Jackson Co. newspapers, & other records
- I noticed in several of the archived posts that there were questions about
newspapers & an index. The bound index that was mentioned, has the name &
date of paper that the article re: death appeared in. The
Scottsboro/Jackson County Heritage Center has the masters for the index, so
there is a possibility of the index being published in the future. The
Scottsboro Public Library & the Heritage Room of the Huntsville Public
Library have most of the newspapers on microfilm, & the Scottsboro/Jackson
County Heritage Center has most of the actual newspapers.
The Heritage Center also has some of the original chattel records for
Jackson County. Wendell & the late Carlus Page were able to rescue many of
the "less useful" record books from the courthouse basement.
Marriage, deed, mortgage, will, & probate records have almost all been
photocopied & bound, making records somewhat easier to locate & copy.
Hope this is helpful,
Tracy Fossett Wilson
Jackson County, AL