Foxborough COA Speaking event

July 17, 2024 2:00 PM
Foxborough Council on Aging
75 Central Street
Foxborough MA 02035

Foxborough, MA - Continuing his efforts to bring the Registry of Deeds directly to the citizens of Norfolk County, Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell will be the guest speaker at the Foxborough Council on Aging building, 75 Central Street, on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 2:00 pm.

Register O’Donnell also gave an overview of the Registry of Deeds, which is the principal office for real property records in Norfolk County, cataloging and housing more than 10 million land documents dating back to 1793.

Also covered in the presentation will be information on the ability to lookup Land Documents dating back to the first ones recorded in 1793 through the Registry of Deeds’ online internet research system. These records are available to the public via the Registry’s website at

During the speaking program, Register O'Donnell will discuss the genealogical research capabilities of the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds available to the public.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds possesses approximately 10,000,000 land records, recorded in 41,416 Registry books dating back to when the county was created in 1793. Some of these records include deeds, liens, foreclosures, mortgages, conveyances, trusts, and mortgage discharges.

Register O’Donnell will discuss how The Registry of Deeds has made the genealogy research process easier through its History Comes Alive transcription program, where all the Registry documents from 1793 to 1900 are transcribed from old cursive writing into easy-to-read and print documents.

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The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. We are open Friday, July 5th.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is closed Today, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. We are open Friday, July 5th.