Meeting Dates


March 18

April 15

May 20

June 17

July 15

August 19

September 16

October 21

November 18

December 16

All meetings begin at 1:00 PM at the Library.

CCGSI Officers for 2014  are as follows:

Carolyn Branson

Vice President
Joyce Oehler

JoAnn Pell

Suzanne Mace

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Visit the CCGSI Library in Center Point, Indiana today!

About Our Library

     The Clay County Genealogical Society's Library is located at 309 W Main Street, Center Point, IN. We are open Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Other times can be arranged in advance. We can do research for you. We have a vast amount of resources available at the Library. Find out more about our Library here.

NEWS from the Library NEW!


The Cory Story, compiled by the Centennial History Committee in 1990. The text of the book is 393 pages, and there is an added index of 85 pages. Priced at $35.00, plus $2.45 Indiana Sales Tax, & $3.00 Library shipping. (We have been able to keep the new reprint price the same as the original book.)

Also available is The Cory Story on CD in rtf searchable format. Check out the For Sale Page for special deals Now! Some items have a reduced price for a limited time.

Valuable Resources in Our Library

Along one wall of the Library is a tall book shelf containing several of the Original Sheriffs Dockets Books from the 1800's to early 1900's. These huge books contain lots of Clay County information but are used very little by patrons. Come in and check them out some time. You can see a sample of contents in this article.

Also in our Library we have a very extensive collection of microfilm. Some of the micro is Old Clay County Newspapers. The old newspapers not only contain a wealth of information but they make for some great reading. Check out a few clippings in this article.

We are very proud of our Library and all we have to offer Genealogists, stop in and see us soon!

Time for Membership Renewal

   Hard to believe it's the end of another year. It's time to renew your membership to the Clay County Genealogical Society. Your membership helps keep our doors open and supports this website for future generations. Along with your membership you will also receive 4 issues of the Society Newsletter. The Researcher contains a wealth of information sent right to your door or to your "inbox" each quarter of the year. You just can't beat a deal like that for $15 dollars anywhere else.  You might also consider giving a membership as a gift. It truly is a gift that continues to give the whole year through with access to not only The Researcher newsletter but access to this website,  and volunteers available to help with with Clay County research. Visit our Membership page for more information and a printable membership form.

Donations are also accepted to help us keep our building open and safe for our extensive Genealogical Collections. Drop us a line or give us a call for information on supporting us.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season

Family Maps of Clay County, Indiana

  Family Maps of Clay County, Indiana, is now available for purchase through the Clay County Genealogical Society for $25 plus shipping and Indiana sales tax for Indiana residents. It is fun and easy to use. The Surname/Township Index allows you to determine which Township Map Group(s) contain individuals by surname. Each Map Group has a corresponding full-name index of all individuals who obtained patents for land within its Congressional township’s borders. After each index you will find the Patent Map to which it refers, and just thereafter, you can view the township’s Road Map and Historical Map, with the latter map displaying streams, railroads, and more. There is a map showing all of the Indiana counties, one with cities and towns of Clay County, and several other interesting maps. Have you ever heard of the following Clay County towns: Mechanicsburg, Roadman Corner, Wickville, or Hirt Corner? You will find them in this book of maps. Cemeteries are marked on the Road Map pages for each township. If you have early Clay County ancestors, you will love this book.

NEW 1909 Travis Clay County History on CD

Just released from our Society, in the making for two full years! The 2 volume set comes with a bonus of the name indexes too. These are NOT the scanned version of the book but the fully searchable version. Any computer with a text editor or word processor that opens an .rtf file will be able to search the entire books. Check out the For Sale Page for details NOW!

A similar CD is now available for the Cory Story at a great price and both CDs are searchable, not just scans of the pages.


     We have a new email address

If you are emailing the Library please include the word "research" in the subject line. Failure to do so will only delay our reply to you or result in the loss of your message.

Recent Additions

      New and important information is being submitted to the Library constantly. We try to update the website quarterly. Check our update page for the latest updates.  The last update to this page was: 02/13/2014


About Us

The Clay County Genealogical Society Inc. was founded in 1980, and is a non-profit group. We were organized to collect materials to use in locating Clay County families and to make this information available to the public.

New items added to the  Library.

 New items are donated to the Library all the time and we try to keep you updated on these additions. Check the What's New page for the most recently added materials.

The Library is sporting a new look. Stop in and see all the improvements we have made to the building and all the new Library materials.

You can contact us during open hours at 1-812-835-5005 or drop us an email anytime. We would be glad to hear from you.            

 We are always in need of library volunteers; stop by to learn more about the library’s operation and how you can help.

WI-FI is now available at the Library for patrons.