Grant helps preserve county records
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
Mar 27, 2013 | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Recently, Trigg County Clerk Dorris McGill received a $23,555 grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) to preserve local government records

“I am pleased to be awarded this grant for more roller shelving and to have more records scanned and microfilmed,” said McGill. “This will help our researchers and citizens of the county have easier access to our records.”

McGill says many of their records are well preserved, but microfilming gives her office extra copies, as if something were to happen to the records there, be it fire or water damage, they will be preserved off-site.

The documents in question are primarily deeds and mortgages, said McGill, who also said that they have received similar grants in the past. All of their records back to 1975 are now on the computer, and then they have the paper copies that have been scanned onto microfilm at Frankfort, she added.

“Everything in here has been put on a microfilm of some sort … that they have on record in Frankfort,” said McGill. “What they’re doing is they’re converting some digital images that were based on microfilm, and they’re putting it in to where we can see it in the computers here

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