The Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association announce that statewide issuance of vital records becomes effective Jan. 3, 2017. Statewide issuance of vital records allows register of deeds offices to issue records of birth, death, marriage, divorce, from all Wisconsin counties, if the records are enabled in the Statewide Vital Records Information System. The Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association adds that not all vital records will be eligible for statewide issuance; a small number of special service records are excluded. And for those that are eligible, not all may be in the system and available for statewide issuance as of Jan. 3. The State Vital Records Office is working with the register of deeds offices to develop a process for loading specific vital records on demand until all historic records are converted. The Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association advises individuals contact their local register of deeds to receive more information about statewide issuance. For more information, contact Door County Register of Deeds Carey Petersilka, WRDA – President, [email protected], 920.746.2271.