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Guide to Clay County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Clay County Courthouse
100 N Bridge Street PO Box 548
Henrietta, TX 76365-2858
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1874, probate and land records
from 1873 and court records from 1876
Clay County Histories from the Clay County TXGenweb site.
1873--Records of the first organization were transferred to Montague County, where many were destroyed in a courthouse fire on 25 February 1873.
Places / Localities
Towns and Cities: | Bellevue | Byers | Dean | Henrietta | Jolly | Petrolia |
- Clay County Cemeteries from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
- Clay County Cemeteries - USGenWeb Archives Project
- FindAGrave - Cemeteries of Clay County
- Clay County Cemeteries - Interment.net
- 1860 Federal Census - USGenWeb Archives Project
- Clay County Census Records from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
- Clay County Family Page Links from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.
The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.
- Clay County Land Records from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.'
- Original Land Owners of Texas - USGenWeb Archives Project
- Clay County Landmarks from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
Local histories are available for Clay County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.
Clay County Museum Memories from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
- Clay County Maps from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
- Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
- Confederate Indigent Families - USGenWeb Archives Project
- Confederate Pension Applications Index - USGenWeb Archives Project
- Clay County Military Records from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clay County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- Clay County Newspapers from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
- Clay County Obituaries from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
- Clay County Photos from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas or How to order Texas Vital Records
A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.
- Clay County Marriages from the Clay County TXGenWeb site.
- Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
- Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images
Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903
- Clay County Marriages - USGenWeb Archives Project
- Clay County Divorces - USGenWeb Archives Project
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Texas. Page 661 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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