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Don't let Covid-19 interrupt your genealogy research: Why using our online indexes can help

It is true that Covid-19 has had an impact on the number of visitors we have had at the Shelby County Museum & Archives. And it is understandable that we need to take extra precautions to protect our health and the health of our family and friends. But that doesn't mean that you need to give up on digging into your family's past.

But for those that aren't comfortable with in-person visits, you have the option of searching our collections from the comfort and safety of your home. Our extensive collection of online indexes is a great place to start.

Interested in old court cases? Click this here to visit our index of loose court records. You never know what you might find!

Are you interested in learning more about a specific topic related to Shelby County? Click here to visit our Topic File Index. We have over 600 files on a wide range of subjects, such as local schools, churches, historic buildings, local communities, plus much more.

Please take a moment to look at our collection of indexes to find out what else we have at the Shelby County Museum & Archives.

Many of our indexes have order forms where you can request copies of a file for a fee. We also encourage you to give us a call at 205-669-3912 during our normal business hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and let us help you with your research. A preliminary conversation with our research assistant can help put you on a clear path to finding the information you need. If we have information you need, we can discuss the cost of research and copies at that time.

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