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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Clay County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1825 | founded date = February 12 | seat = Brazil | building image = | building address = <br>609 E Nation Avenue<br>Brazil, IN 47834-2797<br>Phone: 812.448.9024<br> [http://www.claycountyin.gov/ Clay County Courthouse]}}  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Clay County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1825 | founded date = February 12 | seat = Brazil | building image = | building address = <br>609 E Nation Avenue<br>Brazil, IN 47834-2797<br>Phone: 812.448.9024<br> [http://www.claycountyin.gov/ Clay County Courthouse]}}  
  
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=== Historical Facts ===
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
 
 
*[[Greene County, Indiana|Greene]]  
 
*[[Greene County, Indiana|Greene]]  
 
*[[Owen County, Indiana|Owen]]  
 
*[[Owen County, Indiana|Owen]]  
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*[[Putnam County, Indiana|Putnam]]  
 
*[[Putnam County, Indiana|Putnam]]  
 
*[[Vigo County, Indiana|Vigo]]
 
*[[Vigo County, Indiana|Vigo]]
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
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'''November 1851''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
 
'''November 1851''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
  
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
  
=== Resources ===
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=== Resources ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
==== Bible Records ====
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==== Biographies  ====
  
==== Biographies ====
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==== Business Records  ====
  
==== Business Records ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
 
 
*Cemetery Index - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inclay/cemeteries/cemetery_index.htm INGenWeb]  
 
*Cemetery Index - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inclay/cemeteries/cemetery_index.htm INGenWeb]  
 
*see Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clay/ Linkpendium]
 
*see Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clay/ Linkpendium]
  
==== Census Records ====
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==== Census Records ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
 
*Census Index - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inclay/census/census_index.htm INGenWeb]  
 
*Census Index - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inclay/census/census_index.htm INGenWeb]  
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Clay County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Clay County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
==== Church Records ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
*Churchs Index - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inclay/churches/churches_index.htm INGenWeb]
 
*Churchs Index - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inclay/churches/churches_index.htm INGenWeb]
==== Court Records ====
 
  
==== Directories ====
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==== Directories ====
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*Directory of Businesses in Clay County, Indiana (1858) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Businesses in Clay County, Indiana (1858) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
 
  
==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups  ====
  
==== Genealogies ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
==== Histories ====
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==== Genealogies  ====
[[Image:Henry Clay.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]  
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==== Histories ====
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[[Image:Henry Clay.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Henry Clay.JPG]]  
  
 
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>  
 
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>  
===== Local Histories =====
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*History Index - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inclay/history/history_index.htm INGenWeb]<br>
 
*History Index - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inclay/history/history_index.htm INGenWeb]<br>
  
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*Travis, William. ''A History of Clay County Indiana: Closing of the First Century's History of the County and Showing the Growth of Its People Institutions Industries and Wealth Vols 1 and 2''. (New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1981.)&nbsp;977.244 H2t FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|175735|item|disp=FHL Collection}} Vol. .1 {{FSbook|101359}} &nbsp;&nbsp;Vol.2 {{FSbook|101815}} &nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-clay-county-indiana-closing-of-the-first-centurys-history-of-the-county-and-showing-the-growth-of-its-people-institutions-industries-and-wealth-vols-1-and-2/oclc/500044227&referer=brief_results other library]
 
*Travis, William. ''A History of Clay County Indiana: Closing of the First Century's History of the County and Showing the Growth of Its People Institutions Industries and Wealth Vols 1 and 2''. (New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1981.)&nbsp;977.244 H2t FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|175735|item|disp=FHL Collection}} Vol. .1 {{FSbook|101359}} &nbsp;&nbsp;Vol.2 {{FSbook|101815}} &nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-clay-county-indiana-closing-of-the-first-centurys-history-of-the-county-and-showing-the-growth-of-its-people-institutions-industries-and-wealth-vols-1-and-2/oclc/500044227&referer=brief_results other library]
==== Land and Property ====
 
  
==== Maps ====
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==== Maps ====
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*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clay/maps/ Linkpendium]
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clay/maps/ Linkpendium]
  
 
==== Military Records  ====
 
==== Military Records  ====
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*List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Clay County, Indiana (Source:[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n31/mode/1up Internet Archive])<br>  
 
*List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Clay County, Indiana (Source:[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n31/mode/1up Internet Archive])<br>  
 
*Clay County Veterans at State Soldiers Home, Lafayette, Indiana (1906) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Clay County Veterans at State Soldiers Home, Lafayette, Indiana (1906) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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===== ''Revolutionary War, 1775-1783''  =====
 
===== ''Revolutionary War, 1775-1783''  =====
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*Revolutionary War Soldiers of Clay County (Source: [http://visions.indstate.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/isulib&CISOPTR=1128 Wabash Valley Visions &amp; Voices])
 
*Revolutionary War Soldiers of Clay County (Source: [http://visions.indstate.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/isulib&CISOPTR=1128 Wabash Valley Visions &amp; Voices])
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===== ''Civil War, 1861-1865''  =====
 
===== ''Civil War, 1861-1865''  =====
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&nbsp;[http://www.claycountyin.gov/metadot/index.pl?id=2170;isa=Category;op=show Clay County Civil War Veterans]  
 
&nbsp;[http://www.claycountyin.gov/metadot/index.pl?id=2170;isa=Category;op=show Clay County Civil War Veterans]  
  
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===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918''  =====
 
===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918''  =====
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*Gold Star Honor Roll Indiana Men and Women who Died in the Service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War (Source: [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/clay/rollofhonor.html Genealogy Trails History Group])  
 
*Gold Star Honor Roll Indiana Men and Women who Died in the Service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War (Source: [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/clay/rollofhonor.html Genealogy Trails History Group])  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Indiana.Clay+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 World War I Draft Registration Cards], 1917-1918 Clay County (Source: Explore Ancestry for free) ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Indiana.Clay+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 World War I Draft Registration Cards], 1917-1918 Clay County (Source: Explore Ancestry for free) ($)
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===== ''World War II, 1941-1945''  =====
 
===== ''World War II, 1941-1945''  =====
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*[http://www.claycountyin.gov/metadot/index.pl?id=2176;isa=Category;op=show Clay County World War II Veterans]  
 
*[http://www.claycountyin.gov/metadot/index.pl?id=2176;isa=Category;op=show Clay County World War II Veterans]  
 
*[http://www.claycountyin.gov/metadot/index.pl?id=2176;isa=Category;op=show]Clay County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/clay1.htm AccessGenealogy) ]<br>&nbsp;(above was copy from Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.claycountyin.gov/metadot/index.pl?id=2176;isa=Category;op=show]Clay County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/clay1.htm AccessGenealogy) ]<br>&nbsp;(above was copy from Linkpendium)
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===== ''Korean War, 1950-1923''  =====
 
===== ''Korean War, 1950-1923''  =====
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*[http://www.claycountyin.gov/metadot/index.pl?id=2179;isa=Category;op=show Clay County Korean War Veterans]
 
*[http://www.claycountyin.gov/metadot/index.pl?id=2179;isa=Category;op=show Clay County Korean War Veterans]
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===== ''Vietnam War, 1961-1973''  =====
 
===== ''Vietnam War, 1961-1973''  =====
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*[http://www.claycountyin.gov/metadot/index.pl?id=2182;isa=Category;op=show Clay County Vietnam Veterans]
 
*[http://www.claycountyin.gov/metadot/index.pl?id=2182;isa=Category;op=show Clay County Vietnam Veterans]
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
 
 
The ''Brazil Daily Times'' has obituaries and other archives back to 2003.  
 
The ''Brazil Daily Times'' has obituaries and other archives back to 2003.  
  
 
http://www.thebraziltimes.com/  
 
http://www.thebraziltimes.com/  
  
==== Obituaries ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
==== Public Records ====
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==== Public Records ====
  
==== Repositories ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
  
===== Courthouse =====
 
 
[http://www.claycountyin.gov/ Clay County Courthouse]<br>609 E Nation Avenue<br>Brazil, IN 47834-2797<br>Phone: 812.448.9024<br><br>County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divoce, probate and court records from 1851.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1825,<br>some naturalization and burial records.<br>The earliest civil records that were housed in the first county courthouse <br>were lost when the courthouse burned down in 1851.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Indiana 211 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.claycountyin.gov/ Clay County Courthouse]<br>609 E Nation Avenue<br>Brazil, IN 47834-2797<br>Phone: 812.448.9024<br><br>County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divoce, probate and court records from 1851.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1825,<br>some naturalization and burial records.<br>The earliest civil records that were housed in the first county courthouse <br>were lost when the courthouse burned down in 1851.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Indiana 211 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
===== Archives =====
 
  
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===== Museums =====
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[http://ccgsilib.org/ '''Clay County Genealogical Society, Inc.''']<br> P.O. Box 56<br> Centerpoint, IN 47840-0056<br> 812-535-5005
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
===== Societies =====
 
[http://ccgsilib.org/ '''Clay County Genealogical Society, Inc.''']<br>
 
P.O. Box 56<br>
 
Centerpoint, IN 47840-0056<br>
 
812-535-5005
 
===== Family History Centers =====
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
==== School Records ====
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*Selected Alumni of Brazil High School, Clay County, Indiana (1918) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Selected Alumni of Brazil High School, Clay County, Indiana (1918) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Students of Brazil High School, Clay County, Indiana (1918) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Students of Brazil High School, Clay County, Indiana (1918) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Teachers of Brazil High School, Clay County, Indiana (1918) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Teachers of Brazil High School, Clay County, Indiana (1918) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
==== Taxation ====
 
  
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*-see- Vital Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clay/ Linkpendium] <br>
 
*-see- Vital Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clay/ Linkpendium] <br>
  
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===== Birth Records  =====
  
===== Birth Records =====
 
 
*Clay County, Indiana Birth 1880-1882 - [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/clay/births1.html Genealogy Trails]
 
*Clay County, Indiana Birth 1880-1882 - [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/clay/births1.html Genealogy Trails]
===== Marriage Records =====
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*Mariages Index (partial list) - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inclay/marriages/marriages_index.htm INGenWeb]<br>
 
*Mariages Index (partial list) - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inclay/marriages/marriages_index.htm INGenWeb]<br>
  
===== Death Records =====
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*Clay County Deaths (partial list) - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inclay/death/death_index.htm INGenWeb]<br>
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*Clay County Deaths (partial list) - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inclay/death/death_index.htm INGenWeb]<br>  
 
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
 
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
==== Voter Registration ====
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==== Web Sites ====
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==== Voter Registration ====
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==== Web Sites ====
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inclay/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inclay/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Clay|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Clay|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clay/ Clay County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Clay/ Clay County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Clay County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 12, 1825
County Seat Brazil
Courthouse
Address
609 E Nation Avenue
Brazil, IN 47834-2797
Phone: 812.448.9024
Clay County Courthouse



Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

November 1851 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Henry Clay.JPG

The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852).[1]

Local Histories

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
Civil War, 1861-1865

 Clay County Civil War Veterans

Civil War service men from Clay County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Clay County.

Civil War Book

  • "Military" Chapter 28 in Travis, William. A History of Clay County Indiana: Closing of the First Century's History of the County and Showing the Growth of Its People Institutions Industries and Wealth Vols 1 and 2. (New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1981.) page 350-380 Vol.1 (regiment, company, name, also "Burial Places Of Soldiers" page 376) 977.244 H2t FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection Vol. .1 FamilySearch Books Online  Vol.2 FamilySearch Books Online   other library
Spanish American War, 1898


World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945
Korean War, 1950-1923
Vietnam War, 1961-1973

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

The Brazil Daily Times has obituaries and other archives back to 2003.

http://www.thebraziltimes.com/

Obituaries

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Clay County Courthouse
609 E Nation Avenue
Brazil, IN 47834-2797
Phone: 812.448.9024

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage, divoce, probate and court records from 1851.
County Recorder has land records from 1825,
some naturalization and burial records.
The earliest civil records that were housed in the first county courthouse
were lost when the courthouse burned down in 1851.[2]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Clay County Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 56
Centerpoint, IN 47840-0056
812-535-5005

Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records


Birth Records
Marriage Records
  • Mariages Index (partial list) - INGenWeb
Death Records
  • Clay County Deaths (partial list) - INGenWeb
  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)

Voter Registration

Web Sites

References

  1. "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Indiana 211 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.