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Shelby County Texas

Genealogy, Historical & Museum Societies of Shelby County Texas

Shelby County Historical Society Museum & Genealogical Library

230 Pecan Street

P O Box 1542

Center, TX 75935-1542 936-598-3613



Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society
P. O. Box 726  - 317 Bremond Street
Timpson, TX 75975   Call for hours. 
Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of each month at 3:00 PM in the library. 


EAST TEXAS RESEARCH CENTER is the regional Historical Resource Depository for the inactive county records of Nacogdoches, Angelina, Cherokee, Panola, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby counties.  Marriage, probate, deeds, and other records are available on microfilm and may borrowed on interlibrary loan.

Steen Library    
Box 13055, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3055  




A part of the State Archives Division of the Texas State Library, it serves as the Regional Depository for Southeast Texas which is defined as the ten counties of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, and Tyler.  Primarily a research facility for the general public, the Center collects items that document the history of Southeast Texas.  Its holdings include local government records, manuscripts, artifacts, books, maps, photographs, oral history tapes, newspaper, microfilms and archives of individuals, families, businesses and social organizations.  Even though Shelby County is not included in this, this is a great resource for genealogy research.  Your library can interloan any of the above counties records that are available.  Please check with your local librarian.

For more information call 409-336-8821 or write P. O. Box 310 Liberty, TX. 77575

The center is located 3 miles north of Liberty on FM 1011, off of State Highway 146.  It is open to the public, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00AM to 4:00 PM.  Additional hours are available for groups by appointment.  Group tours must be made two weeks in advance.  Free admission.                                                                                 



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