Archive Research Request
Shelby County Archive Research Request
A flat fee of $35.00 is charged for research inquiries. This includes up to 20 pages of research material and the postage to mail your research to you.
Please provide as much detail about your request as possible. Let us know what information you are seeking, and what you already know. This will allow us to handle your request quickly, and avoid duplicating research you have already done. We handle requests in the order they are received, so please be patient.
Prior to submitting a research request, please check our online ARCHIVE COLLECTION. You may find that the item you are looking for (such as a probate estate file) can be purchased individually for less than the cost of $35 research request.
You may also conduct research in person at the SHELBY COUNTY MUSEUM & ARCHIVES. We are open Tuesday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 3 P.M., and the second Saturday of each month from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. Masks are required due to Covid-19 precautions. Please refer to our CALENDAR for holiday hours. We are usually closed the last two weeks of the year.