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
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
Register O'Brien's full message