Look at the vast amount of records that can be researched for you!


    Clayton Library has a complete collection of U. S. Federal census records through 1920. Soundex/Miracode (i.e. phonetic index) are available for 1880 through 1910 and most of 1920. Indexes in book form are available for earlier censuses.


    As one of the largest collections in the United States, many sources are available on microprint and in book form including county and state histories, as well as abstracts of records such as wills, deeds, marriages, court minutes, vital records, church, cemetery records and colonial collections of several states are owned. Many microprints of original records are part of the collection including city directories for many major US cities through 1910 on microfiche. Territorial Papers of the U.S. and the American State Papers with the Grassroots index as well as many other well known research aids are available. The Papers of the Continental Congress are on microfilm with the Indexes in book form.


    Indexes to Federal service records from the American Revolution through the Philippine Insurrection including Registers of Enlistment, 1789-1914 are part of the collection. Confederate and Union service indexes are owned as well as most indexes to Confederate pension applications. Indexes for all Federal pensions from 1776-1934 can be found in book and/or on film with Revolutionary War applications on film. The special 1890 census of Union veterans and widows is on film and the index is on fiche.


    Filby's Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and many of the sources it indexes, as well as other references including film from the National Archives, are a significant part of this excellent collection.


    The R. B. Blake Collection on Texas, Draper Manuscripts, with guides, the Barbour, McCubbin, Vosburg, Hale, Hollingworth collections and vital records of Rhode Island and Massachusetts are a few of the special items available.


    Available are many patriotic society lineage books including the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Founders and Patriots of America, Daughters of the American Colonists, Mayflower Society, and Daughters of the Republic of Texas.


    The large family history section is arranged alphabetically by the primary family. Most are donated and new ones are welcomed. Family lineage charts may be found in the map cabinets.


    Miscellaneous papers of genealogical interest are arranged under five sections: Family, USA, State, Foreign and Society.


    A large number of books on heraldry are available, including Burke's Peerage and Rietstap's Illustrations to the Armorial General. Great Britain is represented by such items as Phillimore's Marriage Registers, the Index Library, Victoria County History Series, and Harleian Society Publications. Among the German materials are Der Wappenbuch and Deutsches Geschlechterbuch. An excellent collection of Canadian materials is owned including Repertoire des Actes de Bateme, Mariage, Sepulture, et des Recensements due Quebec Ancien. "How to" books to aid research are available on many countries.


    Over 1,400 titles are owned plus Jacobus' Index, PERSI and GPAI with complete sets of major titles such as The American Genealogist, National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and New England Historical and Genealogical Society Quarterly.


    A large variety can be found in the map cabinets on the first floor. The library has the atlas to accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1861-1865.

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  • Family Records
  • Ethnic Records
  • International Records
  • Military Records
  • Passenger List Records
  • State Records
  • United States Records

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