Visit the Genealogy Library
The Genealogy Library is located in the Annex of the Henry County
Museum, 203 W. Franklin, Clinton. Hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday, from April through the third week in
December. In January, February and March, when the museum is
closed to visitors, the Genealogy Library is open by appointment. Call
the museum office, 660-885-8414, for an appointment.
The fee to use the Genealogy Library is $10. Photocopies of public
documents (wills, probate, etc.) are $1 a page. Other photocopies are
25 cents a page. A Silver, Gold or Sustaining membership in the
Henry County Historical Society includes use of the Genealogy
Library at no charge. (See “Become a Member” under “Become
Genealogy Library resources include indexed census records from
1850, indexed death records, probate records and wills, and card files
of obituaries. There are also early birth records, marriage records,
and records from churches, cemeteries and schools, including rural
schools. Other material includes city directories and phone books.
One wall of shelves is devoted to specific Henry County families on
whom newspaper clippings and other information has been compiled.
Training is available for people interested in becoming a Genealogy
Library research assistant. Call the Genealogy Library director, Pat,