Shelby County KyGenWeb Project

Shelby County Holdings

Ever wondered where to find Shelby County Records?   Most original documents can be found at the Courthouse Annex, directly behind and across the street from the Courthouse in the County Clerk's Office.  

Where To Find Local Records


Mormon Church: County Court Orders 1804-68; Deeds 1792-1866; Administrator Bonds 1792-1866; Executor Bonds 1816-54; Guardian Bonds 1838-54; Guardian Lists 1798-1859; Wills, Sale Bills, Divisions, Settlements and Dowers etal 1792-1913; tax books 1774-97, 1799-1809, 1811-1830, 1835-37, 1840-75, 1879-92; Marriage bonds 1792-1869. 

State Archives in Frankfort:

Circuit Court Judgement Book 1807-26; Cross index to same 1852-59; Circuit Order Book 1798-1802; Land Deed Depositions 1817-18; Equity Docket 1851-99; Execution Docket 1795-1805; Circuit Court Executions 1858-63; Transcripts of same 1878 only; Judge's Docket book 1853-1873, 1887 on; Chancery Docket 1812-17, 1824-36, 1840-52; Common Law Docket 1842-68; Cross Index to Suits on Docket 1899-1900; Idiot bonds 1895; Orders of Idiot Inquiries 1898. 

County Clerk:

Guardian Covenants 1875; Order Books 1804; Inquest Records 1885; Lists of Guardians 1851-59; Executor Bonds 1823; Volunteer Officers & Soldiers from KY in the War with Mexico Roster 1811-15; Confederate KY Volunteers of the Civil War - Pension Commissioner's Report 1861-65; Land Depositions 1797-1818; Mechanic's Lien Book 1875; Records of deeds for conveyances of land recorded in the office of the District Court before 1 June 1880 1786-1826; Processioneers Reports 1859-97; Processional Lands 1817-58; Land Sold for Taxes 1873-82, 1888 on; Real estate mortgages 1875; Deeds 1794; Guardian Bonds 1835; Administrator Bonds 1823; Guardian's Report Books 1830; Division of Land - Title reports of the Commissioners 1876; Division of Lands and Surveyor's Report 1840-77; Guardian Lists 1863; Guardian Book 1798-1850; Wills & Settlements 1794. 

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Sandi Gorin - 205 Clements Ave., Glasgow, KY 42141-3409
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Shelby County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1792 and Land Records from 1792 and is located at PO Box 819, Shelbyville, KY 40066-0819; Phone: (502) 633-4410, FAX: (502) 633-7887.    The duties of the county clerk are numerous and varied, falling into the general categories of clerical duties of the fiscal court, issuing and registering, recording and keeping records of various legal instruments, election duties, tax duties, transfers, and titling, and issuance of marriage licenses and much more. One of the most important responsibilities of the County Clerk's office is the recording of land records. The most common documents recorded are deeds, mortgages, and assignments and mortgage releases. The other is Marriage Licenses

Shelby County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Probate Records from 1792 and Court Records from 1804 and is located at Courthouse, 501 Main Street, Shelbyville KY 40065; 502/633-1287. .
   The Circuit Clerk's office is responsible for maintaining the records of the circuit court. Divorces, civil litigation, criminal crimes, probate, wills , estates and various other functions.
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