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Easton Town Clerk Hosts Open House

Records date to the 1840s at the Easton town clerk's office — back to when the town of Easton was established.

These records include property sales, maps, mortgages, liens, births, deaths, marriages, town meeting minutes and agendas, tax records, assessor's records and more. Every resident uses the town clerk's services sooner or later.

That's why Town Clerk Derek Buckley has been working hard to transfer the records to electronic editions. Many records are now accessible through computers at the office, and improvements are still being done.

Buckley said documents of ownership are needed when a resident wants to sell his or her home. The owner may also need to prove that mortgages have been paid off and there are no liens on the house. All of these records are available at the town clerk's office.

On Wednesday, Jose Lopez of Groton was searching the Easton town clerk's records for outstanding liens on properties.

To introduce Easton residents to the improvements in the office and what can be found, there will be an open house Tuesday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

"The open day is to provide an opportunity for residents to see what has been done and to give them a perspective of how the storage and access to these records can affect their life," said Buckley. "Come see how the systems work. You, or your children, can search for and retrieve the documents that describe the purchase of your home, your mortgage or other documents important to you."

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