02 October 2014

Above and beyond -- helping to preserve our heritage

Yesterday we talked about an almost super human volunteer!  Today we’ll talk about “a man who makes a different every day” as described in To Preserve and Protect Harris County’s Historic Court Records by David Furlow on the Houston Bar Association Appellate Lawyer blog.

As Team Leader of Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel’s Historical Documents Records Center, Francisco Heredia ensures that the record of Harris County’s rich legal heritage is preserved, protected and easily accessible to lawyers, judges, justices, historians and members of the public. Anyone interested in seeing an important part of Texas legal history can examine these records in Room 200 of the Harris County Civil Courthouse.

Read this article to learn all about what Francisco Heredia and several others done to both preserve and provide better access to Harris County’s heritage.

You can directly access the Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel’s Historical Documents Records Center here and you can search the records and documents via this interface.

Do you know of a person like Francisco who has gone above and beyond in his job to ensure the preservation, protection and access of the community to invaluable documents?  

Editor’s Note: I ran into a few issues when trying to search the historical records beyond the naturalization records and it would be an understatement to say that my web browsers (both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome) have never malfunctioned on a website!

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