Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Lane 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.
Beginning in 1952 Microfilm Reels included deeds and mining claims. From circa 1956 to circa 1980 water rights were included. Beginning in 1966 Microfilm Reels also included mortgages and military discharges. These records are indexed on computer from 1972 to the present and imaged on computer from 1994 to the present. A public access terminal is located in the deeds and records research library. Security microfilm for the years 2004 to the present is held at the Oregon State Archives, Security Copy Depository.
Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Grantee Index, 1971-1979 (1 binder of microfiche);
Grantor Grantee Index [title varies], 1902-1970 (135 reels of microfilm);
Grantor Index, 1971-1979 (1 binder of microfiche);
Index to Records [title varies], 1906-1970 (135 volumes);
Individual Name Number Index, 1906-1970 (7 reels of microfilm);
Microfilm Reels [Book of Records], 1952-2003 (ca.3000 reels of microfilm);
[Name Number Index-includes mining entries], 1906-1970 (3 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Assessment and Taxation Department Office:
Grantor/Grantees [Indexes-to Records Reels-Book of Records], 1980-1989 (5 inches of microfiche);
Records Reels [Book of Records], 1972-2000 (ca.2150 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Deeds after 1952 [Microfilm Reels-Book of Records-missing reels 301-331], 1952-2003 (ca.2970 reels of microfilm);
Grantor Grantee Microfiche [indexes Microfilm Reels-Book of Records], 1971-1997 (10 inches of microfiche).