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June 2021

Added photo of the Findley & Malissa McNaughton Family. (6/3/21)

March 2021

Added transcription of State Historical Society of Iowa Members, 1950-52 from Shelby County. (3/13/21)

November 2020

Added Jonas W. & Mary (Burton) Chatburn Family History. (11/20/20)

October 2020

Updated Century & Heritage Farms list with additions for 2020. [Application forms not all online yet at Dept. of Agriculture]  (10/11/20)

September 2020

Reformatted main History page and added list of town histories. (9/26/20)

Added graduates of St. Boniface School in Westphalia (1929-1955) and St. Mary's School in Portsmouth (1919-1955). (9/15/20)

Added transcription of page 7 (Harlan Township) from the 1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule 5. Mortality Schedule 5 is complete for all of Shelby County. (9/1/20)

August 2020

Added transcription of page 5 (Town of Harlan) and Page 8 (Fairview & Monroe Twps.) from the 1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule 5.(8/30/20)

Added transcriptions of pages 1-4 and 9-10 (Union, Grove, Jefferson, Greeley, Westphalia, Washington, Lincoln, Cass, Shelby, Page & Douglas Twps.) from the 1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule 5, enumerating Shelby County residents who died during the year ending May 31, 1880. The remaining pages/townships are in progress and should be online soon!(8/27/20)

July 2020

Added graduates of St. Paul's School in Defiance (1930-1955). (7/10/20)

June 2020

Added 1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule 2, enumerating Shelby County residents who died during the year ending June 1, 1870. (6/30/20)

Added 1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule 3, enumerating Shelby County residents who died during the year ending June 1, 1860. (6/27/20)

Added Shelby County Population History, including rank among other Iowa counties. (6/24/20)

May 2020

Added Irwin Graduates (1888-1955) and Defiance Graduates (1890-1947). (5/31/20)

Added map links and GPS Coordinates to the Cemeteries page. (5/30/20)

Added map of Rose Hill Cemetery grave locations, contributed by Suzanne Rasmussen. Thank you, Suzanne! (5/21/20)

March 2020

Added one more vintage postcard of Central School, Harlan, contributed by David Shedlock. (3/21/20)

Added five vintage postcards of Harlan churches, one of Bethel Baptist Church, one of Danske Baptist Kirke, two of the Episcopal Church & Parsonage, and one of the Congregational Church. Thank you to David Shedlock! (3/20/20)

Added four vintage postcards of Harlan schools, two of Central School, one of Laurel School, and one of Park School. Thanks again to David Shedlock! (3/19/20)

January 2020

Added Historical Shelby County Legislators. (1/23/20)

Added 7 vintage postcards from the town of Shelby, including street views, Shelby Presbyterian Church, J. M. Sutton Company advertisement, and Shelby Bank receipt. Thanks again to David Shedlock! (1/22/20)

Updated Century & Heritage Farms list with additions for 2019. (1/20/20)

Added 7 vintage photos contributed by David Shedlock from his vintage Iowa postcard collection: St. Joseph's Parsonage, Earling, Kirkman Residence, Defiance Christian Church, Defiance Dutch Theme Greetings, Fifth Street, Defiance, and Danish Windmill, Elk Horn. Thank you, David! (1/17/20)

Added a new Shelby County Newspapers page which overviews the history of newspapers in Shelby county and provides links to free historical Shelby County newspaper archives online. (1/16/20)

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