Some years back as space for storing records at the Meigs County Courthouse became more and more scarce some of the old Probate Court records were moved to the Museum for safe keeping.
They range by date from 1850 to the early 1920s and include indexed files in drawers in tall metal cabinets lining the walls of one room in the building.
Also stored in that room are large bound books containing copies of wills filed in Probate Court so long ago. The records remain available to not only attorneys seeking information but to the public interested or just curious to learn some ancestral history.
Storage for court records, required by law to be retained, remain a problem for Meigs County office holders. Currently paper records are stored in several locations including the third floor of the Elberfeld building in Pomeroy.
A proposal to build an addition to the Courthouse for office expansion and storage remains an option under consideration by the Meigs County Commissioners.