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Tara S. Gree, Clerk of Court and Comptroller of Clay County, FL
Clerk of Court and Comptroller of Clay County, FL Clerk of Court and Comptroller of Clay County, FL
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Goldmine of Names

Clay County Clerk of Court’s Archives Division personnel sorted over seventy-five (75) indexes to create this “Goldmine of Names” for your use. This includes various early censuses, family histories, and official records, now found in this searchable, genealogical database.

An index of events in the lives of 18th Century and 19th Century Clay County people, your search will reveal dates of birth, marriage, death, census entry, elections, military records, and other activities in Clay County.  Nearly everyone living in Clay County before 1910 can be found here.  Archives Center volunteers made searching easy by transcribing 50,000 entries from the many lists. This is only a non-official index to authoritative sources. The listed sources should be consulted directly to confirm the information found here. While not a part of any official public record, we hope this index points your research in the right direction.

Please Note: Because there are many spelling variations for some Clay County last names, we standardized them.  For women, be sure to check both their married and maiden names. For more results to review, consider omitting the individual’s first name. Why? Because older records often only have initials (Ozias A. Budington is often just “O. A. Budington.”  Or, you’ll see that the listed first name is usually the person’s nickname (Elizabeth has many variations, for example).  Consider omitting the first name and instead searching through all the women listed for a family.  Old-style abbreviations (Jas, Chas, Wm., Jno., etc.) are spelled out in the index.  Some older records list women under their husbands’ first names.  Keep this information in mind – we hope these tips will help!