Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Gilliam 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.
Mortgages filed since 1995 are searchable on a public access computer in the clerk's office. Miscellaneous mortgage records are interspersed in the wooden cabinet holding trifolded records in the courthouse lower vault to the left of the door upon entry.
Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Helion System Computer Microform Consecutive Number Records-includes deeds and mortgages-not for public access], 2009-present (5 inches of microfiche);
Index to Mortgages-Mortgagee, vol. 2-4, ca.1910-1994 (3 volumes);
Index to Mortgages-Mortgagor, vol. 2-4, ca.1910-1994 (3 volumes);
Mortgage Record, vol. F-Z, 1-16, 1896-1976 (37 volumes);
Mortgages, vol. 17-20, 1976-1991 (19 inches of aperture cards);
[Mortgages], vol. 17-26, 1976-2009 (8 inches of microfilm jackets).
Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Clerk's Computer Room:
[Mortgages], vol. 17-26, 1976-2009 (6 inches of microfiche).
Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Lower Vault:
Abstract of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing, vol. 1-2, 1890-1891 (2 volumes);
Index to Mortgages-Mortgagee, 1882-ca.1910 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages-Mortgagor, 1882-ca.1910 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record, vol. A-E, 1874-1896 (5 volumes).
Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Lower Vault, Wooden Trifolded Record Cabinet:
373-411 [Mortgage Satisfaction Records], ca.1900-ca.1910 (.35 cu.ft.);
412-464 [Deed and Mortgage Records], ca.1886-ca.1909 (.35 cu.ft.);
495-517 [Mortgage Satisfaction Records], ca.1887-ca.1910 (.35 cu.ft.).
Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Lower Vault, Lower Wooden Cabinet:
[Mortgage and Deed Records-includes mortgage satisfactions, mortgage releases, warranty deeds, and quit claim deeds-trifolded], ca.1885-ca.1930 (1 cu.ft.).