Mar 3, 2021

City of Shelby, Ohio, Awarded Grant to Digitize Records Dating From 1863

The city of Shelby has been awarded a $2,967 grant through the Ohio History Fund to digitize and transcribe approximately 5,800 pages of city council minutes, incorporation records and ordinances dating from 1863 through 1934.

The project sponsored by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission will involve partners Marvin Memorial Library and the Richland County – Shelby Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Once scanned, the images will be uploaded to the library’s section of the Ohio Memory Project. Genealogy chapter volunteers will transcribe any handwritten minutes. The entire project will be searchable and freely available to the public.

You can read more in an article published in the Richland Source web site at:

My thanks to newsletter reader Resa Hennings for telling me about this article.