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Paris Tennessee Family History Center

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Paris family history center serves Henry, Benton, Carroll and other surrounding counties. Members of the community are welcome to visit the center to do genealogy work or to volunteer. There are six consultants, several of which have background working with Tennessee genealogy.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 1921 Lone Oak Rd Paris TN 38242 United States
  • The family history center is located at the right end of the building.
  • Language:English


  • 1-731-642-2285



Open Hours:

  • Wednesday:9:00am-2:00pm
*All other days by appointment: 
  • First-time visitors:
  • Please bring your family search account information.
  • If you do not have one and you are a member please bring your membership number.
  • A pedigree chart filled out.
  • Any records, journals, or other resources related to family history.

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays:


Center Resources

Databases and Software

Family History Center Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

- 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
- Access Newspaper Archive
- Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
- ArkivDigital Online
- Find My Past
- Previously known as
- Godfrey Memorial Library
- Heritage Quest Online
- Historic Map Works Library Edition
- LegacyStories
- Paper Trail
- World Vital Records

-Open Office 3

Hardware and Equipment

-1microfilm reader
-1 microfiche reader
-3 computers
-1 printer

The church building has wifi access for laptops and mobile devices.

Resources in the Local Area

County Courthouse

Henry County Courthouse
100 W Washington Street
Paris, TN 38242-0024
Phone: 731-642-2412

Register of Deeds has land records
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and probate records.
Clerk Circuit Court has court records.

Henry County Courthouse
P.O. Box 7
101 West Washington St.
Paris, TN 38242
Phone: 1-731-642-2412

Henry County Clerk
Birth, Marriage, Death and probate records
101 W. Washington St.
P.O. Box 24
Paris, TN 38242
Phone: 1-731-642-2412

Henry County Register of Deeds
Land records

213 W. Washington St., 2nd floor
P.O. Box 44
Paris, TN 38242
Phone: 1-731-642-4081

Henry County Circuit Court Clerk
P.O. Box 429
Paris, TN 38242
Phone: 1-731-642-0461
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Societies and Libraries

Henry County Genealogical Society
P.O. BOX 1411
Paris, TN 38242
Phone: 1-731-644-9040

W.G. Rhea Public Library
400 W Washington St
Paris, TN
Phone: 1-731-642-1702
Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tues. and Thurs. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

West Tennessee Heritage Study Center
Paul Meek Library
University of Tennessee at Martin

Phone: 1-731-881-7060
Hours vary by semester

West Tennessee Historical Society
P.O. Box 111046
Memphis, TN 38111
Phone: 1-901-475-6608

Governor Gordon Browning Museum
166 N. Main
McKenzie, TN 38201

Henry County Archives
215 Grove Boulevard, Suite A
Paris, TN 38242
Phone: 731-642-3638
Hours: Mon., and Wed., 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Other times by appointment

Genealogical Resources: The W.O. Inman Room is housed in the Rhea Public Library and has a variety of resources including Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, Military Records, Divorce Records, Estate Records, Newspapers including the Paris Post-Intellegencer andTriCounty Star, Funeral Home Records, Cemetery Records, Census Records, and Land Records. For more information, see the Henry County Archive and Genealogy Library website.

The Heritage Study Center holds a variety of genealogical resources including materials relating to the following counties in Tennessee: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer,Fayette, Gibson, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lauderdale,Madison, McNairy, Obion, Perry, Shelby, Stewart, Tipton, Wayne, Weakley and Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman counties in Kentucky.

Links,_Tennessee Henry County Family History Page State and county records, deeds, wills, family histories, pictures, and cemetery records. Paris, Tennessee newspaper Paris, Henry County Heritage Center Pictures of tombstones, obituary notices, or personal notices

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