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Shelby County Alabama History and Profile:

Shelby County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama and is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky. The county seat of Shelby County is Columbiana. As of 2009 U.S. Census estimated the population was 192,503. Shelby County ranks among the 100 highest-income counties in the United States. Shelby County’s growth has accompanied the decline of Birmingham and Jefferson County. The county’s newspaper is the Shelby County Reporter.

Shelby County was established on February 7, 1818, and named for Governor Isaac Shelby (1750–1826), of Kentucky.

Shelby County is home to Oak Mountain State Park, the Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area, and American Village.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Shelby County, Alabama:

* Alabaster
* Birmingham (part of Birmingham is in Jefferson County)
* Calera (part of Calera is in Chilton County)
* Chelsea
* Childersburg (part of Childersburg is in Talladega County)
* Columbiana
* Harpersville
* Helena (part of Helena is in Jefferson County)
* Hoover (part of Hoover is in Jefferson County)
* Indian Springs Village
* Inverness
* Lake Purdy
* Leeds (part of Leeds is in Jefferson County and in St. Clair County)
* Meadowbrook
* Montevallo
* Pelham
* Saginaw
* Shelby (east of Calera)
* Sterrett (northwest of Vincent)
* Vandiver (northeast of Chelsea)
* Vincent (part of Vincent is in St. Clair County and in Talladega County)
* Westover
* Wilsonville
* Wilton

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Shelby County Government

Shelby County Alabama Government – Official Site

Albert L. Scott Library
100 9th Street Nw
Alabaster, AL 35007

Calera Public Library
1241 17th Avenue
Calera, AL 35040

Chelsea Public Library
16623 Highway 280
Chelsea, AL 35043

Columbiana Public Library
50 Lester Street
Columbiana, AL 35051

Harrison Regional Library System
50 Lester Street
Columbiana, AL 35051

Helena Public Library
230 Tucker Road
Helena, AL 35080

North Shelby Library
5521 Cahaba Valley Road
Birmingham, AL 35242

Parnell Memorial Library
845 Valley Street
Montevallo, AL 35115

Pelham Public Library
3160 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124

Wilsonville Public Library
Main Street P.O. Box 24
Wilsonville, AL 35186

Vincent McGraw Library
42860 Highway 25
Vincent, AL 35115
Phone 672-2749
FAX 672-2749
Mon & Thurs 12-6
Tues & Wed 10-4
Sat 8-12

Shelby County Historic Places

Alabama Girls’ Industrial School
Calera Downtown Historic District
Chancellor House
Columbiana City Hall
Helena Historic District
King House
McKibbon House
Old Rock House

Shelby County Genealogy Resources

Shelby County Alabama USGenweb Site

Shelby County, Alabama USGenWeb archives

Shelby County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

Vital Records

If you are outside the state of Alabama and are looking to request copies of vital records you must contact the statewide office of vital records:

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
(334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 262-9563

You can also call (334) 206-5418

There were no birth certificates prior to 1908, some counties may have recorded births in a ledger however. One way to search this centrally is by contacting:

Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-4363

Birth and Death Records have been recorded in Alabama since 1908, Marriage Records since August 1936 and Divorces since 1950.

Census

1850 Federal Census Index & Transcription

1880 Federal Census Transcription – Mortality Schedule

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Shelby County

Shelby County Cemetery Transcriptions
Cemetery Transcriptions (Although both are usgenweb this seems a slightly different listing.)

Query Forums

Genealogy Forums can be a great way to find other people that are researching the same ancestors as you are. Even if they may be not be researching the same direct line but related lines you may find information that is useful in your own research. Make sure to verify any other research that you add to your own research and try to document it well. If asking questions in genealogy forums it is good to provide as much information as possible and in the subject of the posting try to give name and a date or range of dates to help make your query more likely to be found. Posts with titles like “looking for family” or “help!” are too generic and something along the lines of “John Smith b. abt 1828 md. Hannah Jones” would be more helpful to get your post read by those that are interested in the John Smith/Hannah Jones family.

Shelby County, AL at
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News Related to Shelby County, AL

“Shelby County” al – Google News

Shelby County government ready to respond if roads become slick tonight – AL.com


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Shelby County government ready to respond if roads become slick tonight
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Shelby County has encountered cold rain throughout the day while areas of northern Alabama have experienced multiple inches of snowfall. Should weather cause slick roads to develop overnight in Shelby County, road crews will be ready to respond.




Planned protests target Shelby County not issuing same-sex marriage licenses – AL.com


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Planned protests target Shelby County not issuing same-sex marriage licenses
AL.com
In an email to AL.com, group member Amalia Kortright said she originated the idea for the protest and enlisted her peers to participate. Others in the Montevallo area received invitations to join, and she hopes to see people from throughout the area
Univ. of Montevallo students protest Shelby County denial of same-sex marriage WTVM
University of Montevallo students protest over lack of gay marriage licensesAlabama’s13.com
Students protest for same-sex marriage rights at Shelby County courthouseWIAT 42
Shelby County Reporter
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Shelby County probate judge says rulings on same-sex cases don’t apply to his … – AL.com


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Shelby County probate judge says rulings on same-sex cases don't apply to his
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Additionally, "The Shelby County Probate Judge is not a party in those civil suits and is not under the jurisdiction of her orders. No court orders have been issued which alter the legal conclusion that the law which applies in Shelby County, Alabama
Opposite-sex marriage licenses resume in Shelby CountyShelby County Reporter
Why same sex marriage licenses will not be issued in Shelby CountyAlabama’s News Leader
Most Alabama Judges Begin to Issue Licenses for Same-Sex MarriagesNew York Times
Alabama’s13.com -WSFA
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Shelby County temporarily not issuing marriage licenses due to conflicting … – AL.com


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Shelby County temporarily not issuing marriage licenses due to conflicting
AL.com
Shelby County Judge Jim Fuhrmeister this morning announced he would temporarily not issue any marriage licenses due to a conflict between a federal ruling and an order by Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore released Sunday night concerning the legality …
All marriage licenses on hold in Shelby CountyShelby County Reporter
Shelby County will not issue marriage licenses MondayAlabama’s13.com

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North Shelby County residential sewer rates increase 209 percent since 2005 – AL.com

North Shelby County residential sewer rates increase 209 percent since 2005
AL.com
Sewer rates charged by SouthWest Water Company in northern Shelby County are exceeding more than $100 a month this year, generating ongoing complaints from affected residents whose fees have risen more than 200 percent since 2005. SouthWest …




Shelby County Extreme Bull Riding Friday Night – AL.com


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Shelby County Extreme Bull Riding Friday Night
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Shelby County Extreme Bull Riding fans filled the Shelby County Exhibition Center in Columbiana, Alabama Friday night as 32 riders tried their hand aboard bucking bulls. The riders tried to stay on the back of a bull for 8 seconds as they compete for


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