Register O’Donnell Hosts Computer Seminar

Continuing his efforts to provide outreach to Norfolk County communities, Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell recently hosted a free informational seminar on computer-assisted land record research. 

At the seminar, attendees learned how to navigate the Registry’s online research page  and to access documents such as deeds, mortgages, Homesteads and mortgage discharges. The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds state-of-the-art computer system has more than 8.5 million land document images available for viewing, dating back to 1793.

Register O’Donnell noted, “We are very proud that all of our land documents are online and are accessible within 24 business hours of recording. The feedback we have received from attendees indicates these computer seminars are very useful for real estate professionals, genealogists and members of the general public alike.”

For those attending the seminar, computer skills were not required. Each attendee received free reference materials, which they took home with them. Additionally, there were several staffers on hand who were available to assist and answer questions.

“Those attending the October 23rd seminar,” stated O’Donnell “learned how easy it is to look up land related documents. With this knowledge, they can do this research from the comfort and convenience of their home or work computer.”

Register O’Donnell concluded, “These computer seminars, held twice each year in the spring and the fall, are a great way to engage the public in the important work done here at the Registry of Deeds. The seminar dates are advertised in local papers throughout the county as well as through the Registry’s social media outlets. For further information, you can contact Alicia Gardner at 781-461-6104 or at”

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The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is located at 649 High Street in Dedham.  The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information.  All land record research information can be found on the Registry’s website  Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center via telephone at (781) 461-6101, or email us at

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