Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Curry County Records Inventory

Mortgage Records


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 1966 mortgages have been recorded in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). A separate mortgage index was maintained until 1992.

Records at the Curry County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Vault:
Index of Mortgages, vol. 3, 1891-1898 (1 volume);
Record of Mortgages [Index], vol. 2, 1884-1891 (1 volume).

Records at the Curry County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Break Room:
Amortization Record Mortgages [with index], vol. 6A, 1917-1955 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Direct, 1964-1992 (6 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, 1964-1992 (6 volumes);
Mortgage Record Index, 1928-1964 (2 volumes);
Mortgage Record, vol. 1-47, 1856-1966 (47 volumes);
Old Miss. Deeds, Etc. [Miscellaneous-includes mortgage papers], 1889-1929 (.10 cu.ft.);
State Land Board Mortgages [with index], vol. 6B, 1930-1938 (1 volume).


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