Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Using the Registry of Deeds for historical research

Tonight I’ll be speaking at Lowell’s Pollard Memorial Library (401 Merrimack Street) at 7:00 p.m. as part of a program hosted by the Lowell Historical Society. The event is free, open to the public, and will take place in the library’s ground floor meeting room. The topic will be using the records at the registry of deeds to do genealogy and house histories.

With more than 10 million pages of land records dating from the mid-1600s already freely available on our website, the registry is a valuable resource for all types of researchers. This evening I’ll review the history of our land records system, how it was implemented here in the Northern District of Middlesex County, and will provide helpful hints on how to maximize the use of our data.

If any other group would be interested in hosting such a presentation, please contact me (Register of Deeds Richard Howe) by phone at (978) 322-9000 or by email.

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