Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas 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 1965 mortgages have been recorded in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives Storage Room:
Mortgages [Record], vol. A-Z, 1-220, 1853-1965 (194 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Records Vault 115:
Direct Index to Mortgages, 1858-1903 (1 volume);
Indirect Index to Mortgages, 1858-1903 (1 volume);
Mortgage Index Direct, 1853-1966 (6 volumes);
Mortgage Index Direct [title varies], 1854-1944 (2 volumes);
Mortgage Index Indirect, 1853-1966 (6 volumes);
Mortgage Index Indirect [title varies], 1857-1944 (2 volumes);
Mortgage [Record-also includes mining claims and stock marks-with index], vol. 0, 1852-1861 (1 volume);
Mortgage Records [with index], vol. 2, 1861-1873 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record [title varies-some with index], vol. 4-128, 1876-1953 (125 volume);
Umpqua Co. Mortgages [County-includes land and chattel], vol. B, 1855-1863 (1 volume).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Genealogy Room:
Index to Mining Claims [also indexes Mortgage Record vol. 0-zero], vol. 1, 1852-1900 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Mortgage Index [Direct and Indirect-includes document images], 1850-1966 (familysearch.org).


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