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 per 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 Involved.”)

Genealogy Library resources include indexed census records from 1840, 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. Contact the Genealogy Library director, Pat at (660) 885-8414 or email us at hengenlib1@gmail.com.

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