Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Jefferson 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.
Since 1983 mortgages have been filed with the clerk's Recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Jefferson County Administration Building, Clerk's Record Room:
Amortization Record [Federal Farm Loan Amortized Mortgages-with index], 1917-1949 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages A to L, vol. 1, 1874-1950 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages M to Z, vol. 1, 1874-1950 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages, vol. 2-4, 1950-1985 (3 volumes);
Mortgage, vol. 32-52, 1964-1983 (9.50 feet of aperture cards).
Records at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Basement Archives:
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. 1-43, 1915-1972 (43 volumes);
Mortgages [includes transcribed Crook County mortgages for the Jefferson County area], vol. A-G, 1879-1914 (7 volumes).
Records at the Jefferson County Public Works Department Office, Vault:
Mortgages [Record], vol. A-G, 1-31, 1874-1964 (11 reels of microfilm); vol. 32-52, 1964-1983 (10 feet of aperture cards).