Clay County Genealogical Society: Halfway to the Goal

Friday, March 22, 2024

For 100 years, the building that houses the Clay County Genealogical Library has been located at 309 Main Street, Center Point, Indiana. The time has come to build a new building to replace the current building, and the Clay County Genealogical Society (CCGS) after two years of fundraising efforts has reached the halfway point for the project.

In February 2024, members of the CCGS compiled a new book entitled “Journey into the Past,” featuring previous articles published in The Brazil Times from 2015 to present.

More than 320 articles have been published. The articles in the book are in chronological order of events, beginning from the time before Indiana became a state in 1816, and followed by articles after Clay County became a county in 1825.


The majority of articles were submitted by Clay County Genealogy Library volunteers, Jo Ann Pell, Rhonda Tincher, and Patricia Wilkinson. Others who contributed articles were Alice Ann Courtney, Wilmadean Schepper, Clifford Blanchard, and Jeff Koehler, Clay County Historian.

The 6”x9” book has 217 pages plus a 22-page index of people and places in Clay County.

The CCGS is currently taking orders for the spiral-wound book, which is now at the publishers. The book costs $22, and there is tax and shipping costs for the book.


More information about the book can be found on the CCGS website,

Reservations for a copy of “Journey into the Past” can be made by calling the Clay County Genealogy Library (812-835-5005) Mondays and Wednesdays from 10a.m.-4 p.m. and the first and third Saturdays from Noon-4p.m., or the first Sunday of each month from Noon-4 p.m.

The Clay County Genealogical Society is located at 309 West Main Street, in Center Point, Indiana.

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