The Michigan Fidlar eByte – January 2018









  • Transition to AVID updates county office
  • iNSPECT Advances Recording Accuracy
  • BASTION provides Disaster Recovery plan
  • Commitment to Serving Fidlar Partnerships

Oscoda County has fully transitioned to the land recording management system, AVID. With the change, the Recorder’s Office will be able to best prepared to integrate software upgrades and modular releases from Fidlar. Project Manager Maureen Melson was onsite to acclimate staff with important aspects of the system as well as how to best use iNSPECT, the assisted indexing feature. When used in processing, iNSPECT greatly increases recording accuracy while decreasing the chances of typographical error. Along with their transition to AVID, Oscoda County has moved to the AVID BASTION hosted server environment.


AVID BASTION permits for a higher security against growing cyber threats and natural disaster. Oscoda County data will be stored and hosted with Fidlar production servers that are backed up to a secondary off-site repository. Register of Deeds Jeri Winton will have peace-of-mind knowing that their Official Public Record will remain secure and maintained to the highest degree.

Fidlar remains steadfast as a software vendor exclusive to the Register of Deeds Office. Yet, we strive to exceed the expectations of each partner on all sides. Fidlar champions each and every hurdle that your office overcomes and we want to do our best to advance your office in every way possible.



“Oscoda County has used Fidlar’s software for quite a while and AVID was going to be new for us. Our Project Manager, Maureen Melson, did a fantastic job of getting us prepared and trained for AVID. Once we got used to the software, we came to love it! The way iNSPECT helps us to increase our accuracy is another thing we are happy with. Fidlar has truly been a partner for our office – they helped us when we had the tragic courthouse fire. Now, with training and getting things ready for our change to AVID, they’ve helped us again in a big way. Oscoda County is also now working with BASTION, having it in place makes me feel like we’ve taken the right step in making sure our Official Public Record is safe and secure against any sort of future disaster. We’ve made many changes in a short time span & Fidlar was there to help things go smoothly.” – Jeri Winton, Oscoda County Register of Deeds