Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Crook 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 1982 mortgages have been recorded in the Clerk's Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing Abstract, 1887 (1 volume).
Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. 2-5, 1873-1983 (4 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 2-5, 1873-1983 (4 volumes);
Mortgage Index Direct, 1873-1902 (1 volume);
Mortgage Index Indirect, 1873-1902 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record, vol. 1-6, 1873-1905 (6 volumes); vol. 31-83, 1924-1971 (52 volumes);
[Mortgages], no. 14417-65701, 1971-1982 (7 feet of aperture cards).
Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Index to Mortgages Direct], vol. 2-3, 1873-1966 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Index to Mortgages Indirect], vol. 2-3, 1873-1966 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Mortgage Records-with index], vol. 65-68, 1962-ca.1967 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Mortgage Record], vol. 33-63, 1930-1962 (12 reels of microfilm);
[Mortgages], vol. 68-83, ca.1967-1971 (1 inch of microfilm jackets); no. 14417-65701, 1971-1982 (7 feet of aperture cards).
Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
[Abstracts of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing], 1884-1892 (1 volume); 1888 (1 volume);
Abstracts [of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing], 1890 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record, vol. 7-30, 1905-1924 (24 volumes);
Recorded Mortgages, 1888-1906 (.45 cu.ft.).