Thursday, February 15, 2007

Court records in Kentucky donated to genealogy library

A recent donation from City Hall to the Glenn E. Martin Genealogy Library in Princeton, Kentucky offers the public a glimpse at a rich, if less-than-noble, facet of the community’s history. City officials, in the process of moving records from the old City Hall on North Jefferson Street to the new building on East Market Street, removed seven crates full of bound volumes of police court dockets, judgments, bail bond issues, warrants and other documents. The documents date from as far back as January 1912 and end in 1977. “There’s a lot of rich history in there,” said City Clerk Julie Key. To preserve the records, Key suggested and the City approved donating them to the Library, where they will now be on permanent display and accessible to researchers. The transfer of records was announced in a Princeton Times Leader, "Genealogy library receive court records."

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