Our resources include, but are not limited to:
Scores of Clay County genealogies contributed by members and others from across the United States.
• Thousands of genealogy files, letters and emails regarding Clay and area county families from Jess Wilson’s library.
• Bound volumes of the Dickey Diary with index.
• Census records in book form from 1810 through 1940.
• Clay County tax lists from 1807 through 1856.
• Obituary clippings from the Manchester Enterprise from 1932 to the present.
• Marriage index from 1807 through 1923.
• A collection of missing marriage permission slips.
• Birth and death records from various sources.
• Records for more than 600 cemeteries.
• Deed abstracts from 1806 to 1923.
• Deed abstracts from books A, B, and C (1804 to 1848)
• Court order entries from 1815 to 1832 (Order book B).
• Mortgages and Wills in bound volumes
• All issues of the Clay County Ancestral News Magazine (beginning in 1985) with index.
• Military rosters of the War of 1812, Mexican War, and Civil War.
• Military pension and other records of Clay and area county soldiers from 1776.
• Over sixty published books about Clay County or by Clay County authors.
• A variety of papers, monographs, articles, and other media pertaining to Clay County history.
• Photos of Clay County people, places, and events.
• Church records of Clay and area county congregations.
• Vital statistics, genealogy, and history material of area southeast Kentucky counties in various media.
• Many years of The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society includes index.
• Many years of the Filson Club Quarterly
• Computers available to researchers with the Ancestry.com subscription service.
• Knowledgeable volunteers to help guide your research.