“Book One Club” acknowledges jurisdictions digitizing back to “book one,” beginning with the one of our country’s first counties, Plymouth
CENTREVILLE, VA. (PRWEB) –
The Plymouth County Registry of Deeds Office is being honored and recognized as a member of Avenu Insights & Analytics’ “Book One Club.” John R. Buckley, Jr., Register of Deeds for Plymouth County executed a plan to digitize 400 years of land records — all the way back to Book One — to preserve the county’s history for future generations. The Book One Club was launched by Avenu to honor local governments who have gone to great lengths to digitize back to their very first record, also known as “book one.” Avenu will be present at Plymouth’s Registry of Deeds Office on February 9, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to present the award.
“Digitizing back to sovereignty is a tremendous accomplishment, especially when you are one of the oldest and most historic jurisdictions in our country,” shared Avenu CEO, Paul Colangelo. “John R. Buckley, Jr., Register of Deeds for Plymouth County took great strides in preserving history by going back to Plymouth County’s first land record in 1685, and also going back to Plymouth Colony’s first land record dating back to 1620. He also was one of the first Register of Deeds offices to digitize images that include transcriptions. Together we worked to link the document images with their index information so that the public can easily search and retrieve a piece of history.”
Government records ensure accountability, provide proof of agreements, and serve as a historic account of events. Paper, ink, microfiche, and microfilm are not designed to last forever. As our country progresses in age, there are numerous challenges to records management, including deterioration from usage, sunlight, oxidation, mold, and improper storage. Insufficient storage and the cost of archiving paper records is another growing issue for many offices. Certainly during the recent Covid-19 years it made it easier for both the real estate professionals and the public to access records. Digitizing documents is the future for record management.
“We are honored to be awarded with Avenu’s Book One Club membership. Avenu’s team of dedicated professionals understood the importance of our mission and knew how to properly handle and preserve our records,” stated Buckley. “We were able to preserve our records while also making them available online to the public so everyone can easily access them for generations to come.”
About Plymouth County Registry of Deeds
The Plymouth County Registry of Deeds is an agency of the County of Plymouth and the guardian of historical and modern land records from the Pilgrims to the present. Established in 1685, Plymouth County is among the oldest counties in the United States. The Registry of Deeds has over 17 million images available to the public, which includes all recorded documents, plans, land court certificates, and many special collections. There is no charge to search and view Plymouth’s records.
About Avenu Insights & Analytics
Over 3,000 state and local governments have partnered with Avenu to drive positive results for their communities through software administration and compliance auditing solutions. Avenu’s comprehensive software solutions digitally transform government by modernizing processes, providing online access to records, and reducing costs. State and local governments also work closely with Avenu to increase revenue without raising taxes, streamline internal operations, and improve services by enhancing connectivity for constituents. Avenu is a portfolio company of Mill Point Capital. To learn more, visit www.avenuinsights.com.