Clay County, South Dakota

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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[South Dakota|South Dakota]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[Clay_County,_South_Dakota|Clay County]]'' {{SDDC}} <br> <br>
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Clay County, South Dakota genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Clay County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption SDGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdclay/ Clay Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = SD-clay.png
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| state = South Dakota
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| state_map = South_Dakota.png
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| founded year = 1862
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| founded date = April 10
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| seat wl = Vermillion
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.claycountysd.org/ Clay County Courthouse]<br>211 W Main Street PO Box 403<br>Vermillion, SD 57069<br>Phone: 605.677.2871&nbsp;<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1905, <br>marriage records from 1880, land records from 1863 <br>and burial records from 1962; Clerk Court has probate records<br>from 1875, court records from 1866 and divorce records from 1889<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Clay County, South Dakota, p.623</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Image:Henry Clay.JPG|thumb|right|300px]]
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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>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
'''1862--'''Clay County was created 10 April 1862 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Vermillion <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1862--'''Clay County was created 10 April 1862 from unorganized territory. <br>'''County seat:''' Vermillion <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*Union
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*[[Cedar County, Nebraska|Cedar County, Nebraska]]
*Lincoln
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*[[Dixon County, Nebraska|Dixon county, Nebraska]]
*Turner
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*[[Lincoln County, South Dakota|Lincoln]]
*Yankton
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*[[Turner County, South Dakota|Turner]]
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*[[Union County, South Dakota|Union]]
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*[[Yankton County, South Dakota|Yankton]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
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==== Census  ====
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'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation &amp; Military Service
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'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 1905''' state census with images can be viewed free at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1477737 FamilySearch Record Search]
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'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 1915''' state census with images can be viewed free at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1476041 FamilySearch Record Search]
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'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 1925 '''state census with images can be viewed free at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1476077 FamilySearch Record Search]<br>
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'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 1935 '''state census with images can be viewed free at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1614831 FamilySearch Record Search]<br>
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'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 1945 '''state census with images can be viewed free at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1747589 FamilySearch Record Search]<br>
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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==== Family History Centers ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Vermillion South Dakota Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=204691&subject_disp=South+Dakota%2C+Clay&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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== References  ==
 
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Clay County, South Dakota genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


Clay County, South Dakota
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Founded April 10, 1862
County Seat Vermillion
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County Courthouse

Clay County Courthouse
211 W Main Street PO Box 403
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605.677.2871 

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1905,
marriage records from 1880, land records from 1863
and burial records from 1962; Clerk Court has probate records
from 1875, court records from 1866 and divorce records from 1889[1]

History

Henry Clay.JPG

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

Parent County

1862--Clay County was created 10 April 1862 from unorganized territory.
County seat: Vermillion [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation & Military Service

   1905 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

   1915 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

   1925 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

   1935 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

   1945 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Clay County, South Dakota, p.623
  2. "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).