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. 


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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 Community Cemetery

This cemetery is located just off Highway 84 in Joaquin, just across the railroad track by the Baptist Church. 

JUNE 13, 2020

10:00 AM slideshow

11:00 AM songs, business, meeting and speaker.

Bring a covered dish. The committee will furnish ice tea and paper goods. 

Joaquin Cemetery Homecoming is on Saturday June 13th this year. Time to remember with love those who have loved us. Come at 10:00 visit and watch the slideshow. The business meeting starts at 11:00 and will include a speaker on historical topics. There will be drawings for door prizes, the find-a-grave contest for kids, and the ever-growing slide show of over 300 photos of historic people and scenes from old Joaquin. will be on-going during the meal. So cook up your favorite dish or grab a box of fried chicken and head on over to see old friends, make new friends, and visit with cousins!

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

To donate to help with the upkeep of the cemetery mail check to:

Joaquin Community Cemetery Associate

P O Box 236

Joaquin TX 75954-0236



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
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 Rob Yoder, 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: 08 January 2020