Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Clackamas County Records Inventory
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 1967 Mortgages 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:
Conveyance Record [Mortgage], vol. 3, 1853-1868 (1 volume);
Mortgage Case Files, 1875-1965 (3.30 cu.ft.);
Mortgage Record Direct Index, 1861-1910 (2 volumes);
Mortgage Record Indirect Index, 1850-1910 (3 volumes);
Mortgage Record, vol. 86, 1910-1912 (1 volume);
Mortgages, vol. A-B, 1855-1869 (2 volumes);
Receiving Book [documents the recording of deeds, mortgages, and land patents], vol. 1-4, 1890-1910 (4 volumes);
Record of Mortgages, vol. S, 1888-1889 (1 volume).
Records at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, Clerk's Recording Office:
[Direct Mtg. Index-Mortgage], 1955-1960 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mortgage Books, vol. A-Z, 27-191, 1860-1932 (81 reels of microfilm); vol. 507-658, 1959-1967 (118 inches of microfilm jackets);
Mortgage Index [Direct], 1851-1972 (15 inches of microfilm jackets);
Mortgage Index [Indirect], 1851-1972 (15 inches of microfilm jackets);
Mortgage Reels [Record], vol. 191-507, 1932-1959 (169 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Index to Mortgages Direct, 1969-1971 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, 1969-1971 (1 volume);
Mortgagor Index, 1971-1972 (1 volume);
MTGS [Alphabetical Mortgage Register and Index], 1961-1969 (9 volumes).
Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
Mortgages Indexes [Direct], 1852-1969 (14 reels of microfilm);
Mortgages Indexes [Indirect], 1852-1969 (15 reels of microfilm);
Mortgages, vol. A-Z, 27-658, 1855-1967 (392 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Artifacts Room:
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. B-R, 1860-1888 (17 volumes); vol. T-Z, 27-30, 32-35, 37-48, 50-54, 56-65, 68-85, 87-112, 114-120, 122-158, 160-170, 1888-1929 (143 volumes).
Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Archives Room:
Abstracts [of Title-Mortgage], ca.1866-ca.1920 (3 cu.ft.);
Mortgage Record, vol. 67, 1907-1908 (1 volume); vol. 113, 1917-1918 (1 volume).