at the National Archives of Malta
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn.— Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, Joseph S. Micallef Curator of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library’s (HMML’s) Malta Study Center has signed an agreement with the National Archives of Malta to digitize the law court records for the French period, Epoca Gallica, 1798-1800.
"This important collection covers the legal history of Malta when the French abolished the Order of Malta's civil and criminal justice system and the Office of the Inquisition and replaced it with a secular court system based on the French Republic" said Gullo. “The records to be digitized include three meters of law court cases with original pagination and bindings which were added during the 19th century. This collection will be of great interest to international scholars and historians of that era,”
This is the second digitizing studio HMML has established at the National Archives. The first began in 2007, and thus far has digitally preserved 1500 volumes of law court records dating back to the time of the Knights of Saint John.