Histories Intro|Shelby}}
  
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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://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/355657-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?offset=1 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://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/98552-general-history-of-shelby-county-missouri?offset=1 FamilySearch] (Free) Call number:  977.8323 H2g
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Shelby County}}}}
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{{MO Maps Intro|Shelby}}
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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>
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394504&reqParentsLabel=Shelby%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
*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://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://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://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
*{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — 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}}
*'''1941 - 1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1940-1945''' {{RecordSearch|2759143|Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
*'''1941-1946''' {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{MO Naturalization Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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
  
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Shelby}}  
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=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{MO Newspapers Intro|Shelby}}
  
 +
{{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>
 +
**[https://www.newspapers.com/ Newspapers.com] has newspapers from Shelby County<br>
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{MO Obituaries Intro|Shelby}}
  
{{MO Probate Intro}}
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=== Other Records ===
 +
{{MO Other Records Intro|Shelby}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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=== Periodicals ===
*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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{{MO Periodicals Intro|Shelby}}
*'''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  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{MO Probate Intro|Shelby}}
  
{{MO Tax Intro}}  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
 +
*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ 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] — index and images ($)
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== School Records ===
 +
{{MO Schools Intro|Shelby}}
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===Social Security Records===
 +
*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
{{MO Vital Intro}}  
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=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{MO Tax Intro|Shelby}}
  
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{MO Vital Intro|Shelby}}
  
*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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==== Birth ====
*'''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 Birth 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 $  
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*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1883 - 1887''' Shelby County Birth Index, Volume A, 1883-1887. Batches {{IGI|C515482}} and {{IGI|C515318}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ 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 [[Media:Igimissourir.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/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.
  
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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==== Marriage ====
 +
{{MO Marriage Intro|Shelby}}
  
*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
*'''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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*'''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 $
*'''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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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1835 - 1895''' Shelby County Marriage Index 1835-1895. Batch {{IGI|M515821}} at FamilySearch - free.
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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] ($)
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $  
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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 ($)
  
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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==== Death ====
 +
{{MO Death Intro|Shelby}}
  
*'''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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*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
*'''1883 - 1887''' Shelby County Death Index 1883-1887. Batch {{IGI|B515317}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1883-1887''' Shelby County Death Index 1883-1887. Batch {{IGI|B515317}} at FamilySearch.
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>  
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*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1910-1966''' Missouri State Archives provides online access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates]<br>
 +
*'''1910-1960''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10018/missouri-death-certificates-1910-1960?s=275764761 Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 - 1960] at MyHeritage ($) — index
  
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{MO Divorce Intro|Shelby}}
  
== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Shelby}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical and Genealogical Societies]
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=== Archives ===
 +
{{MO Archives Intro|Shelby}}
  
=== Historical Society ===
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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[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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=== Libraries ===
 +
{{MO Libraries Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Museums ===
 +
{{MO Museums Intro|Shelby}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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== Societies ==
 +
{{MO Societies Intro|Shelby}}
  
==== Websites  ====
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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]
  
{{WA Websites Intro}}  
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== Websites ==
 +
{{MO Websites Intro|Shelby}}
  
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[http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/desktop/en/search.html 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
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
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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
|-
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*{{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
| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:shelby+county// Missouri Digital Heritage]  
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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
| width="10%" | Free  
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[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Shelby/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/shelby/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
|-
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[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/shelby-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
| width="30%" | [http://shelby.mogenweb.org MOGenWeb]  
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[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Shelby-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
| 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"
 
|-
 
| 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"
 
|-
 
| 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
 
|}
 
  
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Revision as of 15:24, 19 September 2020

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

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]

The county was named for Isaac Shelby. The County is located in the northeast area of the state. [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 1835 1836 1830
Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911.

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]

For a complete list of populated places in Shelby County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator.
The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all 114 Missouri Counties.
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Townships
Ghost towns


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]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 3,056
1850 4,253 39.2%
1860 7,301 71.7%
1870 10,119 38.6%
1880 14,024 38.6%
1890 15,642 11.5%
1900 16,167 3.4%
1910 14,864 −8.1%
1920 13,617 −8.4%
1930 11,983 −12.0%
1940 11,224 −6.3%
1950 9,730 −13.3%
1960 9,063 −6.9%
1970 7,906 −12.8%
1980 7,826 −1.0%
1990 6,942 −11.3%
2000 6,799 −2.1%
2010 6,373 −6.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


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.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

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]

Adair CountyKnox CountyLewis CountyMarion CountyRalls CountyMonroe CountyRandolph CountyMacon CountyMO SHELBY.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

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]

Social Security 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]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

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. Wikipedia contributors, "Shelby County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby_County,_Missouri, accessed 17 Sept 2018.
  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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shelby County, Missouri. Page 397-407 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.
  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. Wikipedia contributors, "Shelby County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Shelby County Missouri, accessed Dec 2019.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.