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Cemetery Restoration Workshop

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.     Saturday, September 14, 2019    

           The Clay County Genealogical Society will hold a one-day Cemetery Restoration Workshop on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the Zion United Church of Christ located in Poland, Indiana, one mile south of Highway 42 on the Poland/Bowling Green Road.

            The morning session will be held in the Zion United Church of Christ basement, which is handicapped accessible.  The session 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 from Wayne Langman and Jeff Dickerson on cleaning and repairing cemetery stones.

            The afternoon portion of the workshop will be spent cleaning and repairing stones in the historical section of the Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery.  You may wish to wear or bring work gloves, a hat, sunscreen, and sturdy shoes.  Drinking water will be provided at the cemetery.

            Space is limited; please register before August 14, 2019. The registration fee of $25.00 before August 14th will include morning refreshments and a catered lunch with water, tea, and soda.

         Registration between August 14th and September 4th  will be $35.00; there will be no registration at the door. Registrants will receive a “goodie bag” containing items relating to the workshop.

        If you have any questions, you may visit the Clay County Genealogy Library in Center Point, Indiana, on Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or call 812-835-5005 during the same hours.

       If you wish to attend, fill out the  2019 Info & Registration Form for Workshop and mail it with accompanying check or money order to the address listed.  We are not able to accept credit card,  debit cards, or Pay Pal for payment.

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.