Clay County Archives and Historical Library ~ Liberty, Missouri

Preserving the Past for the Present

Project Coordinator:  Ken Neth

Volunteers are actively updating Archives' Cemetery files and the electronic index.  Quite a few previously unknown cemeteries are being identified each year and the information updated.  There are well over 300 cemeteries in Clay County.

We continually scour newspapers, both historical and current, collecting obituaries to index all deaths occuring in Clay County.  The Archives is converting its physical file of  obituaries to digital images, making them more accessible to researchers.  The electronic Cemetery Index now includes the related obituary, if available.