Jeff L. Thigpen Register of Deeds

Monday, July 24, 2006

Triad Business Journal on Register of Deeds office

They did a piece on the new computer system last week.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

GOIN' COUNTRY #8- FISHIN' --The One U GOT's Better Than the One That Got Away!

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Mike "Snapper" Thigpen, brother, caught a 45 lbs. catfish yesterday!

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Oh yeah, Goin' Country is about passing on the secret to Kin Folk....

(Mike is seen sporting a GOOD DEEDS T-Shirt!)

Monday, July 17, 2006

The New Computer System Lives!!!!

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The Guilford County Register of Deeds successfully launched their new computer software system through Business Information Systems (BIS) on Monday, July, 17th at 8 am.

The BIS software system replaces the original Guilford County mainframe model that functioned for 24 years. A tremendous amount of public involvement, interdepartmental collaboration, and preparation helped the project go as planned and on-schedule. According to Jeff Thigpen, Guilford County Register of Deeds, the transition in technology has been long overdue and will benefit the public in many ways.

Immediate benefits for the public include: Real Estate Images and Index Books availability from 1771-Present; Web access 24 hours a day; and Online Marriage Application and Marriage Kiosks in the Greensboro and High Point offices. Professional users will also have the conveniences of dual screen monitors, escrow accounts, and web support directly through Business Information Systems. The BIS software system will now be in both Guilford and Forsyth counties.

Guilford County Register of Deeds staff are shown gathered for the first recording in the Greensboro office.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Second Leg of Conversion is Complete

Vitals and Real Estate conversions appear to be complete with no major issues. GO-Live is still a go ahead.

While more is needed to be done in Greensboro and High Point offices, things are looking positive for Monday.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Customer Trainings Successful!

Over 75 users were trained this week on the new computer system which will go live Monday.

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Destination: Monday, July 17th, 2006 8:00 AM

The data conversion for the new computer system is under way between ROD, Guilford County IS, and Business Information Systems (BIS). The first portion of the conversion has gone well. We will be evaluating the next phase of the process this afternoon around 5 pm.

There are SOOO MANY issues involved in this transition. Our staff have been working hard as well as the vendor. More updates to come!

Friday, July 07, 2006

The Rawandan "Anne Frank"

In the spring of 1994, more than one million people were murdered in the Rwandan genocide. This is the story of how Immaculee survived certain death, along with seven other women, by hiding in a very small bathroom for more than 3 months. Day after day, for months, the killers would search nearby – gleefully chanting “kill them big, kill them small, kill them, kill them, kill them all!”

I met Immaculee Ilibagiza through a television interview tonight. She has an unbelievable and courageous story. A story of faith, hope, and forgiveness that we all need to hear.

Her book is Left to Tell Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust. I strongly recommend it.

The Left to Tell Foundation has been created to place Rwandan orphans and help chidren in Africa.

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Elle Thigpen of Greensboro waves her flag at the Montrose Independence Parade in Montrose Pennsylvania. (The photo was in the Herald Tribune Online in Binghamton NY!)

The kid gets more press than her dad....