Franklin County Records

The AME Annex building, located just one block east of the main museum building, is available for research by appointment only.  We ask that appointments be made at least twenty-four hours in advance.

This facility houses over 700 volumes of original Franklin County records including wills and estates, county commission minutes, taxes, paupers, and hundreds of original probate files which are gradually being microfilmed by the county, the originals than being permanently trnsferred to the historical society.  There are dozens of other miscellaneous county records housed here as well.

The bulk of this material spans the time period between the founding of the county in 1818 up to, in some cases, the 1960s.  Not all records are complete and it is recommended that you call ahead to inquire about specific availability.

Microfilm of most of the records is available at the Museum during Library open hours.  A modern microfilm reader is available that allows hard copy prints as well as digital copies.