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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clackamas County Records Inventory - Scrollable Version

The following information is based on an August 2013 inventory:


Addresses and links to offices and repositories listed in the inventory:
Clackamas County Web site: http://www.clackamas.us

Assessment and Taxation Office: 150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045;
Behavioral Health Office: 2051 Kaen Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045;
Board of Commissioners Office: 2051 Kaen Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045;
Bridge Maintenance Building, Records Loft: 902 Abernethy Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045;
Central Utility Plant Warehouse, Recording Records Storage Area: No public access. Contact the Clerk's Recording Office;
Circuit Court Civil Case Unit Office: Courthouse, 807 Main St, Oregon City, OR 97045;
Circuit Court Off-Site Storage Facility: No public access. Contact the Circuit Court Records Center;
Circuit Court Records Center: Courthouse, 807 Main St, Oregon City, OR 97045;
Children, Youth and Families Office: 2051 Kaen Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045;
Clackamas County Courthouse: 807 Main St, Oregon City, OR 97045;
Clerk's Elections Office: 1710 Red Soils Court, Suite 100, Oregon City, OR 97045;
Clerk's Recording Office: 1710 Red Soils Court, Suite 110, Oregon City, OR 97045;
County Archives (paper records): No public access. Contact the depositing office (e.g.,Assessment and Taxation, Recording, etc.);
County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage: No public access. Use public access microform copies if available. If not, contact the depositing office (e.g., Assessment and Taxation, Recording, etc.);
County Records Center: No public access. Contact the depositing office (e.g., Health Centers, etc.);
County Fair Office: 694 NE 4th Ave, Canby, OR 97013;
Engineering (Transportation) Office: 150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045;
Finance Office: 2051 Kaen Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045;
Health Centers (Community Health) Office: 2051 Kaen Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045;
Museum of the Oregon Territory (Clackamas County Historical Society): 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City, OR 97045;
Oregon Historical Society: 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland 97205;
Oregon State Archives: 800 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97310;
Planning and Zoning Office: 150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045;
Sheriff's Office Brooks Building: 9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd, Clackamas, OR 97015;
Social Services (Developmental Disabilities) Office: 2051 Kaen Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045;
Surveyor's Office: 150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045;
University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections: 1299 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403.



Note: Titles listed in this inventory are exactly as they appear on the outside of a volume, box, drawer, or other container. If the title is only in brackets [ ], the record has no external identifying information. Text inside the brackets includes either exact title information from the inside of the volume, box, etc. or a functional title.

 

Aerial Photographs

1948-[ongoing]

Series provides visual documentation of changes made to county lands through development and by natural and man-made disasters. The photographs are taken at intervals along a series of flight paths to attain coverage of all or part of a county. They generally include flight path or township, range, and section numbers; show natural and man-made features; and are produced in black and white or color prints to varying scales. An index by quadrant may also be included.

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Assessment and Taxation Office, Map Room 159:
[Aerial Photographs], 1979 (ca.500 photographs); 1989 (ca.400 photographs); 1991 (ca.175 photographs);
Clackamas County Maps of State of Oregon Ownership in the Sandy River [includes aerial photo maps], ca.1989 (1 volume);
[River Flood Related Aerial Photographs-includes Sandy River and Clackamas River], 1996 (ca.90 photographs).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office File Room 311:
Aerials [Photographs-with index], 1948 (5 cu.ft.);
Aerial [Photographs], 1964, 1976 (ca.1200 photographs);
[Aerial Photomaps-large scale-with notations-rolled], ca.1961 (3 cu.ft.);
Arial Maps [Sic-Aerial Photographs-with index], 1961 (ca.1000 photographs).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office, File and Library Room 212:
[Aerial Photographs], 1976 (ca.750 photographs); 1989 (ca.500 photographs);
Flood Plain Maps Clackamas Molalla [on aerial photograph base], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office Suite 225:
Aerial [Photographs-with index], 1970 (ca.175 photographs).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
Clackamas County CMap [GIS mapping system includes tax maps, aerial photographs, assessment and tax data, and related information], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Animal Bounty Records

Series documents the payment of county and state bounty money to individuals who presented the scalps and other prescribed body parts of targeted predatory animals. The program was intended to control the threat to livestock. Examples of targeted animals include coyote, cougar, mountain lion, panther, wildcat, bobcat, lynx, and wolf. Records include registers, affidavits, certificates, and statements. Information includes claimant and affiant names; kind of animal; number of scalps; date killed or presented; and number, amount, and date of warrant. The records are also referred to as scalp bounty records.

Beginning in the 1800s animal bounty claims were documented in the County Court Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

 

Assessment and Tax Rolls

1848-[ongoing]

Series documents the assessment of real and personal property, the determination of tax liability, and the collection of county taxes. Assessment, tax, and delinquent tax records are variously labeled as rolls, lists, or summaries. Records show property owner; description and value of urban and agricultural land, personal property, and livestock; assessments, equalizations, and taxes due; and notations on payment and delinquency in payment of taxes. Beginning with 1900, counties have only been required to retain permanently those assessment and tax rolls for years ending in "0" and "5."

Since 1986 the tax rolls have been maintained on a computer in the Assessment and Taxation Office. As of this inventory (August 2013), the assessment and tax rolls from 1999 to the present are available only in electronic form at the Assessment and Taxation Office. According to county staff, there are plans to output microforms of the rolls for years ending in 0 and 5.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Assessment and Tax Records [includes statements, corrections, and correspondence], 1919-1938 (1 cu.ft.);
Assessment Rolls, 1850-1862 (.40 cu.ft.);
Assessment Roll [title varies], 1867-1900 (53 volumes);
Delinquent Tax Rolls, 1860-1883 (.10 cu.ft.);
Index [Assessment and Tax Roll], 1901-1949 (60 volumes);
Index to Assessment Rolls, 1938-1940 (3 volumes);
Tax Collection and Financial Reports, 1900-1914 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Assessment and Taxation Office, Archive Room 158:
Assessment & Tax Roll, 1910, 1915, 1920, 1922-1925, 1930, 1932-1939, 1958-1962 (43 reels of microfilm);
Assessment Roll, 1903-1904 (4 reels of microfilm); 1959-1974 (171 reels of microfilm); 1967-1997 (38 inches of microfiche);
Indexes Old Books [Land and Lot Books-Assessment and Tax Roll-title varies], 1898, 1901-1903, 1906, 1910, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1931-1949 (7 reels of microfilm);
Micro-Fiche [Assessment Roll], 1990-1999 (28 inches of microfiche);
Statement of Taxes Summary of Assessment and Tax Roll [title varies], 1951-1999 (48 volumes); 2005-2008 (3 volumes);
Tax Roll, 1901-1905 (12 reels of microfilm); 1940-1977 (663 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office, Room 219:
Assessor's Ledger Reports [Assessment Roll], 1978-1981 (2 binders of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Brooks Building, Secure Storage Area Room 438:
1902 Tax Roll, 1848-1903 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Assessment and Tax Roll, 1910 (6 volumes); 1915 (6 volumes); 1920 (6 volumes);
[Assessment and Tax Roll], 1915 (1 volume);
O & C Land Grant Tax Journal [Oregon and California Railroad-with index], vol. 1, 1928-1932 (1 volume);
State Board Assessment and Tax Roll, 1920-1921 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
[A & T Roll-Assessment and Taxation], 1910, 1915, 1920, 1922-1925, 1930, 1932-1939 (40 reels of microfilm);
[Assessment and Tax Roll-Tax Roll], 1901-1905 (7 reels of microfilm);
[Index to Bound Tax Rolls-Ownership Books], n.d. (4 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Assessment Roll [photocopy], 1880 (1 volume);
Assessment Rolls [photocopy], 1866 (1 volume);
Clackamas County Tax List, 1916 (1 volume);
Index to Land and Lot Books [Assessment and Tax Roll-title varies], 1898 (1 volume); 1901-1903 (3 volumes); 1906 (1 volume); 1910 (2 volumes); 1915 (1 volume); 1920 (1 volume); 1925 (1 volume); 1930-1949 (30 volumes);
Tax Records [Assessment and Tax Rolls-photocopies], 1850 (.05 cu.ft.); 1852 (.05 cu.ft.); 1860-1869 (.25 cu.ft.); 1870-1871 (.10 cu.ft.); 1879-1889 (11 volumes).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Vault:
Assessment Roll, 1867 (1 volume);
[Assessment Roll], 1880 (1 volume);
Clackamas County [Abstract of Assessment and Census], 1865 (1 volume);
Tax Book [Roll], 1865-1866 (1 volume).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Halon Room:
Tax Roll, 1879 (1 volume);
[Tax Roll], vol. 4, 1902 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
Assessment & Tax Roll Summaries, 2006-present (Internet);
Clackamas County CMap [GIS mapping system includes tax maps, aerial photographs, assessment and tax data, and related information], n.d.-present (Internet);
Tax Statements [Database-searchable by account number or address], 2000-present (Internet).

 

Assumed Business Names Registers

1928-1964

Series documents the registration of business names with the county clerk or recorder. Information includes assumed business name; description of business; filing date; and business owner, notary public, witness, clerk or recorder, and deputy's name. Series may also include an index arranged alphabetically by business name. Businesses which were registered were typically automotive sales, motorcycle repair, merchandise shops, butchers, and feed stores. Since 1964, assumed business names have been filed with the Secretary of State. Assumed business names have been inventoried through 1964. For more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Business Registry Section.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Assumed Business Names [Certificates], 1928-1935 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Assumed Business Names-Record], vol. 10-13, 1959-1964 (4 reels of microfilm).

 

Attachment Records

1863-1932

Series documents liens placed on real property by the county to satisfy debts. Attachments are ordered by the circuit court and authorize the sheriff to seize or transfer property to satisfy debts such as loans, mortgages, or tax liens. The sheriff will hold the property in trust until the debt is paid or the property is sold. Information includes defendant name, statement of attachment, property description, statement of return when attachment is satisfied, return of execution, dates attachment is issued and returned, court order, and sheriff's signature. Attachment records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Attachment Record [with index], vol. 2-3, 1899-1928 (2 volumes);
Certificate of Levy, 1910-1932 (.15 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Attachment Register [with index], vol. 1, 1863-1888 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Attachments [Certificates], 1891-1932 (.40 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Delinquency Certificates Sold to Clackamas County, no. 251-1500, 1913-1916 (1 volume);
Delinquency Certificates [title varies], no. 251-750, 1909-1911 (2 volumes); no. 3202-3801, 1920-1921 (2 volumes).

 

Birth Records

1902-1945

Series documents the recording of births by the county. Records include certificates, affidavits for correction, registers, delayed entry for births and corrected entries. Information includes registration number; child's name, sex, legitimacy, birth date, and birthplace; name, residence, color, age, birthplace, and occupation of father and mother; number of other children born to mother; signature of physician or midwife; filing date; and registrar's signature. Birth records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register births. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Birth records have been inventoried through 1920. For information concerning more recent records, contact the State Registrar. Records may also include delayed birth filings that record birth dates preceding 1903. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Births and Deaths [Milwaukie], 1915-1927 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [Oregon City], 1915-1924 (3 volumes);
Record of Births and Deaths [Wilsonville], 1915-1945 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Courthouse, Circuit Court Records Center Room 12:
[Birth Certificates-filmed with Death Certificates], 1902-1920 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Birth Records [Index Abstracts-Mt. Hood Genealogical Forum], 1907-1915 (1 binder).

 

Census Records

1842-1920

Series documents the population, property, and agricultural production of the county. Records may include census rolls and abstracts, farm schedules, abstract of assessment and census, enumeration of inhabitants and industrial products, and enumeration of inhabitants and military enrollment. Information includes number of males and females per age category; head of household; name, age, and gender of household members; occupation and relationship of household members to head of household; and description and value of real and personal property. Information may also include nationality, physical description, birthplace, health, and religion of household members and agricultural production statistics.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Census Rolls, 1854-1857 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Census [Clackamas County Abstracts], 1842, 1845, 1849, 1856 (1 volume); 1860 (1 volume); 1870 (1 volume);
Clackamas County Or Soundex [Census Index Abstract-Clackamas County Family History Society], 1910 (2 volumes);
Clackamas County Pioneers [1850 Federal Census Study], vol. I-II, 2006 (2 volumes);
Federal Census Wilsonville [photocopy], 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 (1 volume).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Vault:
Clackamas County [Abstract of Assessment and Census], 1865 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1 [Census of Oregon-includes Champokic, Clackamas, Clatsop, Twalatuan, and Yamhill Counties], 1845 (.05 cu.ft.);
Mss. 1 [Census of Persons Living South of Columbia River-Champokic, Clackamas, and Twalatuan Counties], 1842 (.05 cu.ft.);
Mss. 1252 [Census List-Road District No. 39-photocopy], 1869 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Federal Census Transcriptions [Clackamas County], 1850 (US GenWeb Project);
Federal Census Transcriptions [Clackamas County], 1860 (US GenWeb Project).

 

Circuit Court Case Files

1846-1986

Series documents cases heard before the circuit courts and the U.S. district courts. U.S. district courts were administered by the federal government during the territorial period and subsequently replaced by the circuit courts upon statehood in 1859. Case files include exhibits, transcripts, indexes, and legal documents such as indictments, subpoenas, fee bills, articles of agreement, bonds, summons, executions, petitions, and injunctions. The case files document civil and criminal actions such as debt, theft, divorce, land claims, arson, murder, rape, assault and battery, and boundary conflicts. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Case Files [excludes divorce case files-alphabetical], 1846-1930 (4 cu.ft.); 1890-1909 (.75 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Case Files [excludes divorce case files], no. 1992-17600, 1860-1921 (107 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Case Files [Miscellaneous], 1872-1938 (.30 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Case Index [Plaintiff], 1861-1916 (1 volume);
Circuit Court [Civil Case Files-excludes divorce case files], no. 31601-39799, 1939-1949 (41 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Plaintiff and Defendant Index, 1850-1949 (4 reels of microfilm); 1865-1919 (2 volumes);
Circuit Court Trial Transcripts, 1915-1930 (.75 cu.ft.);
District Court File U.S. vs. Telakite et al., 1847-1850 (1 reel of microfilm);
Divorce [Circuit Court Case Files], 1939-1949 (32 cu.ft.);
Divorces [Circuit Court Case Files-alphabetical], 1852-1922 (18 cu.ft.);
U.S. District Court Case Files [Clackamas County vs. Telakite et al.], 1850 (.10 cu.ft.);
U.S. District Court Process Records [includes miscellaneous case file related records], 1849-1859 (1 cu.ft.);
Search for 1852-1920 and 1936-1950 Clackamas County divorce case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Clackamas County Courthouse, Circuit Court Records Center Room 12:
Circuit Court [Case Files-title varies], no. 39800-90325, 1949-1975 (424 reels of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Criminal Case Files], no. 81.1-81.1245, 1981 (11 reels of microfilm); no. 81.13-83.941, 1981-1983 (20 inches of microfilm jackets);
Circuit Court [Records-Case Files], no. 78.170-83.38362, 1978-1983 (71 reels of microfilm);
Civil and Criminal [Circuit Court Case Files, no. 76.7.1-83.12.364, 1976-1983 (41 feet of microfilm jackets);
Crim Civil Domestic [Circuit Court Criminal, Civil, and Domestic Case Files], no. 10000-31600, 1910-1939 (242 reels of microfilm);
Indexes [Circuit Court Plaintiff Index], 1850-1982 (8 inches of microfilm jackets);
Indexes [Circuit Ct. Criminal Index-Court Case File], 1981-1984 (6 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Indexes [Circuit Ct. Defendant Index-Court Case File], 1850-1982 (8 inches of microfilm jackets);
Indexes [Combined Index-indexes circuit, district, and probate court case files], 1983-1986 (7 sheets of microfiche).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Clackamas County Divorce Records [Index Abstracts], 1855-1910 (1 volume).

 

Circuit Court Dockets

1845-1984

Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Docket, 1887-1890 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1892-1894 (1 volume); vol. 6, 1899-1901 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Register [with index], vol. 1-2, 1863-1886 (2 volumes);
Clackamas County Court Docket [Circuit Court], 1845-1848 (1 volume);
District Court Record [Clackamas County Court Docket-District Court], 1845-1847 (1 reel of microfilm);
Record [Circuit Court Docket-serves as a U.S. district court docket until 1859-with index], 1856-1866 (1 volume);
U.S. Circuit Court Docket [serves as a U.S. district court docket until 1859 and a state circuit court docket thereafter], 1849-1866 (1 volume);
U.S. District Court Fee Book, 1846-1854 (1 volume); 1846-1854 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Courthouse, Circuit Court Records Center Room 12:
[Circuit Ct. Reg. of Actions-Court Register], no. 76121-97256, 76.7.1-79.12.383, 1971-1979 (742 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Rec. of Trials [Record-Circuit Court-with index], vol. 3-15, 1898-1977 (3 reels of microfilm);
Register of Actions [Circuit Court Register], no. 4400-76120, 1886-1971 (9 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Circuit Court Off-Site Storage Facility:
Circuit Court Register Pages [includes civil and domestic cases-title varies], 1976-1984 (11 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Register Pages [includes criminal cases-title varies], 1975-1983 (8 cu.ft.).

 

Circuit Court Journals

1845-1978

Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Journal Index [to volume 3], 1866-1870 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Journal Motion Book, 1894-1899 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Journal [title varies], vol. 3-130, 1866-1959 (128 volumes);
District Court Record [Journal A Territorial Court], 1845-1848 (1 reel of microfilm);
Index to Circuit Court Journal, 1887-1892 (1 volume);
U.S. District Court Index to Journal, 1849-1856 (1 volume);
U.S. District Court Journal, 1848-1856 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Courthouse, Circuit Court Records Center Room 12:
[Circuit Court Journal], vol. 130-337, no. 78.1-78.2428, 1959-1978 (105 reels of microfilm);
Circuit Court [Misc. Court Orders-Miscellaneous], 1933-1971 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Journal of the Territorial Court [U.S. District Court-with index], 1845-1848 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 327 [United States District Court Order Book-photostats], 1849 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings

1845-1974

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, type 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.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Records, 1845-1941 (.25 cu.ft.); 1895-1925 (.25 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Record, vol. 29, 1953-1958 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Miscellaneous Index], 1851-1974 (308 sheets of microfilm jackets);
[Miscellaneous Records], vol. 1-28, 30-35, 1850-1967 (23 reels of microfilm); vol. 29-35, 1953-1967 (1.50 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Index to Miscellaneous Record and Mining Conveyances, vol. 4, 1866-1899 (1 volume);
Index to Miscl. Records [Miscellaneous], 1850-1947 (2 volumes);
Miscel'aneous Record [Miscellaneous-with index], vol. 3, 1868-1892 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Index, 1948-1974 (2 volumes);
Miscellaneous Record [and Mining Conveyances-with index], vol. 4, 1886-1899 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Record [title varies-some with index], vol. 1-28, 1850-1953 (28 volumes);
Miscellaneous Record [title varies], vol. 30-35, 1958-1967 (6 volumes);
Miscellaneous Record, vol. 30, 1958-1959 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
Miscellaneous Records, vol. 1-35, 1850-1967 (28 reels of microfilm).

 

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings

1967-[ongoing]

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.

The Recording Instruments are imaged and available on computer in the Clerk's Recording Office from 2000-present. They are indexed electronically from 1989-present. Security copies of microfilm are produced.

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
Public Recordings [Instruments], no. 2000.61416-2002.115473, 2000-2002 (478 reels of microfilm);
Recording Instruments, no. 67.1-2000.083792, 1967-2000 (67 feet of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110:
Deed Index [includes deeds entered into Recording Instruments beginning in 1967-in gray drawers], 1924-1985 (24 inches of microfiche);
Index [Recording Instruments], 1979-1990 (1 binder of microfiche);
Recording Index [in gray drawers], 1983-1997 (5 feet of microfiche);
[Recording Instruments Containing Military Discharge Records], 1969-2000 (5 feet of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Assessment and Taxation Office, Archive Room 158:
Recording Index [Recording Instruments], 1990-1996 (1 binder of microfiche); 1997 (1 binder of microfiche);
Recording [Instruments Index], 1974-1992 (6 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
Instruments [Recording], no.67.1-2004.011759, 1967-2004 (2416 reels of microfilm).

 

Corner Survey Records

1851-[ongoing]

Series documents the establishment and/or restoration of survey corners or monuments by the county surveyor or registered land surveyors. Records include maps, field survey restoration notes, historical notes, and indexes. Information includes description of corners; existing markers; descriptions of new markers and any changes made to the locations; property owners; township, range, and section numbers; donation land claim information; date the new markers were set; and surveyor's signatures.

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office File Room 311:
Bearing Tree Book [copies], vol. 1, 3, ca.1887-1956 (2 volumes);
[Bearing Tree Book-originals-with index], vol. 1-3, ca.1887-1956 (3 volumes);
Bearing Trees U.S. Service [includes various restored corner documents], vol. 4, ca.1890-ca.1978 (1 volume);
BT Originals [Bearing Tree Records], vol. 5-12, ca.1949-ca.1996 (1.50 cu.ft.);
[County Surveyor's Record-includes corner survey information], vol. 3-5, ca.1854-ca.1926 (3 volumes);
Crown Zellerbach File [Company Land Corner Monumentation Notes], vol. 1-2, 1945-1957 (2 binders);
DLC Corners [Donation Land Claim-Sketch and Bearing Tree Reference Book], n.d.-2008 (1 binder);
Index to File Drawers A Thru Z [indexes A to Z Letter Series maps, DTM plats, LP corner maps, and some surveys], ca.1853-ca.1985 (1 binder);
Map Index [Bearing Tree Visual Index], ca.1887-2009 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plats-formerly "A-Z Letter Series," now "SN series"-includes road, bridge, subdivision, corner restoration, survey, and miscellaneous maps and plats], ca.1853-ca.1990 (ca.2000 maps and plats);
Not for Use [Bearing Tree Book-photocopies], vol. 4-12, 1926-ca.2000 (9 binders);
Oak Lodge Sanitary District Ties [Survey Point Description Card-Reconstitution Work of Survey Ties to Monuments-title varies], vol. 1-2, ca.1909-ca.1967 (2 volumes);
Public Land Corner Field Books [with gaps], vol. CS101-CS186, ca.1998-2011 (71 volumes);
Public Surveys in Clackamas County [includes corner restoration information-with index], vol. 1-2, 1851-ca.1890 (2 volumes);
USBT [United States Bearing Tree-Remonumentation Record], 1999-present (10 cu.ft.);
U.S. Field Notes [County Surveyor's Record-includes corner restoration information-with index], vol. 6, 1893-1894 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office Suite 325, Public Research Area:
[Bearing Tree-Books], vol. 1-12, ca.1887-1988 (.50 inch of microfiche);
DTM Map Index [D.T. Meldrum Survey Plats Card Index-also indexes Crown Zellerbach land corner monumentation records as well as private surveys], ca.1890-ca.1987 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
[Bearing Tree Books], vol. 1-12, ca.1887-1988 (4 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
CCSIS [Clackamas County Surveyor Information System-GIS database-includes corner survey, Donation Land Claim, private survey plat, subdivision plat, partition plat and related information], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Coroner and Inquest Records

1859-1949

Series records the results of the examination of a corpse by the county coroner at the request of the county sheriff. It also documents the proceedings and results of inquests ordered by the district attorney. Reports include date filed; name, age, sex, race, parentage, and birthplace of deceased; date, place, and time of death; names of undertaker and coroner; testimony; and costs. Early reports were narrative accounts detailing the cause of death. After 1900, a standardized form was used for reporting results. Inquest transcripts include coroner and juror names, signatures, and actions; witness names; testimony; and verdict. Coroner and inquest records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Coroner's Inquests, 1859-1883 (.10 cu.ft.); 1911-1920 (.10 cu.ft.); 1932-1949 (.75 cu.ft.);
Search for 1860-1883 Clackamas County coroner's records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

 

County Budgets

1914-[ongoing]

Series documents the annual allotment of funds for county government operations as agreed to by the board of commissioners. Information includes total amount of funds budgeted for each office. Later budgets may include organizational charts and a narrative of each county office function.

The Finance Department provides each county budget to the County Clerk for recording.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Budget Committee Minutes [Clackamas County], 1914-1927 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, Finance Office Storage Room 477:
Clackamas County Budget [title varies], 1963-1970, 1973-2009 (4.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, Finance Office, Room 490, Budget Area:
Clackamas County Adopted Budget, 2009-2010 (1 binder).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Budgets-Clackamas County-with gaps], 1924-1985 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
Adopted Budget Executive Summary [PDF], 2012-present (Internet).

 

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1847-[ongoing]

Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Commissioners Journal [County Commissioners Administrative Journal-title varies], vol. 25-34, 1911-1939 (10 volumes);
County Commissioners Court Record, 1847-1848 (1 reel of microfilm);
County Commissioners Record, 1859-1864 (1 volume);
County Court Process Records [Administrative-includes road reports, county officials reports, correspondence, bills, etc.], 1861-1925 (21 cu.ft.);
Daybook County Court, 1850-1859 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
Commissioners Board Orders [and Journals-title varies-volumes 4-34 with index], vol. 4-285, 1871-2001 (159 reels of microfilm);
[Commissioners Orders and Journals Alphabetical and Numerical Index], 1939-1978 (.75 inch of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, 4th Floor, Board of Commissioners Office, File Room:
[Board of Commissioners Open Meeting Records-includes meeting minutes, attachments, correspondence, and related records], 1959-2005 (7 feet of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Commissioners County Court Minutes, vol. 4, 1890-1898 (1 volume);
[Commissioners Journal Index], ca.1911-1950 (1 volume);
Commissioners' Journal Index, vol. 1, 1950-1966 (1 volume);
Commissioners Journal, vol. 45, 1947-1948 (1 volume);
Commissioners Journal [with index], vol. 11-22, 1889-1905 (12 volumes); vol. 24, 1908-1911 (1 volume);
Comm. Journals [Commissioners Journal Administrative Records-includes orders], 1932-1934 (.50 cu.ft.);
County Commissioners Journal, 1847-1849 (1 volume);
County Court [Commissioners Journal Administrative Records-includes orders and road petitions], 1927-1929, 1941-1942 (1 cu.ft.);
County Court Journal County Business [with index], 1905-1908 (1 volume);
County Court [Journal-with index], vol. 10, 1886-1889 (1 volume);
County Court Record [Journal-title varies-with index], vol. 4-8, 1871-1885 (5 volumes);
Minutes County Commissioners, vol. 1, 1908-1911 (1 volume);
[Minutes of the Commissioners Court], 1912-1923 (1 volume);
Record [County Court Journal-with index], vol. 9, 1884-1887 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
[Board Minutes-County Commissioners-primarily related to land use issues], 1959-1988 (9 reels of microfilm);
Board Orders [Commissioners-includes some journal information], 1859-2008 (180 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
Business Meetings Archive [Board of Commissioners Meeting Records-includes agendas, videos, and packets with related documents], 2008-2012 (Internet);
Business Meetings [Board of Commissioners Meeting Records-includes agendas, videos, and packets with related documents], 2013 (Internet);
Land Use Meetings [includes Board of Commissioners agendas and videos], 2012-present (Internet).

 

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1859-[ongoing]

Series documents orders, ordinances, and resolutions passed by the board of county commissioners and the county court regulating and establishing guidelines for specific activities within the county. Information includes activity covered by order, ordinance, or resolution; administrative action number; who introduced; findings of fact; conclusions; recommendations; date heard; and hearings officer name and signature. Activities include noise abatement, nuisances, zoning, animal control, solid waste management, land division regulations, elections, comprehensive plan, and road and bridge use limits.

Board Orders are indexed from 1991-present and imaged from 1999-present on computers available in the Clerk's Recording Office.

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Board Orders, Agreements & Contracts-Commissioners-title varies], 2001-2008 (ca.80 reels of microfilm);
Commissioners Board Orders [and Journals-title varies-volumes 4-34 with index], vol. 4-285, 1871-2001 (159 reels of microfilm);
Commissioners Orders [and Journal Index], 1939-1999 (209 sheets of microfiche);
[Subdivision Ordinances & Regulations-includes partition information], 1974 (3 sheets of microfilm jackets);
[Zoning Ordinances, Amendments, and Districts Records], 1960-1978 (1.50 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office, File and Library Room 212:
1965 With Amends to 1975 [Zoning Ordinances-includes amendments], 1965-1975 (1 binder);
Clackamas County Subdivision and Partitioning Ordinance, 1974 (1 volume);
Clackamas County Zoning Ordinance, 1978 (1 binder); 1980 (1 binder); 1980-1986 (1 binder); 1987-1994 (1 binder); 1996 (1 binder); 1997 (1 binder); 1998 (1 binder); 1999-2002 (1 binder); 2002 (1 binder); 2005 (1 binder); 2010 (1 binder); 2011 (1 binder);
Historical Ordinance Compilation [Zoning-with index], ca.1968-2004 (4 binders);
Reprint/Update of 1960 ZDO [Zoning and Development Ordinance], 1965 (1 binder);
Subdivision & Partition Ordinance, 1974 (1 binder);
Subdivision Regulations, 1955 (1 binder);
ZDO [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning and Development Ordinance Legislative Amendment Records], no. 1-223, 1960-present (24 cu.ft.);
Zoning and Development Ordinance [includes subdivision and partition information], 1960 (1 binder);
Zoning Hewitt's Copy [Zoning Ordinances], 1960-1975 (1 binder);
Zoning Ordinance, 1960-1978 (1 volume);
Zoning Ordinance [with handwritten amendments], 1960-1973 (1 volume);
Zoning w/ Amendments [Ordinances], 1965-1978 (1 binder).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Engineering Office, Plotter Room 345:
[Commissioners Orders], 1980-1997 (1 inch of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office File Room 311:
Record of Roads [includes field notes, drawings, orders, vacations, and related records-documents road numbers 1-3381-title varies], vol. 1-11, 1864-1983 (11 volumes).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office Suite 325, Public Research Area:
County Road Books [Record of Roads-includes field notes, drawings, orders, vacations, and related records-documents road numbers 1-2719], vol. 1-10, 1864-1963 (25 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, 4th Floor, Board of Commissioners Office, File Room:
Land Use [Zoning and Development Ordinance Records], n.d. (2 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Commissioners Orders Index, 1966-1978 (1 volume);
Comm. Journals [Commissioners Journal Administrative Records-includes orders], 1932-1934 (.50 cu.ft.);
County Court [Commissioners Journal Administrative Records-includes orders and road petitions], 1927-1929, 1941-1942 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
Board Orders [Commissioners-includes some journal information], 1859-2008 (180 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
County Code [of Ordinances], n.d.-present (Internet);
Proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning and Development Ordinance, n.d.-present (Internet);
Zoning and Land Development Ordinance [includes subdivision and partition information], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

County Comprehensive Plans

1960-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and revision of a plan for the use of lands within the county. Series includes plans for transportation, energy, housing, population and economics, public facilities and services, urbanization, natural resources, greenways, recreation, agricultural and forest lands, land capability, resource quality, floodplains, landmarks, historic property, rural community center designation, and natural areas. Each plan includes background information about the subject; supporting documentation such as maps, charts, and diagrams; and a narrative description of each aspect of the plan and how it is to be implemented. Series may also include an overall "comprehensive plan" which contains both historical and current looks at county land practices and defines goals and policies adhered to during the creation and implementation of the plan.

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Comprehensive Plan], 1979 (7 sheets of microfilm jackets);
[Comprehensive Plan and Amendments], 1974 (6 sheets of microfilm jackets);
[Comprehensive Plan Test and Map Amendments], 1980 (6 sheets of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office Suite 225:
[Land Use Case Files-includes partitions, zone changes, comprehensive plan amendments, conditional uses, and other actions], 2008-present (84 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Wall Maps], 1962-present (ca.25 maps).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office Suite 225, Public Research Area:
[Land Use Case Files-includes partitions, zone changes, comprehensive plan amendments, conditional uses, and other actions-chronological arrangement], 1973-2000 (15 feet of microfiche);
[Land Use Case Files-includes partitions, zone changes, comprehensive plan amendments, conditional uses, and other actions-township and range arrangement], 1960-2000 (25 feet of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office, File and Library Room 212:
Background 1982 Comp Plan [Comprehensive Plan Miscellaneous Development Records-includes 1971 comprehensive plan, studies, proposed plans, and related records], ca.1971-1982 (1 cu.ft.);
Comprehensive Plan Clackamas County Oregon, 1974 (1 volume); 1980 (1 volume); 1992 (1 binder); 2003 (1 binder); 2004 (1 binder); 2013 (1 binder);
[Miscellaneous Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Maps-rolled and flat], ca.1962-present (ca.50 maps);
ZDO [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning and Development Ordinance Legislative Amendment Records], no. 1-223, 1960-present (24 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office, Room 219:
Pre-1990 [Land Use Action Case File Rolodex Index], ca.1960-1990 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
Comprehensive Plan, n.d.-present (Internet);
Index to Maps, Tables and Figures [links to information related to the county comprehensive plan and zoning], n.d.-present (Internet);
Proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning and Development Ordinance, n.d.-present (Internet).

 

County Court Case Files

1863-1926

Series documents the actions of the county court in civil and some criminal cases. Records include complaints, judgments, decrees, summonses, warrants, affidavits, writs, and an index. County court cases include spousal support, employment compensation, satisfaction of judgments, and divorce. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; case type; and filing dates of actions and decrees.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Case Files [includes mostly juvenile cases], no. 1-1462, 1863-1926 (4 cu.ft.).

 

County Court Judicial Journals

1859-1932

Series records the proceedings of the county court for civil and some criminal cases. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; trial date; memorandum of subsequent proceedings; and fees charged. Cases include citizenship petitions, legal changes to name, commitments, and writs of habeas corpus. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Civil Journal [includes naturalization-with index], vol. 2, 1881-1887 (1 volume);
County Court Journal [Judicial-includes naturalization until 1906], vol. 3-5, 1888-1920 (3 volumes);
County Court Judicial Journal Index [includes naturalization], 1888-1900 (1 volume);
Order Book County Court Civil Actions [includes naturalization-with index], 1859-1881 (1 volume);
Register of Actions County Court [with index], vol. 2-3, 1908-1932 (2 volumes).

 

County Fair Records

1913-[ongoing]

Series documents the preparation and organization of the county fair by the county fair board (including any predecessor group) and other county officials. Records include fair board minutes, reports, and annual premium lists and publications. Minutes and reports include information pertaining to county fair employment, budgets, sponsorship, capital improvements to fairgrounds, and event scheduling throughout the year. Annual premium lists and/or publications may include county fair history, names of fair officers, general fair rules and regulations, event schedules, exhibit lists, and photographs.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Fair Reports, 1913-1927 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Fair Office:
Clackamas County Fair Board Master Minutes, 2009-present (4 binders);
[Fair Premium Books], 2010-present (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Fair Office Building, Store Room:
Fair Board Minutes, 1952-1960 (1 binder);
Master Minutes [Fair Board-title varies], 1961-2008 (23 binders).

Records at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Fair Office Building, Ramp Room:
Past Fair Books [County-Premium], 1999-2009 (11 volumes);
Past Premium Books [County Fair], 1930-1941 (12 volumes); 1946-1967 (22 volumes); 1969-1998 (30 volumes).

 

County Officials Reports

1855-1927

Series reports the activities of county officials to the county court or board of county commissioners. Series may include reports by the treasurer, surveyor, clerk, roadmaster, assessor, sheriff, school superintendent, and county nurse or doctor. Reports summarize the activities of county officials and their staff as they perform their official duties.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Process Records [Administrative-includes road reports, county officials reports, correspondence, bills, etc.], 1861-1925 (21 cu.ft.);
County Fair Reports, 1913-1927 (.10 cu.ft.);
County Official's Reports, 1914-1925 (.10 cu.ft.);
Road District Supervisor's Reports, 1855-1913 (3 cu.ft.);
Tax Collection and Financial Reports, 1900-1914 (.50 cu.ft.);
Treasurer's Monthly Report, 1919-1920 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Halon Room:
Monthly Report [Treasurer], 1914 (.05 cu.ft.);
Semi-Annual Statement County Treasurer, 1911-1914 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Death Records

1900-1948

Series documents the recording of deaths in the county. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes registration number; place and date of death; name, sex, color, birth date and place, age, and marital status of the deceased; names and birthplaces of parents; primary and contributory cause of death; physician, registrar, and informant signatures; filing date; and date and place of burial. Death records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register deaths. County death records have been inventoried through 1920. Access to death records is restricted for 50 years following the date of death by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096. Contact the Oregon State Archives for access to state death certificates that are more than 50 years old. Contact the Oregon Center for Health Statistics for access to more recent death certificates.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Births and Deaths [Milwaukie], 1915-1927 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [Oregon City], 1915-1924 (3 volumes);
Record of Births and Deaths [Wilsonville], 1915-1945 (1 volume);
Search for 1915-1948 Clackamas County death records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Clackamas County Courthouse, Circuit Court Records Center Room 12:
[Birth Certificates-filmed with Death Certificates], 1902-1920 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Cl. Co. Death Records [Clackamas County Index Abstracts-Mt. Hood Genealogical Forum], vol. 1, 1907-1912 (1 volume);
Index Clackamas County Death Records [and Abstracts], 1900-1915 (1 volume).

 

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).

 

Delayed Birth Records

1869-1982

Series documents birth records generated by a court in response to a petition. Records may include petitions, decrees or orders, affidavits of correction, registers, and certificates. If the information provided with the petition met the requirements of the court, a decree was issued that served as a legal birth document. Most petitions were filed decades after the actual birth. They were filed in the county of residence at the time of petition, not necessarily in the county of birth. Dates listed in brackets document the range of actual birth dates. Date ranges for court actions such as petitions and decrees are also included. Also see Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Also see Circuit Court Journals beginning in 1943 (volume 75) for delayed birth records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Birth Certificates Delayed [includes related records-documents births from 1869-1925], 1940-1941 (.50 cu.ft.);
Search for 1869-1910 Clackamas County delayed birth records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Clackamas County Courthouse, Circuit Court Records Center Room 12:
[Delayed Birth Certificates-documents births from ca.1872-ca.1910-with index], no. 1-3559, 1943-1982 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Petition for Registration of Birth-documents births from ca.1882-ca.1910], no. 2701-3559, 1954-1981 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Dower Records

1863-1895

Series documents the division of property to be awarded to the widow or widower of a deceased spouse as determined by commissioners appointed by the county court. Information includes a description of the division of land based on survey results, commissioners' names, and report and recording dates. Reports may also include surveyor's names and fees charged.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Probate Dower Records [Admeasurer of Dower-with index], vol. 6, 1863-1895 (1 volume).

 

Election Poll Books

1902-1914

Series documents the registration of voters and the compilation of election results. Records may include the election poll books and/or the election voter register. Information includes elector's name and party affiliation, and in some cases, physical description, occupation, naturalization information, and names of parents and spouse. Election poll books and voter registration records have been inventoried through 1930. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
General County Register Oregon City Precincts, 1914 (1 volume);
Official Register of Electors, 1904 (1 volume); 1910 (1 volume); 1912 (1 volume);
[Official Register of Electors], 1902 (1 volume); 1908 (1 volume); 1914 (1 volume);
Register of Electors, 1906 (1 volume).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
[Official Register of Electors-photocopy], n.d. (1 volume).

 

Election Voting Abstracts

1859-1960

Series documents the tabulation and reporting of election results for the county. Records include voting abstracts and the record of election. Information includes election date; precinct name and number; office; precinct and total votes; victory margin; winning candidate; county clerk, board of canvasser, and justice of the peace signatures; ballot number; summation of votes; and election board's decision. Election voting abstracts have been inventoried through 1960. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Election Voting Abstracts, 1859-1882 (.20 cu.ft.); 1918-1922 (.70 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Elections Office Suite 100:
Primary & General [Election Abstract of Votes-includes related records], 1946-1960 (.70 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Record of Elections, vol. 2, 1913-1920 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1252 [Election Tally Sheet-Eagle Creek Precinct], 1918 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Farm Name Registration Records

1911-1963

Series documents the application for and registration of farm names with the county clerk or recorder. Records may include registers, original applications, or certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; farm name, location, and description; and date and number of application and final application. Series may also include an index arranged either alphabetically by name of owner or by farm name. Farm name records have been inventoried through 1964.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Farm Name Applications, 1911-1917 (.10 cu.ft.);
Farm Name Register and Index, 1911-1963 (1 volume).

 

Federal Land Grant Records

1850-2008

Series records ownership of county lands obtained from the federal government. Series includes records of land grants administered under a variety of federal programs such as donation land claims and homesteads. Donation land claims are the most common type of federal land grant in Oregon that is documented in this inventory project. Donation land claims resulted from an act of the 1850 Congress under which citizens of the United States, or those who filed a declaration of intention prior to December 1, 1850 and had resided upon or cultivated the land for four consecutive years, were granted a specified amount of acreage in the Oregon Territory. Donation land claims were unique in that acreage granted to married couples was divided evenly. Half of the acreage was placed in the husband's name while the other half was placed in the wife's name. Records include plats, indexes, and survey notes. Information includes township, range, and section numbers, names of donation land claim holders and claim numbers, claim dates, acreage, and descriptions of surveys.

Under the Homestead Act of 1862, settlers were given 160 acres of land in the public domain if they built a home on the land, resided there for five years, and cultivated the land. A complete homestead entry file includes such documents as the homestead application, homestead proof, and final certificate authorizing the claimant to obtain a land patent.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Deeds [Miscellaneous-includes a small number of land patents], 1859-1957 (.30 cu.ft.);
Homestead Grant Records, 1916-1938 (.10 cu.ft.);
Land Record Clackamas County [Land Claims], vol. 2, 1850 (1 volume); 1850 (1 reel of microfilm);
Land Record Clackamas County [Land Claims-with index], 1850-1853 (1 reel of microfilm);
Land Records [Claim], 1850 (1 volume);
Oregon California Land Grant Records [Railroad], 1921-1935 (.20 cu.ft.);
Plat Book Index [includes land descriptions, land claim information, and related transcribed documents], ca.1851 (1 volume);
Receiving Book [documents the recording of deeds, mortgages, and land patents], vol. 1-4, 1890-1910 (4 volumes).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Assessment and Taxation Office Suite 135, Cartography Area:
D.L.C. Ownerships [includes present owner information-with index], vol. 4, ca.1920-ca.1950 (1 volume);
Land Book [includes present owner and Donation Land Claim information-with index], vol. 5, ca.1920-ca.1950 (1 volume);
Township Donation Land Claims Clackamas County [Record-includes survey information], 1892-1894 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office File Room 311:
[Deed Index Book Donation Land Claims-alphabetical arrangement-photocopies], 1850-ca.1935 (1 binder);
DLC and Homestead Index [Donation Land Claim], n.d. (1 binder);
DLC Corners [Donation Land Claim-Sketch and Bearing Tree Reference Book], n.d.-2008 (1 binder);
[DLC Surveys-Donation Land Claim Descriptions], 1853-1858 (13 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Donation Land Claim Notes [typescript-with index], 1853-1858 (1 volume);
Not for Use [Handwritten Copy of D.L.C. Surveys-Donation Land Claim Survey Notes], 1853-1858 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office Suite 325, Public Research Area:
DLC Surveys [Records], 1853-1858 (.25 inch microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Index to Donation Land Claims [also includes subdivision additions index], n.d. (1 volume);
O & C Land Grant Tax Journal [Oregon and California Railroad-with index], vol. 1, 1928-1932 (1 volume).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Donation Land Claims and Homestead Papers Index from Surveyor's Office [photocopy], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
CCSIS [Clackamas County Surveyor Information System-GIS database-includes corner survey, Donation Land Claim, private survey plat, subdivision plat, partition plat and related information], n.d.-present (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Search Land Patents [includes patent and legal land descriptions and some document images], ca.1864-ca.1957 (BLM GLO Web site).

 

Foreclosure Records

1855-1934

Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Certificate of Levy [with index], vol. 1-3, 1910-1934 (3 volumes);
Deeds [Tax Sale Record], vol. 80, 1901-1910 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax Certificates [and Lists], 1917-1918 (.10 cu.ft.);
Sheriff's Certificates of Sale, 1855-1864 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Brooks Building, Lobby Exhibit Case:
Sheriff's Sale Record [with index], 1894-1911 (1 volume).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Halon Room:
Certificate of Redemption From Delinquency, no. 1482-1682, 1917-1918 (1 volume);
Redemption Certificates [Sheriff's Certificates of Redemption From Delinquency Sale], no. 1-750, 1908-1923 (3 volumes).

 

Health and Human Services Records

1928-[ongoing]

Series documents the activities of the county health and human services programs operated by the county. Series includes narrative or statistical monthly, quarterly, and annual reports or minutes discussing program goals, objectives, and accomplishments. Program areas include public and mental health; juvenile services; adult and family services; women, infant, and child (WIC) services; alcohol and drug abuse; and developmental disabilities. In 1994 the name of the Children and Youth Services Commission was changed to the Commission on Children and Families.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Public Welfare Records [Clackamas County Relief Committee and Public Welfare Commission], 1928-1941 (1.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, Children, Youth and Families Office Suite 267, Storage Room:
Meeting Rec. [Records-Commission on Children and Families, Children and Youth Coordinating Commission, and Juvenile Services Commission-includes minutes], 1985-2003 (21 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, Children, Youth and Families Office Suite 267:
[Commission on Children and Families Meeting Records-includes minutes-to be microfilmed], 2003-present (on computer).

Records at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, Behavioral Health Division Office Suite 267:
[Mental Health Council Meeting Records-includes minutes-to be microfilmed], 1997-2009 (on computer);
MHAC Minutes [Mental Health and Addictions Council Meeting Records-includes alcohol and drug treatment subjects], 2011-2012 (1 binder); 2013-present (1 binder).

Records at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, Health Centers Division Office Suite 388:
CHC Council [Community Health Council Meeting Records-includes minutes], 2012 (1 binder); 2013 (1 binder).

Records at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, Health Centers Division Office, Resource Room 389:
Community Health Council [Meeting Records-includes minutes and agendas], 1992-2011 (8 binders).

Records at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, Social Services Office Suite 135, Resource Cubicle:
DD Council Meeting Minutes [Developmental Disabilities-includes related records], 2004-2008 (2 binders).

Records at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, Social Services Office Suite 166, Staff Liaison Cubicle166R:
[Developmental Disabilities Council Meeting Minutes-includes related records], 2008-present (1 binder).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
Meeting Records [Commission on Children and Families, Children and Youth Coordinating Commission, and Juvenile Services Commission-includes minutes], 1985-2003 (13 reels of microfilm);
MH Council Minutes [Mental Health], 1968-1993 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Records Center:
Community Health Meeting Minutes, 1999-2009 (1 cu.ft.); 2010-2011 (1 cu.ft.);
Meeting Minutes [Commission on Children and Families], 1994-2001 (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
Community Health Council [Meeting Minutes], 2012-present (Internet);
Mental Health and Addictions Council [Meeting Minutes-includes alcohol and drug treatment subjects], 2012-present (Internet);
Public Health Advisory Committee [Meeting Minutes], 2012-present (Internet).

 

Insane Commitment Records

1846-[ongoing]

Series documents the examination, commitment, and release of mentally ill persons to and from the state's mental institutions. Series contains statements of complaint and commitment recorded by the county clerk or recorder and includes petitions to have an individual committed; physicians certification that an individual is insane; delivery warrants authorizing a county official (usually the sheriff) to take the individual to the state hospital; patient discharges; paroles or transfers; indexes; and correspondence. Information includes patient and family names, date committed, reason, physical description, and a brief family history. This series may also be known as the Insane Record, Mental Illness Record, and Mentally Ill and Feeble Minded Record. By 1968, in most counties, the commitment of the mentally ill or deficient had become the responsibility of the circuit court. Access to these records may be restricted for 75 years by Oregon Revised Statute 192.469.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Insane Commitment Records, 1846-1930 (.50 cu.ft.);
Insane Record [Commitment-with index], vol. 1-10, 1890-1941 (10 volumes);
Search for 1854-1889 Clackamas County insane commitments in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Clackamas County Courthouse, Circuit Court Civil Case Unit Office Room 104:
Mentals [Commitment Case Files], no. M1201001-M1307014, 2012-present (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Circuit Court Off-Site Storage Facility:
Mental [Commitment Case Files-title varies], no. M1-M5173, M77.4.1-M11.12.075, 1941-2011 (162 cu.ft.);
Mental Commitments [Miscellaneous Case Files], 1922-1960 (2 cu.ft.);
Misc. Mentals [Miscellaneous Case Files], ca.1960-ca.1970 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Clackamas County Recorder Misc. Court Records-includes probate, adoption, mental commitment, and marriage records], 1976-1978 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Clackamas County Records-includes mental commitment and outside marriage records], 1972-1975 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Mentals, Adoptions, Physicians, Ministerials, Outside Marriages-Records], 1972-1973 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Central Utility Plant Warehouse, Recording Records Storage Area:
[Mental Book 1-Commitment Records], vol. 1, 1965-1967 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Judgment and Execution Records

1846-1932

Series records official decisions by the court and subsequent instructions to the sheriff to recover costs and awards related to debt, divorce, and other civil cases. The record serves as the official notice of the existence of a lien. Information includes title and case number; names of plaintiff, creditor, defendant, debtor, and attorney; amount of judgments; description of property levied on; writ of execution; disposition of case; decisions on appeals; dates docketed and satisfied; and volume and page numbers where recorded. Records may include judgment dockets, execution dockets, and fee books. Judgment and execution records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Execution Docket [with index], vol. 4, 1892-1897 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Judgment and Execution Records, 1886-1932 (.10 cu.ft.);
County Court Execution Docket, 1859-1888 (1 volume);
County Court Lien Docket [Judgment-with index], vol. 1, 1881-1926 (1 volume);
Execution Docket [Circuit Court-with index], 1863-1886 (1 volume); vol. 5, 1898-1906 (1 volume);
Execution Docket County Court [alphabetical], vol. 2, 1890-1909 (1 volume);
Judgment Docket [includes circuit, county, and justice court actions], 1846-1893 (1 volume);
Judgment Docket Circuit Court [with index], vol. 2-3, 1893-1921 (2 volumes);
Judgment Lien Docket [Circuit Court], 1854-1880 (1 volume).

 

Justice Court Case Files

1859-1876

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before the courts of the justices of the peace. Records include grand jury indictments, complaints, judgments by confession, transcripts of judgment entries and dockets, statements of witnesses, arrest warrants, subpoenas, bills for court costs and fees, petitions for appointment of justices of the peace and constables, petitions establishing justice districts, and marriage records. Cases heard include disturbing the peace, illegal liquor sales, assault, larceny, trespassing, fraud, vagrancy, and burglary. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Justice Court Case Records [Upper Molalla and Lower Mololla Precincts], 1859-1876 (.10 cu.ft.).

 

Justice Court Dockets

1881-1969

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Justice Court Docket [Civil-District no. 4], 1921-1939 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [Civil-District no. 4 and 8], 1936-1969 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [Civil-District no. 6], 1929-1937 (4 volumes);
Justice Court Docket [Civil-District no. 14], 1909-1915 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [Criminal and Civil-District no. 4], 1923-1926, 1929-1931 (4 volumes);
Justice Court Docket [Criminal-District no. 3], 1933-1939 (3 volumes);
Justice Court Docket [Criminal-District no. 4], 1922-1923, 1926-1940 (11 volumes);
Justice Court Docket [Criminal-District no. 6], 1937-1941 (2 volumes);
Justice Court Docket [Criminal-Estacada District], 1906-1914 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [District no. 3], 1905-1916 (2 volumes);
Justice Court Docket [District no. 4], 1895-1898 (2 volumes); 1927-1941 (6 volumes);
Justice Court Docket [District no. 5], 1892-1893 (2 volumes); 1910-1928 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [District no. 11], 1894-1922 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [Eagle Creek District], 1881-1885 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [Oregon City District], 1886-1889, 1892 (2 volumes).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Civil Docket [Justice Court-District no. 4-with index], 1934-1940 (1 volume);
Criminal [Justice Court Docket-District no. 3-with index], 1939-1940 (1 volume);
[Justice Docket-Criminal-with index], 1940-1941 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [District no. 2-with index], 1922-1924 (1 volume); 1924-1928 (1 volume); 1928-1929 (1 volume); 1929-1931 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [District no. 3-with index], 1921-1922 (1 volume); 1923 (1 volume); 1923-1925 (1 volume); 1925-1932 (1 volume); 1928-1929 (1 volume); 1931 (1 volume); 1932-1933 (1 volume); 1933 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [District no. 4-with index], 1921 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [District no. 13-with index], 1927-1940 (7 volumes);
Justice Docket [District no. 14-with index], 1934-1939 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Small Claims [District no. 5-with index], 1929-1932 (1 volume);
Northern Insurance Company [actually Justice Docket Sheets-District no. 5-with index], 1932-1934 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Circuit Court Off-Site Storage Facility:
Small Claims Docket [Justice Court-District no. 5], 1940-1944 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon Knight Library, Special Collections:
[Justice Docket District no. 4-with index], 1896-1897 (1 volume).

 

Land Subdivision Records

1850-[ongoing]

Series documents the subdividing and partitioning of land within the county. Records include survey notes, correspondence, photographs, satisfaction of agreements, maps of subdivided and partitioned land, and contracts and permits. Information includes subdivision names; lot, street, and alley dimensions; and township, range, and section numbers of land to be subdivided or partitioned.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Index to Plat Books, vol. 1, 1851-n.d. (1 volume);
Lake Oswego Plat, 1888 (1 plat);
Oregon City Lot Purchase Register [Town Lots], 1850 (1 volume);
Plat Book Index [includes land descriptions, land claim information, and related transcribed documents], ca.1851 (1 volume);
San Francisco Plat [filed in Oregon City-photocopy], 1850 (1 plat).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
Partition Plat Index [alphabetical and numerical], 1990-1999 (1 binder);
[Partition Plat], no. 90.001-2007.060029, 1990-2007 (12 reels of microfilm);
[Partition Plats], no. 90.001-2002.106, 1990-2002 (3 inches of microfiche);
[Plat Partitions Index-A to O], 1990-1995 (1 volume);
Plat Partitions [Index-P to Z], 1990-1995 (1 volume);
[Plats-Subdivision], no. 1-3755, 1850-2002 (10 reels of microfilm);
[Plat-Subdivision], no. 1-3367, 1850-1997 (2 inches of microfiche);
[Subdivision Ordinances & Regulations-includes partition information], 1974 (3 sheets of microfilm jackets);
[Subdivision Plats], no. 3569-3755, 1999-2002 (2 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Central Utility Plant Warehouse, Recording Records Storage Area:
[Partition Plats-original], no. 90.001-2006.119628, 1990-2006 (ca.2500 plats);
Plat Index [Subdivision-includes condominiums], 1850-2006 (9 volumes);
[Subdivision Plats-original], no. 1-4050, 1850-2008 (4050 plats).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office, File and Library Room 212:
Clackamas County Subdivision and Partitioning Ordinance, 1974 (1 volume);
Plats [Subdivision Case Files], no. 3688-4352, 1998-present (24 cu.ft.);
Subdivision & Partition Ordinance, 1974 (1 binder);
Subdivision Regulations, 1955 (1 binder);
Zoning and Development Ordinance [includes subdivision and partition information], 1960 (1 binder).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office, Room 219:
Pre-1990 [Land Use Action Case File Rolodex Index], ca.1960-1990 (1 cu.ft.);
[Subdivision Case Files Rolodex Index], n.d. (.60 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office Suite 225:
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes partitions, zone changes, comprehensive plan amendments, conditional uses, and other actions], 2008-present (84 cu.ft.);
Recorded Subdivision & Partition Plats [Index], 1850-2008 (1 binder);
Subdivision Plats [Reference Copies], no. 1-4251, 1850-ca.2011 (ca.4251 plats).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office Suite 225, Public Research Area:
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes partitions, zone changes, comprehensive plan amendments, conditional uses, and other actions-chronological arrangement], 1973-2000 (15 feet of microfiche);
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes partitions, zone changes, comprehensive plan amendments, conditional uses, and other actions-township and range arrangement], 1960-2000 (25 feet of microfiche);
[Major Partitions-Case Files], 1975-1981 (1 inch of microfiche);
Partitions [Case Files], 1974-1979 (14 inches of microfiche);
[Partitions-Plats], no. 90.001-97.150, 1990-1997 (8 inches of microfiche);
Plats [Subdivision], no. 1-3268, 1850-1996 (24 inches of microfiche);
Subdivisions [Planning Case Files], no. 2149-3683, ca.1976-2001 (10 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office File Room 311:
County Recorder's Original Silver Halide [Major Partition Plats], no. 1-113, 1975-1983 (1 inch of aperture cards);
County Recorder's Original Silver Halide [Partition Plats], 1990-1997 (24 inches of aperture cards);
County Recorder's Original Silver Halide [Subdivision Plats], no. 1-3368, 1850-1997 (4 feet of aperture cards);
Index to File Drawers A Thru Z [indexes A to Z Letter Series maps, DTM plats, LP corner maps, and some surveys], ca.1853-ca.1985 (1 binder);
Major Partitions [Plats], no. 1-113, 1875-1983 (1 inch of microfilm jackets);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plats-formerly "A-Z Letter Series," now "SN series"-includes road, bridge, subdivision, corner restoration, survey, and miscellaneous maps and plats], ca.1853-ca.1990 (ca.2000 maps and plats);
Partition Plats, 1990-1997 (12 inches of microfilm jackets);
Partitions [Plats], no. 1990.001-2013.040, 1990-present (ca.2600 plats);
Plats Numerical [Subdivision Index], 1850-1981 (1 binder);
Plats [Subdivision], no. 1-3572, 1850-1999 (ca.3572 plats);
Subdivision Plats, no. 3573-4362, 1999-present (ca.800 plats); no. 1-3325, 1850-1997 (3 feet of microfilm jackets);
Subdivision Plat Vacation Books [includes road vacations], no. 1-2632, 1869-1983 (4 volumes).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office Suite 325, Public Research Area:
Major Partitions [Plats], no. 1-113, 1975-1983 (.50 inch of microfiche);
Partitions Plats, no. 90.001-97.056, 1990-1997 (8 inches of microfiche);
Subdivision Plats, no. 1-3325, 1850-1997 (17 inches of microfiche).

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.);
Partition Plats [Major], no. 1-113, 1975-1983 (1 inch of microfiche);
Partition Plats, no. 90.001-97.150, 1990-1997 (12 inches of microfiche);
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);
Subdivision Plats, no. 1-3368, 1850-1997 (26 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Assessment and Taxation Office Suite 135, Cartography Area:
Major Part. [Partition Plats], 1975-1983 (ca.113 plats);
Plat Sepia [Subdivision], no. 1-4050, 1850-2008 (4050 plats);
Town Lots [includes present owner information-with index], vol. 1-3, ca.1920-ca.1950 (3 volumes).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Index to Donation Land Claims [also includes subdivision additions index], n.d. (1 volume);
Record of Town Plats [indexes volumes 1-23], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
Land Use Files [includes subdivision and partition case files], 1950-2009 (493 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Second Floor Exhibit Area:
Plat of Oregon City, 1850 (1 plat);
Plat of San Francisco [original-filed in Oregon City], 1850 (1 plat).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
CCSIS [Clackamas County Surveyor Information System-GIS database-includes corner survey, Donation Land Claim, private survey plat, subdivision plat, partition plat and related information], n.d.-present (Internet);
Zoning and Land Development Ordinance [includes subdivision and partition information], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Land Title Registers

1851-2000

Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in the Deeds and Indexes series.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Plat Book Index [includes land descriptions, land claim information, and related transcribed documents], ca.1851 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Register of Title], vol. 1-2B, 1906-1972 (2 reels of microfilm).

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 Suite 135, Cartography Area:
City Blocks in Oregon City and Milwaukie [Land Ownership Plats-includes tax lot information], ca.1930 (1 volume);
D.L.C. Ownerships [includes present owner information-with index], vol. 4, ca.1920-ca.1950 (1 volume);
Land Book [includes present owner and Donation Land Claim information-with index], vol. 5, ca.1920-ca.1950 (1 volume);
Present Owner Book Lands, ca.1910 (1 volume);
Town Lots [includes present owner information-with index], vol. 1-3, ca.1920-ca.1950 (3 volumes).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Assessment and Taxation Office Archives Room 158:
Old Ownership Books [Land Book-includes tax lot information], n.d. (1 inch of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Lands [Tract Index of Registered Lands-includes few entries], n.d. (1 volume);
Lots and Blocks [Tract Index of Registered Lands], ca.1919 (1 volume);
Register of Title, vol. 1-2, 1906-1972 (2 volumes);
Register Title Record, vol. 2, 1925-1948 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
[Register of Title], vol. 1, 1906-1943 (1 reel of microfilm); vol. 2, 1925-1948 (1 reel of microfilm); vol. 2b, 1915-1972 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1850-[ongoing]

Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Plat Book [1940 Maps-Assessor], 1940 (1 volume);
Power and Irrigation System Map, 1919 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Assessment and Taxation Office Suite 135, Cartography Area:
[Assessor's Maps-Current], n.d.-present (ca.3300 maps);
[Assessor's Maps-Retired], ca.2009-2013 (ca.1000 maps);
Old Sec. Maps [Section-Assessor's Maps]. ca.1959-ca.1970 (ca.500 maps).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Assessment and Taxation Office Map Room 159:
Barlow Trail Historic Corridor Maps [Annotated Assessor's Maps-Government Camp to Oregon City], ca.1994 (1 volume);
Clackamas County Maps of State of Oregon Ownership in the Sandy River [includes aerial photo maps], ca.1989 (1 volume);
Formation Tri-Co-Met Tran Dist Ord #174 Work Maps [TriMet Transit District Maps-Ordinance-on assessor's map base], 1990-1992 (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Clackamas County Oregon, n.d. (1 volume); 1966 (1 volume);
Old Maps [Assessor's], n.d. (1 volume);
P.G.E. Company [Portland General Electric Acreage Plats], ca.1892-ca.1941 (1 volume);
P.G.E. Map Book [Portland General Electric Acreage Plats], ca.1892-ca.1941 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office File Room 311:
Index to File Drawers A Thru Z [indexes A to Z Letter Series maps, DTM plats, LP corner maps, and some surveys], ca.1853-ca.1985 (1 binder);
Metsker's Atlas of Clackamas County Oregon, 1951 (1 volume); 1966 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plats-formerly "A-Z Letter Series," now "SN series"-includes road, bridge, subdivision, corner restoration, survey, and miscellaneous maps and plats], ca.1853-ca.1990 (ca.2000 maps and plats);
[Pigeon Hole Maps-Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes road, road survey, railroad, Oregon Territory, etc.-with index], ca.1850-ca.1992 (ca.300 maps);
Quad Maps [Quadrangle], ca.1956-ca.1985 (ca.40 maps);
Railroads [Map Card Index], ca.1890-ca.1967 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office, File and Library Room 212:
Flood Plain Maps Clackamas Molalla [on aerial photograph base], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office Room 219:
Airport [Maps], 2002 (1 volume);
[Assessor's Maps-in hanging file cabinets-by township and range], n.d.-present (10 cu.ft.);
NWI [National Wetlands Inventory Maps-includes topographic maps], 1985-1986 (1 volume);
Willamette Greenway Boundaries [Maps], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office Suite 225, Public Research Area:
FIRMs [Flood Insurance Rate Maps], 2008 (1 cu.ft.).

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.);
Metsker's Atlas of Clackamas County Oregon, n.d. (1 volume);
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:
[Assessor's Plats-includes sales data], ca.1959-ca.1965 (16 volumes);
Atlas of Clackamas County [Assessor's Office], 1966 (1 volume);
[Atlas of Clackamas County Election Districts], ca.1932 (1 volume).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Metsker's Atlas of Clackamas County Oregon, 1937 (1 volume); 1968 (1 volume).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Halon Room:
Fire Insurance Rate Map [Sanborn], 1925 (2 volumes).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
CCSIS [Clackamas County Surveyor Information System-GIS database-includes corner survey, Donation Land Claim, private survey plat, subdivision plat, partition plat and related information], n.d.-present (Internet);
Clackamas County CMap [GIS mapping system includes tax maps, aerial photographs, assessment and tax data, and related information], n.d.-present (Internet);
Congressional District Maps [Election], n.d. (Internet);
Forest Land Ownership in Clackamas County [Map-PDF], 2011 (Internet);
Online Atlas [Map Collection-includes earthquake hazard, wildfire hazard, fire districts, watershed, school districts, population, rainfall, and public lands], n.d.-present (Internet);
Precincts and their Districts [Election Maps], n.d. (Internet);
Urban and Rural Reserves [includes map], 2010 (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [www.ormap.net], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Marks and Brands Records

1852-1948

Series documents the registration of marks and brands by livestock owners and logging interests in order to clearly establish ownership. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; diagram of animal showing location and style of mark and brand; written description of mark and brand; and filing date. Types of livestock registered include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Log brands are also documented.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Log Brands [Record], 1910 (.10 cu.ft.);
Log Brands [Register], 1893-1948 (1 volume);
Record of Stock Marks [Livestock], 1852-1900 (1 volume);
[Record of Stock Marks-Livestock], 1852-1900 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Marriage Records

1845-1966

Series documents the recording of marriages by the county and includes applications, marriage certificates and licenses, and indexes to marriage records. Information includes the names and residences of bride and groom; justice of the peace, minister, or name of individual officiating; fees charged; date filed; volume and page numbers where recorded; certificate number; date and place of marriage; and signatures of witnesses and county officials. Beginning in 1906, marriages have been officially registered with the state of Oregon. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Marriage records have been inventoried through 1960.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Clackamas County Marriage Index, 1885-1890 (1 reel of microfilm);
Clackamas County Marriage Records, vol. 1-34, 1853-1948 (16 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Certificates, 1863-1889, 1910-1921, 1931-1935 (2 cu.ft.);
Marriage Certificates [Record], vol. 4, 1885-1892 (1 volume);
Marriage Record [with index], vol. 1, 1848-1864 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1879-1885 (1 volume); vol. 9-42, 1903-1961 (44 volumes);
Record of Marriages [with index] vol. 2, 1864-1879 (1 volume);
Search for 1848-1893, 1910-1921 Clackamas County marriage records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Marriage Records-volumes 17 to 42 with index], vol. 1-42, 1853-1961 (20 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Marriage Record [with index], vol. 5-8, 1892-1903 (4 volumes);
Marriage Returns Outside Licenses [with index], vol. 1-7, 1928-1966 (7 volumes);
Return of Marriages, vol. 1-74, 1917-1953 (74 volumes).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
Marriages [Records], vol. 1-42, 1853-1961 (20 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Clackamas County Marriage Records [Abstracts-Clackamas County Family History Society], ca.1845-1900 (1 volume);
Clackamas County Marriages [Abstracts-Clackamas County Family History Society-title varies], 1912-1915 (1 volume); 1915-1918 (1 volume);
[Index to Clackamas County, Oregon Marriage Records-Abstracts-Mt. Hood Genealogical Forum of Clackamas County], vol. II, 1900-1912 (1 volume);
Index to Marriage Returns [Abstracts-Clackamas County Family History Society], 1917-1929 (1 volume);
Index to Marriage Returns [Abstracts-Clackamas County Family History Society-title varies], 1929-1948 (2 volumes);
Marriage Licenses Clackamas County [original licenses-with index], 1915-1920 (1 binder);
Marriage Returns [photocopies], vol. 1-74, 1917-1953 (74 volumes).

 

Married Women's Property Registers

1859-1909

Series documents property held by women independently and separately from their husbands. Registration of property usually is in relation to a marriage or divorce settlement. Information includes a description of property (land, livestock, and farm and household goods) to be considered separate and declarations stating that the woman in question is not responsible for her husband's debts.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Register of Married Women's Separate Property [with index], 1859-1909 (1 volume);
Women's Separate Property Rights Record [one page only], 1909 (.05 cu.ft.);
Search for 1859-1909 Clackamas County women's separate property records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Women's Separate Property Rights-one page only-reel C01AB], 1909 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Medical Profession Registration Records

1889-1974

Series documents the registration of individuals in compliance with the requirements of relevant Oregon boards of examiners to practice a medical profession in the state. Professions registered include physicians, surgeons, osteopaths, naturopaths, dentists, nurses, druggists, chiropractors, chiropodists, optometrists, and veterinarians. Records include registers, certificates, and licenses. Information includes name of registrant; name of school; graduation date; names of members of the examining board; licensing and recording dates; and licensing or registration numbers.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Dentist Certificates, 1903-1944 (2 volumes);
Medical Licenses, 1890-1915 (.10 cu.ft.);
Optometrist's Register, 1905-1919 (1 volume);
Physicians and Surgeons Register, 1889-1963 (3 volumes);
Veterinary Surgeons Certificates, 1912-1915 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Mentals, Adoptions, Physicians, Ministerials, Outside Marriages-Records], 1972-1973 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Physicians & Surgeons-Register], vol. 2, 1963-ca.1971 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Courthouse, Circuit Court Records Center Room 12:
[Physicians & Surgeons Index], 1963-1974 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
[Physicians & Surgeons-Register], vol. 2, 1963-ca.1971 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Phy, Surg. & Chir-Physicians & Surgeons-Register-includes chiroprators], 1889-1963 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Military Records

1866-1980

Series lists those eligible for military service and records the discharge dates of those who served in the military. Series includes eligibility, enlistment, discharge registers, or muster rolls, and may include alphabetical indexes. Information includes name of individual serving or eligible for service; enlistment and discharge dates and codes; residences at birth and enlistment; occupations and ages at time of enlistment; branches of service; precinct numbers; service records including commendations; physical condition, education and types of jobs performed while in service; and rank at discharge. Access to military discharge records may be restricted for 75 years by 2009 Oregon Legislative Assembly SB 618.

Beginning in 1967 Military Discharges were recorded in the Recording Instruments. Beginning in 1977 they were indexed in the Recording Index. (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Discharge records have been maintained separately since 2009.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Military Rolls, 1866-1874 (.10 cu.ft.);
Pension Certificates [Military], 1903-1912 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Discharge Book-Military-title varies], vol. 28-30, 1959-1967 (3 reels of microfilm);
Military Discharge Alpha Index, 1942-1976 (16 sheets of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110:
DD-214 Numerical Order [Military Discharge Record Register], 1920-1976 (1 binder);
[Recording Instruments Containing Military Discharge Records], 1969-2000 (5 feet of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Central Utility Plant Warehouse, Recording Records Storage Area:
Discharge Book [Military], vol. 1, 1920-1929 (1 volume);
Discharge Index [Military], vol. 1, 1942-1976 (1 volume);
Discharge [Record-Military], vol. 27-29, 1959-1965 (3 volumes);
Discharge Record [Military], vol. 22-24, 1952-1954 (3 volumes);
Military Discharge [Record], vol. 30, 1965-1967 (1 volume);
Soldiers & Sailors Discharge Record, vol. 2-21, 1929-1952 (20 volumes); vol. 25-26, 1954-1958 (2 volumes).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Military List, vol. 1-2, 1888-1892 (2 volumes); 1889 (1 volume); 1898-1899 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
Discharge Books [Military Service], vol. 27-30, 1958-1967 (5 reels of microfilm).

 

Mining Claim Records

1875-1980

Series documents actions filed with the county related to mineral interest claims. Types of actions include mineral rights and royalty assignments, mineral interest claims, lease releases, interest stipulations, corrections, bills of sale and conveyance assignments, and location notices. Information includes names of involved parties; action types and dates; and volume and page numbers. The series may also include copies of claim location notices giving descriptions and details of individual claims.

Since 1967 Mining Claims have been recorded as part of the Recording Instruments. Beginning in 1975 they were indexed in the Recording Index and are now indexed on computer. (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Mining Claim Records, 1875-1919 (.20 cu.ft.);
Mining Claim Record [with index], vol. 4, 1927-1963 (1 volume);
Record of Mining Claims [with index], vol. 2-3, 1885-1927 (2 volumes).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Mining Claims-reel C01AB], 1875-1919 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mining Claims, vol. 2-4, 1885-1963 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Mining Claims], vol. 5, 1963-1967 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office Suite 325, Public Research Area:
BLM Fiche [Bureau of Land Management-General Land Office Miscellaneous Microfiche-includes mineral survey records], ca.1888-ca.1980 (.25 inch of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Index to Miscellaneous Record and Mining Conveyances, vol. 4, 1866-1899 (1 volume);
Mining Claims [Index], 1963-1975 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Record [and Mining Conveyances-with index], vol. 4, 1886-1899 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
[Mining Claims Index], 1963-1975 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mining Claims-Record], vol. 2-5, 1885-1967 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Mortgage Records

1850-1972

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 Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[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-Direct and Indirect], 1961-1972 (4 reels of microfilm);
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 Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110:
Mortgage Index [in gray drawers], 1852-1961 (20 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Central Utility Plant Warehouse, Recording Records Storage Area:
Mortgages, vol. A-Z, 27-188, 1855-1931 (81 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, Halon Room:
Abstracts [of Title-Mortgage], no. 1-86, ca.1866-ca.1920 (3 cu.ft.);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. B-R, 1860-1888 (17 volumes); vol. T-Z, 27-30, 32-35, 37-48, 50-54, 56-65, 67-85, 87-120, 122-158, 160-170, 1888-1929 (145 volumes).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Clackamas County Index to Land Abstracts [indexes vol. 1-86], ca.1866-ca.1920 (1 volume).

 

Naturalization Certificates

1887-1926

Series documents the granting of United States citizenship to petitioners. Records include applications, witness affidavits, court findings granting or denying citizenship, certificates, and indexes. Declarations of intention may also be included. Information includes name, age, and residence of applicant; applicant's dependents; date of filing of declarations of intention and petitions; and volume and page numbers where papers are recorded.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Certificates of Citizenship, vol. 1, 1891-1900 (1 volume);
Index to Declarations & Final Papers, vol. 1, 1887-1905 (1 volume);
Naturalization Certificates [Stubs], 1907-1926 (.40 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Citizenship Application Record, 1905-1906 (1 volume);
Search for 1891-1926 Clackamas County naturalization certificates in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Certificates of Citizenship [County Court], vol. 2, 1890-1905 (1 volume).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Certificates of Citizenship [photocopies-with index], vol. 2, 1890-1905 (1 volume);
Clackamas County Naturalization Certificates [photocopies-with index], 1907-1913 (1 volume); 1919-1920 (1 volume); 1917-1923 (3 volumes);
Clackamas County Naturalization Records [Abstracts-with index], 1887-1906 (1 volume);
Clackamas County Oregon Naturalization Certificates [Abstracts], 1907-1926 (3 volumes).

 

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1850-1931

Series documents the process taken by applicants for United States citizenship in declaring their intention to become United States citizens. Information may include applicant's name, age, physical description, place and date of birth, method of immigration, date and port of entry, names and ages of wife and children, and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Declarations of intention may also be attached to naturalization petitions or naturalization certificates.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Declaration of Intention [Record], vol. 1, 1887-1901 (1 volume); vol. 2, 1901-1906 (1 volume);
Index to Declarations & Final Papers, vol. 1, 1887-1905 (1 volume);
Naturalization Declaration of Intention [includes John McLoughlin], 1850-1898 (.10 cu.ft.);
Record of Declaration of Intention [with index], vol. 1-7, 1906-1929 (7 volumes);
[Record of Declaration of Intention-with index], 1929-1931 (1 volume);
Search for 1887-1931 Clackamas County declarations of intentions in Oregon Historical Records Index.

 

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1849-1929

Series documents the application for United States citizenship by aliens. Information includes name, residence, and occupation of applicants; place and date of birth; emigration place, date, and vessel; declaration of intention dates; name, birthplace, and birth date of dependents; and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Accompanying the petitions are witness and petitioner affidavits, oaths of allegiance, court orders admitting or denying citizenship, declarations of intention, depositions, and certificates of arrival.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Civil Journal [includes naturalization-with index], vol. 2, 1881-1887 (1 volume);
County Court Journal [Judicial-includes naturalization until 1906], vol. 3-5, 1888-1920 (3 volumes);
County Court Judicial Journal Index [includes naturalization], 1888-1900 (1 volume);
McLoughlin, John Citizenship Records, 1849-1851 (1 reel of microfilm);
Naturalization Petition [Joseph Eberhart], 1905 (.05 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Petition and Record, 1907-1929 (9 volumes);
Order Book County Court Civil Actions [includes naturalization-with index], 1859-1881 (1 volume).

 

Pension and Relief Records

1903-1941

Series documents financial assistance approved by the county court for widows, mothers, dependent children, orphans, the elderly, and indigents. Information includes applicant name and address, children's names and birth dates, amount of pension or monthly support payment, and county court order. Because the provision of relief became primarily a state and federal function in the 1930s, records are inventoried through 1939.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Old Age Pension Mortgages, 1934-1939 (.50 cu.ft.);
Pension Certificates [Military], 1903-1912 (.10 cu.ft.);
Public Welfare Records [Clackamas County Relief Committee and Public Welfare Commission], 1928-1941 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Widow's Pension [Record-with index], vol. 1-2, 1913-1930 (2 volumes);
Search for 1913-1930 Clackamas County widow's pension records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Clackamas County Widows Pensions [Index Abstracts], 1913-1930 (1 volume).

 

Planning Commission Minutes

1963-[ongoing]

Series documents the discussions and activities of the county planning commission as recorded in the minutes and agendas. Topics discussed include the creation, amendment, and appeal of zoning ordinances and county land use laws; county comprehensive plans; and election or appointment of planning commission members.

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office Suite 225:
[Planning Commission Minutes-to be microfilmed], 2001-present (on computer).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Orders of Planning Commission, 1963-1973 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
Planning Commission Minutes, 1977-2005 (11 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Records Center:
PC Minutes [Planning Commission-titled Board of Adjustment], 1975-1977 (.15 inch of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
Land Use Meetings [includes Board of Commissioners agendas and minutes], 2012-present (Internet).

 

Prisoner Registers

1891-1960

Series tracks individuals incarcerated in the county jail. Information includes prisoner identification number; date entered; name, address, age, birth date, height and weight, eye and hair color, and nationality of prisoner; arrest date; arresting officer; crime committed; sentence; bail; court; release date; and remarks. Prisoner registers, which may also be referred to as jail lists, have been inventoried through 1965. Access to portions of these records may be restricted for 25 years after termination of custody by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496(3).

Records at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Brooks Building, Lobby Exhibit Case:
Jail Register, vol. 6, 1947-1950 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Brooks Building, Community Education Center Room 399:
Jail Register, vol. 2, 1925-1929 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1935-1940 (1 volume); vol. 4, 1940-1944 (1 volume); vol. 5, 1944-1947 (1 volume).
[Mug Book-includes photographs and charges], 1941-1948 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Brooks Building, Secure Storage Area Room 438:
[Jail Register], 1891-1925 (1 volume);
Jail Register, vol. 7, 1950-1952 (1 volume); vol. 8, 1952-1955 (1 volume); vol. 9, 1955-1957 (1 volume); vol. 10, 1957-1960 (1 volume).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Jail Register Index [Abstract], 1892-1903, 1907-1925 (1 volume).

 

Probate Case Files

1844-[ongoing]

Series documents actions taken on probate cases brought before the county, district, or circuit court for settlement. Records include wills, receipts, claims, vouchers, petitions to sell, notices of annual accounting, final estate accounting reports, appraiser's affidavits, bills of sale, inventories, fee bills, appraisals, administrator and appointment certificates, and appraiser oaths. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Index to Probate Cases [also indexes probate journals], 1845-1930 (1 volume);
Index to Probate Cases, vol. 1-2, 1845-1979 (2 volumes);
Probate Case Files [alphabetical], 1844-1928 (23.50 cu.ft.);
Probate Case Index, 1845-1979 (3 volumes);
Search for 1844-1928 Clackamas County probate case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Clackamas County Courthouse, Circuit Court Records Center Room 12:
Indexes [Combined Index-indexes circuit, district, and probate court case files], 1983-1986 (7 sheets of microfiche);
Indexes [Probate Index-Case Files], ca.1850-1982 (70 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Probate [Case Files], no. 1100-18960, 1907-1975 (205 reels of microfilm); no.76.7.1-90.12.48, 1976-1990 (12 feet of microfilm jackets);
Probate [Case Files-with gaps], no. 2524-19670, 1920-1976 (10 inches of microfilm jackets);
Probate [Records-Case Files], no. P78.1-P84.4420, 1978-1984 (14 reels of microfilm);
[Small Estate Case Files-Open], no. SE7000-SE7358, 2012-present (3 cu.ft.);
[Small Estates Affidavits-Probate], no. SE1-SE1105, 1973-1986 (5 reels of microfilm);
[Small Estates Index-Probate-alphabetical and numerical], 1973-1986 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Courthouse, Circuit Court Civil Case Unit Office Room 104:
[Open Probate Case Files], 1970-present (113 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Clackamas County Recorder Misc. Court Records-includes probate, adoption, mental commitment, and marriage records], 1976-1978 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Circuit Court Off-Site Storage Facility:
Name Changes [Closed Case Files], 1991-2012 (30 cu.ft.);
Probate [Closed Case Files], 1991-2009 (693 cu.ft.);
Probate [Closed Case Files-with gaps], no. 11970-19559, 1959-1976 (2 cu.ft.);
Small Estate [Probate Case Files-Closed], no. SE968-SE6999, 1987-2012 (46 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Circuit Court Off-Site Storage Facility, Office:
Name Changes [Closed Case Files], 2012-present (3 cu.ft.);
[Probate Closed Case Files], 2010-present (40 cu.ft.).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Clackamas County Probate Case Files Index [compiled by Daraleen Wade], 1844-1928 (1 volume);
Index to Clackamas County Probate Records [compiled by Brown], 1845-1910 (1 volume).

 

Probate Estate Records

1859-1909

Series documents information recorded about estates probated in the county or circuit courts. Information includes deceased party's name; recording and death dates; residence; name and address of executors, administrators, or trustees; estimated values of real and personal property; inventory and appraisal dates; the estate's value according to the appraisals and to the county court; and the names and relationship of heirs. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
[Probate Estate Record-entered in back section of jury register], 1905-1909 (1 volume);
Record of Inventories of Estates [with index], vol. 2, 1859-1866 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Records of Inventories of Estates-reel C01A-with index], vol. 2, 1859-1866 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Probate Registers

1844-1986

Series records the actions taken by the county's probate court. Information includes case numbers, estate or deceased's name, administrator's or executor's name, dates and types of papers filed, and memoranda and court orders listed by dates of appointment of administrator or executor. Series may also be referred to as probate journals, dockets, or records of actions. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. In 1986 circuit courts with probate jurisdiction began recording basic case information on the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN). This network functionally replaced probate dockets and journals previously maintained by the courts. The transition to full use of OJIN by all circuit courts in Oregon took approximately two years. Contact the trial court administrator for access to OJIN. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Clackamas County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1987.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Clackamas County Probate Court Record, 1845-1849 (1 reel of microfilm);
Index to Probate Cases [also indexes probate journals], 1845-1930 (1 volume);
Probate Court Record, 1844-1849 (1 volume);
Probate Docket Index, n.d. (1 volume);
Probate Journal [Accounting and Distribution], 1863-1908 (4 volumes);
Probate Journal [Administrators], 1863-1896 (1 volume);
Probate Journal, vol. 4-71, 1908-1958 (68 volumes);
Probate Orders, vol. 7-8, 1896-1910 (2 volumes);
Probate Record [Journal], vol. 72-74, 1958-1959 (3 volumes);
Probate Record of Actions, vol. 1, 1868-1878 (1 volume);
[Probate Record-with index], vol. 7, 1878-1896 (1 volume);
Probate Register & Fee Book [with index], vol. 2, 1888-1929 (1 volume);
Probate Register [with index], vol. 1, 1863-1894 (1 volume);
Rec'd County Court [Probate Record], 1859-1968 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Courthouse, Circuit Court Records Center Room 12:
[Probate Register of Actions], no. 80.1.1-86.6.7, 1980-1986 (3 reels of microfilm);
Probate [Register of Actions], vol. 1-23, 1868-1976 (10 reels of microfilm); no. 76.731-79.1247 (2 reels of microfilm).

 

Road and Bridge Records

1844-[ongoing]

Series documents the development, construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges. Records include bonds, general road and highway maps, petitions to have roads constructed or altered, notices, complaints, vacation records, and correspondence. Information includes road numbers and names and descriptions of the activity occurring on the road. Information concerning county roads may be available on the Integrated Road Information System (IRIS) at the county road office. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

Newer road engineering case files and related records are imaged and maintained in the county's ApplicationXtender software.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Bridge Construction Contracts, 1913 (.10 cu.ft.); 1930-1931 (.20 cu.ft.);
Bridge Construction [Records], 1913-1931 (.30 cu.ft.);
County Court Bridge Petitions, 1860-1870 (.10 cu.ft.);
County Court Commissioners Docket [Orders Related to Roads], 1927 (1 volume);
County Court Process Records [Administrative-includes road reports, county officials reports, correspondence, bills, etc.], 1861-1925 (21 cu.ft.);
County Court Road Correspondence, 1908-1941 (1 cu.ft.);
Highway Commission Correspondence, 1927-1928 (.10 cu.ft.);
Road District Boundary Record, n.d. (1 volume);
Road District List of Names Subject to Tax, 1874 (.10 cu.ft.);
Road District Meeting Petitions, 1917-1930 (1 cu.ft.);
Road District Minutes, 1917-1921 (.15 cu.ft.);
Road District Petitions, 1879-1926 (.40 cu.ft.);
Road District Supervisor's Reports, 1855-1913 (3 cu.ft.);
Road District Supervisor's Work Reports, 1855-1883 (1.30 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office File Room 311:
County Roads [Case Files-includes field notes, petitions, vacations, and related records], no. 1-3435, ca.1847-present (35 cu.ft.);
Deeds [Old Road Deeds], ca.1844-ca.1960 (2 cu.ft.);
Front [County Roads Register-alphabetical], ca.1847-ca.1949 (1 binder);
Index of Roads [by township and range-with index], n.d. (1 volume);
Index to File Drawers A Thru Z [indexes A to Z Letter Series maps, DTM plats, LP corner maps, and some surveys], ca.1853-ca.1985 (1 binder);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plats-formerly "A-Z Letter Series," now "SN series"-includes road, bridge, subdivision, corner restoration, survey, and miscellaneous maps and plats], ca.1853-ca.1990 (ca.2000 maps and plats);
Old Road Cards [Deed and Description Reference], ca.1888-1981 (.60 cu.ft.);
[Old Roads Prior to 1864-Register-includes survey and establishment information], ca.1846-1983 (1 binder);
[Pigeon Hole Maps-Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes road, road survey, railroad, Oregon Territory, etc.-with index], ca.1850-ca.1992 (ca.300 maps);
Record of Roads [includes field notes, drawings, orders, vacations, and related records-documents road numbers 1-3381-title varies], vol. 1-11, 1864-1983 (11 volumes);
[Road & Bridge Records], n.d. (58 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Road Index [Name and Number], 1985 (1 volume); 1992 (1 volume);
Road Maps Clackamas County, 1997 (1 volume); 2001 (1 volume);
Road Register [volumes 2-4 with index], vol. 0-4, 1862-2008 (5 volumes);
Roads Alphabetical [Index], n.d. (1 binder);
Roads County Roads [Established Roads Numerical Register-with index], ca.1847-ca.1949 (1 binder);
Subdivision Plat Vacation Books [includes road vacations], no. 1-2632, 1869-1983 (4 volumes).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office Suite 325, Public Research Area:
County Road Books [Record of Roads-includes field notes, drawings, orders, vacations, and related records-documents road numbers 1-2719], vol. 1-10, 1864-1963 (25 inches of aperture cards);
County Roads Notes [Case Files-includes field notes, petitions, vacations, and related records], no. 1-3416, ca.1847-ca.1998 (36 inches of microfiche).

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);
Road Index, n.d.-2004 (1 binder);
Road Maps Clackamas County, 1978 (1 volume); 1982 (1 volume); 1985 (1 volume); 1991 (1 volume); 1994 (1 volume); 1997 (1 volume); 2001 (1 volume);
Road Vacations [Records], ca.1975-ca.1991 (2 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Bridge Maintenance Building, Records Loft:
[Bridge Inventory Inspection Record-includes drawings and photographs-water damaged], no. 6175-6575, 1940 (2 volumes);
[Bridge Maintenance Case Files-includes inspection reports as well as records documenting load rating, scour analysis, and related data-with gaps], no. 1214-21339, ca.1979-present (27 cu.ft.);
Bridge Plans Misc. [includes bridge plans, tracings, details, photocopies, and related records], ca.1920-2010 (ca.200 drawings);
Bridge Plans [with gaps], no. 1214-21478, ca.1920-present (ca.1100 drawings);
[Bridge Record Cards-incudes inspection and maintenance information and photographs], ca.1950-ca.1967 (.60 cu.ft.);
Ferry [Plans-Canby], ca.1950-ca.1997 (ca.100 drawings).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
County Court [Commissioners Journal Administrative Records-includes orders and road petitions], 1927-1929, 1941-1942 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
Road Files [Case], n.d. (47 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
Clackamas County Road Map, 2011 (Internet);
Transportation Engineering Maps [includes classification, bikeway, pedestrian, and urban area freight], ca.2008-present (Internet).

 

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1846-[ongoing]

Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records.

Newer road engineering case files and related records are imaged and maintained in the county's ApplicationXtender software.

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office File Room 311:
County Roads [Case Files-includes field notes, petitions, vacations, and related records], no. 1-3435, ca.1847-present (35 cu.ft.);
County Roads [Strip Maps-rolled], ca.1925-ca.1970 (ca.200 maps);
County Roads [Survey Field Books], ca.1920-ca.1962 (3 cu.ft.);
County Surveyor's Field Books [includes road surveys], no. 0-411, 1955-1985 (411 volumes);
Index to File Drawers A Thru Z [indexes A to Z Letter Series maps, DTM plats, LP corner maps, and some surveys], ca.1853-ca.1985 (1 binder);
Market Road Notes Office Copies, ca.1900-ca.1936 (48 volumes);
Market Roads [Strip Maps-includes profiles-rolled], ca.1920-ca.1940 (ca.300 maps);
Market Roads [Survey Field Books], ca.1900-ca.1936 (4 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plats-formerly "A-Z Letter Series," now "SN series"-includes road, bridge, subdivision, corner restoration, survey, and miscellaneous maps and plats], ca.1853-ca.1990 (ca.2000 maps and plats);
Misc. Field Books [Miscellaneous Surveyor-includes road surveys], no. 420-477, ca.1985-ca.2000 (ca.58 volumes);
[Old Roads Prior to 1864-Register-includes survey and establishment information], ca.1846-1983 (1 binder);
[Pigeon Hole Maps-Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes road, road survey, railroad, Oregon Territory, etc.-with index], ca.1850-ca.1992 (ca.300 maps);
Rd. Book #1 Tracings [Record of Roads-Field Notes and Drawings-copy], 1864-1881 (.35 cu.ft.);
Rd. Book #6 [Record of Roads-Field Notes and Drawings-copy], 1911-1915 (.30 cu.ft.);
Record of Roads [includes field notes, drawings, orders, vacations, and related records-documents road numbers 1-3381-title varies], vol. 1-11, 1864-1983 (11 volumes);
Road Book [on assessor's map base-with notations], ca.1950-ca.1969 (1 volume);
Road Surveys [Maps-rolled and flat], ca.1910-ca.1964 (ca.300 maps);
Road Surveys [Plat-includes other plats], no. A.1-Z.170, ca.1850-ca.1992 (24 inches of microfilm jackets);
Road Surveys [Strip Maps], no. PHA.1-XX.6, n.d. (5 inches of microfilm jackets);
Super Highway [Highway 99E Survey Field Notes and Maps-rolled], ca.1928-ca.1934 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office Suite 325, Public Research Area:
County Road Books [Record of Roads-includes field notes, drawings, orders, vacations, and related records-documents road numbers 1-2719], vol. 1-10, 1864-1963 (25 inches of aperture cards);
County Roads Notes [Case Files-includes field notes, petitions, vacations, and related records], no. 1-3416, ca.1847-ca.1998 (36 inches of microfiche);
Road Surveys [Plat-includes other plats], no. A.1-Z.170, ca.1850-ca.1992 (18 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
Road Surveys [Records], n.d. (15 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
Transportation Engineering Maps [includes classification, bikeway, pedestrian, and urban area freight], ca.2008-present (Internet).

 

School District Records

1857-1971

Series reports the general and financial statistics of each school district located in the county. Information includes school district number and clerk's name; number of individuals within the district between ages four and twenty; number of teachers employed; number of school houses (owned by the district); number of legal voters; number of libraries and books within each; number of private schools; cash on hand at last report; district tax received from county; state schools funds received; general value of school grounds and furnishings; property values; enrollment; number of students enrolled from outlying districts; school census; and board minutes. Series may also contain school attendance and grade reports and data on students and parents. Records may be titled School District Clerk Annual Report, District Clerk's Book of Records, District Clerk Record Book, or Oregon School Register and Record Book, which is the most comprehensive record of school district activities. School district records have been inventoried through 1965. Access to student records may be restricted by state or federal law.

Also see Superintendent of Schools Records series for reports, censuses, and other records sent by school districts to the county school superintendent.

Records at the Oregon State Archives-Clackamas County Records:
School District Budget Records, 1933-1936 (.80 cu.ft.);
School District Records [District Clerks' Book of Records-District No. 22], 1890-1898 (1 volume);
School District Records [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 22], 1891-1895 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon State Archives-North Clackamas School District Records:
Assessment Roll Dist. # 1 [includes census roll], 1885-1889 (1 volume);
Census [Clerk's Annual Census Report-District No. 1], 1926-1969 (7.50 cu.ft.);
Census [Clerk's Annual Census Report-District No. 28-Concord], 1923 (1 volume); 1932 (.05 cu.ft.); 1937-1968 (.50 cu.ft.);
Census [Clerk's Annual Census Report-District No. 31], 1949 (.05 cu.ft.);
Census [Clerk's Annual Census Report-District No. 49], 1942-1945 (.05 cu.ft.);
Census [Clerk's Annual Census Report-District No. 54-with gaps], 1912-1945 (.10 cu.ft.);
Census [Clerk's Annual Census Report-District No. 71], 1935-1954 (1 volume);
Census [Clerk's Annual Census Report-District No. 99], 1949-1957 (.05 cu.ft.);
Census [Clerk's Annual Census Report-District No. 103], 1937-1970 (.75 cu.ft.);
Census [Clerk's Annual Census Report-District No. 119], 1930 (.05 cu.ft.);
Census [Clerk's Annual Census Report-unidentified district in Milwaukie area], 1921-1930 (1 volume);
Clerk's Records [Concord School Minute Book-District No. 28], 1932-1945 (3 volumes);
Clerk's Records [District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 28-Concord], 1929-1932 (2 volumes); 1945-1955 (.50 cu.ft.);
Clerk's Records [District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 49], 1941-1945 (.20 cu.ft.);
Clerk's Records [District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 54], 1929-1932 (2 volumes); 1944-1945 (.10 cu.ft.);
Clerk's Records [District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 103], 1953-1954 (.10 cu.ft.);
District Clerks' Book of Records [District No. 1], 1893-1894 (3 volumes);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 1], 1894-1926 (26 volumes);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 31], 1949-1950 (.05 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 49], 1943-1944 (.05 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 54], 1913-1929 (10 volumes); 1930-1944 (.25 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 71], 1945 (.05 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 99], 1913-1922 (4 volumes); 1934-1935 (.15 cu.ft.); 1948-1950 (.15 cu.ft.); 1952-1955 (.20 cu.ft.); 1957 (.10 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 119], 1917-1929 (8 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Ardenwald-formerly District No. 123], 1913-1939 (18 volumes); 1940-1960 (1.60 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Battin], 1946-1962 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Campbell], 1956-1961 (.75 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Happy Valley], 1957-1961 (.30 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Harmony-District No. 49 until ca.1945], 1905-1906 (1 volume); 1927-1939 (2 volumes); 1939-1961 (1.75 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Harmony/Ickes Junior High School], 1953-1960 (.75 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Kellogg Park], 1946-1956 (.50 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Lot Whitcomb], 1958-1961 (.40 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Milwaukie], 1890-1939 (113 volumes); 1939-1940 (.40 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Milwaukie Grade School], 1940-1959 (4.50 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Milwaukie Junior High School], 1940-1965 (3 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Sunnyside], 1956-1961 (.25 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Wichita-District No. 119 until ca.1932], 1909-1939 (21 volumes); 1940-1962 (2.25 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 28-Concord], 1906-1939 (29 volumes); 1940-1971 (5.25 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 31-Rock Creek], 1943-1951 (.20 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 54], 1913-1934 (11 volumes);
School District Clerk's Record [District No. 103], 1956-1965 (.25 cu.ft.);
School Board Minutes [District No. 1-Milwaukie], 1952-1970 (2.50 cu.ft.);
School Board Minutes [District No. U5-Milwaukie Union High School], 1925-1969 (1.75 cu.ft.);
School Board Minutes [District No. 28-Concord], 1949-1971 (3 cu.ft.);
School Board Minutes [District No. 64], 1961-1971 (1 cu.ft.);
School Board Minutes [District No. 99], 1955-1959 (.10 cu.ft.);
School Board Minutes [District No. 103], 1953-1970 (1.60 cu.ft.);
School District Fiscal Records [District No. 1-includes budgets, financial reports, and audits], 1955-1958 (.10 cu.ft.); 1960 (.10 cu.ft.);
School District Fiscal Records [District No. 1C-includes financial reports], 1950-1955 (.10 cu.ft.);
School District Fiscal Records [District No. 28-Concord-includes financial reports], 1947 (.05 cu.ft.); 1951-1970 (.25 cu.ft.);
School District Fiscal Records [District No. 64-includes budgets, financial reports, and audits], 1962-1971 (.25 cu.ft.);
School District Fiscal Records [District No. 71-includes financial reports], 1935-1943 (.05 cu.ft.);
School District Fiscal Records [District No. 103-includes budgets, financial reports, and audits], 1950-1971 (.35 cu.ft.);
School District Fiscal Records [District No. U5-Milwaukie Union High School-includes budgets, financial reports, and audits], 1926-1967 (.35 cu.ft.);
School District Records Annual Reports [District No. U5-Milwaukie Union High School], 1945-1963 (.70 cu.ft.);
School District Records Miscellaneous [District No. 1, U5, 28, 31, 64, 71, 99, 103-includes assessment rolls, poll books, notices, construction records, and studies], 1892-1968 (.40 cu.ft.).

Records at the Oregon State Archives-Clackamas Education Service District Records:
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 301 Jt.], 1927-1934 (1 volume);
Record Boundary Board [History of Eagle Creek District-School District No. 17], n.d. (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Library:
Oregon School Register and Record Book [Abstract-District No. 114], 1908-1913 (1 volume).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Halon Room:
District Clerks' Book of Records [District No. 69], 1889-1890 (1 volume); 1890-1892 (1 volume); 1892-1896 (1 volume); 1893-1894 (1 volume);
District Clerks' Book of Records [District No. 74], 1889-1892 (1 volume); 1891-1892 (1 volume); 1893-1896 (1 volume); 1897-1899 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 36], 1915-1918 (1 volume); 1921-1924 (1 volume); 1926-1929 (1 volume); 1932-1936 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 48], 1908-1909 (1 volume); 1915-1916 (1 volume); 1916-1917 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 69], 1899-1901 (1 volume); 1916-1918 (1 volume); 1918-1926 (1 volume); 1927-1929 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 74], 1900-1903 (1 volume); 1905-1908 (1 volume); 1908-1911 (1 volume); 1913-1915 (1 volume); 1917-1921 (1 volume); 1921-1923 (1 volume); 1923-1926 (1 volume); 1927-1929 (1 volume); 1929-1932 (1 volume); 1934-1944 (1 volume); 1945-1946 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 80], 1927-1929 (1 volume);
Gill's School Register Oregon City Public School, 1885 (1 volume); 1887-1888 (1 volume); 1888 (1 volume); 1888-1889 (1 volume);
Improved School Register [Oregon City-Barclay School-Grade 3], 1884-1885 (1 volume);
Old Rural Dell Records Dryland [District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 6 and 74-partial], 1949-1950 (.05 cu.ft.);
Old Rural Dell Records Dryland [District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 6-partial], 1938 (.05 cu.ft.); 1954-1955 (.05 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [Barclay School-Grade 8], 1900-1901 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1], 1897-1898 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 4], 1889-1894 (1 volume); 1896 (1 volume); 1897-1898 (1 volume); 1898-1900 (1 volume); 1935-1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 27], 1893-1895 (1 volume); 1895-1897 (1 volume); 1902-1906 (1 volume); 1906-1910 (1 volume); 1908-1912 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 36], 1929-1935 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 43], 1890-1892 (1 volume); 1892-1893 (1 volume); 1892-1894 (1 volume); 1895-1896 (1 volume); 1898-1899 (1 volume); 1899-1900 (1 volume); 1900-1902 (1 volume); 1900-1903 (1 volume); 1911-1915 (1 volume); 1913-1915 (1 volume); 1916-1919 (2 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 43-Mt. Pleasant-Grade 4], 1895-1896 (1 volume); 1898-1899 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 48], 1895-1897 (1 volume); 1896-1897 (1 volume); 1903-1904 (2 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 49], 1896-1898 (1 volume); 1896-1899 (1 volume); 1900-1901 (1 volume); 1902-1903 (1 volume); 1905-1909 (1 volume); 1909-1914 (1 volume); 1909-1915 (1 volume); 1917-1923 (1 volume); 1924-1930 (1 volume); 1924-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 61], 1936-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 62], 1889-1890 (1 volume); 1897-1898 (1 volume); 1914-1915 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 62 and 64], 1896-1897 (2 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 69], 1888-1891 (1 volume); 1895-1899 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 74], 1889-1891 (1 volume); 1892-1894 (1 volume); 1896-1898 (1 volume); 1899-1900 (1 volume); 1930-1934 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Record Book-District No. 74], 1877-1891 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 98], 1892-1894 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 114-Jennings Lodge], 1908-1913 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 118], 1911-1913 (1 volume); 1914-1917 (1 volume); 1919-1920 (1 volume); 1921-1926 (1 volume); 1927-1931 (1 volume); 1932-1937 (1 volume); 1937-1939 (1 volume); 1940-1954 (1 volume); 1959-1962 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book Primary Grades [District No. 49], 1900-1902 (1 volume); 1901-1905 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book Principals Register [District No. 49], 1895-1896 (1 volume);
Teacher's Register [Mt. Pleasant], 1876-1879 (1 volume);
The Laurel Loan Record of Text Books Issued [District No. 118-Eby School], 1931-1939 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1252 [Clerk's Annual Census Report-District No. 17], 1918 (.05 cu.ft.);
Mss. 1504 Public School System [District Clerk's Annual Report-District No. 66], 1888 (.05 cu.ft.);
Mss. 1504 Public School System [Records of Oregon City School District-Account Register], 1857-1871 (1 volume).

 

Superintendent of Schools Records

1856-1993

Series documents the official and financial affairs of the superintendent of schools concerning teachers, students, and schools located in the county. Records include annual statements on the condition of common (public) schools in the county, school district boundary records, school district accounts, and book purchases. Information includes financial information, school curricula, boundary descriptions, and enrollment and attendance data. Superintendent of schools records have been inventoried through 1965.

Also see School District Records series for records that were created and maintained by individual school districts.

Records at the Oregon State Archives-Clackamas County Records:
School Land Indemnity Record [School Land Sales], 1871-1937 (1 volume);
School Supervisor's Contracts, 1911 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Oregon State Archives-Clackamas Education Service District Records:
Annual Report of Standard High Schools, 1933-1948 (3 volumes);
Boundary Changes Denied [Records], 1951-1981 (1 cu.ft.);
Boundary Changes [Records-includes petitions, correspondence, and related records], ca.1917-1994 (14 cu.ft.);
Clackamas County School Superintendent's Annual Statistical Report, 1929-1940 (1 volume);
Clackamas County Teachers' Association Records [includes all districts], 1891-1898 (4 volumes);
Clerks and Teachers Annual Reports [includes all districts], 1919-1929 (2 volumes);
Clerks' Annual Census Reports [includes all districts-title varies], 1908-1970 (62 volumes);
Clerks Reports Teachers Reports [includes all districts], vol. 2, 1902-1908 (1 volume);
Com. on Reorganization of School Districts Records [Committee-includes minutes, studies, correspondence, and clippings], 1957-1959 (2 volumes);
County School Superintendent's Annual Reports, 1913-1929 (1 volume);
County School Superintendent's Register and Record Book, 1888-1917 (33 volumes);
Date of Formation of School Districts [School District Boundary Records-includes descriptions], 1887-1889 (1 volume);
District and Director Records [Superintendent's], 1880-1892 (1 volume);
District Clerks Annual Reports [Superintendent's Copy-includes all districts], 1920-1951 (32 volumes);
High School Tuition Accounts [includes student names-all high school districts], 1920-1933 (13 volumes);
Institute Record [Clackamas County Teachers' Normal Institute Record], 1896-1912 (1 volume);
Monies Apportioned/School Directors and School Clerks [Oregon School Fund], 1875-1879 (1 volume);
Oregon School Fund Common Schools Clackamas County, 1857-1860 (1 volume);
Organization Records U.H.S. Dist. No. 1-Canby [High School], 1921-1931 (1 volume);
Organization Records U.H.S. Dist. No. 4-Molalla [High School], 1921-1931 (1 volume);
Organization Records U.H.S. Dist. No. 5-Milwaukie [High School], 1921-1931 (1 volume);
Organization Records U.H.S. Dist. No. 6-Estacada [High School], 1921-1931 (1 volume);
Record Boundary Board, 1899-1907 (1 volume);
Record Boundary Board-District Boundary Board Minutes, 1933-1935 (1 volume);
Record Boundary Board [Index to School Districts-by name and number], ca.1856-1993 (.05 cu.ft.);
Record of District Clerks Annual Reports Clerks Reports Teachers Reports [includes all districts], 1909-1917 (1 volume);
Record of Districts [Superintendent's], 1868-1881 (1 volume);
Record of School Districts-District Boundary Information [includes maps and descriptions], 1888-1896 (1 volume);
School Census [Superintendent's Annual Report-includes census, enrollment, attendance, financial statement, and general statistics], 1940-1966 (1 volume);
Register of State Certificates and Diplomas [Teacher Registration-with index], 1899-1917 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers Under Contract [Teacher Registration-with index], 1890-1916 (1 volume);
School District Boundary Board Meeting Records, 1933-1989 (3 cu.ft.);
School District Boundary Legal Descriptions, 1978-1981 (.20 cu.ft.);
School District Boundary Records Boundaries of School Districts [includes maps and descriptions], ca.1898-ca.1928 (2 volumes);
School District Boundary Records Boundary Descriptions, 1945-1946 (1 volume);
School District Boundary Records Descriptions [includes loose maps], vol. 1-2, 1930-1970 (2 volumes);
School District Boundary Records Maps, ca.1945-ca.1950 (1 volume);
School District Boundary Records Metsker's Atlas of Clackamas County [includes district boundaries outlined in red], ca.1966 (1 volume);
School District Boundary Records School District Land Records [Descriptions], ca.1940-1960 (1.50 cu.ft.);
School District Descriptions [Boundary Record], 1874-1879 (1 volume);
School District Real Estate Records [Cards-includes deed references], 1858-1935 (.25 .cu.ft.);
School Ledger [School Fiscal Records-includes all schools], vol. 1, 1893-1917 (1 volume); vol. 2, 1918-1932 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1944-1962 (1 volume);
Superintendent's Record Clerks Report Teachers Report, vol. 1, 1893-1901 (1 volume);
Teachers' Annual Reports [includes all districts], 1925-1974 (49 volumes);
Teachers Institute Record, 1890-1892 (1 volume);
Teacher's Registration [Record], 1917-1921 (1 volume);
Tuition and Transportation Accounts Non-High School Districts, 1948-1958 (1 volume).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Halon Room:
Clackamas County ESD Papers [Education Service District-includes annual reports, statistics, and related records], no. 02.0048, 1888-1967 (.15 cu.ft.);
Old Rural Dell Records Dryland [School Directory Clackamas County], 1949-1951 (2 volumes).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1252 [School Superintendent Records], 1869-1870 (.05 cu.ft.);
Mss. 1504 Public School System [School Superintendent Records-includes boundary records and teacher reports], 1882-1901 (.10 cu.ft.).

 

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1850-[ongoing]

Series documents surveys of county land by the county or licensed professional surveyors. Records include log books, field notes, and plats. An index may also be included. Information includes survey dates; who the survey was for; donation land claims; township, range, section, and survey numbers; a history of previous surveys made for the area; descriptions of land, vegetation, and soil; landmarks; metes and bounds of tracts surveyed; and surveyor's names. Plats also include corner restoration marks, scales, dates created and filed, and donation land claim owners.

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office File Room 311:
Book [County Surveyor's Field Books-photocopies], vol. 1-4, ca.1902-1930 (4 binders);
County Surveyor's Field Books [includes road surveys], no. 0-411, 1955-1985 (411 volumes);
[County Surveyor's Record-includes corner survey information], vol. 3-5, ca.1854-ca.1926 (3 volumes);
[DLC Surveys-Donation Land Claim Descriptions], 1853-1858 (13 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Donation Land Claim Notes [typescript-with index], 1853-1858 (1 volume);
Drawer Envelope [DTM Survey Notes, Drawings, and Related Records-D.T. Meldrum-with index], no. 1-103, ca.1880-ca.1950 (6.50 cu.ft.);
D.T. Meldrum Field Books, 1910-1938 (62 volumes);
Final Record [Survey Notes], 1896-1909 (1 volume);
[General Land Office /Bureau of Land Management Plat Book], ca.1852-ca.1986 (1 volume);
GLO [General Land Office /Bureau of Land Management Plats], ca.1852-ca.1991 (ca.100 plats);
[Handwritten Twnshp Surveys-Public Surveys in Clackamas County-Township], vol. 1, 1851-1886 (1 volume);
H.H. Johnson Field Books, ca.1889-ca.1922 (48 volumes);
Index to File Drawers A Thru Z [indexes A to Z Letter Series maps, DTM plats, LP corner maps, and some surveys], ca.1853-ca.1985 (1 binder);
Kirchem Field Books, 1927-1941 (27 volumes);
Maps and Tracings by Sec. Twp. & Range [Survey Card Index], ca.1850-ca.1979 (.50 cu.ft.);
Metsker's Atlas of Clackamas County Oregon [modified to show survey locations], n.d. (1 volume);
Misc. Field Books [Miscellaneous Survey-includes Johnson, Hoffman, Meldrum, Kinnaird, and Hungate field books], ca.1891-1989 (47 volumes);
Misc. Field Books [Miscellaneous Surveyor-includes road surveys], no. 420-477, ca.1985-ca.2000 (ca.58 volumes);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plats-formerly "A-Z Letter Series," now "SN series"-includes road, bridge, subdivision, corner restoration, survey, and miscellaneous maps and plats], ca.1853-ca.1990 (ca.2000 maps and plats);
Monuments Relative to Bonneville Surveys [Bonneville Power Administration], 1940-1966 (1 cu.ft.);
Not for Use [Handwritten Copy of D.L.C. Surveys-Donation Land Claim Survey Notes], 1853-1858 (1 volume);
[Private Survey Map Index-on assessor's plat base], 1945-ca.2008 (30 binders);
[Private Surveys-Plats-includes various sizes], no. 1-29903, 2003.001-2013.117, 1945-present (ca.110 cu.ft.);
PS [Private Surveys-Plats], no. 1-27321, 1945-1997 (26 feet of aperture cards); no. 1-27321, 1945-1997 (17 feet of microfilm jackets);
Public Surveys in Clackamas County [includes corner restoration information-with index], vol. 1-2, 1851-ca.1890 (2 volumes);
Record of Permanent Surveys, vol. 1-2, 1898-1902 (2 volumes);
Record of Surveys, vol. 1, 1886-1899 (1 volume);
Record of Surveys [with index], vol. 1A, 1885-1890 (1 volume);
[Survey Field Notes & Plats-with index], 1851-1886 (73 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Survey Index Books [Private Surveys Numerical Register], vol. 1-15, 1945-2009 (15 volumes);
U.S. Field Notes [County Surveyor's Record-includes corner restoration information-with index], vol. 6, 1893-1894 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Surveyor's Office Suite 325, Public Research Area:
BLM Fiche [Bureau of Land Management-General Land Office Survey Maps and Notes], ca.1851-1997 (5 inches of microfiche);
[DTM Envelopes-D.T. Meldrum Envelopes-includes survey notes, drawings, and related records], no. 1-103, ca.1880-ca.1950 (1 inch of microfiche);
DTM Map Index [D.T. Meldrum Survey Plats Card Index-also indexes Crown Zellerbach land corner monumentation records as well as private surveys], ca.1890-ca.1987 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Field Book Card Index-indexes H.H. Johnson, DTM, Kirchem, county survey, and miscellaneous field books], ca.1889-ca.1977 (.40 cu.ft.);
Field Books [County Survey Field Books], no. 0-401, 1955-ca.1977 (3 inches of microfiche);
Field Books [Private-includes H.H. Johnson, D.T. Meldrum, Johnson, Hoffman, Kinnaird, Hungate, Stoehr, Kirchem], ca.1889-1989 (2 inches of microfiche);
Private Surveys [Plats], no. 1-27321, 1945-1997 (16 feet of microfiche);
[Survey Index Books-Private-no. 1-21343], vol. 1-10, 1945-1986 (40 sheets of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
Field Books [Survey], 1889-1988 (11 reels of microfilm);
Private Surveys [Filed], n.d. (119 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Halon Room:
Timber Cruisings [Survey Records-includes maps], vol. 1-3, 1913 (3 volumes).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
CCSIS [Clackamas County Surveyor Information System-GIS database-includes corner survey, Donation Land Claim, private survey plat, subdivision plat, partition plat and related information], n.d.-present (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Tax Lot Cards

1930-[ongoing]

Tax lot cards, which contain official descriptions of real property, are used to track land ownership and lot size and also may serve as a deed reference. Records include tax lot number; the location of the land in reference to township, range, and section; and a description and record of changes to the property, acreage, and land owner.

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 Suite 135, Cartography Area:
City Blocks in Oregon City and Milwaukie [Land Ownership Plats-includes tax lot information], ca.1930 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Assessment and Taxation Office, Archive Room 158:
Old Ownership Books [Land Book-includes tax lot information], n.d. (1 inch of microfiche).

 

Water Rights Records

1902-1976

Series documents the authorization by the state and local governments for the use of public waters. Series includes water rights, licenses, and certificates of water rights issued by the state and filed with the county. Records may include alphabetical indexes to the certificates, transcripts, statements, evidence, and other records specifically related to water rights cases heard by circuit and appellate courts. Information includes names of individuals proving water rights; locations of water rights including the township, range, and section number; descriptions of land under such rights; and limitations of appropriations of rights and use of rights (i.e., length of time, usage). Original water rights certificates are filed with the Oregon Water Resources Department.

Beginning in 1967 Water Rights were included in the Recording Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Certificates of Water Rights, vol. 1, 1914-1957 (1 volume);
Ditch and Flume Records [Water Rights], 1902-1925 (2 volumes);
Water Rights [Certificates], 1957-1959 (1 volume);
Water Rights Certificates, 1959-1967 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Water Ditches and Flumes-with index], vol. 1-2, 1902-1909 (34 sheets of microfilm jackets); vol. 1-2, 1903-1925 (1 reel of microfilm);
Water Rights [Index], 1966-1975 (1 reel of microfilm);
Water Rights [Record-with index], vol. 1-2, 1914-1967 (2 reels of microfilm);
Water Rights [Water Ditches and Flumes-with index], vol. 1, 1902-1908 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Clackamas County Central Utility Plant Warehouse, Recording Records Storage Area:
Water Rights Index, 1966-1976 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Certificates of Water Rights Index, 1914-1967 (1 volume).

 

Zoning Records

1957-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and implementation of codes and policies relating to the zoning of county lands and to illustrate and locate the various zoned areas within the county. Records include uniform zone codes and ordinances depicting various zoned lands in the county. Information in codes and ordinances includes definition, code/ordinance numbers, purposes, uses, conditions for use, and changes made to codes/ordinances. Maps include area and/or zone descriptions, dates created, scales, and commissioners' signatures. Areas are typically zoned for residential, industrial, commercial, flood plain, agricultural, timber, public and government, and mineral extraction uses.

The first zoning efforts within Clackamas County began in 1954. However, most activities took place after 1960. Since 1990 land use actions have been indexed on computer.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Land Use Petitions [to Enact Zoning and Land Use Regulations], 1957 (.30 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Oversized Exhibits-includes zoning maps], ca.1983 (4 reels of microfilm);
[Zoning Ordinances, Amendments, and Districts Records], 1960-1978 (1.50 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office, File and Library Room 212:
1965 With Amends to 1975 [Zoning Ordinances-includes amendments], 1965-1975 (1 binder);
Clackamas County Zoning Ordinance, 1978 (1 binder); 1980 (1 binder); 1980-1986 (1 binder); 1987-1994 (1 binder); 1996 (1 binder); 1997 (1 binder); 1998 (1 binder); 1999-2002 (1 binder); 2002 (1 binder); 2005 (1 binder); 2010 (1 binder); 2011 (1 binder);
Historical Ordinance Compilation [Zoning-with index], ca.1968-2004 (4 binders);
[Miscellaneous Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Maps-rolled and flat], ca.1962-present (ca.50 maps);
Reprint/Update of 1960 ZDO [Zoning and Development Ordinance], 1965 (1 binder);
ZDO [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning and Development Ordinance Legislative Amendment Records], no. 1-223, 1960-present (24 cu.ft.);
Zoning and Development Ordinance [includes subdivision and partition information], 1960 (1 binder);
Zoning Hewitt's Copy [Zoning Ordinances], 1960-1975 (1 binder);
Zoning Ordinance, 1960-1978 (1 volume);
Zoning Ordinance [with handwritten amendments], 1960-1973 (1 volume);
Zoning w/ Amendments [Ordinances], 1965-1978 (1 binder).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office, Room 219:
Pre-1990 [Land Use Action Case File Rolodex Index], ca.1960-1990 (1 cu.ft.);
[Zoning Atlas-large], ca.1973 (1 volume).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office Suite 225:
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes partitions, zone changes, comprehensive plan amendments, conditional uses, and other actions], 2008-present (84 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Wall Maps], 1962-present (ca.25 maps);
Original Rural Zoning Maps, ca.1972-ca.1978 (ca.20 maps).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office Suite 225, Kitchen Area:
Original Zoning Mylars [Maps-with index-rolled], ca.1973-n.d. (ca.150 maps).

Records at the Clackamas County Development Services Building, Planning and Zoning Office Suite 225, Public Research Area:
IZC [Interim Zone Change Records], 1964-ca.1967 (1 inch of microfiche);
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes partitions, zone changes, comprehensive plan amendments, conditional uses, and other actions-chronological arrangement], 1973-2000 (15 feet of microfiche);
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes partitions, zone changes, comprehensive plan amendments, conditional uses, and other actions-township and range arrangement], 1960-2000 (25 feet of microfiche);
PZC [Zone Change Records], 1960-1969 (1.50 inches of microfiche);
[ZC-Zone Change Records-title varies], 1960-1979 (4 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, 4th Floor, Board of Commissioners Office, File Room:
Land Use [Zoning and Development Ordinance Records], n.d. (2 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Zoning Laws [County Ordinance Amendments], 1960-1977 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
Index to Maps, Tables and Figures [links to information related to the county comprehensive plan and zoning], n.d.-present (Internet);
Proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning and Development Ordinance, n.d.-present (Internet);
Zoning and Land Development Ordinance [includes subdivision and partition information], n.d.-present (Internet);
Zoning Map [Full County-PDF], 2012 (Internet);
Zoning Map [Urban North County-PDF], 2012 (Internet).

Inventory by Gary Halvorson, Senior Archivist
Last Update: August 21, 2013

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