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Clay Co. Heritage

Genealogy research has recently become a national phenomenon. It seems everyone is looking for information on their ancestors and traveling great distances to research their family trees. If your ancestors are from Southeastern Illinois here are several places to begin your research. We strongly recommend you call before visiting these facilities for hours of operation and policies regarding research. Good luck!

Genealogy Resources

Clay County Courthouse & Clerk

PO Box 160, Louisville


Clay County Genealogical Society

PO Box 94, 114 S. Church Street , Louisville

Hours: Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar)- Saturday 9:00 - 4:00 and the second Monday of the month, 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm. Other months - Every Monday from 12:00-4

Located on the West side of the court house square on 114 S. Church Street. Everyone is welcome to come and use our Genealogy library. If you are from OUT OF TOWN please call Agness Bryant at 618-665-3573, Mary Ann Frye at 618-665-3141 or Jean Bailey at 618-665-3283.

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Clay County Historical Society Museum

105 S. Main St., Louisville

Hours: Open by appointment.

Located on the east side of the square in Louisville, the Clay County Museum occupies the former Clay County Jail and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is open to groups or individuals by appointment by calling Agness Bryant at 618-665-3573 or David McPeak (President ) at: 618-686-7541

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