Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Douglas County Records Inventory
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:
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); 1854-1955 (3 reels of microfilm);
Mortgage Index Indirect, 1853-1966 (6 volumes);
Mortgage Index Indirect [title varies], 1857-1944 (2 volumes); 1854-1955 (3 reels of microfilm);
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);
Mortgages [Record], vol. A-Z, 1-220, 1853-1965 (194 reels of microfilm);
Umpqua Co. Mortgages [County-includes land and chattel], vol. B, 1855-1863 (1 volume).
Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Recording Office:
Index to Mining Claims [also indexes Mortgage Record vol. 0-zero], vol. 1, 1852-1900 (1 volume);
Mortgages [Record], vol. A-Z, 1-220, 1853-1965 (ca.144 reels of microfilm).