Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Josephine County Records Inventory
Land Title Registers
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 ended in 1972 by Oregon law.
Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Certificate of Title Torrens, 1913-1960 (.75 cu.ft.);
Index of Registered Owners, vol. 1, 1908-n.d. (1 volume);
Land Registration Docket, vol. 1, 1908-1916 (1 volume);
Present Owner [Town Lots and Acreage], vol. 1-6, ca.1864-ca.1929 (6 volumes);
Record of Instruments and Papers Received & Filed Affecting Registered Lands, vol. 1, 1908-1913 (1 volume);
Register of Title, 1908-1950 (.30 cu.ft.);
Register of Titles Index Temporary But Complete [in reused voter registration book], n.d. (1 volume);
Register of Titles, vol. 1-2, 1908-1968 (2 volumes);
Torrens [Index to Register of Title], 1908-1968 (1 binder).
Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
Chicago Land Company [Land Registration], 1927-1949 (1 volume);
Jas. J. McFadden [Land Ownership Plat Book], n.d. (2 volumes);
Present Owner Book, ca.1857-1946 (3 volumes);
Town Lots, ca.1857-1946 (2 volumes).
Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office Records Storage Room:
[Land Ownership Plat Book-large], n.d. (1 volume).
Records at the Josephine County Historical Society Library:
[Land Ownership and Subdivision Plats], ca.1920-ca.1960 (ca.300 maps).
Records at the Josephine County Historical Society Barn, Records Storage Room:
[Land Ownership Plat Books], vol. A-D, ca.1920-ca.1960 (4 volumes).