Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Researching your Roots at the Office of the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Office

Join us as Jeanne Sorg, Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds, overviews the types of documents that are recorded with the Recorder of Deeds office and go through how to search the database for current and historical deeds on your property. These records date back to 1784 and are mostly public record. Historical deed research, and through other documents the Recorder of Deeds stores in perpetuity, can be a useful tool in learning more about your home and potentially family history.

Lectures are at 7:30PM EST and are FREE and open to the public.

In-person and on Zoom. Please click here to login in.

Abington Friends Meeting, The John Barnes Room, 520 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown

Masks are recommended but not required to attend the lecture.

The lecture series is sponsored by a grant from the Jenkinstown Lyceum. For more information, please call the Old York Road Historical Society at 215-886-8590.

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Jeanne Sorg was elected Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds in November 2015 and assumed office in January 2016. Sorg is originally from Minnesota and is the daughter of the first permanent female miner on the “Iron Range,” who was also the first female mayor of the small taconite mining town of Babbitt, located in Northern Minnesota.

Besides her position as Recorder of Deeds, Jeanne is currently Mayor of Ambler Borough. Sorg serves on the Ambler Main Street Board and is an active member of the Ambler Mennonite Church.