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
COUNTY, STATE, & FEDERAL RECORDS
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.
OVER 5000 FAMILY HISTORIES
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.
Here are links to more available records, please use your back button to return.
Passenger List Records
United States Records
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