Niagara County to move endangered public records

From The Wall Street Journal:

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — Millions of a western New York county’s birth and death records, adoption papers, investigative files and real estate records — some dating back more than 200 years — will be moved into new storage space, and out of a leaky old building where they’re in danger of being lost.


County Clerk Wayne Jagow told lawmakers the valuable records are in danger of being lost to time and destroyed by water and other elements. The new humidity-controlled facility meets state standards for their storage. The county will pay nearly $125,000 to lease the new space.