Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Douglas County Records Inventory
Deeds and Indexes
Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quit claim deeds, homestead exemption claims, corporate certificates, agreements, correction deeds, special assessments of unzoned farmland, easements, and indirect and direct deed indexes. Information includes grantor and grantee name; recording and filing dates; property descriptions; title warranties; consideration amounts; witness and recorder names; and volume and page numbers of where recorded.
Since 1965 deeds have been recorded in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives:
Book of Records [Deed Record], vol. 1-346, 1855-1965 (ca.346 reels of microfilm);
Deed Index Direct, 1942-1955 (1 volume);
Deed Index [Direct and Indirect], n.d.-1941 (7 reels of microfilm); 1941-1966 (10 reels of microfilm);
Deed Index Indirect, 1942-1955 (1 volume);
Deed Record Umpqua County, vol. A, 1851-1857 (1 volume);
Deed Record [Umpqua County-with index], vol. A, A1, B, 1851-1863 (1 reel of microfilm);
Deeds & County Lands [to Douglas County], 1854-1876 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Direct Index to Deeds, 1855-1911 (5 volumes);
Indirect Index to Deeds, 1855-1911 (5 volumes);
[Original Deeds to Douglas County], 1854-1919 (2 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Recording Office:
Book of Records [Deed Record-Umpqua County], vol. A, A1, B, 1851-1863 (1 reel of microfilm);
Book of Records [Deed Record], vol. 1-346, 1855-1965 (ca.325 reels of microfilm);
Deed Index Direct, 1855-1966 (11 volumes);
Deed Index Indirect, 1855-1966, (11 volumes);
Deed Record [Umpqua County], vol. A, A1, B, 1851-1863 (3 volumes);
Deed Record, vol. 1-224, 1855-1952 (224 volumes).
Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Cartography
[Deed Record-modified with tax lot notations], vol. 425-959, 1984-2004 (534 binders).
Records at the Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History,
Index to Deeds [to Deed Record vol. 1-58], 1856-n.d. (7 volumes).