Shelby County, Tennessee

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Shelby is a county in Tennessee. It was formed in 1819 from the following county/ies: Indian lands, Hardin. Shelby began keeping birth records in 1880, marriage records in 1819, and death records in 1848. It began keeping land records in 1821, probate records in 1824, and court records in 1820. For more information, contact the county at 150 Washington Ave., Memphis 38103. On the attached map, Shelby is located at A8. Some Shelby County Probate Court records are available at the Shelby County Public Archives–see Archives, Libraries, and Societies. This includes probate minute books, 1867—1900 and loose papers and wills, 1820—1900 for Shelby County. The Probate Court Clerk’s Office has wills, 1900-present; minute books, 1900-present; and loose papers, 1900-present.

For information about the state of Tennessee see Tennessee Family History Research.

The Counties and County Seats of Tennessee

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