Jan 7, 2008

Legal history record

The front of the little records office is occupied by two microfilm readers -- dinosaurs in the digital age. The back of the office is lined with file cabinets housing more than 2,700 rolls of microfilm. Each roll, Cawthon said, contains photographs of about 2,300 pages, meaning the one wall of a small room holds more than six million pages.

On an average day, Cawthon said, about a half dozen people will come into the office and ask to see one of the old documents. The rest of the time, the microfilm files sit there, preserving the county's long legal history.

The two clerks in the office work, one page at a time, running 1998's documents through the scanner, adding to the record.

Read the full story @ the Clayton News Daily:
Court clerk's office maintains microfilm records