HICKORY (County of Catawba) - The Catawba County Register of Deeds Office is a very busy place with attorneys, real estate agents, genealogy professionals and amateurs, engaged couples, and other citizens visiting daily.
It holds all deeds and deeds of trust (which involve the borrowing of money), maps, rights of way and all records which have anything to do with real estate. It also creates and holds birth and death certificates from 1913, and marriage records back to Catawba County’s founding in 1842.
All employees of the Register of Deeds Office have the detailed job of working with citizens to accurately create and store these records. Each staff member must be able to perform every duty required in that office.
A 35 year veteran of the Register of Deeds Office, praised by co-workers for her excellent customer service, for being a patient instructor on the laws involved in her work, and for preserving the County’s history, has been named Catawba County’s 2011 Employee Of The Year.