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The Shelby County Genealogical Society was founded in 1975 through RossCenterinterest created when free classes for beginning genealogists were offered at the Amos Memorial Library by Library Director Doris Stephens and DAR members Barbara Adams and Gene Mosley. The Society currently has 87 members nationwide.

Partnering with the Shelby County Historical Society in 2015, the society now has a permanent home in the Barbara Adams Genealogy Research Center in the Ross Historical Center, where we house a wealth of information relevant to our Shelby County ancestors, including birth, marriage, divorce, death, Children’s Home, school, church, military, will abstracts, land sales, executors and administrators.




  • President………….Ray Crump
  • Vice President…..Karen Sayre
  • Secretary………….Robin Laughlin
  • Treasurer………….Margaret Eleanor Kessler

Newsletter Editor

  • Phil Abbott

Society Meetings

The Shelby County Genealogical Society meets at 7:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (excluding March & December) at the Ross Historical Center, 201 N Main Ave, in Sidney.


Your Shelby County Genealogical Society is always here to help!