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News 2018

  • Cemetery Restoration: Only the taller stones were visible in the Neidlinger Cemetery’s mass of briars, weeds, vines, and small trees. After nearly three years of work, every stone has been cleaned, and any crooked or fallen ones are standing upright.
  • Cemetery Restoration: Not only briars and weeds but also large trees have been cleared from the Huff Cemetery. The ground has been leveled and the stones repaired, straightened, and cleaned.
  • Name Indexes are now available for the Clay County Researcher from 2009 to 2017. More Indexes will be added when they are available.

Cemetery Restoration Workshop

Cemetery Restoration Workshop at Center Point
Saturday, September 10, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Registration Fee of $15.00

The Clay County Genealogical Society, Inc. has received a Historic Preservation Education Grant from Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Monies from the grant will be used to hold a one-day Cemetery Restoration Workshop on Saturday, September 10, in Center Point from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The morning session will be held in the Clay County Genealogy Library at 309 Main Street and will include information from Jeannie Regan-Dinius of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, who will explain the Indiana Codes relating to county cemeteries and the responsibilities of local officials.  Her presentation will be followed by instructions on cleaning and repairing cemetery stones by Wayne Langman and Jeff Dickerson.

The afternoon portion of the workshop will be spent cleaning and repairing stones in the historical section of the Center Point Cemetery at the north edge of town.  You may wish to wear or bring work gloves, a hat, sunscreen, and sturdy shoes.  Water will be provided at the cemetery.