Jackson County Historian Charlotte Sellers spoke before the Jackson County Commissioners recently and asked them to take steps to protect and make accessible the county's records, some of which date back to 1816. She noted the presence of mold on some early court records. In response, the commissioners have asked her to form a committee to investigate the possibility of creating an archive or other kind of storage facility.
Sellers is inviting genealogical and historical societies, independent researchers, the Jackson County Records Commission, and school corporations, as well as those in the media and legal community, to participate in the committee. In addition, members of Leadership Jackson County will be asked to help inventory the records.
Input from anyone who has had experience setting up a county archive is welcomed. Charlotte Sellers may be contacted at (812) 522-3412 ext. 240.