Probate-Juvenile Court Summer Records Project
Thanks to Coshocton County JFS Summer Youth Employment Program, the Court has a more accurate inventory and location index of many important records! Anna Havranek, site supervisor and (2) summer youth workers helped the Court to organize and index a large number of records, as well as consolidate locations and provide an accurate mapping and rotational system for records management.
Some 13,644 cases were logged and 11, 652 that were eligible for sealing and expungement were removed from the Main Courthouse storage areas. These records included: 1,992 Abuse, Neglect and Dependency cases from 1907-1979; 7,942 Delinquency, Contributing and Unruly cases from 1906-1986; 3,710 Traffic, Delinquency and Unruly cases from 1968-1998.
In addition to the above work: 25 boxes of trash and old paperwork from the attic of the Main Courthouse were able to be destroyed, the staff assisted the County Commissioners Office with re-organizing their storage area at the County Records Building, 40 boxes that were previously damaged were re-boxed at the Records Building.
Finally, when this work did not keep the team busy enough, they also helped to gather computer equipment for auction, copied Marriage License Index Books to convert to Digital format, Re-indexed and organized all Probate records at the County Storage Building from 1811-2010, and then transferred some 45 boxes into new space which are on a set schedule for sealing and expungement.
The Summer Project was capped with a cookout at the Probate –Juvenile Court and small gifts of appreciation were presented to the crew for their help on this valuable project.
Special Thanks to the County Maintenance Department for their cooperation in moving many truckloads of records from place to place!