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CCGS Receives $1,000 Grant

CCGS Receives $1,000 Grant

           The Clay County Genealogical Society was recently the recipient of a $1,000 check presented by Ryan Keller to Vice-President Rhonda Tincher.  In celebration of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation’s 30th Anniversary, each of the board members had an opportunity to recommend a $1,000 grant to the nonprofit of their choice within their county.

          The CCGS was selected by Ryan Keller, Board Member of the Clay County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation. The Clay County Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization run by volunteers.  The Society’s only guaranteed income is a yearly $3,000 check from the Clay County Board of Commissioners used to help with utilities’ expenses and insurance for the maintenance of the Clay County Genealogy Library located in Center Point.

          Use of the vast library resources is free to the public.  There are trained genealogy research volunteers available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 to 4:00 and on the first and third Saturdays from 10:00 to 4:00.  To visit the library at any other time, contact a volunteer during operating hours at 812-835-5005, and arrangements can be made to visit at another time. 

CCGS Open House and Genealogy 101 Class

Are You Tripping Over Your Roots?
Let Us Help You Dig Them Up!

The Clay County Genealogical Society will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Clay County Genealogy Library located in Center Point, Indiana, at 309 Main Street.

The Open House will be from 1:00 to 3:00 with a guest speaker, who will be sharing little-known facts about Clay County, at 2:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be available.

A Genealogy 101 Class, which is limited to 25 people, will run from 3:00 to 5:00.  Due to limited space, preregistration with advancement payment of $15.00 per person is required. 

Participants will receive a Goodie Bag that includes worksheets, a 2012 Clay County Plat Book with a cemetery map, headstone cleaning instructions, note pad,  ink pen, pencil, and more.

For a registration form, click here.  The form and payment need to be returned to the library before November 9th.

If you have questions, you may contact a volunteer by phone (812-835-5005) on Mondays or Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by email at

The library is wheelchair accessible and has a new handicapped accessible bathroom thanks to a grant from the Clay County Community Foundation.