VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) - A southwestern Indiana county's library is electronically preserving some of the state's earliest records and putting the most historically significant documents online.
The Vincennes Sun-Commercial reports that the Knox County Public Library has obtained several grants to digitize the files.
The building housing the hard copies of the documents is not climate-controlled to prevent the records from deteriorating. The most important records have been relocated to the library's McGrady-Brockman House, formerly a historical center.
Historical collection administrator Brian Spangle says the library has digitized the earliest records dating from the 1790s to the mid-1820s and posted them online.
Documents include marriage records, early will records, probate files and criminal and civil court files.
Some of those files are searchable at visions.indstate.edu.
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