9-410. Instruments affecting realty — Certified copies of record — Admissibility. Every instrument conveying or affecting real property, acknowledged or proved, and certified, as provided by law, may, together with the certificate of acknowledgment or proof, be read in evidence in an action or proceeding, without further proof; and a certified copy of the record of such conveyance or instrument thus acknowledged or proved, may also be read in evidence, with the like effect as the original, on proof, by affidavit or otherwise, that the original is not in the possession or under the control of the party producing the certified copy.
[(9-410) C.C.P. 1881, sec. 931; R.S., R.C., & C.L., sec. 5998; C.S., sec. 7969; I.C.A., sec. 16-410.]