Clay County, Iowa Genealogy

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Template:Iowa-stubUnited States > Iowa > Clay County

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).