Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Gilliam County Records Inventory
Mining Claim Records
Series documents actions filed with the county related to mineral interest claims. Types of actions include mineral rights and royalty assignments, mineral interest claims, lease releases, interest stipulations, corrections, bills of sale and conveyance assignments, and location notices. Information includes names of involved parties; action types and dates; and volume and page numbers. The series may also include copies of claim location notices giving descriptions and details of individual claims.
Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Bureau of Land Management Survey Microfilm-includes surveys and field notes related to U.S. surveys, mining, homesteads, and miscellaneous actions], n.d. (5 inches of microfiche);
Miscellaneous Record [includes mining claims-with index], vol. A-G, 1871-1980 (7 volumes);
[Miscellaneous-Record-includes some mining claims], vol. H, 1980-2000 (1 inch of microfilm jackets);
Miscellaneous Records [partial volume-includes some mining claims], vol. H, 1980-1991 (4 inches of aperture cards).
Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Lower Vault:
Index to Miscellaneous Files [also indexes mining claims], vol. 1, 1888-1902 (1 volume);
[Pueblo Mining Company Board of Directors Minutes-includes related records-in lower cabinet-black binder], 1924-1929 (1 binder).
Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Clerk's Computer Room:
[Miscellaneous-Clerk's Record-includes some mining claims], vol. H, 1980-2000 (1.50 inches of microfiche).
Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).