By Peggy Blackburn, Managing Editor – The Wetumpka Herald – thewetumpkaherald.com

Probate Judge John Enslen and Linda Blankenship of the probate office watch as Phil Burnette of Syscon digitizes a page of a 1902 issue of The Weekly Herald.
Probate Judge John Enslen and Linda Blankenship of the probate office watch as Phil Burnette of Syscon digitizes a page of a 1902 issue of The Weekly Herald.

Every county’s probate office is charged with the task of preserving public records and making those available for citizens to view. Those records include deeds, mortgages, military discharges, marriage licenses, newspapers and more — all of the details that give shape and substance to the people and places involved. The records in Elmore County date back to the early 1800s — beginning with transactions recorded using quill pens and thick black ink, most still legible.  The paper those records are written or printed on are a different story.. To read the rest of the story, follow this LINK to view the complete article in PDF.

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