Registration

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  • 1. Complete all fields marked with an asterisk (*). They are REQUIRED.
  • 2. Please do not use the double quote (") punctuation marks as they may not display properly on web pages. You may use single quote (') punctuation.
  • 3. When you are done, press the "Submit" button at the bottom. You will not be able to leave this page until all REQUIRED (*) fields are filled in. PLEASE CHECK CAREFULLY.
  • 4. After you Submit this form it becomes your Profile. To visit and change it, log into the website and click on the Profile tab in the horizontal black Members Only Menu.
  • Personal Data Section

  • REQUIRED field. Your Username can only be changed by emailing your request to webmaster@clayfamilysociety.net

  • REQUIRED during Registration. Please choose a strong password and enter it twice.

  • Honorary-Active

    This is the type of membership you hold. It is automatically filled.

  • REQUIRED field, which is displayed in the members Directory. You can change it at any time and include a spouse or significant other. Or whatever makes sense to you. For example: Cheryl & John

  • REQUIRED field, which is displayed in the members Directory. You can change it at any time and include a maiden name, spouse or significant other. Or whatever makes sense to you. For example: (Miller) Clay.

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  • Highly desired but not required. Please provide at least State and Country. The Country field is the only part of your Primary Address that will be shown in the members Directory within the Members Only Menu. Other fields will only be available to the Board of Directors.

  • REQUIRED. Check 'Yes' to finish this form and use the CFS Members Only Menu. You can view our Privacy Policy under the Documents tab of the Public Menu (gold vertical menu). The only Personal Information stored by the CFS is that which is in this Registration form, which becomes your Profile when your membership is activated. The only Personal Information available to members is displayed under the Profile and Directory tabs in the Members Only Menu and includes the following: Username, First Name, Last Name, Address, Country, Phone # and Email address. You can delete your membership and erase all of your Personal Information at any time by clicking on the Profile tab in the Members Only Menu, scrolling to the bottom, and clicking on Delete Account (in red letters).

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  • Ancestry Section

  • Please complete the following ancestry questions to the best of your knowledge. Adding as much as you can back to at least a surname Clay is greatly appreciated. Only your most recently known Clay deceased connection is absolutely required: name, date & place of birth, and date & place of death. However, the further back you can go, the more likely it is that your line will merge with an existing Clay line or at least give other Clay researchers enough information to help you with your research. Since not everyone agrees with a particular line, we appreciate documented events only. We provide three generations of detail boxes, but you may continue the 4th and earlier generations in the large text box under Instructions for Additional Ancestry at the bottom of this section. This questionnaire is part of your Profile, so you can log in and return to it to provide updates. SPECIAL NOTE: If you know that you have no Clay ancestors yet desire to be a member of the CFS anyway, please enter None in each for the REQUIRED fields below.
  • 1. First Generation

  • REQUIRED field: May be male or female, but if female, please use her maiden surname, not her husband's.

  • REQUIRED field: Make an estimate and use format 'About yyyy' if exact date is not known.

  • REQUIRED field: Please provide a Location OR enter: Unknown

  • REQUIRED field: Make an estimate and use format 'About yyyy' if exact date is not known.

  • REQUIRED field: Please provide a Location OR enter: Unknown

  • REQUIRED field: May be male or female, but if female, please use her maiden surname, not her husband's. If NOT DECEASED, please just enter a period in the following fields!

  • REQUIRED field: Make an estimate and use format 'About yyyy' if exact date is not known. If this person is NOT DECEASED, please enter a period in this field.

  • REQUIRED field: Please provide a Location OR enter: Unknown. If this person is NOT DECEASED, please enter a period in this field.

  • REQUIRED field: Make an estimate and use format 'About yyyy' if exact date is not known. If this person is NOT DECEASED, please enter a period in this field.

  • REQUIRED field: Please provide a Location OR enter: Unknown. If this person is NOT DECEASED, please enter a period in this field.

  • 2. Second Generation

  • May be male or female, but if female, please use her maiden surname, not her husband's.

  • Please make an estimate and use format 'About yyyy' if exact date is not known.

  • Please provide a Location OR enter: Unknown

  • Please make an estimate and use format 'About yyyy' if exact date is not known.

  • Please provide a Location OR enter: Unknown

  • May be male or female, but if female, please use her maiden surname, not her husband's.

  • Please make an estimate and use format 'About yyyy' if exact date is not known.

  • Please provide a Location OR enter: Unknown.

  • Please make an estimate and use format 'About yyyy' if exact date is not known.

  • Please provide a Location OR enter: Unknown.

  • 3. Third Generation

  • May be male or female, but if female, please use her maiden surname, not her husband's.

  • Please make an estimate and use format 'About yyyy' if exact date is not known.

  • Please provide a Location OR enter: Unknown

  • Please make an estimate and use format 'About yyyy' if exact date is not known.

  • Please provide a Location OR enter: Unknown

  • May be male or female, but if female, please use her maiden surname, not her husband's.

  • Please make an estimate and use format 'About yyyy' if exact date is not known.

  • Please provide a Location OR enter: Unknown.

  • Please make an estimate and use format 'About yyyy' if exact date is not known.

  • Please provide a Location OR enter: Unknown.

  • Please list, in order by generation, your other ancestors leading to your EKCA. The more generations you provide, the easier it will be to match you to an existing tree and expand your lineage. Please see the Example below, which uses the following format to extend your tree further: 4th Generation Ancestors 4. Clay Line Ancestor Given and SURNAME, dates (locations) AND spouse Given and (Maiden), dates (locations); 5. etc. Note that the Direct Line ancestor's surname is all CAPITAL LETTERS, while the spouse's name isn't.
  • Example: 4. John Henry PALMER [1818-1894] and Catherine (Graves) [1825-1907] (KY, MO, OR); 5. Rebecca (BRUCE) [1792-1846] and Burton Palmer [1788-1858] (KY, MO); 6. Elizabeth (CLAY) [1755-1832] and John Bruce [1748-1827] (VA, KY); 7. Henry CLAY [1736-1820] and Rachel (Povall) [c1739-1820] (VA, KY); 8. Henry CLAY [1711-c1764] and Lucy (Green) [1717-c1806] (VA); 9. Henry CLAY [1622-1760] and Mary (Mitchell) [1693-c1777] (VA); 10. Charles CLAY [c1645-1686] and Hannah (Wilson) [c1642- bef1706] (VA); 11. John CLAY(e), [1590-bef1657] and Elizabeth (?-?) (England, VA).

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  • REMINDER: IF PRESSING THE SUBMIT BUTTON DOES NOT TAKE YOU BACK TO THE CFS WEBSITE HOME PAGE, YOU HAVE NOT FILLED IN ALL REQUIRED FIELDS. PLEASE SCROLL UP, FIND THE REQUIRED FIELD(S), COMPLETE, AND PRESS THE SUBMIT BUTTON AGAIN.
  • If you press the Delete Account link, you will DELETE YOUR MEMBERSHIP and delete all traces of your Profile data from this database. If you do this but wish to remain a member of the Clay Family Society, please send an email to webmaster@clayfamilysociety.net