(Host) Vermont is getting a big boost from the federal government as the state strengthens the way it manages court records.
The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration has received a grant of more than $118,000 to preserve records.
They come from three county courthouses that date from 1794 through 1945.
Officials say they hope eventually to spread the effort beyond court records for Orleans, Lamoille and Caledonia counties.
Officials in the Archives office say the court paperwork will be better organized and more accessible.
They say they expect that to help genealogists, historians and legal researchers.