Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Gilliam County Records Inventory
Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.
Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Lower Vault:
Certificates of Delinquency Issued to the County, 1915-1927 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax Sales Record [Sheriff], 1893-1910 (1 volume);
Misc. Keep [Miscellaneous County Court Records-includes road petitions, farm name registration applications, foreclosure, probate, and related records], ca.1885-ca.1939 (.80 cu.ft.);
Record Tax Sales, vol. A, 1886-1890 (1 volume);
[Sheriff's Certificate of Sale of Real Est. on Foreclosure-trifolded], 1886-ca.1920 (.15 cu.ft.);
[Tax Sale Certificates-trifolded], 1890-1906 (.10 cu.ft.).