If this year's budget permits will are considering scanning the 1131 remaining Recorded Land books. This would mean that all Record Land documents from 1855 (the year the registry opened) to present would be available to the public in an electronic format. The images will be accessible on the internet as well as the registry. The images will be retrieved by scanning archival microfilm of the books. The microfilm is 100' 35 mm, a medium which is no longer used. Even though we have the abililty to scan 35mm in-house, it is difficult and time consuming. We usually prefer to do work in-house, but in this case there is no question that it is cost effective to use an outside vendor. As with any conversion we expect a percentage of missing and bad images. In fact we are still finding them from the initial ACS conversion. This is not really unusual considering we have approximately 6 million images scanned.
If at any time you find a missing or bad image be sure to let us know. Feel free to call or email.