The Shelby County Historical Museum is a premier place to conduct family research
We have a knowledgeable and friendly staff who cannot wait to help you with your research questions. Our comfortable reading room is a great environment to come and get some hands-on experience with your family's history. Additionally, we have a fantastic climate-controlled library that houses over 2,500 historic books!
We realize that not everyone has the time to come to our facility. As such, we offer long-distance research services as well! If you have a research request, you can pay a nominal fee of $20.00, to compensate for the time of our resident scholars, and trust that we will discover all we can. However, this service is also free to members! Please click below if you would like to order a Research Request.
If you do not have the time to conduct genealogical research yourself, why not let us? Our knowledgeable staff will do all they can to discover the information you seek in your request.
After paying the Research fee, we will reach out to you for information regarding your request within 1 business day. The amount of time these requests take vary on a case-by-case basis, and sometimes there is no information to be found.
Rest assured that our resident scholars will do all they can to find your answers.
THIS SERVICE IS FREE FOR MEMBERS OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, CONTACT US DIRECTLY AND WE WILL VERIFY YOUR STATUS AND PROCESS YOUR REQUEST.
* A $1.00 Credit/Debit Card fee has been built into this transaction