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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Harney County Records Inventory

Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings

1889-1979

Series documents the recording of a variety of legal documents filed in the clerk's or recorder's office. These documents were not required to be filed with the clerk and often included filings such as birth and marriage certificates of individuals who were born or married outside of the county but wanted the document to be filed in their county of residence. Other documents include wills, obligation bonds, quit claims, deeds, conveyances, mortgage satisfactions, agreements, charters, partnership dissolutions, contracts, powers of attorney, liens, leases, marriage licenses, military discharges, ministerial certificates, medical personnel licenses, birth and death certificates, and affidavits of publication. Information includes dates filed, names of individual filing, types of action, and volume and page number where recorded. Series may also include alphabetical indexes of individuals filing a recording. Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Index to Miscellaneous Files [includes entries for naturalization], vol. A, 1889-1929 (1 volume);
Index to Miscellaneous Record, vol. B-C, 1929-1979 (2 volumes);
Miscellaneous Record, vol. A-G, 1889-1978 (7 volumes);
Misc. Record [Miscellaneous], vol. G, 1963-1978 (12 sheets of microfiche).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
[Index to Miscellaneous-Record], 1889-1903 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Miscellaneous Book G-Record], 1964-1978 (10 sheets of microfiche);
[Misc.-Miscellaneous Record], vol. A-F, 1889-1960 (4 reels of microfilm);
Receiving Book [serves as index to Miscellaneous Record], 1892-1914 (1 volume);
Record of Fees Received [also acts as index to Miscellaneous Record], vol. 8-22, 1926-1967 (14 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Miscellaneous Files Index, vol. A, 1889-1929 (Familysearch.org).

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