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Shelby County Museum Association
  • NewShelby County's Museum Trail

    Then click on "Show Tour Map" and you may then click on any of the listed museums and enjoy their panoramic virtual tour.
    Don't forget to click and download your "Trail Guide" [top right corner].
    We hope by seeing a glimpse of our museums you will want to visit each of them and explore the wonders Shelby County's Museums can provide!


  • NewAll In A Day's Drive
  • NewWalking & Biking in Shelby County by Leadership Shelby County Class of 2004


  • Shelby County Pioneer Certificate Program
  • Shelby County Pioneer Certificate Program Updated


  • History of Shelby County
  • History of Shelby County ~ By Bobby Joe Seales ... Including slide presentation.
  • 1895 Sketches of the History of Shelby County ~ By Rev. E.B. TeagueNew
  • Shelby County Alabama Birthday Celebration ~ Slide Show ... February 7, 2010
  • Shelby County Alabama Birthday Celebration ~ Slide Show ... February 6, 2011
  • Shelby County Alabama Birthday Celebration ~ Slide Show ... February 5, 2012
  • Shelby County Alabama Birthday Celebration ~ Slide Show ... February 3, 2013
  • Shelby County Alabama Birthday Celebration ~ Slide Show ... February 2, 2014
  • Shelby County Courthouse & Anniversary ~ 1906-2006
    Including video, slide presentation and cornerstone ceremony speech.
  • Shelby County Alabama Probate Judges: 1818 To Date ~ By Bobby Joe Seales
  • Shelby County Alabama Sheriffs: 1818 To Date ~ By Bobby Joe Seales
  • Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. ~ Shelby County Museum & Archives




  • Click here to see a sample of the 2013Quarterly Newsletter  New

  • Shelby Iron Company ~ Beginning of operation dates back to 1846.
  • Shelby Hotel ~ Gives glimpse of the past.
  • Shelby Springs ~ The most notable resort in central Alabama.
  • Mining ~ There was a time when it was king.
  • Helena ~ Prize winning article on the History of Helena.
  • Longview ~ Its population, enterprises, etc.
  • Keystone Lime Company's Plant ~ One of the greatest of its kind.
  • Concise History of Columbiana ~ A story of great interest.
  • Bird's Eye View of the Early History of Columbiana ~ As told by E.B. Teague.
  • 1937 Columbiana Culture Club History and Achievements ~ By Fay Miles BentonNew
  • Columbiana, Shelby County Seat, Developing Rapidly ~ August 18, 1929.
  • Early Days In and Around Montevallo
  • Alabama Counterfeiters  New
    The story of the romp through Alabama by counterfeiter Tom Davis and his gang of scoundrels and of Shelby County cohort Smith Randall the "spiller of the beans."
  • Alabama's Stagecoach Route Through Leeds
    Road, River and Cultures Connect Three Alabama Counties.
  • The Beginning of Alabaster ~ Watch us grow!
  • Siluria Cotton Mills ~ Beginning of operation dates back to 1896. Updated
    Thomas Carlyle Thompson | Thompson High School | Blue Spring Farm | James Thomas Phillips |
    The 1953 Tornado | Please check back often as additional "history" is added!
  • Early History of Calera ~ By Bobby Joe Seales
  • History of Harpersville
  • History of Pelham ~ The Gateway of Opportunity
  • Early History of Vincent
  • History of Wilsonville
  • First Iron Made in County was Forged in Wilton
  • U.S. Census Bureau ~ Facts about Shelby County, Alabama.
  • Shelby County STATISTICS


  • Shelby County Pages
  • Maps of Shelby County Alabama
  • Listing of Shelby County Alabama Cemeteries ~ With maps for directions.
  • Shelby County Alabama Cemetery Census Index Updated
  • Tidbits of the Past In Shelby County Alabama Updated
  • Oral Histories of Women in Shelby County and Oral History CD Index New
    These CDs are available for your listening at the Shelby County Museum & Archives. Sorry, copies are not available to purchase.
  • 1904 Register of Voters
  • 1905 Register of Voters
  • Early Shelby County Alabama Birth and Death Records
  • 1850 Shelby County Alabama Mortality Schedule
  • 1860 Shelby County Alabama Mortality Schedule
  • 1870 Shelby County Alabama Mortality Schedule
  • 1880 Shelby County Alabama Mortality Schedule
  • 1866-1959 Index To Obituaries
  • 1960-1969 Index To Obituaries
  • 1970-1979 Index To Obituaries
  • 1980-1989 Index To Obituaries
  • 1990-1999 Index To Obituaries
  • 2000-2009 Index To Obituaries New
  • 1820 Shelby County Alabama Census
  • 1830 Shelby County Alabama Census Index
  • 1840 Shelby County Alabama Census Index
  • 1850 Shelby County Alabama Census Index
  • 1850 Shelby County Alabama Census ~ With Index.
  • Early Shelby County Alabama Marriages ~ Not in the Marriage Record Books.
  • Marriages by Rev. Marion Walker Jones ~ Alpha by Groom.
  • 1824-1850 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1849-1859 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1859-1867 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1860-1869 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1869-1885 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1885-1891 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1891-1896 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1896-1899 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1900-1905 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1904-1906 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1907-1911 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1911-1915 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1914-1919 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1919-1923 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1923-1927 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1927-1930 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1930-1932 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1932-1934 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1934-1935 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • 1935-1936 Shelby County Alabama Marriage Index
  • Shelby County Alabama Courthouse Record Books
    Maintained at the Shelby County Museum & Archives. Updated
  • Catalog of Library Books In Archives
    Maintained at the Shelby County Museum & Archives. Updated
  • Shelby County Alabama ~ Welcome to Shelby County, Alabama.
  • Shelby County Tax Records Search ~ Current Index Data for Property Owners.
  • Shelby County Probate Court ~ Current Index Data and Images.
  • Harrison Regional Library System
  • Index to Early Deed Book
  • Index to Will Book "B" ~ 1818-1841 Updated
  • Index to Will Book "D" ~ 1841-1846
  • Index to Will Book "E" ~ 1846-1851
  • Index to Will Book "H" ~ 1856-1867
  • Index to Will Book "K" ~ 1849-1854
  • Index to Will Book "1" ~ 1896-1925
  • Index to Record of Estates & Incorporations Book "A" ~ 1871-1899
  • 1818-1836 Shelby County Alabama County Court Record Index
    Orphans Court was later replaced by Probate Court. In addition, this first Orphans Court Record Book has been transcribed.
  • 1856-1869 Chancery Record Book Index
    Chancery Court was later replaced by Circuit Court.
  • Shelby County Alabama Divorce Case Files Index ~ Through 1950
    Original "loose paper records" are maintained at the Shelby County Museum & Archives.
  • 1818-1915 Shelby County Alabama Probate Estate Files Index
    Original "loose paper records" are maintained at the Shelby County Museum & Archives.
  •    Shelby County Alabama Miscellaneous "Drawer - A"
  • Complainant "A thru C" Index
  • Complainant "D thru G" Index
  • Complainant "H thru L" Index
  • Complainant "M thru O" Index
  • Complainant "P thru R" Index
  • Complainant "State" Index [Part One]
  • Complainant "State" Index [Part Two]
  • Complainant "S" Index
  • Complainant "T thru Z" Index
    Original records are maintained at the Shelby County Museum & Archives.
    To acquire copies from these files please mail $12 per listed file with request to
    Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. ~ P.O. Box 457 ~ Columbiana, AL 35051 ... or order using PayPal.
    Be sure to indicate "Drawer No." and "Packet No." and all other referenced information.
  •    Shelby County Alabama Miscellaneous "Drawer - B"
  • Complainant "A thru C" Index
  • Complainant "D thru G" Index
  • Complainant "H thru L" Index
  • Complainant "M thru O" Index
  • Complainant "P thru R" Index
  • Complainant "State" Index
  • Complainant "S" Index
  • Complainant "T thru Z" Index
    Original records are maintained at the Shelby County Museum & Archives.
    To acquire copies from these files please mail $12 per listed file with request to
    Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. ~ P.O. Box 457 ~ Columbiana, AL 35051 ... or order using PayPal.
    Be sure to indicate "Drawer No." and "Packet No." and all other referenced information.
  • Shelby County Alabama Miscellaneous "Drawer - C" Index
    Original records are maintained at the Shelby County Museum & Archives.
    To acquire copies from these files please mail $12 per listed file with request to
    Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. ~ P.O. Box 457 ~ Columbiana, AL 35051 ... or order using PayPal.
    Be sure to indicate "Drawer No." and "Packet No." and all other referenced information.
  • Shelby County Alabama Miscellaneous "Drawer - D" Index
    Original records are maintained at the Shelby County Museum & Archives.
    To acquire copies from these files please mail $12 per listed file with request to
    Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. ~ P.O. Box 457 ~ Columbiana, AL 35051 ... or order using PayPal.
    Be sure to indicate "Drawer No." and "Packet No." and all other referenced information.
  • 1861-1868 List of Jurors
  • 1869 Election Notice ~ With List of the Registered Voters by Precinct.
  • 1869 List of License Granted
  • Shelby County Alabama Military Casualties
    Inscription on monument erected by American Legion.
    Includes WWI, WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War.
  • Companies of Alabama Confederate Units ... Organized In or Near Shelby County ~ Compiled By Stephen Barber
  • Muster Roll for Alabama 18th Infantry Regiment, Company "I" ~ Shelby County.
  • RootsWeb MESSAGE BOARD for Shelby County Alabama
  • Welcome to ALGenWeb Archives ~ Shelby County.
  • Shelby County Alabama Lookups ~ Books with owner listed.


  • Local Newspaper Obituaries
  • Shelby County Reporter Obituaries
  • Click Here ~ To review "Obituaries Online"
    From The Birmingham News, Mobile Register, and The Huntsville Times
    Updated Daily ... Two Week Archives


  • Shelby County Local Resources
  • Shelby County Historical Society, Inc.
  • Museum & Archives

  • 1854 Old Courthouse
    P.O. Box 457 ~ Columbiana, Alabama 35051-0457
    Phone: (205) 669-3912

    Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am til 3:00 pm ~ Closed Holidays
    [Temporarily Closed on Saturdays Until Further Notice]

     Most all the county historical records are maintained at the above address, not at the county courthouse.
  • Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. ~ History, Membership, and Books for Sale.
  • Other Books for Sale
    Available Publications with Connections to Shelby County Alabama. Updated


  • Sites to Shelby County Related Families

    If you maintain or have knowledge to a genealogy website that is related to
    Shelby County families please  e-mail me  and I will be glad to reference it here!
  • My Connections to Shelby County ~ By Bobby Joe Seales Updated
    Abraham & Clarissy Seale | Enoch & Biddy Seale | Green Berry & Sarah Seale | Rev. William Seale |
    David Lindsay, A Revolutionary War Soldier | Jessie Jonas Keith | John James Cabaniss |
    The Stamps Family | Thomas Essman | The James Massey Family |
    Please check back often as other "connections" are added!
  • John Turner Cromwell ~ By Marshall T. Page and Bobby Joe Seales
  • Hookem Cow ~ Dedicated to the flight crew of B-24H-25-FO
  • Rufus Monroe DeShazo ~ By William C. Scott, Jr.
  • Needham Lee, Sr. ~ Article from the "Lee Room" in the Shelby County Museum
  • Descendants of Joshua Marcus, 1772-1854 New
  • Menawa, A Chief of the Upper Creeks ~ By Miriam R. Fowler
  • The Branches, Limbs and Twigs of My Families
    The Abbott & Howard Families of Shelby County
  • The Allen, Harper, Draper, and Lovelady of Shelby Co., Ala.
  • The Atchison, Carden, Merrell, and Weldon Families of Shelby
  • Out On a Limb ~ Barnes, Lester, Jackson and Harper Family Lines
  • My Alabama Davis & Lowery Leaves, Branches and Roots
  • Ancestors & Descendants of Moses Johnson of Shelby County Alabama
  • Southern Heritage ~ By Charmon Brinson Hale
  • McDonald Family Genealogy File
  • The Crawford - Thomas Family Home Page
    Crawford | Thomas | Goodgame | Connell | Merrell
  • Dorrough and Dorough Family Site
  • The Book Theophilus
    A story depicting the lives and history of
    " THE SOD-BUSTIN', TOBACCO-CROPPIN', COTTON-PICKIN', Southern Goodwins"
  • The George Ingram Family
    Including Ingram, Alexander, Johnsey, and others from Shelby County
  • The Lambert - Busby Family ~ Including Rev. M.E.B. Jones Family from Shelby County
  • Barbara Craddock Shultz ~ The Whole Shebang
    Including (5 Generations) Descendants of David Lindsey ... and many more families
  • The Jacob Nabors Descendants of Shelby County ~ By John Robert Walker
  • Sawyer Lines ~ Researching William Early Sawyer and his wife, Sarah Woolley Sawyer
  • The Seagle & Roman Family Home Page
  • Two Hundred Years of Our American Families ~ Including Shelby County Thweatt, Martin, Stewart and Posey Families
  • Henry B. Walthall ~ A Tribute Page to the Silent Film Star


  • Other Queries
  • GenForum ~ Check it out!
  • Birmingham Genealogical Society
    Queries, Surnames, Cemetery Surveys, and More!
  • ALGenWeb Unknown Alabama County Queries


  • Other Lookups

    People who have lookups available, but not specifically for Shelby County Alabama.
  • CD Lookups
    Has a list of volunteers, a list of the CDs they own, and who are willing to do free lookups.
  • Shelby County Alabama Lookups ~ Books with owner listed.


  • Other Related Sites
  • Alabama Bicentennial ~ Explore this website to find out more.
  • Alabama State Song ~ Music and lyrics, for your enjoyment!
  • Shelby County Legislative Delegation Office New
  • 1803-1879 U.S. Land Offices in Alabama
    This data accounts for the several land districts
    fixed at different periods in the first 75 years of the state's history.
  • History of Alabama
    and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, from the earliest period. By Albert James Pickett.
  • Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage New
  • National Register of Historic Places ~ Shelby County Alabama New
  • Ancestry Connections
  • The Official Land Patent Records Site
  • Alabama Department of Transportation Road Map
    Useful in locating and identifying cemeteries in individual Alabama counties. New
  • Family Search ~ Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Society Hill ~ A Directory of Genealogical and Historical Societies
  • History of Shelby County from the Alabama Department of Archives & History
  • Alabama Department of Public Health ~ Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Certificates ... Order Online
  • Genealogy Home Page
  • National Genealogical Society
  • Alabama Civil War Regimental Histories
  • First Alabama Cavalry ~ Men of the Hills!
  • Selected Civil War Photographs
  • U.S. Civil War Center
  • Civil War Service Database ~ A-Z
  • That's War ~ Author Brannon Sirmon ... Taken from his great-grandfather’s genuine World War I journal New
  • Alabama Casualties during the Korean War
  • The VietNam Casualty Search Page
    Detailed information for names on "The Wall" (Vietnam Veterans Memorial).
  • Alabama Veterans Memorial
  • Cahaba-Coosa Chapter, Alabama Society, Sons of the American Revolution
    Cahaba-Coosa Chapter was chartered in Pelham, Shelby County, Alabama on August 22, 2003.
  • Alabama Cemetery Preservation Alliance ~ Check this out!
  • Blue Star Salute of Alabama
  • TopoZone ~ The Web's Topographic Map.
  • USGS Geography
    The National Map ... The Nation's Topographic Map for the 21st Century.
  • Social Security Death Index Interactive Search
    You can attach a message to any of the records in the SSDI by using
    the "Post-em Interactive Edit" feature!
  • Search the Alabama USGenWeb Archives Project - or search any select County in Alabama
  • Surname Resources at RootsWeb ~ Check this out!
  • US County Resources at RootsWeb ~ Check this out!
  • Alabama Vital Records Information
  • United States Census Bureau Home Page
  • Alabama Genealogical Society ~ check out Alabama Loose Records Index New
  • Alabama Newspapers on Microfilm
    The Shelby County newspapers, and many of the older ones of surrounding or nearby counties,
    are located at the Shelby County Museum & Archives.
  • Native American Resources
  • Switchboard: On-line telephone directory


  • Interesting Sites to Visit
  • ALGenWeb ~ with links to County Index
  • USGenWeb Project ~ with links to Table of States or Graphical Map
  • WorldGenWeb ~ "Connecting the World Genealogical Community"
    If you are researching your emigrant ancestors then this is a must-see website!
  • USGenWeb Kidz
    This is a great site for our younger generation of genealogists to get a start on tracing their roots.
    Be sure to visit  WorldGenWeb  for Kids!


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    Shelby County Courthouse
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    Last updated: 25 October 2014
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