Clay County Genealogy Group

The Clay County Historical & Genealogical society meets every 4th Saturday of the month in the Piggott library from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Online Genealogy Databases:

For anyone preferring to do their research online, the Public Library subscribes to several genealogy databases that can be accessed using your library card. 


Genealogical database that compiles information from thousands of sources including census documents, historical maps, draft registration cards and many civil war era documents. Instructions: Click on the database above. This database can only be accessed at the library.

Heritage Quest

This genealogy database allows users to search U.S. Census records from 1790-1930, gives access to information on people and places from 20,000 family and local history books, PERSI articles, Revolutionary War pension and bounty land records, and Freedman's Bank records. Instructions: Click on the database above. Follow instructions to perform your search.

American Ancestors

This database is the New England Historic Genealogical Society web site. It is helpful for researching early family histories that may have started on the east coast of America