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The Claybourn Genealogical Society (“CGS”) publishes books, newsletters, and other publications to further the understanding of the family’s past and its people. CGS distributes solidly researched studies that engage a wide audience of readers, from academics and specialists to children and adults.

CGS accepts material for its books and magazines. We consider manuscripts on a wide range of topics for publication each year, including biographies, indexes into rare source material, guides for conducting research, and compilations of material from CGS.

  • Born of Clay: This book charts the remarkable story of the Claiborne – Claybourn – Clayborn families in the United States. Beginning with Joshua Clyburn in the late 1790s, this one-of-a-kind book provides details on his thousands of descendants and gets progressively more detailed as the generations progress toward modernity.
  • A Memorandum of the 80th Illinois Infantry: This work was published in 2014 and is a regimental log by Pvt. Armstrong McGee of the 80th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment documenting its activities in the American Civil War from 1863 to 1865. There is no evidence that this memorandum has ever been published before, nor is there evidence that previous Civil War historians knew of its existence.

Out of Print

  • Claybourn, Verner M., and Harriette Pinnell Threlkeld. The Claybourn Family. A-1 Business Service, 1969. This is now out of print.