Beginning on the first Thursday after Labor Day, Thursday, September 5, 2013, the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds is opening an enhanced training room in our main location at 50 Obery Street in Plymouth. On a monthly basis, Register of Deeds John Buckley and the Registry’s Information Systems Department will conduct informational and training sessions in the Plymouth Training Room about our resources and operation.
These programs will focus on the informational needs of Plymouth County’s 27 municipal governments and specifically the employees at the staff level. The Assessor’s staff, the Planning Department’s staff, the Treasurer’s Offices and other local offices use the resources of the Registry for their daily operation. We want to ensure that you can easily access our information.
On the first Thursday of each month, except for July and August, we will conduct these sessions. The sessions will run from 9:00-11:30 a.m..
Please contact Lorna Green-Baker at 508 830-9290 to register for a training session or if you have any questions.
Pre-registration is required as space is limited!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 3/1/10
For more information, please contact Lorna Green at Register Buckley’s office (508) 830-9298
ELEVEN ADDITIONS TO PLYMOUTH COUNTY’S NOTABLE LAND RECORD COLLECTION
More than fifty years after Japan surrendered to the Allies, “Kilroy was here” remains an iconic reflection of American culture throughout the world. Etched in famous and unfamiliar locations around the globe during World War II and the decades that followed, a simple cartoon and the phrase “Kilroy was here,” became the unintentional phenomenon of James Kilroy, one of Plymouth County’s own. Kilroy, his wife Margaret and their children lived in Halifax. As a rate setter for rivets welded in ships built at Quincy’s Fore River Shipyard, Kilroy began writing “Kilroy was here” in the areas he inspected. Needless to say, the slogan caught on. The deed to Kirloy’s Halifax home and a brief history are proudly displayed in the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds’ ever-evolving Notable Land Record Collection in the Registry’s front foyer at 50 Obery Street in Plymouth.
The Notable Land Record Collection, like Kilroy’s cartoon, has clearly caught on. Recent submitters, including title examiners, employees and other fans of Plymouth County history, have highlighted Brockton ties to Thomas Edison, Mattapoisett ties to Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Hingham ties to Major League Hall-of-Famer Michael “King” Kelly and Lakeville ties to baseball giant Ted Williams.
The display often reflects significant places in our collective history, geographical and otherwise. The New Guinea Settlement at Parting Ways, recently submitted by title examiner Marilyn Dupuis, highlights a 1792 grant of 94 acres by the Town of Plymouth to four African-American Revolutionary War veterans. The property, located on Route 80 in West Plymouth, remained occupied by their descendents until 1908 and is occupied today by the graves of the veterans and a marble tablet memorializing the settlement.
Over the past several months, the display has benefited from the addition of submissions related to the Jenney Grist Mill in Plymouth, the Monponsett Inn in Halifax and “The Little Red Schoolhouse” in Brockton. Register of Deeds John R. Buckley, Jr. describes each of these properties as part of the fabric of Plymouth County, each with its unique story and place in the history and culture of the county. Some have a more significant local interest. Bailey’s Garage in Abington, for instance, is noted for being a busy but relatively quiet place of business for 364 days of the year, while serving as the hub of boisterous celebrations of Irish heritage during Abington’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Other properties quite literally have had a hand in events around the world. In 1773, James Briggs built the vessel “Columbia” at Briggs Shipyard in Scituate. “Columbia” became the first American vessel to circumnavigate the globe and would later serve Captain Robert Gray in discovering the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.
“I know we have barely scratched the surface in terms of discovering evidence of noteworthy people and places in Plymouth County,” explained Register of Deeds John R. Buckley, Jr. “This effort, coordinated by a volunteer committee and chaired by title examiner Anthony M. Markella, is a great way to showcase the rich history and heritage of Plymouth County through our land records. We look forward to introducing more and more people to these treasures. We really try to encourage folks to come by, get a look and come up with their own suggestions.”
JOHN R. BUCKLEY, JR., REGISTER OF DEEDS
PLYMOUTH COUNTY REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY FOR JANUARY 2010
Click here to view full report: January 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 4/14/09
EIGHT NEW ADDITIONS TO THE PLYMOUTH COUNTY
NOTABLE LAND RECORD COLLECTION
PLYMOUTH COUNTY EXTENSION
2009 Garden Lecture Series
All of the programs are open to the public, FREE-OF-CHARGE, however, pre-registration for lectures is requested. Please contact the designated location for each program to register. Seating may be limited: first come, first served.
BEAUTIFUL TREES and HOW TO PLANT THEM CORRECTLY - Seoane Garden Center, Abington, MA
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 7:00 - 9:00 PM Deborah C. Swanson, Plymouth County Extension Educator, Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program, will present a slide lecture on the new tree planting guidelines. Ms. Swanson will discuss proper planting methods, watering, mulching, staking, etc, as well as highlight some of her favorite landscape trees. Planting sustainable trees correctly, in the right place, contributes to reducing pesticide usage as well as enhancing wildlife habitat. Location and contact: Seoanes Garden Center, 551 Bedford St., Abington, MA 02351. Tel. 781- 878-1306 or email email@example.com.
ATTENTION: PARENTS, TEACHERS, LIBRARIANS, ETC: The Plymouth County Extension 4-H program is sponsoring a free 4-H SUNFLOWER PLANT SCIENCE PROJECT to Plymouth County children ages 5-18. Youth participants will receive free sunflower seeds, planting instructions, and the opportunity to participate in the 2009 4-H Sunflower Contest at the Marshfield Fair, Marshfield, MA. To enroll children in this free 4-H plant science project please call or email the Plymouth County Extension office for a registration form. For more info contact: Plymouth County Extension, P.O. Box 658, Hanson, MA 02341.Tel: 781-293-3541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooperative Extension offers equal opportunity in programs and employment.
Plymouth County Registry of Deeds Accepting eRecordings, click the following link to read the memo from the Register.
Click here for your invitation to Simplifile’s - Plymouth County Registry of Deeds - eRecording Seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 16th, 2008 at the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water Street - Plymouth Room, Plymouth, MA.
Governor signs legislation to increase recording fees for mulitple documents, follow this link to read the memo from the Register.
Notable Land Records 7/14/08 “No End to Notable Land Records”
Brockton Housing Partnership - Building Brockton’s Future:
Click here to view: Intro Buy Brockton Mortgage Program
Click here to view: Buy Brockton Mortgage Program Contact List ________________________________________________________________