In an accomplishment that may be unmatched in the United States, the records in the McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Office have all be converted to electronic images.
When I talked with County Recorder Phyllis Walters at the Nunda Township Republican Picnic, she told me that she cannot find another Recorder in the country who has accomplished this.
Read her press release below, which has details of the celebration going on in her office today:
Phyllis K. Walters, McHenry County Recorder, and her staff are pleased to announce the commemoration of “No More Books”…celebrating the 1st Recorder’s Office in Illinois to achieve ALL documents imaged and indexed on computer (1839-2012).
Recorder Walters says, “We are proud to conclude our Backfile Conversion project and accomplish a long-awaited goal of producing ALL McHenry County land records, dating back to 1839, on computer. As a result of this project, ALL land records can now be searched, viewed, and printed within seconds.”
The Recorder’s Office will celebrate this significant event Tuesday, September 18, 2012 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The event will include “live” re-enactment portrayals of Former President Ulysses S. Grant and volunteers of the 95 th Regiment Illinois Infantry from McHenry County who served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.