Shelby County, Missouri Records
Shelby County, Missouri (Map It) was created on January 2, 1835 from Marion County. The county was named in honor of Isaac Shelby (1750–1826), the first and fifth Governor of the U.S. state of Kentucky.
Shelby County Cities and Towns include Bethel, Clarence, Emden, Hunnewell, Lentner, Leonard, Shelbina, Shelbyville.
A Map of Shelby County, Missouri contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Shelby County, Missouri Courthouse Records
Shelby County, MO Courthouse
The Shelby County Courthouse is located in Shelbyville, Missouri. 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.
Courthouse burned 1891.
- Shelby County Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1835 and Land Records from 1835.
- Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1836 and Court & Divorce Records from 1835.
- Shelby County Clerk of the Court has Birth & Death Records from 1883–87 .
- Shelby County Tax Assessor Office is responsible for appraising and assessing real estate property and person property for the purpose of taxation as well as transferring ownership of real estate, and keeping real estate maps up to date.
- Local Records Inventory Database, produced by the Missouri Local Records Preservation Program, is a compilation of inventories of local government records identified as having permanent or enduring value and housed primarily in county and municipal offices, but includes some libraries, museums, and historical and genealogical societies that maintain government records. Not all Missouri offices have been inventoried.
- Shelby County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980
Shelby County, Missouri Census Records
- Learn More: State of Missouri 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: 1660-1820
- State Population Schedules: 1844-1881
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- 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, Missouri Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Missouri Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1910 to present
- Marriage Records: from July 1948 to present
- Divorce Records: from July 1948 to present
- Locations: Missouri Office of Vital Statistics
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Vital Records, Jefferson City, MO 65102, Telephone: 573-751-6387
Shelby County, Missouri Resources
- RAOGK Volunteers for Missouri
- Shelby County Historical Society
- Historic Bethel German Colony
- Northeast Missouri Genealogical Society
- Shelby County, Missouri Message Boards
- Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy Boards
Shelby County, Missouri External Links
- Missouri Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Shelby County, Missouri Books - Amazon
- Shelby Co., Missouri - FindaGrave
- Guide to Shelby County and Municipal Records on Microfilm - Missouri State Archives
- Missouri Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Shelby County, Missouri Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Missouri (1808 - 1922)
- Shelby Co. MOGenweb
- Shelby County, Missouri Ancestry Database Collections
- Shelby County, Missouri Military Records