Lake County Recorder Michelle Fajman and the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society have announced a partnership to index the records from 5,840 books stored in the county recorder's office.
By law, the books must remain in the county recorder's office. But Fajman wants to back up the records and keep a copy off site in the event of a natural disaster, such as a tornado or flood. A digitized backup will also make it quicker to find records.
Fajman said the genealogical society volunteers take pressure off her workers to inventory the books and help stretch her budget dollars further.
You can read more in an article by Carole Carlson in The Republic at http://goo.gl/JXQu8.
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