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The State Library has completed the digitization of the majority of its Massachusetts real estate atlas collection.   The collection, most of which dates from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, provides information about property boundaries, plot sizes, ownership, building shapes, and materials.  The altases document the development of neighborhoods over time.  Click here to see the list of statewide, county and municipal atlases available. 

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Codification of Massachusetts Law Today posted on Sep 18

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Historical Codifications of Massachusetts Law posted on Sep 17

Following up on yesterday’s blog post, “Word(s) of the Month – codification“, we can take a look at historical codifications of Massachusetts law. “The earliest codification of laws in Massachusetts was the 1649 codification, the Book of the General Lawes and Libertyes, which incorporated the   …Continue Reading Historical Codifications of Massachusetts Law

Word(s) of the month – codification posted on Sep 16

Word(s) of the month - codification

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