Lancaster County is essentially paperless, having digitally converted public records from 1987-present. The County leverages Tyler Eagle’s software system to enable researchers to access these records. However, the County was never able to find the budget to digitally convert the infrequently accessed records older than 1987 that resided on microfilm.
Scott Gaines, Chief Deputy, Lancaster County Nebraska, states “Digital ReeL was by far the most affordable solution we looked at to bring this legacy microfilm archive into the digital age. Researchers can search for all records from our existing system and if the record is older than 1987, they are presented with instructions on how to find the information in Digital ReeL.”