Shelby County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Shelby County, Ohio (Map It) was created on April 1, 1819 from Miami County. This county was named for General Isaac Shelby (1750–1826), a Revolutionary War officer and Governor of Kentucky, . Learn More About State of Ohio History

Shelby County is bordered by Auglaize County (north), Logan County (east), Champaign County (southeast), Miami County (south), Darke County (west) .. A Map of Shelby County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Shelby County Cities and Towns include Sidney, Anna, Botkins, Ft. Loramie, Jackson Center, Kettlersville, Lockington, Port Jefferson, Russia. Other communities include Houston, Kirkwood, Maplewood, Pemberton, Swanders. A Map of Shelby County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Shelby County Townships include Clinton, Cynthian, Dinsmore, Franklin, Green, Jackson, Loramie, McLean, Orange, Perry, Salem, Turtle Creek, Van Buren, Washington.

Shelby County, Ohio Courthouse Records

Shelby County, Ohio Courthouse
Shelby County, OH Courthouse
Shelby County Townships Map
Shelby County, OH Township Map

The Shelby County Courthouse is located in Sidney, Ohio. Learn More About State of Ohio Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  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 category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Shelby County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1824 and Probate Records from 1825. The County Clerk of Probate Court handles the probating of wills, estate administrations, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, birth corrections, delayed birth registrations and issues marriage licenses. The Probate Court is that the Probate Judge is the ex-officio Clerk of Courts, thus, the Court performs all the duties as its own Clerk of Courts.
  • Shelby County Recorder has Land Records from 1819. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Shelby County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1819. The County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas is responsible for duties that include filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal and domestic relations cases. Other services provided by the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas are administering oaths, keeping naturalization records, and recording and retention of coroner records.
  • The Shelby County Health Department has Birth & Death Records from 1908-Present. For birth and death records prior to Dec. 20, 1908, contact the Probate Court of this county.

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