We will fill obituary requests if the exact death date is known and the library owns the local newspaper for that year. The library currently owns Paris Beacon-News from 1989 to date.
If Paris Public Library does not own microfilm for the year you seek, there are other options:
• Edgar County Genealogy Library has microfilm of the early Paris newspapers through 1954 and an obituary file complete from 1985 to date, with scattered earlier obits.
• Terre Haute newspapers have printed Edgar and Clark County obituaries for years. Obits may be briefer than ones in our local newspaper. Check the Wabash Valley Obituary Index at Vigo County Library.
• Contact your local public library and request Paris Beacon-News microfilm (month/year) through interlibrary loan from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
• For a fee, you may request an obituary directly from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library; for more information, see its newspaper & microfilm policy. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library's Obit Finder is another option, but limited to obituary citations for names the library has researched.
Other research by the library staff is limited to indexed materials only.
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