Copies of Wisconsin marriage certificates can now be obtained from any Register of Deeds office in the state, according to Douglas County Register of Deeds Tracy Middleton.

The state made the change Jan. 2.

Register of Deeds offices can issue birth certificates from all Wisconsin counties, as well. Death certificates are available statewide for deaths occurring from Jan. 1, 2016 to the present.

Not all vital records are eligible for statewide issuance, Middleton said, but the State Vital Records Office continues to work with Register of Deeds offices to add or update specific vital records on demand. The goal, Middleton said, is to have all eligible records available.

For more information, contact the Douglas County Register of Deeds at 715-395-1359, 715-395-7350 or