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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Coos County Records Inventory

Mortgage Records

1854-1965

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 1965 mortgages have been recorded in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Abstract of Unsatisfied Instruments, 1882-1892 (1 volume);
[Deed and Mortgage Index], n.d. (1 volume);
Mortgages [title varies-some with index], vol. 1-3, 5-29, 1873-1913 (28 volumes);
School Land Mortgages [with index], vol. 4, 1883-1911 (1 volume).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
[Index to Coos County Records-Deeds and Mortgages], 1854-1940 (29 volumes);
Index to Mortgages [Direct], vol. 1-3, 1940-1965 (3 volumes);
Index to Mortgages [Indirect], vol. 1-3, 1940-1965 (3 volumes);
Index to Name/Numbers [Deeds and Mortgages], 1854-1940 (2 volumes);
Mortgage Record [includes volume 146A], 30-202, 1913-1965 (174 volumes).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Downstairs Archives:
Deeds, Mortgages, 1854-ca.1921 (.35 cu.ft.);
Mtgs. [Mortgage Record], vol. 134-202, 1954-1965 (28 reels of microfilm).

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