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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.

The workshop is open to anyone wanting to learn the proper methods of restoring cemetery stones; however, space is limited, please register before August 15.  There is a registration fee of  $15.00, which will include morning refreshments and a Subway boxed lunch with water, tea, or soda.  Registrants will receive a “goodie bag” containing items relating to the workshop

If you wish to participate in the workshop, use the registration form below. Print it out and mail it in.

Internet Registration Form

Genealogical Conference

Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Meeting & Conference

Saturday,  April 25, 2015,   at University Hall, Indiana State University, 401 N. 7th Street,  Terre Haute,  Indiana     9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Featuring Judy G. Russell, JD,CG, CGL,   “The Legal Genealogist”

There will be several breakout sessions:  Your First Trip to the Courthouse  OR  A Brief History of the Settlement of Vigo County; “Disabled or Deceased in the Line of Duty”  OR Travel through Time with Wabash Valley Visions & Voices; Staying Out of Trouble–the Rights and Responsibilities of Genealogists  OR Which DNA Test is Right for Your Research; Rogues, Rascals & Rapcallions: The Family Black Sheep  OR Using Y-DNA to Enhance Genealogical Research.

Register early for reduced fees.  For more information go to

Up Coming Events and More Updates

We continue to proofread and add more articles from the old CCGSI website along with some new and interesting facts that we find along the way. If you find something in error on the website or are missing something from the old website, please drop us a line. As always, we are glad to hear from you!

2014 is winding down and soon fall will be here.  Most festivals and county fairs are done for the year but there are still a few events on the calendar.

The Annual Saline City Labor Day Picnic is scheduled to begin this weekend on Aug 30. Always a good time there with lots going on and lots of Clay County people serving up some wonderful food and entertainment.  The Saline City Picnic first started back in the 1930’s be sure and stop in this year for a good time.

Center Point Fall Festival:  Saturday, September 13th.  Festivities begin at noon with lunch.  Ham and Beans are served all day.  Pappy’s Barbque will provide the evening meal.  Free will offerings are accepted for all meals.

Celebrate Poland on Saturday September 13th and 14th. Festivities begin at 10:00 AM at the Poland Lions Club Park in Poland. Come to Poland and enjoy food concessions, crafts, flea market items, Live music, weavers, blacksmith, and Bubbles the clown. On Sunday the 14th, guest speaker Mike LUNDSFORD will be speaking at the Poland Chapel at 2:00 PM.  Ice Cream will be hosted  by Zion United Church of Christ at the Poland Chapel after the presentation.  Read more on the town of Poland.