John L. O'Brien, Register 
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Welcome to the Native American Deeds website. I am honored to have the opportunity to share with you the most culturally significant documents ever recorded in Essex County. We refer to them as the "Native American Deeds Collection." These deeds directly link us to the days when Native American Indians lived on this land.

I invite you to take this journey with me over our landscape in the moccasins of our
Native Americans, who had to sell their lands to survive. The "Native American Deeds"
will lead the way. I hope that you will find this journey as interesting and exciting as I did.

excerpt from a letter from
Register of Deeds John L. O'Brien

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Southern Essex District Registry of Deeds