Records preservation and access is of vital importance to family historians. On Saturday, 21 September, The Park Rapids Express carried an article about an important transfer of township level records to the proper storage facilities at the Minnesota State Archives. It also told of efforts to discover more township records from the county. The Hubbard County Recorder Nicole Lueth is behind this effort and is working with the county board.
“Lueth said these records are particularly valuable to the state archives “because they can put a certain individual in a certain place geographically and a certain timeframe. . .Genealogists like to create layers of information to substantiate their family’s history.”
The state archives staff will collect the records, do needed repairs, and make them available for research.
The records to be transferred are township birth and death registers; township chattel mortgage record books and indexes (1913), and the county’s Motor Vehicle Index 1 (1919-1921).
The full article can be accessed here.
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