Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Land Title Registers


Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in Deeds and Indexes.

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives Storage Room:
Maps/Plats [Surveyor's Maps by Frank E. Alley-Township Maps], ca.1905 (1 reel of microfilm);
Maps/Plats [Township Maps], vol. I-II, n.d. (2 reels of microfilm);
Torrens [Certificates of Title], ca.1959-ca.1973 (.75 cu.ft.);
Torrens [Documents], no. 14-20079, 1907-1974 (19 reels of microfilm);
Torrens [Title Transfers-with index], 1902-1973 (10 reels of microfilm);

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Genealogy Room:
Land Registration Docket, vol. 1, 1902-1929 (1 volume);
Land Titles [Record], vol. 2, 1941-1974 (1 volume);
Reception Register Land Title, vol. 1, 1905-1941 (1 volume);
Torrens [Direct Torrens Index-Land Owner], n.d. (1 volume);
Torrens Index [Land Title Register], vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Torrens Title Index, vol. 2, n.d. (1 volume);
Tract Index Lands [indexes Torrens registry], ca.1907- ca.1974 (7 volumes);
Tract Index Lots [indexes Torrens registry], vol. 1-3, ca.1907-ca.1974 (3 volumes);
Transfer of Title [Torrens], vol. 1-13, 1902-1971 (13 volumes).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Records Vault 115:
Township Maps [includes land ownership-colored], vol. I-II, n.d. (2 volumes).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Cartography Room:
Township Plats Prepared by Frank E. Alley, ca.1905 (1 volume).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Surveyor's Office, Room 105:
Township Plats Prepared by Frank E. Alley [copy], ca.1905 (1 volume).


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