Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Baker County Records Inventory

Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings


Series documents the recording of a variety of legal documents filed in the clerk's or recorder's office. These documents were not required to be filed with the clerk and often included filings such as birth and marriage certificates of individuals who were born or married outside of the county but wanted the document to be filed in their county of residence. Other documents include wills, obligation bonds, quit claims, deeds, conveyances, mortgage satisfactions, agreements, charters, partnership dissolutions, contracts, powers of attorney, liens, leases, marriage licenses, military discharges, ministerial certificates, medical personnel licenses, birth and death certificates, and affidavits of publication. Information includes dates filed, name of individual filing, types of action, and volume and page number where recorded. Series may also include alphabetical indexes of individuals filing a recording. Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings have been inventoried through 1965.

The Auburn Papers are a group of records that appear to cover some of the filings received by the clerk when the county seat of Baker County was located in Auburn. An index listing each document is available at the Baker Heritage Museum.

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Upper Vault:
Miscellaneous Book [with index], vol. 1-5, 1907-1964 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Front Room:
Miscellaneous Record [with index-volume 6 is a direct and indirect index], vol. 1-6, 1907-1964 (6 volumes).

Records at the Baker Heritage Museum:
Auburn Papers [with index], 1862-1878 (1 cu.ft.).


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