2022 Delaware Code
Title 12 - Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations
Chapter 25. REGISTER OF WILLS
§ 2509. Delivery of records; photocopies; evidence.
(a) Each Register of Wills upon the advice and approval of the Court of Chancery may deliver to the Delaware Public Archives any volume of probate records in the Register's official custody, the age and condition of which render its continued use by the public inadvisable, and the Register shall take a receipt for the same and the receipt shall be recorded in the office from which such volume or record is taken.
(b) Within a reasonable time after any such volume or record has been delivered to the Delaware Public Archives, the State Archivist and Records Administrator shall make a photocopy of its contents and shall certify that such contents are complete and correct, and such certificate shall be included in such photocopy. Such photocopy shall be delivered to the Register of Wills from whom the original volume was received, and the Register may issue certified copies of any records photocopied under the provisions of this section, and any such certified copy shall be admissible as evidence in any judicial or administrative proceeding in the same manner and entitled to the same weight and have the same effect as certified copies made from the original volume.37 Del. Laws, c. 110, § 1; Code 1935, § 1563; 12 Del. C. 1953, § 2509; 54 Del. Laws, c. 206; 59 Del. Laws, c. 384, § 1; 70 Del Laws, c. 186,, § 1; 72 Del. Laws, c. 91, §§ 6-8;