It's now easier for historians to peer into the depths of Vermont's legal history, thanks to the ongoing efforts of experts at the state Archives in Middlesex.
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.
In one Caledonia County case, hand-written records recount the 1850 proceedings against a notorious counterfeiting ring led by a man from New York City and Boston, who thought he could practice his trade unnoticed in Groton.
People wishing to use the records must visit the archives in Middlesex.