Probate Court

The Coshocton County Probate Court had an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 18 to showcase their new equipment. They are in the process of transferring all of their microfilm data to the digital world, thanks to the purchase of a new machine made possible through a grant by the Coshocton Foundation. Pictured here is Barb Karr, left, explaining the new system as Kathy Thompson explores the many benefits of this new machine. With this new machine, staff at the Probate Court will not only be able to transfer their microfilm to digital, but residents will be able to search for records faster and easier, and the records will now be easier to read. Once all the records have been converted to digital, the goal will be to have multiple computers available so that more than one person can search records at the same time. Information from the old records, dating back to 1811, can then be printed out or copied onto a USB drive. Their ultimate goal is to feature the records online so that residents can view them from the comfort of their home. See next week’s Beacon for a photo comparison of the same record printed off of the new machine as compared to the old machine.

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Probate Court

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