Shelby County, Indiana Records
Shelby County, Indiana (Map It) was created on April 1, 1822 from Delaware New Purchase. This county was named for Gen. Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky .
Shelby County is bordered by Hancock County (north), Rush County (east), Decatur County (southeast), Bartholomew County (south), Johnson County (west), Marion County (northwest).
Shelby County Cities and Towns include Edinburgh, Fairland, Morristown, St. Paul, Shelbyville.
Shelby County Townships include Addison, Brandywine, Hanover, Hendricks, Jackson, Liberty, Marion, Moral, Noble, Shelby, Sugar Creek, Union, Van Buren, Washington. See Map of Shelby County Townships.
MapGeeks.org has is a collection of old Indiana maps.
Shelby County, Indiana Courthouse Records
Shelby County, IN Courthouse
The Shelby County Courthouse is located in Shelbyville, Indiana. Learn More About State of Indiana Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Shelby county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Shelby County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1822, Probate Records from 1822 and Court Records from 1822. The County Clerk responsiblities include administering Court Records of all Court Cases, prepares the Court's permanent historical record, performs marriage ceremonies, process marriage applications and issue marriage licenses, processes and distributes documents for court cases, and keeps a record of all wills and matters of trust in probate proceedings.
- Shelby County Recorder has Land Records from 1822. The County Recorder maintains, preserves and Records Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Contracts, Annexations, Trustee Elections, Affidavits, Final Decrees, Surveys, Federal Tax Liens, Mechanics Liens, Military Discharges, Articles of Incorporation, Cemetery Deeds, Bonds, Plats, Condominiums, Firms Doing Business Under Assumed Names, Delinquent Sewer Liens, and Miscellaneous Instruments.
- Shelby County Treasurer's Office is responsible for collecting taxes. The treasurer also receives distributions of local income and other taxes that are collected by the state such as real estate tax, personal property tax, mobile home tax, state assessed tax, and the following miscellaneous taxes: auto excise tax, inheritance tax, and innkeeper's tax.
- Shelby County Department of Health has Birth & Death Records from 1882. The County Department of Health maintains and provides Certified Birth and Death Records.
Shelby County, Indiana Census Records
- Learn More: State of Indiana Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: None
- State Population Schedules: None
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Shelby County, Indiana Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Indiana Vital Records
- Birth Records: from October 1907 to present.
- Marriage Records: from 1958 to present.
- Death Records: from January 1900 to present.
- Divorce Records: None. See the County Clerk.
- Locations: Indiana State Department of Health, 2 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204; PH: (317) 233-1325
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Shelby County, Indiana Resources
- State of Indiana Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Indiana
- Shelby County Historian, Ron Hamilton, 309 E. Jackson St., Shelbyville, IN 46176-1704
- Joseph Boggs Society for Historic Preservation, P.O. Box 72, Boggstown, IN 46110-0072; Phone: (317) 835-7121
- Shelby County Historical Society
- Shelby County Genealogical Society
- Shelby County, Indiana Message Boards
Shelby County, Indiana External Links
- Indiana Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Shelby County, Indiana Books - Amazon
- Internet Archives online books for Shelby County
- Shelby County Newspaper Holdings at the Indiana State Library
- Shelby Co., Indiana - FindaGrave
- Indiana Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Shelby County, Indiana Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Indiana (1817 - 1930)
- Shelby Co. INGenweb
- Shelby County, Indiana Ancestry Database Collections
- Shelby County, Indiana Military Records