Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society

Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society

Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1849
West Point, MS 39773

Founded in 2006


The Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, September through May, with the exception of combined November/December and January/February meetings, at the Bryan Public Library on Commerce Street in West Point, Mississippi. Guests and prospective members are always welcome. Membership dues are $15.00 per person ($20.00 per couple) per year (September - August).

The Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society is an organization dedicated to the study and investigation of genealogical history and records. We receive and collect genealogical and historical records, depositing those records in libraries and archives, thereby preserving them and making those genealogical and historical records available to the public.

If you have any genealogical and/or historical information concerning Clay County Mississippi and its families, we would love to hear from you! To submit your information to the Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society, please refer to the submission guidelines found below.

Submissions to the Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society:

We welcome historical and genealogical material pertaining to Clay County. We are interested in diaries, military records, church records, cemetery records, courthouse records, old newspaper items, photographs, etc.
Note:  Information should not be from books currently in print.

Please send your material by e-mail to Beth Calvert
or by postal mail to:

Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1849
West Point, MS 39773

For more information about joining the Society, contact Esther Pippen.


Officers for 2006-2008

President:  Esther Pippen
Vice President:  Eleanor Dalton
Secretary:  Beth Calvert
Treasurer:  Marcia Phyfer


2007-2008 Schedule

Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society Meeting Dates:

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September 18, 2007 October 16, 2007 December 4, 2007
February 5, 2008 March 18, 2008 April 15, 2008 May 20, 2008

Upcoming Special Events:
June, 2008 - GenFair at Mississippi State University


Publications For Sale

The Cemeteries of Clay Co., MS, Vol. 1 (contact: Esther Pippen) = $30.00 + $5.00 s&h.

Greenwood Cemetery (contact: Esther Pippen) = $40.00 + $5.00 s&h.
Note:  This publication is currently out of print, but please contact Esther Pippen if you are interested in obtaining a copy from the next printing.


2008 West Point-Clay County Calendar

Calendar Price = $10.00 + $3.50 s&h.    Contact: Beth Calvert
(For more details, please click on the image of the calendar above.)



Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society Pages

Bible Records - records from various Clay County, MS families

Biographical Sketch: John Alexander Stevens (16 September 1842 - 04 November 1909)

Cemeteries of Clay County, Mississippi

THE MISSISSIPPIAN - January, 1919 issue featuring West Point/Clay County Mississippi



Resources and Links

Clay County MS Resources

Clay County Chancery Clerk
205 Court St.
West Point, MS 39773
(662) 494-3124

Clay County Circuit Clerk
205 Court St.
West Point, MS 39773
(662) 494-3384

Bryan Public Library
338 Commerce St.
West Point, MS 39773
(662) 494-4872
(662) 494-0300 FAX
Director: Mary Helen Waggoner

Daily Times Leader
227 Court Street
P.O. Box 1176
West Point, MS 39773
(662) 494-1422

State of MS Resources

MS Department of Archives and History
PO Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571
(601) 576-6850

Mississippi State Department of Health
Public Health Statistics
PO Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
(601) 576-7981
(601) 352-0013 FAX

US Government Resources

NARA - National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20408
Telephone: 1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272

The Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540
General Information: (202) 707-5000

Genealogy Links

Chickasaw County Mississippi MSGenWeb Site

Clay County Mississippi MSGenWeb Site
Biographies, archival maps and photographs, and other items pertaining to the history of Clay County, MS

Lamar County Alabama ALGenWeb Site
Providing free access to records of genealogical interest about and pertaining to Lamar County, AL

Lowndes County Mississippi Genealogy Web Site
Research information and genealogical information for Lowndes County, MS

Monroe County Mississippi MSGenWeb Site 1
Monroe County Mississippi MSGenWeb Site 2

MSGenWeb Project
Online source for MS genealogical data and resources

Oktibbeha County Mississippi Genealogy Web Site
Research information, county history, and genealogical data for Oktibbeha County, MS

USGenWeb MS Archives Index of WW1 Registrants

Genealogy Links

Census Online - 38,692 links to online census records

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System - names and records of Union and Confederate troops

Family Search Internet Genealogy Service - LDS site, search their vast collections for your ancestors

Land Patent Search - Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records

NARA Access to Archival Databases - online access to a selection of nearly 50 million historic electronic records created by more than 20 federal agencies on a wide range of topics

RootsWeb - the Internet's oldest and largest FREE genealogical community. An award winning genealogical resource with searchable databases, free Web space, mailing lists, message boards, and more

Social Security Death Index Interactive Search - the most full-featured and up-to-date SSDI search engine on the internet, a free Rootsweb service

The Library of Virginia - go to the "What We Have" section and search the collections

The USGenWeb Project - a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States


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