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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Clay_County,_Missouri|Clay County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Clay County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Clay County
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1822
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| founded date = January 22
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| seat = Liberty
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| building address = Clay County Courthouse<br> 1 Courthouse Square<br>Liberty, MO 64086<br>Phone: 816.792.7637<br>[http://www.claycountymo.gov/ '''Clay County Website'''] }}
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== Clay County Courthouse  ==
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<br>&nbsp;<br><br>Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records&nbsp;<br>from 1822; Probate Court has probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Missouri. Page 399 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Clay County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147811 Roberts Cemetery, Gallatin] BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Missouri}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Clay_County Clay County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Clay_County Clay County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
  
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all 114 Missouri counties including Clay County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>  
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*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all 114 Missouri counties including Clay County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River Missouri River]
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''Oregon National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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===== Civil War  =====
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===== Civil War Battle  =====
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The following Civil War Battle was fought in Clay County
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*September 17, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo003.htm Liberty]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo003.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref> aslo known as&nbsp;Blue Mills Landing, Blue Mills
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[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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''Liberty Tribune,'' 1860-1869 and ''Liberty Weekly Tribune,'' 1846-1860 Searchable online at the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Digital Collections, [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=36cfb97e581bb6922283524a7cd15de7;page=index;c=catalogic;g=shs Index to Selected Missouri Newspapers].
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==== Smithville Historical Society  ====
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Smithville is located in both Clay and Platte counties. There are a number of resources available on their [http://www.windingriverarchives.com/smithvillehistoricalsociety2/ website].
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Liberty Missouri Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 21:58, 15 March 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Clay County

Guide to Clay County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Hand and keyboard.jpg Missouri
Online Records



Clay County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 22, 1822
County Seat Liberty
Courthouse
Address Clay County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Liberty, MO 64086
Phone: 816.792.7637
Clay County Website


Clay County Courthouse


 

Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records 
from 1822; Probate Court has probate records[1]

History

Henry Clay.JPG

The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852).[2]

Parent County

1822--Clay County was created 2 January 1822 from Ray County.
County seat: Liberty [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Clay County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Roberts Cemetery, Gallatin BillionGraves

Census

For tips on accessing Clay County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Missouri City

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps


Migration

Early migration routes to and from Clay County, Missouri Genealogy for European settlers included:

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Clay County

  • September 17, 1861 = Liberty[6] aslo known as Blue Mills Landing, Blue Mills

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries 

Liberty Tribune, 1860-1869 and Liberty Weekly Tribune, 1846-1860 Searchable online at the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Digital Collections, Index to Selected Missouri Newspapers.

Smithville Historical Society

Smithville is located in both Clay and Platte counties. There are a number of resources available on their website.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Missouri. Page 399 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
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