FamilySearch and the Lake County OH Probate Court are launching a joint effort to digitize the estate and probate records at the Lake County Courthouse in Painesville, OH. Volunteers are needed to help preserve these important records. FamilySearch will digitize the records and make the images available for free on their website http://www.familysearch.org.

Estate and probate files often name family members, friends, and associates and may contain an inventory of the family’s possessions. Digitizing these documents and placing them online ensures that they will be available for future generations to explore.

The project need volunteers Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 3:30pm. All work will be done at a downtown Painesville location.

Volunteers will:

  • Work in 3-hour shifts
  • Examine documents for mis-filings
  • Unfold and flatten documents for imaging
  • Refold and refile documents

To volunteer or ask a question, please fill out our contact form. Someone will get back to you.