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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings

1965-[ongoing]

Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

Since 1965 deeds, mortgages, mining claims, water rights, military discharges, and other records have been recorded in the clerk's Book of Records. The searchable Computer Imaging and Indexing System in the Clerk's Recording Office includes images of documents dating back to 1971 and indexing of documents dating back to circa 1994.

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives:
Book of Records [General Index to Book of Records Direct], 1967-1975 (3 reels of microfilm);
Book of Records [General Index to Book of Records Indirect], 1967-1975 (3 reels of microfilm);
Book of Records, vol. 347-2216, 1965-2008 (1871 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Recording Office:
Deed & Lien Records [Book of Records Index], 1976-2002 (2 binders of microfiche).

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