Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Baker County Records Inventory
Clerk and Recorder Official Filings
Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.
Since 1965, the clerk has recorded budgets, mining claims, deeds, mortgages, liens, marriages, military discharges, commissioners' minutes and related records as the Baker County Records. Some circuit court records were also included from 1965 to 1983. Imaged documents from 2000 to the present are available on a public access computer in the clerk's office.
Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Upper Vault:
Deeds Misc Court [Baker County Records] 1991-1999 (20 inches of microfilm jackets);
Direct [Baker County Records Index-title varies], 1965-present (24 binders of computer printouts);
Document Copies [Baker County Records-to be microfilmed], 2009-present (7.50 cu.ft.);
Indirect [Baker County Records Index-title varies], 1965-present (24 binders of computer printouts);
Microfilm [Baker County Records], 1965-1990 (ca.363 reels of microfilm); 1999-2008 (96 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Baker County Web Site:
Search Clerk's Index [includes index information related to deeds, mortgages, mining claims, and other transactions], 1965-present (Internet).