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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Clay County'''  
  
== History and Tidbits  ==
 
  
=== Cities  ===
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{{IADC}}
  
=== Townships ===
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== County Courthouse ==
  
=== Communities  ===
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Clay County Courthouse<br>215 W 4th Street<br>Spencer, Iowa 51301<br>
  
=== County Government Site  ===
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(712) 262-1081
  
== Neighboring Counties  ==
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[http://www.co.clay.ia.us/ Clay County]
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1851--'''Clay County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from unorganized territory.&nbsp;It was attached to Woodbury County prior to organization&nbsp;15 October 1858.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;''' Spencer <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Buena Vista County, Iowa|Buena Vista]] | [[Cherokee County, Iowa|Cherokee]] | [[Dickinson County, Iowa|Dickinson]] | [[Emmet County, Iowa|Emmet]] | [[O'Brien County, Iowa|O'Brien]] | [[Osceola County, Iowa|Osceola]] | [[Palo Alto County, Iowa|Palo Alto]] | [[Pocahontas County, Iowa|Pocahontas]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Census  ===
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Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative [[Iowa Census]] article.
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
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==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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*[http://spencerpl.newspaperarchive.com Spencer Public Library Archives, Clay County] (1884-1936)
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Spencer Iowa Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Clay|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Clay/ Clay County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1284700224796_696" />] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
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<references />{{Iowa|Iowa}}
  
== Genealogy and History Websites ==
 
 
[[Category:Clay_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Clay_County,_Iowa]]

Revision as of 22:43, 17 December 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Iowa Gotoarrow.png Clay County


Hand and keyboard.jpg Iowa
Online Records


County Courthouse

Clay County Courthouse
215 W 4th Street
Spencer, Iowa 51301

(712) 262-1081

Clay County


History

Parent County

1851--Clay County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Woodbury County prior to organization 15 October 1858. County seat:  Spencer [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Buena Vista | Cherokee | Dickinson | Emmet | O'Brien | Osceola | Palo Alto | Pocahontas

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative Iowa Census article.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives


Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).