Salt Lake County, Utah, has partnered with the Genealogical Society of Utah to make digital copies of more than 100,000 of the county's oldest birth and death records. The information took two months to burn onto DVD. Now it is available for armchair historians through county offices. In about a year, the same records will become available on the World Wide Web.
You can read all the details in a story in the Salt Lake Tribune at http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_4100803.