Helping patrons understand their personal and regional heritage is an integral part of the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library’s mission.
This mission became critical when Jefferson County’s 150-year-old courthouse caught fire on May 20, 2009. Decades upon decades of records stored at the courthouse were no longer available to the public.
I collaborated with the county historian who worked at our library and a team of volunteers to create the History Rescue Project. It premiered soon after the fire and now provides access to indexes and full records of hundreds of pages of courthouse and other genealogical and historical records.
This site has since moved to a new server and design. Here is an Archive.org snapshot of the original site.