TAPESTRY-  SEARCH TIPS

"WELCOME TO TAPESTRY" screen shows the states in the Midwest with counties connected to Tapestry.  On the left side is a menu. Below is information about the menu: 

This is Tapestry

Provides general information.

Quick Search

Party name search.  If you are not a Tapestry member, you must fill out the credit card information each time.

Login

Use this to login after you have joined Tapestry.

Advanced Search

Search by legal description and/or a combination of other known information.  You must join Tapestry to use.

Join Tapestry

Use this screen to become a Tapestry member.  You will then be eligible for volume discounts.

   
 USING TAPESTRY

HINTS:  

1.      Be sure to select a county.  If your desired Wisconsin county is not on the list, contact that particular register of deeds at http://www.wrdaonline.org/ to see if they offer an alternative to Tapestry.  

2.      Take care to set up your search accurately.   Correct spelling of last name is a must, but you do not need to type in the entire first name.  If you are not certain if the first name is Janet or Jane, just type JAN in the first name field.  Do not use middle initials. 

3.      If Tapestry is unable to perform the search, or if your search yields no records, it will tell you so and you will not be charged. 

4.      Once you get a list of documents, you can double click each listing and then select document details at no extra charge. 

5.      Once you get a list of documents, you can double click each listing and then select document images.  You will be charged 50 cents per each image regardless of whether or not you decide to print.  Printing is included in the 50 cents.  In Winnebago  County, document images are available as of October, 1996.

6.      Your running total of Tapestry expenses is listed at the top of most screens.   

TAPESTRY FEES are used to support the system and are invested in new improvements.  Most counties cannot afford to use property tax dollars to support this service and so, user fees are assessed.

For more information contact Julie Pagel at: jpagel@co.winnebago.wi.us.