Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Josephine County Records Inventory
Deeds and Indexes
Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quit claim deeds, homestead exemption claims, corporate certificates, agreements, correction deeds, special assessments of unzoned farmland, easements, and indirect and direct deed indexes. Information includes grantor and grantee name; recording and filing dates; property descriptions; title warranties; consideration amounts; witness and recorder names; and volume and page numbers of where recorded.
Since 1980 deeds have been recorded in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Deed and Mortgage Record, vol. 1, 1857-1859 (1 volume);
[Deed Index], n.d. (4 volumes);
Deed Record [Jackson County Transcripts-with index], vol. 5J, 1859-1885 (1 volume);
Deed Record, vol. 2-168, 1858-1953 (167 volumes);
Deeds and Agreements Belonging to Josephine County [title varies], ca.1925-1991 (3.35 cu.ft.);
Deeds of Conveyance, 1866-1885 (1 volume);
Index Inverted and Direct Deeds, vol. C, n.d. (2 volumes).
Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Deed Index Direct and Indirect, vol. 1-13, 1857-1977 (22 reels of microfilm);
Deed Record, vol. 1-342, 1857-1980 (251 reels of microfilm);
Old Deed Records [Deed Record-title varies], vol. 51-342, 1920-1980 (222 reels of microfilm);
Index to Deeds Direct and Indirect, vol. 1-3, 1857-1906 (3 volumes);
Index to Deeds Direct, vol. 4-15, 1906-1981 (12 volumes);
Index to Deeds Indirect, vol. 4-15, 1906-1981 (12 volumes);
Mortgage Records [Deed and Mortgage-Record], vol. 1, 1857-1859 (1 reel of microfilm).
Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
Volumes [Deeds], vol. 1-342, 1857-1980 (224 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Josephine County Historical Society Library:
Deeds and Mortgages, 1855-1898 (.50 cu.ft.).
Records at the Josephine County Historical Society Barn, Records Storage Room:
Deeds [trifolded], ca.1892-ca.1896 (.30 cu.ft.).