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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clatsop County Records Inventory

Mortgage Records

1845-1983

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 recorded in the clerk's Book of Records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
[Miscellaneous Record-includes some marriage, land claim, and mortgage entries-with index], 1853-1874 (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Upper Main Vault:
Deeds and Chattel Mortgages [includes real mortgages and related records], ca.1876-ca.1924 (.35 cu.ft.);
General Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 5, 1945-1951 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record, vol. 82, 1945 (1 volume);
Release of Mortgages [Records], 1845-1880 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clatsop County Public Services Bldg. 820, Clerk, Records & Elections Division Office, Public Microfilm Cabinet:
[General Indexes to Mortgages Direct and Indirect], 1890-1913 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Index to Mortgages-title varies], 1945-1976 (5 reels of microfilm);
[Mortgage Records-title varies], vol. E-Z, 27-64, 1872-1931 (22 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clatsop County Public Services Bldg. 820, Clerk, Records & Elections Division Office, Microfilm Cabinet:
Mortgage Indexes & Records [Index to Mortgages-title varies], 1890-1983 (16 reels of microfilm);
Mortgage Indexes & Records [Mortgage Records], vol. E-Z, 27-64, 1872-1931 (22 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clatsop County Judge Guy Boyington Building, Vault #1:
Direct Mortgages [Index], vol. 2-3, 1913-1930 (2 volumes);
General Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. 4-9, 1930-1983 (6 volumes);
General Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 4, 1930-1944 (1 volume); vol. 6-9, 1952-1983 (4 volumes);
Indirect Mortgages [Index], vol. 2-3, 1913-1930 (2 volumes);
Mortgage Record, vol. E-Z, 27-81, 1872-1945 (77 volumes); vol. 83-171, 1945-1967 (89 volumes).

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