Shelby County

Records are arranged by county, municipality, township, school district, and federal records and then alphabetically by office of origin. For records located off-site, please call (937) 775-2092 at least one week in advance to allow time for retrieval.

County Records

Record Title Date Span Format
Auditor
Blind Pension Record 1923-1926 MFM
Blind Relief Commission Minutes 1944-1950 volume
Burial of Indigent Soldiers 1885-1886 MFM
County Road Fund Order Book 1866-1870 volume
Deeds 1835-1873 volume
Enrollment of Militia & Commutations 1865 volume
Fund Ledger n.d. volume
Military Fund Record 1863-1866 volume
Militia Assessors' Returns 1864-1865 volume
Militia Commutations 1864-1865 MFM
Railroad Appraisement Record 1891-1910 MFM
Railroad Record & Order Book 1848-1870 volume
Relief Fund Ledger 1861-1870 2 volumes
School Enumerations 1939-1958 box
School Fund Dividends 1827-1859 4 volumes
School Fund Ledger 1864-1867 volume
School Fund Receipts & Disbursements 1883-1959 volume
School Lands Record 1837-1880 3 volumes
Soldiers' Claim Funds 1865-1867 volume
State Common School Library Account 1855-1860 2 volumes
Township Fund Account Ledger 1832-1847 3 volumes
Township Treasury Receipt for Funds 1870-1893 volume
Board of Education
Annual Statistical Reports 1927-1936 box
Children's Home
Cash Book/Expenditures 1921-1934 volume
Cash Book/Farm Products 1906-1912 volume
Cash Books/Receipts 1906-1930 volume
Receipts & Expenditures 1917-1958 4 volumes
Record of Inmates 1897-1910 MFM
Register of Inmates 1897-1961 volume
Trustees' Minutes 1921-1967 3 volumes
Visits of Indentured Children 1906-1916 volume
Clerk of Courts
Absentee Ballots Civil War Soldiers 1863-1865 box
Bond Record Common Pleas 1819-1833 volume
Census Schedules 1820, 1850, 1860 box
Chancery Records 1839-1857 2 MFM
Circuit Court Appearance Docket 1885-1915 volume
Circuit Court Journal 1885-1912 MFM
Civil Appearance Docket Index 1824-1853 MFM
Common Pleas Civil Docket 1824-1853 MFM
Common Pleas General Index 1818-1857 MFM
Common Pleas Minutes Journal 1819-1854 3 MFM
Coroner's Inquests 1831-1871, 1912-1913 2 boxes
County Officials Bonds & Oaths 1825-1871 2 volumes
District Court Appearance Docket 1855-1915 2 volumes
District Court Index 1881-1883 volume
District Court Journal 1857-1887 MFM
District Court Journal 1882-1884 volume
District Court Record 1859-1883 volume
Election Abstracts of Votes 1819-1874 2 MFM
Election Abstracts of Votes 1819-1877 7 folders
Election Certificates 1819-1847 2 folders
Election Poll Books & Tally Sheets 1819-1865 4 MFM
Fisher's License Record 1936-1937 volume
Judicial Statistics 1883-1931 box & 29 folders
Justice of the Peace Commissions 1874-1956 3 volumes
Mayors' Certificates of Election 1825-1850 volume
Ministers' Licenses 1825-1871 2 volumes
Muster Roll 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 1861 1 folder
National Guard Register 1924-1936 2 volumes
Naturalizations 1814-1857 10 folders
Naturalizations 1814-1872 5 MFM
Petitions & Estates 1820-1866 1 folder
Police Commission Records 1899-1935 volume
Quadrennial Enumerations 1819-1875 MFM
Register of Births 1857-1858 3 folders
Register of Births 1857-1858 MFM
Register of Deaths 1857 MFM
Register of Deaths 1857 1 folder
Register of Marriages 1857-1858 MFM
Register of Marriages 1857-1858 3 folders
Soldiers' Poll Books/Absentee Ballots 1863-1865 MFM
Stray Animal Record 1825-1906 3 volumes
Supreme Court Docket/Fee Book 1825-1846 volume
Supreme Court Docket/Fee Book 1846-1878 volume
Supreme Court Index 1823-1859 MFM
Supreme Court Minutes 1820-1856 MFM
Survey Report Mercer/Shelby County Line 1895 1 folder
Tavern Licenses 1819-1866 21 folders
Transcript Merchants Union Trail 1869 1 folder
Trustees of Soldiers' Monument Fund 1877 1 folder
Wolf Scalp Certificates 1819-1854 box
County Home
Director's Minutes 1878-1918 4 volumes
Drawing of New Building ca. 1969 1 folder
Expenditures & Receipts 1909-1963 3 volumes
Infirmary Director's Minutes 1878-1918 MFM
Program Dedication 1969 1 folder
Record of Inmates 1866-1947 MFM
Visitors' Register 1875-1905 volume
Health District
Annual Reports 1865-1974 2 folders
Probate Court
Criminal Appearance Docket 1855-1895 volume
Criminal Minutes 1861-1895 volume
Criminal Record 1853-1882 volume
Estate & Guardianship Records 1819-1919 138 MFM
Inspection of Treasury 1876-1898 volume
Naturalizations 1843-1906 MFM
Naturalizations 1st Papers 1840-1905 MFM
Register of Worthy Blind 1904-1906 volume
School Examiners Appointments 1894-1914 volume
Will Records 1824-1962 8 MFM
Recorder
Deeds (samples) 1806-1909 2 boxes
Stallion Record 1885-1894 volume
Sheriff
Complaint Log 1938-1948 volume
Jail Register 1879-1923 MFM
Jail Register 1924-1955 4 volumes
Veterans' Services
Soldiers' Relief Commission Minutes 1887-1947 2 MFM

Municipality Records

Record Title Date Span Format

Botkins

Clerk of Council
Ordinances 1895-1917 volume

Sidney

Clerk of Council
Annual Reports 1980 1 folder
Finance Department
Board of Control Minutes 1910-1965 2 volumes
Board of Public Service Minutes 1908-1927 volume
Safety Department Record 1938-1957 volume
Service Department Record 1928-1956 3 volume
Fire Department
Annual Reports 1898-1951 1/2 box
Department Minutes/Fire Records 1894-1902 2 volumes
Expenditures 1894-1903 volume
Fire Records/Statistics 1904-1964 box & 15 volumes
Payroll Time Book 1889-1890 volume
Pension Fund Trustees' Minutes 1922-1966 2 volume
Graceland Cemetery
Burial Permit Register 1908-1913 1 folder
Cash Book 1918-1923 volume
Index to Deeds n.d. volume
Index to Interments n.d. 2 volumes
Interment Record 1867-1926 volume
Journal and Cash Book 1893-1923 3 volumes
Ledger of Accounts 1893-1920 3 volumes
Register of Deeds 1867-1873 volume
Municipal Court
Mayor's Court Criminal Docket (scattered) 1856-1902 6 volumes
Police Department
Arrest Record 1926-1956 4 volumes
Incident Log 1933-1958 6 volume
Pension Fund Trustees' Minutes 1922-1924 volume
Traffic Offense Record 1938-1939 volume
Utilities Department
Water Works Trustees' Minutes 1872-1907 volume

Township Records

Record Title Date Span Format

Clinton Township

Justice of Peace
Civil Docket (scattered) 1854-1905 7 volumes
Criminal Docket 1867-1878 volume

Dinsmore Township

Clerk of Trustees
Proceedings of Trustees 1864-1883 volume

Franklin Township

Clerk of Trustees
Ear Marks/Strays/School Funds 1835-1873 volume
Proceedings of Trustees 1882-1911 2 volumes
Receipts & Expenditures 1881-1905 volume
Receipts & Expenditures 1895-1905 volume

Jackson Township

Clerk of Trustees
Ditch Journal 1890-1897 volume
Proceedings of Trustees 1904-1913 volume
Proceedings of Trustees 1913-1931 2 volumes
Receipts & Expenditures 1904-1905 volume

Loramie Township

Clerk of Trustees
Proceedings of Trustees 1853-1888 2 volumes

McLean Township

Justice of Peace
Criminal Docket (scattered) 1853-1956 2 volumes
Register of Marriages 1943-1955 volume
Stray Animal Record 1854-1867 volume

Van Buren Township

Clerk of Trustees
Ditch Journal 1908-1930 volume
Poor Relief Record 1895-1902 volume

School Records

Record Title Date Span Format

Clinton Township

Board of Education
Account of School Money 1893-1901 volume
Subscription List 1850 1 folder
Treasurer
Account of School Moneys 1893-1901 volume

Orange Township

Board of Education
Minutes/Records of School Districts 6 & 7 1870-1886 volume

Federal Records

Record Title Date Span Format
U.S. Census for Ohio - Shelby County 1820-1930 11 MFM