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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia County Records Inventory

Deeds and Indexes

1854-[ongoing]

Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quit claim 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 1988 deeds have been filed with the Clerk's Recordings. See Clerk and Recorder Official Filings.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Direct Index to Deeds, Grantor-Grantee, ca.1854-1895 (1 reel of microfilm);
Inverted Index to Deeds, Grantee-Grantor, ca.1854-1895 (1 reel of microfilm);
Record of Deeds, 1854-1870 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Vault:
Daily Work [Deed Records-filmed daily with other county and court records], ca.1967-ca.1988 (ca.190 reels of microfilm);
[Deed Book-title varies], vol. A-Z, 2-151, 1854-1962 (ca.90 reels of microfilm);
Deed Record [combined volumes], 1854-1870 (1 volume);
Deed Record, vol. E-Z, 1870-1903 (2 volumes); vol. 2-137, 1902-1958 (136 volumes);
Deeds Etc. to Columbia Co. Oregon, ca.1913-1927 (.40 cu.ft.);
Deeds Etc. to Columbia County [stored in locked gray cabinet], 1927-present (1 cu.ft);
Deeds, vol. 166-272, 1967-1987 (40.50 feet of aperture cards);
[Deeds], vol. A-D, 1854-1870 (2 reels of microfilm);
Direct Deed Index [stored in locked gray cabinet], 1854-1895 (1 volume);
Direct Deed Index [title varies], vol. 1-3, 1854-1911 (3 volumes);
[Direct Deed Index], vol. 6-10, 1944-1983 (3 reels of microfilm);
[Direct Index to Deeds], 1854-1895 (1 reel of microfilm);
Index to Deeds Direct, [combined volumes A to K and L to Z], vol. 6-7, 1944-1965 (2 volumes);
Index to Deeds Direct, vol. 1, 1854-1894 (1 volume); vol. 4-5, 1912-1943 (2 volumes); vol. 8-11, 1966-1988 (4 volumes);
Index to Deeds Indirect, [combined volumes A to K and L to Z], vol.6-7, 1944-1965 (2 volumes);
Index to Deeds Indirect, vol. 1, 1854-1894 (1 volume); vol. 4-5, 1912-1943 (2 volumes); vol. 8-11, 1966-1988 (4 volumes);
Indirect Deed Index [title varies], vol. 1-3, 1854-1911 (3 volumes);
[Inverted Index to Deeds], 1854-1895 (1 reel of microfilm);
Inverted Index to Deeds [stored in locked gray cabinet], 1854-1895 (1 volume);
Record of Deeds [stored in locked gray cabinet-title varies], vol. A-D, 1854-1870 (4 volumes).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Clerk's Office:
Deed Books, vol. A-Z, 1-166, 1854-1967 (135 reels of microfilm);
Deeds, vol. 166-272, 1967-1987 (38 feet of aperture cards).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
[Miscellaneous Trifolded Documents-includes deeds, mortgages, maps, plans, homestead papers, brand records, liens, etc.], ca.1888-ca.1905 (2 cu.ft.).

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