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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Baker County Records Inventory

Mortgage Records

1862-1971

Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.

Since in 1965 mortgages have been recorded as part of the Baker County Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Front Room:
General Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. 1, 1862-ca.1899 (1 volume);
General Index to Mortgages Reverse, vol. 1, 1862-ca.1899 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Direct, 1945-1962 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Direct and Indirect, 1862-ca.1950 (2 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, 1945-1962 (1 volume);
[Index to Records of Conveyances], 1894-1896 (1 volume); 1896-1898 (1 volume);
Mortgage Index Direct, 1906-ca.1952 (2 volumes);
Mortgage Index Indirect, 1906-ca.1952 (2 volumes);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. A-C, 1862-1882 (3 volumes); vol. E-Z, 27-109, 1885-1964 (105 volumes);
Record for State Land Mortgages, vol. B, 1871-1878 (1 volume);
Record of State Land Mortgages, vol. B, 1871-1879 (1 volume).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Back Room:
Index to Mortgages Direct, 1963-1971 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Direct, 1963-1971 (1 volume).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Upper Vault:
Direct Index Panhandle Records [Deed and Mortgage], vol. 6, ca.1862-ca.1905 (1 volume);
Indirect Index Panhandle Records [Deed and Mortgage], vol. 6, ca.1862-ca.1905 (1 volume).

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