Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Columbia County Records Inventory
Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.
Since 1988 mortgages have been filed with the Clerk's Recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Vault:
Daily Work [Mortgage Records-filmed daily with other county and court records], ca.1967-ca.1988 (ca.190 reels of microfilm);
Direct Index to Mortgages, 1854-1891 (1 volume); 1854-ca.1915 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1913-1949 (1 volume);
[Index to Direct Mortgages], vol. 3-7 (3 reels of microfilm);
Index to Mortgages Direct, 1854-1915 (1 volume); vol. 3-7, 1950-1988 (5 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, 1854-1915 (1 volume); vol. 3-7, 1950-1988 (5 volumes);
Indirect Index to Mortgages, vol. 3, 1913-1949 (1 volume);
Inverted Index to Mortgages, 1854-1891 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. D-Z, 1883-1918 (23 volumes);
Mortgage Record, vol. 2-80, 1918-1958 (79 volumes);
Mortgages [Record], vol. 104-207, 1967-1987 (35 feet of aperture cards);
[MTG Bk.-Mortgage Record], vol. 80-88, 1958-1962 (9 reels of microfilm);
Record of Mortgages, vol. A, 1854-1870 (1 volume);
Records Mortgages, vol. B-C, 1870-1883 (2 volumes);
State Land Board School Fund Federal Farm Loan Mortgage Record, vol. 1, 1917-1928 (1 volume).
Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Clerk's Office:
Mortgage Books, vol. A-Z, 1-104, 1854-1967 (114 reels of microfilm);
Mortgages, vol. 104-207, 1967-1987 (35 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.);
Unsatisfied Instruments [Mortgage], 1891-1892 (2 volumes).