Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Lake County Records Inventory
Clerk and Recorder Official Filings
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.
Since 1987 deeds, mortgages, mining claims, and military discharges have also been recorded in the clerk's Microfilm [Recorded Documents-also titled Deeds, Mtgs, Liens, Etc.]. These records are also indexed on computer in the clerk's office.
Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Microfilm [Recorded Documents-Deeds, Mtgs, Liens, Etc.-title varies], 1987-present (65 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Direct Index Grantor [to Microfilm-Recorded Documents], vol. 20, 1999-2001 (1 volume of computer printouts);
Direct Index [to Microfilm-Recorded Documents, vol. 19, 1986-1999 (4 volumes of computer printouts);
Indexes [to Microfilm-Recorded Documents], 2002-2005 (2 binders of computer printouts);
Indirect Index Grantee [to Microfilm-Recorded Documents], vol. 20, 1999-2001 (1 volume of computer printouts);
Indirect Index [to Microfilm-Recorded Documents, vol. 19, 1986-1999 (5 volumes of computer printouts).