Friday, October 11, 2013

Digitization Begins in Dorchester County

On Monday, October 7, volunteers arrived at the Courthouse in Dorchester County, Maryland, to begin document preparation for the digitization of will and estate records in the county. This is an extension of the larger project currently undertaken at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis.

Joyce Phelps, MSA, teaches volunteers how to remove fasteners and prepare documents for digitization.
Left-right: Terry Neild, Joyce Phelps, Barbara Jean Woolston, Janet Bacorn.

Several of these volunteer have long-standing roots in Dorchester County and are pleased to be able to assist in getting the estate records preserved and digitized. Within the next week, FamilySearch camera operators will be onsite to image the documents.

It is exciting to see this work progress! It could not be done without our volunteers. A sincere thanks to all who are giving their time, effort and devotion to this important project. If you would like to join us, please send an email to:

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