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Clerk of court earns Historic Documents Preservation Award

November 13, 2009

HAGERSTOWN -- Dennis J. Weaver, Clerk of the Circuit Court for Washington County, was honored recently for his outstanding accomplishments in the preservation and public access of Washington County's historic documents, and presented with the Washington County Free Library's first Historic Documents Preservation Award.

The award is presented to a person or organization that has demonstrated exceptional effort to preserve local historic documents and to make them accessible to the public.

Weaver's work with Washington County's historic public documents has served as an example to preservationists statewide, and his innovative approach to preservation and digitization has made Washington County a leader in the conservation and worldwide access of historic public documents, the library said in a release.

He is responsible for preserving court, land, marriage, divorce, and equity records, and, through digitization, for making those records available on public computers at the courthouse, the release says.

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Partnering locally with the Washington County Free Library to make records available on the library's Web site, Weaver also has partnered at the state level with the Maryland State Archives to make land and other records available on the Internet, according to the release.

Weaver served as deputy clerk from 1974 to 1986 before his election as clerk of the circuit court.

The clerk of court is a locally elected state official and is one of the oldest public offices in Maryland, dating to 1658.

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