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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - "Old Allen County documents dating back to 1816 will soon be more accessible to the public"

Vivian Sade's story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette continues:

The Allen County commissioners Friday approved an enhanced online search system for the recorder’s office. The $58,500 three-year contract with Cott Systems will make records from 1816 to 1969 readily available, Allen County Chief Deputy Recorder Anita Mather said.

Those documents would be invaluable for genealogical searches and would include home deeds and mortgages, military discharges, property plats and title insurance, she said.

“We spent $250,000 to image all the documents, and this will make them easier to access online,” Mather said. The recorder’s office can recoup the one-time contract fee through user fees, she said.

The fee for such records will run between $5 and $6, she said.

The recorder’s office would keep a dollar of a $5 user fee and $4 would go to Cott Systems, Mather said.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 13, 2013 10:09 AM
Posted to Indiana Government