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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Klamath County Records Inventory

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings

1965-[ongoing]

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.

Beginning in 1965 deeds, mortgages, mining claims, water rights, military discharges, and miscellaneous recordings were recorded in the clerk's Book of Record. Separate indexes were maintained for deeds, mortgages, and military discharges until 2000 and are documented with those records. The Book of Records is now indexed on computer in the Public Research Room. Electronic images of recent records, except for access restricted military discharges, are also available on computer.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office:
[Book of Records], 1965-2004 (646 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office Public Research Room:
General Index Miscellaneous [Book of Record], vol. 1, 1965-1976 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous [Book of Records Index-also includes partitions], 1976-2000 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 8, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
[Book of Records-Security Copy], 1965-present (929 reels of microfilm).

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