Welcome to
Shelby County Texas

I am Jane Sanford-Hogan Keppler, the county coordinator for Shelby County Texas .   I was born in 1952 just across the border in DeSoto Parish, LA, but my parents and grandparents were born and raised in Shelby County, TX.   I now own property in Joaquin, Texas that was once my great grandparents.   Click here to meet me.

Suzanne Sowell  is the county co-coordinator.  Suzanne lives in neighboring San Augustine County and has roots in Shelby County for both her and her husband side of the family. 


We are looking for help with this website!!  If you are interested and have the time to help, email Jane.   


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WE NEED YOUR HELP! Shelby County TXGenWeb Project needs your records.
Please submit anything which maybe of value to other researchers: Bible records, marriage records, wills, pension records, land records, death and obituary records, photos, and old letters. County, community, church, and school histories.  Your help in helping other researchers is vital to the success of the TXGenWeb Project.

Just contact Jane Sanford-Hogan Keppler with your information or

County of the Month Winners Circle!

Click here to nominate Shelby COUNTY!!!!nn


Announce your family reunion, class reunion, cemetery cleaning!!!!!!  just email me...



Joaquin Cemetery Homecoming

JUNE 8, 2024

Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church, Joaquin.

10:30 AM  

11:00 AM songs, business.

Bring a a covered dish for potluck lunch.. 

The committee will furnish the  ice and paper products.

The program will be Rose Deskin and she will talk about the Bazer family.

Have any photos of people, places or events, please email: websterfarms@windstream.net

More info to follow soon on Facebook.




Helpful Links

* Ancestry Charts & Forms * Texas Heritage Online
* Birth Date Calculator * Texas Muster Rolls & Military Records - 1835-1836
* Family Search Pilot Site * Texas Research Helps
* Find the State a SSN was issued in * Texas State Vital Records
*   * The Handbook of Texas Online
* related to TEXAS * The USGenWeb Project
* Lone Star Junction * Tombstone Project
* Neighbor Louisiana * TXGenWeb Archives
* Portal to Texas History  * TXGenWeb County Index
* Social Security Death Index * TX Family Group Sheets
* Soundex Converter * WorldGenWeb
  * Vietnam War Casualties from Texas (Vietnam Virtual Wall)

The surfing committee is in need of volunteers to choose a County of the Month.  This is a great place to learn about Texas and it's counties and what is expected of a Coordinator.  Contact
Laura Gregory Roberts or Jane Keppler for more information.



If you are interested in adopting a county, please check out the Orphan page.  

If you or your genealogy group would like  to sponsor a county, please contact Gina Heffernan, State Coordinator.




Copyright 1997-present by Jane Keppler. This information may be used by individuals for their own personal use, libraries and genealogical societies. Commercial use of this information is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from Jane Keppler. If material is copied, this copyright notice must appear with the information and please email me and let me know. Neither the Site Coordinators nor the volunteers assume any responsibility for the information or material given by the contributors or for errors of fact or judgment in material that is published at this website.

Page Modified: 11 May 2024