Oregon Historical County Records Guide

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

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. 2-10, 1928-1984 (9 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 2-10, 1928-1984 (9 volumes);
Mortgage Records, vol. 1-339, 1880-1982 (168 reels of microfilm);
Mortgages Direct [Index], 1880-1928 (1 volume);
Mortgages Indirect [Index], 1880-1928 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Amortization Record [Federal Farm Loan Amortization Mortgage], vol. 1-2, 1917-1940 (2 volumes);
Mortgage Record, vol. 1-166, 1880-1969 (166 volumes).

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