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Local Genealogy Resources

Local Genealogy Resources

Use Heritage Quest free with TexShare.  For instructions, log in, and password, call the library at 936-598-5522 .

The library has the following records available:

 Searchable database for The Champion newspaper from the1930’s to  the 1970’s.  The Champion was the county newspaper of record for most of that time period.

Microfilm of “The Light- Champion” from the 1970’s to present.

 Shelby County census records from 1850  to1930.

Dr. Charles Tatum’s books about African American families in Shelby County and their schools.

J.B. Sanders’ rural school census and death records.

Mildred Pinkston’s obituaries and local history books.

For other Shelby County records click here