Newport’s oldest records are now on CD. Town Clerk Liselle Dufort had seven of the towns oldest books restored and CDs made with their contents through a Moose Grant in January of 2015. Books that were digitalized are two Town Bookeeping books one 1802-1842, and the other 1865-1882, Poll and Tax Book1835-1845, Militia Orderly book 1848-1853, Marriage Intentions 1854-1880 and the Roster of Fred Smythe Post #10 1861-1864.
Durfort said the CD is in the Town Clerk’s Office, Richards Library, and Newport Historical Society, but the books won’t be ready until June. When the books are returned to Newport, they won’t be available to the public.
Durfort said once the town gets its new website the CD will be searchable and on-line.
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