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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

Mortgage Records

1871-1984

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 1983 mortgages have been recorded in the clerk's Official Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Permanent Archives:
Amortization Record [Federal Farm Loan Amortization Mortgage], vol. 1-2, 1917-1940 (2 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. 2-10, 1928-1984 (9 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 2-10, 1928-1984 (9 volumes);
Mortgage Record, vol. 1-166, 1880-1969 (166 volumes);
Mortgages Direct [Index], 1880-1928 (1 volume);
Mortgages Indirect [Index], 1880-1928 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office:
Deschutes County Clerk [Mortgage Indexes-Direct and Indirect], ca.1880-ca.1984 (30 reels of microfilm);
Mortgage Records, vol. 1-339, 1880-1982 (168 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Storage Room 210:
Deschutes County Clerk [Microfilmed Records-includes subdivision and partition plats, deed indexes, and mortgage indexes-35mm microfilm], ca.1871-ca.1983 (55 reels of microfilm);
Mortgage Index [Direct and Indirect], 1880-1984 (30 reels of microfilm);
Mortgage Records, vol. 1-339, 1880-1982 (168 reels of microfilm).

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