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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Deeds and Indexes

1851-2003

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 Records Vault 115:
Deed Index Direct, 1855-1966 (12 volumes);
Deed Index Indirect, 1855-1966, (12 volumes);
Deed Record Umpqua County, vol. A, 1851-1857 (1 volume);
Deed Record [Umpqua County], vol. A1, B, 1856-1863 (2 volumes);
Deed Record, vol. 1-224, 1855-1952 (224 volumes);
Direct Index to Deeds, 1855-1911 (5 volumes);
Indirect Index to Deeds, 1855-1911 (5 volumes).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives Storage Room:
County Deeds & County Lands [to Douglas County], 1854-1876 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Deed Records Index [Direct and Indirect], n.d.-1941 (7 reels of microfilm); 1941-1966 (10 reels of microfilm);
Deed Records [Umpqua County-with index], vol. A, A1, B, 1851-1863 (1 reel of microfilm);
Deed Records, vol. 1-341, 1855-1965 (341 reels of microfilm);
[Original Deeds to Douglas County], 1854-1919 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Cartography Room:
[Deed Record-modified with tax lot and other notations], vol. 425-936, 1984-2003 (511 binders).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Side Cartography Room:
[Deed Record-modified with tax lot and other notations-reduced size], vol. 225-236, ca.1952-1953 (46 binders);
[Deed Record-modified with tax lot and other notations], vol. 1-424, 1954-1984 (424 binders).

Records at the Douglas County Museum, Research Library:
Index to Deeds [to Deed Record vol. 1-58], 1856-n.d. (7 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Deed Index [Direct and Indirect-includes document images], 1852-1941 (familysearch.org);
Deed Record [includes document images], vol. 1-81, 1853-1921 (familysearch.org);
Deed Record [Umpqua County-includes document images], vol. A, A1, B, 1851-1863 (familysearch.org).

 

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