About the Oregon Historical Records Index
Provisional Government Land Claim Records
The register documents land claims recorded with the provisional government recorder. Register entries show claimant's name, description of claim, county name, date recorded, and recorder's certification. The records also include some loose land claims. Many areas within the current boundaries of Oregon are not represented because white settlement had yet to occur. Also, many of the district names (e.g., Tuality) reflected in the land claims changed in subsequent years.