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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jefferson County Records Inventory

Land Title Registers

1870-1949

Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in the Deeds and Indexes series.

Records at the Jefferson County Public Works Department Office, Vault:
Land Index, 1918-1949 (32 volumes);
Surveyors Notes [Field Plat Book-shows land ownership and school and road district boundaries], vol. 1-6, n.d. (6 volumes).

Records at the Jefferson County Administration Building, Assessor's Office:
Assessor's Office Plat Book, n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Jefferson County Historical Society Museum:
Tract Books [Oregon Federal Land Grant Records-includes homestead information], ca.1870-n.d. (4 reels of microfilm).

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