Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jefferson County Records Inventory

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings


Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

Records at the Jefferson County Administration Building, Clerk's Record Room:
Recording Index [title varies], 1986-2001 (24 volumes of computer printouts);
[Recordings], 1983-2009 (36 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Basement Archives:
Deeds [Recordings], 1983-1999 (14 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Jefferson County Public Works Department Office, Vault:
[Recordings], 1983-present (5 feet of microfilm jackets).


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