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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clackamas County Records Inventory

Deeds and Indexes

1850-2000

Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quitclaim deeds, homestead exemption claims, corporate certificates, agreements, correction deeds, special assessments of unzoned farmland, easements, and indirect and direct deed indexes. Information includes grantor and grantee name; recording and filing dates; property descriptions; title warranties; consideration amounts; witness and recorder names; and volume and page numbers of where recorded.

Since 1967 Deeds have been filed with the Recording Instruments. Beginning in 1973 they were indexed in the Recording Index and are now indexed on computer. (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Deed Index Direct and Indirect [title varies], 1850-1911 (28 volumes);
Deed Record [title varies], vol. B-Z, 27-72, 1855-1900 (71 volumes); vol. 74-78, 1900-1902 (5 volumes); vol. 80, 1901-1910 (1 volume); vol. 83-84, 1902-1903 (2 volumes); vol. 86-93, 1903-1905 (8 volumes); vol. 95-97, 1906-1907 (3 volumes); vol. 99-111, 1907-1910 (13 volumes); vol. 113-121, 1909-1911 (9 volumes); vol. 123-136, 1911-1914 (14 volumes); vol. 138-146, 1914-1917 (9 volumes);
Deeds [Miscellaneous-includes a small number of land patents], 1859-1957 (.30 cu.ft.);
Receiving Book [documents the recording of deeds, mortgages, and land patents], vol. 1-4, 1890-1910 (4 volumes);
Record of Conveyances [Quit Claim Deed Book-with index], vol. 2, 1853-1868 (1 volume);
Records [Quit Claim Deed Book-with index], 1850-1853 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
Deed Books, vol. A-Z, 27-698, 1850-1966 (20 feet of microfilm jackets);
Deed Index [Direct], 1851-1972 (23 inches of microfilm jackets);
[Deed Index-Direct and Indirect], 1851-1969 (43 reels of microfilm);
Deed Index [Indirect], 1851-1972 (23 inches of microfilm jackets);
[Deeds to County Owned Land], 1909-1957 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110:
Deed Index [includes deeds entered into Recording Instruments-in gray drawers], 1924-1985 (24 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Assessment and Taxation Office Suite 135:
[Land Ownership Books-includes deed and chronological ownership information], ca.1966-2000 (273 volumes).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Assessment and Taxation Office, Archive Room 158:
[Deeds], vol. A-Z, 27-560, 1850-1960 (289 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office File Room 311:
Deed Index Book [by township and range-photocopies], 1850-ca.1976 (7 volumes);
[Deed Index Book Donation Land Claims-alphabetical arrangement-photocopies], 1850-ca.1935 (1 binder).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Engineering Office Plotter Room 345:
County Roads [Engineering Case File Card Index], ca.1853-n.d. (.50 cu.ft.);
Road Files By Number [Road Engineering Case Files-includes copies of deeds, road vacations, subdivision and partition plats, maps, plans, easements, legal descriptions, and related records], no. 12001-72003, ca.1853-ca.1997 (40 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Deed Books [copies], vol. 561-592, 1959-1961 (32 volumes);
Deed Record [title varies], vol. 147-190, 192, 194-205, 207-212, 214-219, 221-224, 227-560, 1916-1959 (407 volumes);
Deeds [Alphabetical Register and Index], 1961-1969 (9 volumes);
Grantee [Deed Index], 1971-1972 (1 volume);
Grantor [Deed Index], 1971-1972 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds Direct, 1969-1971 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds Indirect, 1969-1971 (1 volume);
Indirect Deeds [Index], 1851-1885 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
Deed Indexes [Direct], 1851-1969 (20 reels of microfilm);
Deed Indexes [Indirect], 1851-1969 (19 reels of microfilm);
Deeds, vol. A-Z, 27-698, 1850-1966 (333 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Halon Room:
Deed Record [title varies], vol. 79, 1901-1902 (1 volume); vol. 81-82, 1901-1903 (2 volumes); vol. 85, 1903-1904 (1 volume); vol. 94, 1905-1906 (1 volume); vol. 98, 1906-1907 (1 volume); vol. 137, 1914 (1 volume).

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