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Clay County, Nebraska

Clay County was founded on March 07, 1855 from Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory.

Currently the Clay County Seat is located in Clay Center and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Clay County are Fillmore CountyNuckolls CountyAdams CountyHamilton County .

Townships located in the county include Edgar, Eldorado, Fairfield, Glenvil, Harvard, Inland, Leicester, Lewis, Logan, Lone Tree, Lynn, Marshall, School Creek, Sheridan, Spring Ranch, Sutton.

Clay County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940Mortality Schedules are available for 1880. Industry and Agriculture Schedules exist for 1880. The Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free downloadable and printable census forms to help with your research.

Clay County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Clay County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Clay County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often fail to notice the great importance of Clay County court, probate, and land records as a resource of family history and genealogy information. Buried away in Nebraska courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the aspirations and frustrations of the many Nebraska citizens. The chances are excellent that your particular ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Clay County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Clay County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Clay County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is merely a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own preferred Clay County genealogy or family history related sites.

Clay Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Clay Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Clay Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Clay Co. NE Census Records

Clay Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Clay Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Clay Co. NE General and History Websites

Clay Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Clay Co. NE Military Records