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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Florida]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Clay_County,_Florida|Clay County]]''
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Florida|Florida]]&nbsp;&gt; Clay County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Clay County Florida genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Clay County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption FLGenWeb Project
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sites.google.com/site/claycoflgenweb/ Clay County FLGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Fl-clay.png
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| state = Florida
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| state_map = Florida.png
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| founded year = 1858
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| founded date = December 31
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| seat wl = Green Cove Springs
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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Clay County Courthouse<br>PO Box 698;<br>Green Cove Springs, FL 32043-0698<br>Phone: 904.284.6317&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, probate, court, and land records from 1872 <br>and divorce records from 1859; County Health Department has birth and death <br>rec from 1973 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Florida. Page 133 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Image:Henry Clay.JPG|thumb|right|300px|Henry Clay.JPG]]
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The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay Henry Clay] (1777-1852).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay "Henry Clay,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
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Clay County was created on December 31, 1858, from a section of [[Duval County, Florida|Duval County]]. Its name is in honor of Henry Clay, a famous American statesman, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky, and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century.<ref name="ClayCoFLGenWeb">[http://sites.google.com/site/claycoflgenweb/ Clay County, FLGenWeb], 2011.</ref>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1858--'''Clay County was created 31 December 1858&nbsp;from [[Duval County, Florida|Duval ]]County. <br>'''County seat:''' Green Cove Springs <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1872 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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*[[Baker County, Florida|Baker]]
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*[[Bradford County, Florida|Bradford]]
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*[[Duval County, Florida|Duval]]
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*[[Putnam County, Florida|Putnam]]
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*[[St. Johns County, Florida|St. Johns]]&nbsp;<br>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/FL/Florida.html Florida African American Griots Project]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/florida.htm Florida Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] - Florida cemetery records by County
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*[http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/listcem.asp#FL Veterans Administration National Cemeteries] - Florida National Cemeteries
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Individual cemeteries:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=12461 Jacksonville Memory Garden, Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace] BillionGraves
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=12518 Magnolia Cemetery, Orange Park] BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Florida}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt 1783 Spanish Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1821west.txt 1821 Census/Tax List Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1823west.txt 1823 Census/Tax List Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1880afri.txt 1880 Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/federal.txt Federal Census Information from National Archives]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/statefla.txt State Census Information from Florida State Archives]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/pencensus.txt Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*Doctors Inlet
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/land/nara0233.txt Florida Territorial Land Records]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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[https://sites.google.com/site/claycoflgenweb/history/history-of-clay-co History of Clay County], FLGenWeb
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif 1870 Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif 1882 Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/claycoflgenweb/military/civil-war Civil War Pensioners], Clay Co. FLGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/militarystate.html Florida State Military Files&nbsp;] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/ Pension Transcriptions]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Florida state pension records from various wars&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Pension Project
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*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict]
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*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/claycoflgenweb/newspapers Digitized Newspapers relating to Clay Co], at the FLGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library]
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm Florida Obituaries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties -&nbsp; USGenWeb Obituaries Project
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1871-1885''' - Clay County Marriage Books E thru H Index 1871-1885. Batch {{IGI|M513001}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/54/Igiflorida.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1872-1909''' - Clay County Marriage Books E thru H Index 1872-1909. Batch {{IGI|M737245}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1909-1927''' - Clay County Marriage Index 1909-1927. Batch {{IGI|M737246}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://statearchives.us/public/florida.htm Florida State Archives]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
== Townships and Cities ==
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-FL-001.html Florida State Historical Societies]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Listing by County
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*[http://www.myfloridahistory.org/ Florida Historical Society]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flsgs/ Florida State Genealogical Society]
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==== Family History Centers ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Jacksonville Florida West Family History Center]] (Orange Park)<br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*Family History Library Catalog. Salt Lake City, Utah.
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*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Clay|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Clay/ Clay County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/claycoflgenweb/ Clay County FLGenWeb Project]
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*[http://www.fl-genweb.org/harun/clay/index.html Clay County, FLGenWeb Project, Inc].
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
[[Category:Clay_County,_Florida]]
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Revision as of 19:36, 5 April 2013

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Guide to Clay County Florida genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded December 31, 1858
County Seat Green Cove Springs
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County Courthouse

Clay County Courthouse
PO Box 698;
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043-0698
Phone: 904.284.6317 

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, probate, court, and land records from 1872
and divorce records from 1859; County Health Department has birth and death
rec from 1973 [1]

History

Henry Clay.JPG

The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852).[2]

Clay County was created on December 31, 1858, from a section of Duval County. Its name is in honor of Henry Clay, a famous American statesman, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky, and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century.[3]

Parent County

1858--Clay County was created 31 December 1858 from Duval County.
County seat: Green Cove Springs [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1872 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

Census

For tips on accessing Clay County, Florida census records online, see: Florida Census.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Doctors Inlet

Court

Land

Florida Territorial Land Records

Local Histories

History of Clay County, FLGenWeb

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

  • Florida Obituaries  -  Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties -  USGenWeb Obituaries Project

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Marriage
  • 1871-1885 - Clay County Marriage Books E thru H Index 1871-1885. Batch M513001 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1872-1909 - Clay County Marriage Books E thru H Index 1872-1909. Batch M737245 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1909-1927 - Clay County Marriage Index 1909-1927. Batch M737246 at FamilySearch - free.[5]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Florida. Page 133 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
  3. Clay County, FLGenWeb, 2011.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/54/Igiflorida.pdf.