I need advice on searching Court Minutes ca. 1854-1860 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa County.
I recently went to the Archives in Montgomery and found an index with references to the estate papers I need. I was shocked to learn that althought they have an index of these records, I will have to travel to the Courthouse in Dadeville in order to see the records. The only thing in Montgomery are indexes on microfilm.
It really bothers me that these old records haven't been microfilmed. If something should happen to the courthouse, these records would be lost forever.
I am willing to make another trip; however, I wanted advice from someone who has researched at this courthouse. Are the records readily available? Can I make copies, etc.?