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Vt. secretary of state opens judicial records

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont secretary of state's office says 150 years of judicial records from Caledonia County are now available for use by researchers.

Secretary of State Jim Condos says the State Archives and Records Administration recently completed processing Caledonia County court records from 1794 to 1945.

Orleans County court records were opened for research in July 2012 and Lamoille County court records will be completed this summer.

State Archivist Tanya Marshall says the records also document early-19th century smuggling, the rise of the granite industry, the influence of the temperance movement, changing ethnic patterns in Caledonia towns, and the capture of a notorious counterfeiting ring in Groton.

People wishing to use the records must visit the state archives in Middlesex.

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