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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lane County Records Inventory - Scrollable Version

The following information is based on a July/August 2012 inventory:


Addresses and links to offices and repositories listed in the inventory:
Main Lane County Web site: http://www.co.lane.or.us/

Assessment and Taxation Department Offices: 125 East 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401;
Board of Commissioners Office: 125 East 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401;
Commission on Children and Families Office: 2727 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Eugene, OR 97401;
Court Archives (Circuit Court): 125 East 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401;
Court Exhibit Room (Circuit Court): 125 East 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401;
Deeds and Records Research Library and Offices: 125 East 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401;
Health and Human Services Department Administrative Office: 151 West 7th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401;
Lane County Archive and Records Center: No public access. Contact the appropriate office (e.g., Deeds and Records Office, Assessment and Taxation, etc.);
Lane County Courthouse: 125 East 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401;
Lane County Fair Office and Storage Room: Lane Events Center, 796 West 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402;
Lane County Historical Museum, Archives: 740 West 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402;
Lane County Juvenile Justice Center, Youth Services Division Central Office: 2727 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Eugene, OR 97401;
Lane County Public Service Building: 125 East 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401;
Lane County Public Service Building, Jury Assembly Room Storage Area: No public access. Contact the Circuit Court;
Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center: 3050 N. Delta Hwy, Eugene, OR 97408;
Lane Education Service District Administration Building: 1200 Highway 99 N, Eugene, OR. 97402;
Oregon Historical Society: 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland 97205;
Oregon State Archives: 800 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97310;
Planning Offices and Storage Rooms: 3050 N. Delta Hwy, Eugene, OR 97408;
Probate Center (Circuit Court): 125 East 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401;
Public Health Services Division Office: 151 West 7th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401;
Surveyor's Offices and Storage Room: 3050 N. Delta Hwy, Eugene, OR 97408;
University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections: 1299 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403.



Note: Titles listed in this inventory are exactly as they appear on the outside of a volume, box, drawer, or other container. If the title is only in brackets [ ], the record has no external identifying information. Text inside the brackets includes either exact title information from the inside of the volume, box, etc. or a functional title.

 

Aerial Photographs

1951-2000

Series provides visual documentation of changes made to county lands through development and by natural and man-made disasters. The photographs are taken at intervals along a series of flight paths to attain coverage of all or part of a county. They generally include flight path or township, range, and section numbers; show natural and man-made features; and are produced in black and white or color prints to varying scales. An index by quadrant may also be included.

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Map Room:
[Aerial Photographs], 1951 (ca.15 photographs); 1952 (ca.1500 photographs); 1953 (ca.1500 photographs); 1954 (ca.100 photographs); 1955 (ca.2200 photographs); 1957 (ca.300 photographs); 1958 (ca.30 photographs); 1961 (ca.750 photographs); 1962 (ca.150 photographs); 1963 (ca.100 photographs); 1964 (ca.750 photographs); 1965 (ca.120 photographs); 1966 (ca.350 photographs); 1967 (ca.25 photographs); 1968 (ca.30 photographs); 1969 (ca.100 photographs); 1970 (ca.110 photographs); 1972 (ca.125 photographs); 1973 (ca.75 photographs); 1974 (ca.200 photographs); 1975 (ca.50 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-color], 1971 (ca.50 photographs); 1972 (ca.10 photographs); 1975 (ca.75 photographs); 1978 (ca.40 photographs); 1979 (ca.2000 photographs);
Aerial Photo List [Photographs], 1962 (1 binder);
Aerial Photos [Photographs-Bureau of Land Management-color], 1990 (ca.2500 photographs); 2000 (ca.2500 photographs);
Atlas [Aerial Photomaps], 1978-1979 (1 volume);
Index of Aerial Photos, ca.1952-1979 (2 volumes);
Soil Survey Photos & WAC [Aerial Photographs-includes WAC Corporation photographs], 1960 (ca.300 photographs); 1967 (ca.50 photographs); 1986-1987 (ca.50 photographs).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Archive Room 72:
[Aerial Photographs], 1965 (ca.400 photographs); 1970 (ca.100 photographs); 1972 (ca.150 photographs); 1973 (ca.250 photographs); 1974 (ca.150 photographs).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Map Room:
Aerial Photos [Miscellaneous], ca.1952-ca.1988 (ca.75 photographs);
Aerials [Photographs-Miscellaneous], ca.1968 (ca.30 photographs);
Floodplain [McKenzie River Flood Hazard Analysis-Aerial Photographs], 1976 (ca.20 photographs);
Greenway Aerial Photos and Maps [Willamette River Photographs], 1973 (ca.50 photographs);
Lane County Air Photos, 1982 (10 volumes); 1986 (10 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
[Aerial Photographs-Farm and Forest-location: 20.123.36], 1977 (ca.200 photographs).

 

Animal Bounty Records

1909-1928

Series documents the payment of county and state bounty money to individuals who presented the scalps and other prescribed body parts of targeted predatory animals. The program was intended to control the threat to livestock. Examples of targeted animals include coyote, cougar, mountain lion, panther, wildcat, bobcat, lynx, and wolf. Records include registers, affidavits, certificates, and statements. Information includes claimant and affiant names; kind of animal; number of scalps; date killed or presented; and number, amount, and date of warrant. The records are also referred to as scalp bounty records.

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Bounty Record [Animal Scalp-location: c5.s61], 1909-1928 (2 volumes).

 

Assessment and Tax Rolls

1854-[ongoing]

Series documents the assessment of real and personal property, the determination of tax liability, and the collection of county taxes. Assessment, tax, and delinquent tax records are variously labeled as rolls, lists, or summaries. Records show property owner; description and value of urban and agricultural land, personal property, and livestock; assessments, equalizations, and taxes due; and notations on payment and delinquency in payment of taxes. Beginning with 1900, counties have only been required to retain permanently those assessment and tax rolls for years ending in "0" and "5."

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Index to Non-Resident Tax Payers, 1897-1899 (1 volume);
Sheriff's [Tax Roll], 1878, 1881 (2 volumes);
Territorial Assessment Rolls, 1854, 1857-1859 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Assessment and Taxation Department Office:
[Alpha by Code, Alpha Index, Map to Site, Alpha by Map-Assessment Roll Index], 1972-1998 (42 inches of microfiche);
Old Assessment Rolls [Continuing], 1941-1959 (31 reels of microfilm);
[Tax Roll and Assessment Roll-title varies], 1970-1999 (126 inches of microfiche);
Tax Roll [Assessment and Tax-includes delinquent tax information], 1960-1971 (ca.600 reels of microfilm);
[Tax Roll-title varies], 1942-1960 (309 reels of microfilm);
Tax Statements [includes most tax roll information], 1999-present (ca.770 reels of microfilm);
Twenty Year Plats [Subdivision Continuing Assessment Rolls], 1941-1959 (32 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Amounts Due Lane County O. & C. RR Grant Lands [Tax Record-Oregon and California Railroad Lands], 1916-1925 (1 volume);
[Amounts Due Lane County O. & C. RR Grant Lands-Tax Record for Oregon and California Railroad Lands-title varies], 1926-1930, 1933-1934, 1936-1937 (9 volumes);
Assessment and Tax Roll, 1928-1941 (87 volumes);
Assessment Roll, 1888 (1 volume);
Assessment Roll Tax Roll Reforestation Lands, 1933-1941 (8 volumes);
[List of Real Property Assessable-includes personal property], 1920-1938 (ca.600 volumes);
Summary Tax Ledger, 1912-1914 (4 volumes);
Tax Ledger, 1913 (3 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Assessment List [location: c5.s62], 1871 (1 volume);
Assessment Roll [location: c4.s57-59], 1872 (1 volume); 1874 (1 volume); 1879 (1 volume); 1881-1883 (1 volume); 1885 (1 volume); 1889 (1 volume);
Assessment Roll [location: c7.s69], 1882 (1 volume);
Assessment Roll-Tax List [with index-location: c5.s62], 1861 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax List [title varies-location: c5.s62], 1876-1880, 1882-1885, 1891 (12 volumes);
Index to Assessment Tax Roll [location: c7.s71], 1917 (1 volume);
Misc. #15 [Summary of Assessment Roll-location: c6.s67], 1904-1916 (.05 cu.ft.);
Misc. #28-29 Assessment and Tax Roll Copy [location: top cabinet 8], 1916-1917 (2 volumes);
Original Assessment Roll [location: c7.s69], vol. 2, 1887 (1 volume);
Poll and Road Taxes [Record-District 47-location: c5.s62], 1896 (1 volume);
Poll Taxes [Record-location c5.s62], 1902-1904 (1 volume);
Road Book and Poll Tax [Record-District 27-location: c5.s62], 1895-1896 (1 volume);
Road Book [and Poll Tax Record-location: c5.s62], 1895-1896 (1 volume);
Sheriff Clerk [Assessment Roll-location: c4.s60], 1881 (1 volume);
Tax Ledger [location: c7.s75], 1893 (1 volume);
Tax Roll [location: c4.s60], 1867 (1 volume); 1877 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Web Site:
Tax Reports [includes summary information], 2000-present (Internet).

 

Assumed Business Names Registers

1913-1970

Series documents the registration of business names with the county clerk or recorder. Information includes assumed business name; description of business; filing date; and business owner, notary public, witness, clerk or recorder, and deputy's name. Series may also include an index arranged alphabetically by business name. Businesses which were registered were typically automotive sales, motorcycle repair, merchandise shops, butchers, and feed stores. Since 1964, assumed business names have been filed with the Secretary of State. Assumed business names have been inventoried through 1964. For more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Business Registry Section.

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Business Name Number Index, ca.1913-1970 (2 sheets of microfiche).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Assumed Business Name [Record-title varies-with index], vol. 1-15, 1913-1952 (15 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
[Assumed Business Name Cards], 1954-1964 (3 reels of microfilm).

 

Attachment Records

1856-1928

Series documents liens placed on real property by the county to satisfy debts. Attachments are ordered by the circuit court and authorize the sheriff to seize or transfer property to satisfy debts such as loans, mortgages, or tax liens. The sheriff will hold the property in trust until the debt is paid or the property is sold. Information includes defendant name, statement of attachment, property description, statement of return when attachment is satisfied, return of execution, dates attachment is issued and returned, court order, and sheriff's signature. Attachment records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Case Files [includes certificates of judgments, attachments, executions, summons, and related court documents], 1856-1899 (.70 cu.ft.);
Sheriff's Attachments Record [with index], 1888-1899 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
Attachment Record [with index], vol. 1-4, 1890-1925 (4 volumes);
Order Book Circuit Court Attachments, 1879-1891 (1 volume);
Record of Attachments Filed, 1890-1894 (1 volume);
Satisfactions, Attorneys, Liens, Judgments & Attachments [title varies], vol. 1-3, 1899-1928 (3 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Attachment Liens [location: c5.s61], 1860-1870 (1 volume);
County Clerk Records [Attachment Records-location: c5.s64], 1856-1868, 1880, 1884, 1894 (.10 cu.ft.);
Misc. #5 [Circuit Court Papers-includes case records, attachments, and executions-location: c6.s66], ca.1861-ca.1893 (.10 cu.ft.).

 

Birth Records

1882-1928

Series documents the recording of births by the county. Records include certificates, affidavits for correction, registers, delayed entry for births and corrected entries. Information includes registration number; child's name, sex, legitimacy, birth date, and birthplace; name, residence, color, age, birthplace, and occupation of father and mother; number of other children born to mother; signature of physician or midwife; filing date; and registrar's signature. Birth records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register births. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Birth records have been inventoried through 1920. For information concerning more recent records, contact the State Registrar. Records may also include delayed birth filings that record birth dates preceding 1903. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Births and Deaths [Oregon Health Division], 1915-1928 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Birth Abstracts, 1882-1915 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
City of Eugene Record of Deaths and Births [location: c2.s28], 1914-1915 (1 volume).

 

Census Records

1854-1905

Series documents the population, property, and agricultural production of the county. Records may include census rolls and abstracts, farm schedules, abstract of assessment and census, enumeration of inhabitants and industrial products, and enumeration of inhabitants and military enrollment. Information includes number of males and females per age category; head of household; name, age, and gender of household members; occupation and relationship of household members to head of household; and description and value of real and personal property. Information may also include nationality, physical description, birthplace, health, and religion of household members and agricultural production statistics.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Census and Military Enrollment, 1905 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Industrial Products [Census-location: c7-8.top], 1905 (1 volume);
Inhabitants and Military Enrollment [location: c3.s36], vol. 1-2, 1905 (2 volumes);
Misc. Xerox #3 [Lane County Census-partial copy-location: c8.s96], 1854 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Federal Census Transcriptions [Lane County Five Rivers Precinct Enumeration District 105], 1900 (US GenWeb Project).

 

Circuit Court Case Files

1853-1983

Series documents cases heard before the circuit courts and the U.S. district courts. U.S. district courts were administered by the federal government during the territorial period and subsequently replaced by the circuit courts upon statehood in 1859. Case files include exhibits, transcripts, indexes, and legal documents such as indictments, subpoenas, fee bills, articles of agreement, bonds, summons, executions, petitions, and injunctions. The case files document civil and criminal actions such as debt, theft, divorce, land claims, arson, murder, rape, assault and battery, and boundary conflicts. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Aggravated Murder Cases [Circuit Court Files-includes Elizabeth Diane Downs case], 1975, 1982-1985 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Case Files, no. 1-3000, 1853-1900 (31 cu.ft.);
Name Change [Circuit Court Case Files], no. 87-7449, 1905-1957 (2 cu.ft.);
Plaintiff's Index to Circuit Court Papers [Case Files], vol. 1, ca.1853-1907 (1 volume);
Search for 1855-1900 Lane County divorce case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Archives:
[Circuit Court Case Files-includes probate cases from 1979-1983], no. 43882-102160, 71.0001-83.10100, 1953-1983 (1511 reels of microfilm);
Circuit Court Case Files, no. 1-43881, 1854-1953 (351 reels of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Name Index-includes probate], 1978-1982 (11 sheets of microfiche);
Index to Circuit Court Miscellaneous [includes insane commitments and some naturalization cases], vol. 2, ca.1864-1977 ( 1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
Misc. #13 Court Proceedings [Circuit Court], ca.1888-ca.1919 (.30 cu.ft.).

 

Circuit Court Dockets

1852-1978

Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Docket, 1862-1865 (2 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Archives:
Circuit Court Register of Actions, no. 7375-22500, 1911-1933 (7 reels of microfilm); no. 22501-98100, T00001-T05380, 1933-1978 (37 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
CC [Circuit Court Docket-Alphabetical], 1930-1931 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Criminal Register of Actions, 1960-1970 (2 volumes);
Circuit Court Docket, 1860-1861 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Fee Book [and Register], vol. O, 1874-1902 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Register of Actions, no. 7375-13000, 1911-1921 (11 volumes);
Criminal Circuit Court Register of Actions, 1955-1960 (1 volume);
District Court Fee Book [and Register-U.S. District Court], 1853-1857 (1 volume);
Fee Book Circuit Court [and Register], 1857-1862 (1 volume); 1862-1868 (1 volume);
Record Register Civil Action Unknown Court [probably circuit court], 1859-1888 (1 volume);
Register of Actions Circuit Court, 1877-1885 (1 volume);
Register of Actions Circuit Court [includes insane commitments-with index], vol. 5-6, 1957-1977 (2 volumes);
Register of Actions County Court [includes insane commitments-becomes circuit court register after ca.1953-with index], vol. 3-4, 1941-1957 (2 volumes);
Register of Actions, [no. 3536-7374], vol. 1-3, 1894-1911 (3 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Jury Assembly Room Storage Area:
[Register of the Circuit Court], 1970-1978 (ca.30 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
[District Court Journal-U.S.], 1852-1860 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
County Clerk Records [Lane County Circuit Court Bar Docket-location: c5.s64], 1906-1910, 1912 (9 volumes).

 

Circuit Court Journals

1852-1980

Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Journal, 1868-1878 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Archives:
Circuit Court Journals, vol. 2-74, 1860-1947 (24 reels of microfilm);
Lane County Circuit Court Journal [Daily Orders], no. 1-511, 1952-1980 (511 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
Circuit Court Journal [includes delayed birth entries], vol. 75-99, 1947-1952 (25 volumes);
Circuit Court [Journal], vol. 13, 1908-1909 (1 volume);
Index to Circuit Court Journal, vol. 1, ca.1860-1923 (1 volume);
U.S. District Court Circuit Court [Journal-includes circuit court from 1859 to 1860], vol. A, 1852-1860 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Supervisor's Office:
District Court Journal [combined in one volume with probate journal and commissioners journal-typescript copy], 1852-1860 (1 volume).

 

Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings

1860-1970

Series documents the recording of a variety of legal documents filed in the clerk's or recorder's office. These documents were not required to be filed with the clerk and often included filings such as birth and marriage certificates of individuals who were born or married outside of the county but wanted the document to be filed in their county of residence. Other documents include wills, obligation bonds, quit claims, deeds, conveyances, mortgage satisfactions, agreements, charters, partnership dissolutions, contracts, powers of attorney, liens, leases, marriage licenses, military discharges, ministerial certificates, medical personnel licenses, birth and death certificates, and affidavits of publication. Information includes dates filed, name of individual filing, type of action, and volume and page number where recorded. Series may also include alphabetical indexes of individuals filing a recording. Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings have been inventoried through 1965.

The indexes listed in the deeds and records library primarily provide access to deeds and mortgages, but also index the Miscellaneous Recordings and Miscellaneous Record.

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Grantor Grantee Index [title varies], 1902-1970 (135 reels of microfilm);
Index to Records [title varies], 1906-1970 (135 volumes);
Individual Name Number Index, 1906-1970 (7 reels of microfilm);
[Name Number Index], 1906-1970 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Miscellaneous Record [volumes C-E include indexes], vol. B-I, 1860-1952 (8 volumes);
Supplemental Index to Records [serves as alphabetical name index], vol. 1, 1906-1945 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Miscellaneous Duplicate Reels [Recordings], 1952-1964 (28 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Miscellaneous Rec. [Clerk's Miscellaneous Record-location: c8.s93], vol. D, 1891-1901 (1 volume).

 

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings

1952-[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 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).

 

Corner Survey Records

1853-[ongoing]

Series documents the establishment and/or restoration of survey corners or monuments by the county surveyor or registered land surveyors. Records include maps, field survey restoration notes, historical notes, and indexes. Information includes description of corners; existing markers; descriptions of new markers and any changes made to the locations; property owners; township, range, and section numbers; donation land claim information; date the new markers were set; and surveyor's signatures.

The "Surveyor's Images & Documents Online" searchable database includes images of plats and notes related to government corners, county road maps, donation land claims, master road files, reestablishment records, road naming files, subdivisions, and vertical control dating from circa 1851 to the present.

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Map Room:
Bearing Tree Books, vol. 1-3, 1890-1957 (.50 inch of microfiche); 1890-1957 (2 reels of microfilm);
Corner Info [Information-indexes General Land Office and Donation Land Claim volumes], ca.1864-ca.1970 (1 binder);
GLO Corner Index [General Land Office-serves as a visual index by township and range], n.d. (1 binder);
Index of DLC Reestabs [Donation Land Claim Corner Reestablishment Visual Index], n.d. (1 volume);
Re-Estab Index [Corner Reestablishments], 1892-2004 (2 volumes);
Re-Estab Notes [Corner Reestablishment], no. 8634-13675, ca.1980-ca.2000 (2 inches of microfiche);
Re-Estabs [Corner Reestablishment Records-Public Land Corner Sheets], ca.1940-present (6 cu.ft.);
SCDS [Section Corner Display System-Records-includes corner survey summary information], n.d. (1 inch of microfiche);
Visitations [Government Corner Records], ca.1966-present (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Archive Room 72:
Bearing Trees of U.S. Surveys, vol. 2, 1909-1946 (1 volume);
Corner Visitation Records [Extra Copies BLM Filed Notes of Dependent Resurvey-Bureau of Land Management-refers to corner information to ca.1853], ca.1952-ca.1963 (2 volumes);
Corner Visitation Records [Lane County Restored Corner-County Surveyor Record-refers to corner information to ca.1853], 1952-1973 (5 volumes);
Corner Visitation Records [Report of County Survey Corners Found in Field], 1953-1959 (4 binders);
Corner Visitation Records [Visitation Cards-by township and range-refers to corner information dating to ca.1853], ca.1939-present (5 binders);
[County Surveyor's Land and Road Survey Field Books-includes corner restorations], ca.1854-1984 (ca.1400 volumes);
CS Field Book Index [County Surveyor-serves as card index to land and road surveys and corner restorations], ca.1916-ca.1981 (.10 cu.ft.);
Field Book Indexes [Alphabetical and Township and Range Index Cards-also refers to road survey and corner reestablishment information], ca.1854-ca.1984 (4 cu.ft.);
Index for Original Field Notes for Sections and Donation Land Claims [includes corner survey information], n.d. (1 volume);
Index Reestablished DLC Corners [Donation Land Claim], n.d. (1 binder);
Lane County Re-Estab Corners [Cards-by township and range-refers to corner information to ca.1853], ca.1955-ca.1979 (3 cu.ft.);
Original G.L.O. Corner Books [General Land Office-includes land surveys], vol. A-C, ca.1864-ca.1970 (8 inches of aperture cards);
Public Surveys [General Land Office Survey Notes-includes corner survey information], vol. D-E, 1881-1883 (2 volumes);
[Public Surveys-General Land Office Survey Notes-includes corner survey information], vol. F-I, ca.1857-ca.1932 (4 binders); vol. J-R, 1853-1952 (9 volumes);
Re-Estab Books [Corner Reestablishment-includes corner history], vol. 1-75, no. 1-15765, 1892-present (75 binders);
Re-Estab Index East Ranges [Corner Reestablishment Survey Visual Index], n.d. (1 volume);
Re-Established Indexes West Ranges [Corner Survey Visual Index], n.d. (1 volume);
U.S. Government Field Notes [includes corner restorations-title varies], ca.1853-ca.1970 (32 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Office:
Bearing Trees of U.S. Survey, vol. 1, 1870-1909 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1945-1957 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Land Management [Re-Estab Index Books-Corner Reestablishments], ca.1892-n.d., (1 reel of microfilm);
Public Works Microfiche [Bearing Trees Surveys], vol. 1-3, 1890-1957 (1 inch of microfilm jackets);
Public Works Microfiche [Re-Estab Index-Corner Reestablishments], ca.1892-ca.1957 (22 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Public Works Microfiche [Surveyors Re-Estab Notes-Corner Reestablishments], no. 1-8920, 1892-ca.1970 (3 inches of microfilm jackets).

 

Coroner and Inquest Records

1859-1964

Series records the results of the examination of a corpse by the county coroner at the request of the county sheriff. It also documents the proceedings and results of inquests ordered by the district attorney. Reports include date filed; name, age, sex, race, parentage, and birthplace of deceased; date, place, and time of death; names of undertaker and coroner; testimony; and costs. Early reports were narrative accounts detailing the cause of death. After 1900, a standardized form was used for reporting results. Inquest transcripts include coroner and juror names, signatures, and actions; witness names; testimony; and verdict. Coroner and inquest records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
[Coroners Inquests-with index-location: 6.60.14], 1915-1942 (1 cu.ft.);
[Coroner's Office First Call Report-with index-location: 4.37.4], 1945-1954 (1 cu.ft.);
[Coroners Reports-Medical Investigation Files-with index-location: 6.60.28], 1931-1954 (1 cu.ft.);
Medical Examiner Records [County Coroner Records-location: 4.37.36], 1955-1961 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Coroners Inquest [location: c5.s65], 1859-1914 (.80 cu.ft.);
[Medical Investigator Records [County Coroner Records-location: 4.37.40; 4.37.42], 1962-1964 (2 cu.ft.).

 

County Budgets

1923-[ongoing]

Series documents the annual allotment of funds for county government operations as agreed to by the board of commissioners. Information includes total amount of funds budgeted for each office. Later budgets may include organizational charts and a narrative of each county office function.

Lane County does not publish an adopted county budget. However, since circa 1920 county budgets have been included in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
[Adopted Budgets-includes Lane County, cities, districts, etc.-various locations], 1962-1989 (26 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Misc. #15 [County Budget-location: c6.s67], 1923 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Web Site:
Adopted Budget [County], 2009-present (Internet).

 

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1851-[ongoing]

Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Since 1986 the Commissioners Journal has been indexed on computer. A public access terminal is located in the deeds and records research library.

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Commissioners Court Index [title varies], vol. 1-3, 1911-1981 (3 volumes);
Commissioners Journal, 1952-2001 (166 reels of microfilm);
[Commissioners Journal Index], 1911-1936 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Office:
Comm. Journal [Commissioners], vol. A-C, 4-29, 1852-1952 (29 reels of microfilm);
Index to Commissioners Journals [indexes orders, ordinances, resolutions, and other actions], 1982-1986 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Supervisor's Office:
Commissioners Journal [combined in one volume with probate journal and district court journal-typescript copy], 1852-1853 (1 volume);
Commissioners Journal, vol. B, 1860-1868 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Board of Commissioners Office:
[Board Agenda Packets-includes minutes, orders, resolutions, exhibits, and related records-title varies], 2007-present (ca.30 cu.ft.);
Minutes [County Commissioners-title varies], 2008-present (6 binders).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Commissioners Court Journal, vol. 4-29, 1878-1952 (26 volumes);
[Commissioners Minutes-various locations], 1963-1993 (15 cu.ft.); 1999-2007 (4 cu.ft.);
Minutes of County Commissioners, vol. C, 1868-1878 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Commissioners [Journal], 1852-1860 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Commissioner Court Record [location: c8.s89], 1852-1860 (1 volume);
Misc. Xerox #1 Commissioners Records [photocopy-location: c8.s95], 1851-1858 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Web Site:
Orders, Ordinances, Discussions, & Minutes [County Commissioners], 1972-present (Internet).

 

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1860-[ongoing]

Series documents orders, ordinances, and resolutions passed by the board of county commissioners and the county court regulating and establishing guidelines for specific activities within the county. Information includes activity covered by order, ordinance, or resolution; administrative action number; who introduced; findings of fact; conclusions; recommendations; date heard; and hearings officer name and signature. Activities include noise abatement, nuisances, zoning, animal control, solid waste management, land division regulations, elections, comprehensive plan, and road and bridge use limits.

Since 1852 orders, ordinances, and resolutions have also been recorded in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Board of Commissioners Office:
[Board Agenda Packets-includes minutes, orders, resolutions, exhibits, and related records-title varies], 2007-present (ca.30 cu.ft.);
Board Orders [County Commissioners], 2009-present (48 binders);
Land Use Ordinances, 1980-2009 (42 binders);
Ordinances, 1991-2011 (41 binders).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Office:
[Index to Commissioners Journals-indexes orders, ordinances, resolutions, and other actions], 1982-1986 (1 volume);
Orders [County Commissioners], 1963-1969 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Records Storage Room 134a:
Ordinance [includes zoning and subdivision ordinances and related planning commission minutes and records], 1950-1974 (13 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Map Room:
Planning Actions [Alphabetical Card Index to Misc. Planning Ordinances Records], 1969-1980 (1.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Office:
Plan Amendment/Zone Change Files [Rural Comprehensive Plan], 2006-present (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Archive Room 72:
[Road Case Files-includes petitions, road survey field notes, viewers reports, resolutions, orders, vacations, and related records-with index], ca.1860-ca.1972 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
[Board Orders-County Commissioners-various locations], 1968-1997 (ca.30 cu.ft.);
Historic Ordinance Amendments [includes zoning and land division ordinances-location: 20.122.35; 20.122.40], 1949-1978 (2 cu.ft.);
Ordinances [County-location: 5.47.32], 1980-1987 (1 cu.ft.);
[Sub-Area Comprehensive Plan Records-includes information about Lane County comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances-sub-areas include Veneta, Lower Coast Fork, etc.-various locations], ca.1975-ca.1985 (ca.14 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Web Site:
Orders, Ordinances, Discussions, & Minutes [County Commissioners], 1972-present (Internet);
Lane Code [County], ca.1972-present (Internet).

 

County Comprehensive Plans

1955-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and revision of a plan for the use of lands within the county. Series includes plans for transportation, energy, housing, population and economics, public facilities and services, urbanization, natural resources, greenways, recreation, agricultural and forest lands, land capability, resource quality, floodplains, landmarks, historic property, rural community center designation, and natural areas. Each plan includes background information about the subject; supporting documentation such as maps, charts, and diagrams; and a narrative description of each aspect of the plan and how it is to be implemented. Series may also include an overall "comprehensive plan" which contains both historical and current looks at county land practices and defines goals and policies adhered to during the creation and implementation of the plan.

Lane County has two comprehensive plans, one for rural areas (adopted 1984) and one for the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area (adopted 1982). For more information about the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area General Plan contact the Lane Council of Governments as well as the planning departments for the cities of Eugene and Springfield. The resources below generally refer to the rural plan unless otherwise noted. The Zone and Plan Map Viewer includes comprehensive plan and zoning maps as well as GIS information about roads, political boundaries, tax lots, wetlands, and other subjects.

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Map Room:
Official Plan Maps [Rural Comprehensive Plan], 2008 (ca.100 maps);
Plot [Rural Comprehensive Plan Supplemental Maps], 1988-1989 (6 volumes);
Proposed Comp. Plan and Zoning [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Maps], ca. 1981 (6 inches of aperture cards);
Wildlife/Historic [Comprehensive Plan Background Maps], ca.1955-ca.1980 (ca.100 maps).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Library:
Lane County Comp. Plan Rural Areas [Comprehensive Plan], 1983 (1 binder).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Records Storage Room 134a:
[Rural Comprehensive Plan Development Working Records-includes supplemental findings to 1984 plan], 1984-1989 (14 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning TRS Archives Room:
RCP Plan Maps [Rural Comprehensive Plan-includes zoning maps], 1985 (22 reels of microfilm);
Sub-Area Plans [Comprehensive Land Use Plans], 1972-1979 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Maps-includes metro and rural plans-on pallets], ca.1972-ca.2008 (ca.18 cu.ft.);
[Sub-Area Comprehensive Plan Records-includes information about Lane County comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances-sub-areas include Veneta, Lower Coast Fork, etc.-various locations], ca.1975-ca.1985 (ca.14 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Land Management [Comprehensive Plan Documentation-includes supplemental findings], ca.1983-ca.1984 (8 reels of microfilm);
Land Management [Comprehensive Plan Maps], no. 1-683, 1000-1015, ca.1983-ca.1984 (2 reels of microfilm).

 

County Court Case Files

1856-1942

Series documents the actions of the county court in civil and some criminal cases. Records include complaints, judgments, decrees, summonses, warrants, affidavits, writs, and an index. County court cases include spousal support, employment compensation, satisfaction of judgments, and divorce. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; case type; and filing dates of actions and decrees.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Case Files [includes certificates of judgments, attachments, executions, summons, and related court documents], 1856-1899 (.70 cu.ft.);
Misc. Court Records [Miscellaneous County Court Case File Documents], ca.1858-ca.1895 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Civil Cases [Lane County Court Case Files-trifolded-accession: L2008.015], ca.1900-ca.1942 (1 cu.ft.).

 

County Court Judicial Journals

1857-1957

Series records the proceedings of the county court for civil and some criminal cases. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; trial date; memorandum of subsequent proceedings; and fees charged. Cases include citizenship petitions, legal changes to name, commitments, and writs of habeas corpus. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Docket, 1880-1881 (1 volume);
County Court Docket [included with volume titled Circuit Court Docket], 1865-1866 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
Civil Record County Court [with index], 1860-1878 (1 volume);
Co. Court [County Court Fee Book and Register], 1896-1903 (1 volume);
County Court Docket, vol. 1, 1893-1896 (1 volume);
County Court Fee Book [and Register], 1861-1872 (1 volume);
County Court Journal [includes insane cases until 1953 and naturalization cases until 1906], vol. 2-8, 1875-1953 (7 volumes);
Index to County Court Journal, 1857-1953 (1 volume);
Records Civil Cases [County Court], 1859-1860 (1 volume);
Register of Actions County Court [includes insane commitments-becomes a circuit court register in 1953], vol. 1-4, 1896-1957 (4 volumes).

 

County Fair Records

1911-[ongoing]

Series documents the preparation and organization of the county fair by the county fair board (including any predecessor group) and other county officials. Records include fair board minutes, reports, and annual premium lists and publications. Minutes and reports include information pertaining to county fair employment, budgets, sponsorship, capital improvements to fairgrounds, and event scheduling throughout the year. Annual premium lists and/or publications may include county fair history, names of fair officers, general fair rules and regulations, event schedules, exhibit lists, and photographs.

Records at the Lane County Fairgrounds, Fair Office:
[County Fair Premium Books-includes related records], 2002-present (2.50 cu.ft.);
Fair Board Minute Book [includes related records-title varies], 2007-present (3 binders).

Records at the Lane County Fairgrounds, Convention Center, Archives Room:
Adm 62 [Premium Lists and Handbooks], 1914, 1930, 1938-1941, 1946-1948, 1950-1994 (1 volume);
Fair Premium Books, 1939-1982 (.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Adm 30 [Fair Board Records-includes minutes-location: 7.61.3], 1963-1988 (.40 cu.ft.); 1993 (.35 cu.ft.); 1996 (.20 cu.ft.);
Adm 119 [Fair Board Records-includes minutes-location: 7.62.16], 1997-2000 (1 cu.ft.);
[Fair Board Records-includes minutes-location: 7.64.27], 1974-1979 (1 binder);
[Fair Board Records-includes minutes-location: 7.61.19], 1988-1993 (1 cu.ft.);
[Fair Board Records-includes minutes-location: 7.61.24], 1994-1995 (.75 cu.ft.);
[Fair Board Records-includes minutes-location: 7.64.15], 2000-2003 (1 cu.ft.);
[Fair Board Records-includes minutes-location: 7.64.14], 2004-2006 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Lane County Fairgrounds [Records-includes annual reports, premium lists, photographs, and handbooks-manuscript 121], ca.1913-ca.1991 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Misc. #3 County Fair [Matters Pertaining to Lane County Fair-includes premium lists and fair reports-location: c5.s65], 1911-1954 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
Premium Book [Lane County Fair], 1979-1983 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

County Officials Reports

1905-1954

Series reports the activities of county officials to the county court or board of county commissioners. Series may include reports by the treasurer, surveyor, clerk, roadmaster, assessor, sheriff, school superintendent, and county nurse or doctor. Reports summarize the activities of county officials and their staff as they perform their official duties.

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Misc. #3 County Fair [Matters Pertaining to Lane County Fair-includes fair reports-location: c5.s65], 1911-1954 (.20 cu.ft.);
Judge Fisk Files [Summary of Semi-Annual Reports-Sheriff-location: c5.s65], 1935-1937 (.10 cu.ft.);
Supervisors Reports [Road and Bridge Supervisors-title varies-location: c4.s53-55], vol. 1-3, 1905-1917 (3 volumes).

 

Death Records

1882-1928

Series documents the recording of deaths in the county. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes registration number; place and date of death; name, sex, color, birth date and place, age, and marital status of the deceased; names and birthplaces of parents; primary and contributory cause of death; physician, registrar, and informant signatures; filing date; and date and place of burial. Death records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register deaths. County death records have been inventoried through 1920. Access to death records is restricted for 50 years following the date of death by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096. Contact the Oregon State Archives for access to state death certificates that are more than 50 years old. Contact the Oregon Center for Health Statistics for access to more recent death certificates.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Births and Deaths [Oregon Health Division], 1915-1928 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Death Abstracts, 1882-1915 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
City of Eugene Record of Deaths and Births [location: c2.s28], 1914-1915 (1 volume).

 

Deeds and Indexes

1854-1972

Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quitclaim 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 1952 deeds have been recorded in the deeds and records section Microfilm Reels (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Deeds, mortgages, subdivisions, mining claims, military discharges, and other records created since circa 1972 are searchable on public access computers available in the Deeds and Records Research Library.

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Deed Book, vol. A-W, 25-461, 1854-1952 (302 reels of microfilm); vol. R, 1884-1886 (1 volume);
[Deed Index], ca.1855-ca.1865 (2 volumes);
Deed Index Direct, 1884-1901 (1 volume);
Deed Index Direct & Indirect, 1855-1884 (2 volumes);
Deed Index Indirect, 1884-1901 (1 volume);
Deed Record, vol. G, 1868-1870 (1 volume); vol. W, 1889-1890 (1 volume); vol. 25, 1890-1891 (1 volume); vol. 30, 1891-1892 (1 volume);
[Deed Record], vol. T, 1886-1889 (1 volume);
Deeds [Record], vol. J, 1873-1876 (1 volume); vol. N-P, 1879-1884 (3 volumes);
Grantor Grantee Index [indexes deeds, mortgages, water rights, and related records-title varies], 1902-1970 (135 reels of microfilm);
Index to Deeds Grantee, 1901-1905 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds Grantor, 1901-1905 (1 volume);
Index to Records [indexes deeds, mortgages, water rights, and related records-title varies], 1906-1970 (135 volumes);
[Individual Name Number Index-includes deed entries], 1906-1970 (7 reels of microfilm);
[Name Number Index], 1906-1970 (3 reels of microfilm);
Record of Deeds, vol. G-I, 1868-1873 (3 volumes);
Registered Title [Deeds-no. 1-69238], 1905-1972 (104 reels of microfilm);
Supplemental Reels [Grantee Index Book], 1886-1906 (2 reels of microfilm);
Supplemental Reels [Grantor Index Book], 1886-1906 (2 reels of microfilm);
Supplemental Reels [Index Directory Grantor Grantee Index], 1876-1884 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Supervisor's Office:
Deeds, vol. A, 1855-1860 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Deed Books [typescript copy], vol. A, 1855-1858 (1 volume);
Deed Record [title varies], vol. K-M, 1874-1881 (3 volumes); vol. Q, 1883-1885 (1 volume); vol. S, 1885-1887 (1 volume); vol. U-V, 1887-1889 (2 volumes); vol. 24, 1889 (1 volume); vol. 26-29, 1890-1891 (4 volumes); vol. 31-217, 1891-1941 (187 volumes); vol. 219-437, 1941-1951 (218 volumes); vol. 440-461, 1951-1952 (22 volumes);
Deeds and Mortgages [Register], 1908 (1 volume);
Index Lane County Records [includes deeds, mortgages, and mining record entries], 1904 (1 volume);
Ledger Index to Deed Books D, E, and F, 1859-1868 (1 volume);
Record of Deeds [title varies], vol. B-F, 1857-1868 (5 volumes);
Supplemental Index to Records [serves as alphabetical name index], vol. 1, 1906-1945 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Deeds Before 1952, vol. A-W, 24-310, 316-461, 1854-1952 (302 reels of microfilm);
[Grantee Index Book], 1884-1906 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Grantor Grantee Index-indexes deeds, mortgages, water rights, and related records-incomplete], 1945-1970 (5 reels of microfilm);
[Grantor Index Book], 1855-1906 (4 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Deeds, Mortgages, Etc. [Miscellaneous Deeds and Mortgages-location: c6.s66], 1857-1929, 1943 (.60 cu.ft.);
Misc. Xerox #2 Record of Deeds [photocopy-location: c8.s95], vol. A, 1854-1856 (1 volume).

 

Delayed Birth Records

1864-1966

Series documents birth records generated by a court in response to a petition. Records may include petitions, decrees or orders, affidavits of correction, registers, and certificates. If the information provided with the petition met the requirements of the court, a decree was issued that served as a legal birth document. Most petitions were filed decades after the actual birth. They were filed in the county of residence at the time of petition, not necessarily in the county of birth. Dates listed in brackets document the range of actual birth dates. Date ranges for court actions such as petitions and decrees are also included. Also see Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

See the Circuit Court Journals records series for more information about possible delayed birth entries after 1966.

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
Circuit Court Journal [includes delayed birth entries], vol. 75-99, 1947-1952 (25 volumes);
[Delayed Birth Card Index], 1943-1948 (.35 cu.ft.);
Delayed Birth Certificates [Docket-documents births from ca.1864-ca.1936-with index], 1943-1966 (2 volumes);
Probate Journal [includes delayed birth registrations in volumes 28-30-title varies], vol. 3-68, 1865-1952 (66 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Archives:
Circuit Court Journals [includes delayed births], vol. 57-74, 1943-1947 (6 reels of microfilm);
Lane County Circuit Court Journal [includes delayed birth entries], 1952-1966 (130 reels of microfilm).

 

Election Poll Books

1895-1914

Series documents the registration of voters and the compilation of election results. Records may include the election poll books and/or the election voter register. Information includes elector's name and party affiliation, and in some cases, physical description, occupation, naturalization information, and names of parents and spouse. Election poll books and voter registration records have been inventoried through 1930. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
General Register [location c1.s12-13], vol. 1-2, 1914 (2 volumes);
Official Register of Electors [location c1.s6-11], 1902-1912 (6 volumes);
Poll and Road Taxes [Record-District 47-location: c5.s62], 1896 (1 volume);
Poll Taxes [Record-location c5.s62], 1902-1904 (1 volume);
Road Book and Poll Tax [Record-District 27-location: c5.s62], 1895-1896 (1 volume);
Road Book [and Poll Tax Record-location: c5.s62], 1895-1896 (1 volume).

 

Election Voting Abstracts

1856-1960

Series documents the tabulation and reporting of election results for the county. Records include voting abstracts and the record of election. Information includes election date; precinct name and number; office; precinct and total votes; victory margin; winning candidate; county clerk, board of canvasser, and justice of the peace signatures; ballot number; summation of votes; and election board's decision. Election voting abstracts have been inventoried through 1960. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Election Abstracts [of Vote], 1930-1960 (7 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Abstract of Votes [location: c1.s2], vol. 2, 1902-1906 (1 volume);
Election Records [location: c5.s61], 1872-1890 (1 volume);
Misc. #5 [Abstract of Votes-location: c6.s66], 1872 (.05 cu.ft.);
Poll Book of Lost Valley [Precinct-Voting Tally-manuscript 502], 1866 (.05 cu.ft.);
Record of Elections [title varies-location: c1.s2-3], 1856-1864 (1 volume), 1892-1900 (1 volume); 1908-1910 (1 volume); 1912-1917 (1 volume); 1918-1928 (1 volume).

 

Farm Name Registration Records

1911-1964

Series documents the application for and registration of farm names with the county clerk or recorder. Records may include registers, original applications, or certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; farm name, location, and description; and date and number of application and final application. Series may also include an index arranged either alphabetically by name of owner or by farm name. Farm name records have been inventoried through 1964.

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Register of Farm Names [location: c3.s40], vol. 1, 1911-1964 (1 volume).

 

Federal Land Grant Records

1853-[ongoing]

Series records ownership of county lands obtained from the federal government. Series includes records of land grants administered under a variety of federal programs such as donation land claims and homesteads. Donation land claims are the most common type of federal land grant in Oregon that is documented in this inventory project. Donation land claims resulted from an act of the 1850 Congress under which citizens of the United States, or those who filed a declaration of intention prior to December 1, 1850 and had resided upon or cultivated the land for four consecutive years, were granted a specified amount of acreage in the Oregon Territory. Donation land claims were unique in that acreage granted to married couples was divided evenly. Half of the acreage was placed in the husband's name while the other half was placed in the wife's name. Records include plats, indexes, and survey notes. Information includes township, range, and section numbers, names of donation land claim holders and claim numbers, claim dates, acreage, and descriptions of surveys.

Under the Homestead Act of 1862, settlers were given 160 acres of land in the public domain if they built a home on the land, resided there for five years, and cultivated the land. A complete homestead entry file includes such documents as the homestead application, homestead proof, and final certificate authorizing the claimant to obtain a land patent.

The "Surveyor's Images & Documents Online" searchable database includes images of plats and notes related to government corners, county road maps, donation land claims, master road files, reestablishment records, road naming files, subdivisions, and vertical control dating from circa 1851 to the present.

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Donation Land Claims [Land Claim Index], n.d. (1 binder).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Office:
[Donation Land Claim Index], n.d. (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Map Room:
BLM Fiche Cards [Bureau of Land Management Donation Land Claims-with index], ca.1853-ca.1998 (3 inches of microfiche);
BLM Microfilm [Bureau of Land Management/General Land Office Field Notes], ca.1853-n.d. (14 reels of microfilm);
[DLC Index Alphabetical-Donation Land Claim], n.d. (1 inch of microfiche);
DLC Index [Donation Land Claim], n.d. (1 volume of computer printouts); n.d. (1 volume);
Donation Land Claims, n.d. (ca.50 plats);
Homestead Plats, ca.1902-ca.1918 (ca.50 plats);
Index of DLC Reestabs [Donation Land Claim Corner Reestablishment Visual Index], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Archive Room 72:
[Donation Land Claim Index], n.d. (1 volume);
Index for Original Field Notes for Sections and Donation Land Claims [includes corner survey information], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Assessment and Taxation Department, Cartography Office:
Blueprint Township Plats Lane County [includes donation land claim information], ca.1900 (1 volume);
DLC Maps by Township and Range [Donation Land Claim], n.d. (ca.30 maps).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Deed Record Homesteads, vol. 27, 1890-1901 (1 volume);
Deed Record [Land Patents], vol. 52, 1901-1909 (1 volume); vol. 82, 1904-1935 (1 volume); vol. 88, 1908-1930 (1 volume); vol. 119, 1870-1919 (1 volume);
Deed Record [Oregon and California Railroad Company Land Grant Sales Record], vol. 42, 1893-1904 (1 volume);
Public Works Microfiche [DLC Index-Donation Land Claim], n.d. (7 sheets of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Misc. #6 [Miscellaneous Homestead Certificates-location: c6.s66], 1866-1869 (.05 cu.ft.);
Misc. #8 [Miscellaneous Homestead Certificates-location: c6.s66], 1867-1900 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Search Land Patents [includes patent and legal land descriptions and some document images], ca.1864-ca.1957 (BLM GLO Web site).

 

Foreclosure Records

1891-1915

Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Deed Record [Tax Sales], vol. 45, 1897-1914 (1 volume);
Tax Deed Record [Tax Sales], vol. 40, 1892-1908 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Certificates of Redemption [location: c5.s62], 1907-1909 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax Sale [title varies-location: c5.s62; c7.s62], 1891-1893 (3 volumes);
Sale Record Sheriff [Foreclosure-location: c3.s38], 1891-1915 (1 volume);
Sheriffs Return on Warrant [Tax Sales-location: c7.s72-73], 1893-1913 (3 volumes);
Tax Sale Redemption Certificates [location: c5.s62], 1893-1904 (3 volumes).

 

Health and Human Services Records

1934, 1980-[ongoing]

Series documents the activities of the county health and human services programs operated by the county. Series includes narrative or statistical monthly, quarterly, and annual reports or minutes discussing program goals, objectives, and accomplishments. Program areas include public and mental health; juvenile services; adult and family services; women, infant, and child (WIC) services; alcohol and drug abuse; and developmental disabilities. In 1994 the name of the Children and Youth Services Commission was changed to the Commission on Children and Families.

Records at the Lane County Health & Human Services Building, 5th Floor, HHS Administrative Office:
Meeting Minutes [Mental Health Advisory Committee-includes Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee and Developmental Disabilities subjects-includes related records], 2011-present (1 binder).

Records at the Lane County Health & Human Services Building, 5th Floor, HHS Administrative Office, Archives Room:
MH Advisory Committee [Mental Health Advisory Committee-includes Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee and Developmental Disabilities subjects-includes related records], 1994-1995 (.10 cu.ft.); 1998-2004 (.40 cu.ft.); 2006-2010 (.40 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Health & Human Services Building, 4th Floor, Public Health Division Administrative Office, Library Room 414a:
HAC [Health Advisory Committee Minutes-the name changes to Public Health Advisory Committee in 2008-includes related records-title varies] 1991-2010 (13 binders);
PHAC [Public Health Advisory Committee Minutes-includes related records] 2011 (1 binder).

Records at the Lane County Health & Human Services Building, 4th Floor, Public Health Division Administrative Office, Room 415a:
HAC [Health Advisory Committee Minutes-actually Public Health Advisory Committee-includes related records] 2010-present (1 binder).

Records at the Lane County Juvenile Justice Center, Youth Services Division Central Office:
LCCCF [Lane County Commission on Children and Families Records-includes minutes], 2003-present (11 binders).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
[Commission on Children and Families Agendas-includes minutes and related records-location: 5.41.7], 2001-2002 (1 binder);
[Commission on Children and Families Records-includes minutes and related documents-location: 5.41.7], 2000-2001 (1 cu.ft.;
[Commission on Children and Families Records-includes minutes and related documents-location: 10.89.39], 1997 (.40 cu.ft.);
[Juvenile Services Commission Minutes-location: 5.50.4], 1985-1989 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Mental Health Advisory Committee Minutes-includes related records-location: 5.50.4], 1991-1997 (.50 cu.ft.);
MHAC [Mental Health Advisory Committee Minutes-includes related records-location: 8.77.9; 8.77.12], 1980-1990 (1.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Judge Fisk Files [Old Age Pension Commission Minutes-location: c5.s65], 1934 (.10 cu.ft.).

 

Insane Commitment Records

1864-[ongoing]

Series documents the examination, commitment, and release of mentally ill persons to and from the state's mental institutions. Series contains statements of complaint and commitment recorded by the county clerk or recorder and includes petitions to have an individual committed; physicians certification that an individual is insane; delivery warrants authorizing a county official (usually the sheriff) to take the individual to the state hospital; patient discharges; paroles or transfers; indexes; and correspondence. Information includes patient and family names, date committed, reason, physical description, and a brief family history. This series may also be known as the Insane Record, Mental Illness Record, and Mentally Ill and Feeble Minded Record. By 1968, in most counties, the commitment of the mentally ill or deficient had become the responsibility of the circuit court. Access to these records may be restricted for 75 years by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Mentals [Commitment Case Files], no. 1-7499, 1864-1957 (25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Archives:
Mental Commitment Case Files-in boxes], 1994-2009 (44 cu.ft.);
Mental Commitment Case Files-in cabinet], 2010-present (6.50 cu.ft.);
Index to Circuit Court Miscellaneous [includes insane commitments and some naturalization cases], vol. 2, ca.1864-1977 ( 1 volume);
[Mental Commitment Case Files], 1957-1993 (LaserFiche electronic storage).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
County Court Journal [includes insane cases], vol. 2-8, 1875-1953 (7 volumes);
Mental Index to Circuit Court, 1977-1979 (1 volume);
Mental Register [with index], vol. 7, 1977-1982 (1 volume); vol. 8, 1982-1983 (1 binder);
Name Change Adoption & Mental Daily Orders [includes mental commitment orders], 1957-1980 (21 reels of microfilm);
Register of Actions Circuit Court [includes insane commitments-with index], vol. 5-6, 1957-1977 (2 volumes);
Register of Actions County Court [includes insane commitments-becomes a circuit court register in 1953], vol. 1-4, 1896-1957 (4 volumes).

 

Judgment and Execution Records

1852-1937

Series records official decisions by the court and subsequent instructions to the sheriff to recover costs and awards related to debt, divorce, and other civil cases. The record serves as the official notice of the existence of a lien. Information includes title and case number; names of plaintiff, creditor, defendant, debtor, and attorney; amount of judgment; description of property levied on; writ of execution; disposition of case; decisions on appeals; dates docketed and satisfied; and volume and page numbers where recorded. Records may include judgment dockets, execution dockets, and fee books. Judgment and execution records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Case Files [includes certificates of judgments, attachments, executions, summons, and related court documents], 1856-1899 (.70 cu.ft.);
Old Circuit Court Papers Executions [Miscellaneous], 1869-1888 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
Circuit Court Judgment Docket, vol. 3-6, 1880-ca.1920 (4 volumes);
County Court Judgement Docket, vol. 1, 1899-1937 (1 volume);
District Judgement Court Docket [U.S. District Court-includes circuit court from 1859 to 1868], vol. A, 1852-1868 (1 volume);
Execution Docket, 1868-1874 (1 volume);
Execution Docket, vol. 1-3, 1893-1916 (3 volumes);
Index Judgment Docket, 1897-1935 (1 volume);
Index to Judgments, 1897-1915 (1 volume);
Judgement Docket [Alphabetical], ca.1856-ca.1872 (1 volume);
Judgment Docket Circuit Court, 1867-1880 (1 volume);
Satisfactions, Attorneys, Liens, Judgments & Attachments [title varies], vol. 1-3, 1899-1928 (3 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
[District Court Judgement and Lien Docket], 1852-1868 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Justice Court Case Files

1855-1929

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before the courts of the justices of the peace. Records include grand jury indictments, complaints, judgments by confession, transcripts of judgment entries and dockets, statements of witnesses, arrest warrants, subpoenas, bills for court costs and fees, petitions for appointment of justices of the peace and constables, petitions establishing justice districts, and marriage records. Cases heard include disturbing the peace, illegal liquor sales, assault, larceny, trespassing, fraud, vagrancy, and burglary. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Justice Court Transcripts, ca.1855-ca.1929 (.20 cu.ft.).

 

Justice Court Dockets

1872-1957

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Archives:
DA [District Attorney Criminal Register of Actions-includes extensive justice court information], 1927-1932 (4 volumes);
Eugene Justice Court Register Sheets [and Dockets], vol. 1-48, 1894-1941 (17 reels of microfilm);
[Justice Docket-Junction City], vol. 1-3, 1940-1948 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
Criminal Register of Actions-District Attorney-includes extensive justice court information], 1922-1927 (3 volumes);
Eugene Justice Court Civil Index, 1936-1940, (1 volume);
Goshen J.P. Court [Justice Court], 1892-1921 (1 volume);
Justice Court Eugene Criminal Index, 1936-1943 (1 volume);
[Justice Docket-Cottage Grove District], 1924-1928 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [J.P. Brown], 1872 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Lost Valley, vol. 16, 1886-1895 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Springfield [Precinct-with index], 1905-1913 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Springfield Precinct-with index], 1913-1938 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Small Claims Junction City [with index], 1918-1957 (1 volume);
Lancaster J.P. Docket [Justice Court-Lancaster and Irving Precinct], 1874-1914 (1 volume);
Long Tom J.P. Court [Justice Court], 1888-1917 (1 volume).

 

Land Subdivision Records

1856-[ongoing]

Series documents the subdividing and partitioning of land within the county. Records include survey notes, correspondence, photographs, satisfaction of agreements, maps of subdivided and partitioned land, and contracts and permits. Information includes subdivision names; lot, street, and alley dimensions; and township, range, and section numbers of land to be subdivided or partitioned.

Early Lane County subdivision plats are recorded in the Deed Record (Deeds and Indexes). The "Surveyor's Images & Documents Online" searchable database includes images of plats and notes related to government corners, county road maps, donation land claims, master road files, reestablishment records, road naming files, subdivisions, and vertical control dating from circa 1851 to the present. Partition plats are stored with filed land surveys in the Surveyor's Map Room. Deeds, mortgages, subdivisions, mining claims, military discharges, and other records created since circa 1972 are searchable on public access computers available in the Deeds and Records Research Library.

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
[Partition Plats], 1975-present (ca.6222 plats);
Subdivisions and References-Index-also indexes older plats recorded in deed record], 1856-present (3 binders);
[Subdivision Plats], 1891-present (ca.4175 plats).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Map Room:
Partitions [Case Files], 1975-1976 (8 inches of microfiche); 1975-1995 (4 feet of microfilm jackets);
Planning Actions [Alphabetical Card Index to Misc. Planning Ordinances Records], 1968-1980 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Subdivision Index, ca.1856-present (1 binder);
Subdivision Micro-Fiche [Case Files], n.d. (10 inches of microfiche);
Subdivisions [Case Files], ca.1949-ca.1995 (24 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Records Storage Room 134a:
Ordinance [includes zoning and subdivision ordinances and related planning commission minutes and records], 1950-1974 (13 cu.ft.);
Partitions [Case Files], 1949-present (135 cu.ft.);
[Subdivision Case Files], ca.1949-present (80 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Map Room:
Land Partition Plat [Index], 1990-present (1 binder);
Lane County Subdivision Plats [includes subdivisions recorded in Deed Record], vol. 2-75, 1856-2001 (48 inches of aperture cards);
Lane County Subdivisions Alphabetical [Plats-includes subdivisions recorded in the deed record], 1856-2001 (4 feet of microfilm jackets);
Misc. Land Plat Index [Partition], 1983-1991 (1 binder);
Plat File [Subdivision-title varies], vol. 2-75, no. 37796-42350, 1891-present (ca.8000 plats);
Roll File Index [indexes most Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings, which include roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-present (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Archive Room 72:
[Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings-includes roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-present (ca.2700 maps and drawings);
Plats [Subdivision Plat Index], n.d. (1 binder);
Roll File Index [Rolodex-indexes most Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings, which include roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-n.d. (.25 cu.ft.);
Subdivision Index [Plat], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Office:
Subdivision Vacations [Surveyor's Case Files-includes road vacations], ca.1856-present (10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Historic Ordinance Amendments [includes zoning and land division ordinances-location: 20.122.35; 20.122.40], 1949-1978 (2 cu.ft.);
Index to Plats [Subdivision], 1856-ca.1965 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Public Works Surveyors [Maps and Plats-includes land and road survey, road engineering, subdivision, and related maps and drawings], ca.1873-ca.1990 (91 reels of microfilm);
Surv. [Surveyor's Microfilm Survey Subdivision Plats-title varies], no. 34235-40538, n.d.-2007 (22 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
County Clerk Records [Chesher 2nd Addition Eugene City-subdivision plat-location: c5.s64], 1889 (1 plat);
County Clerk Records [Rees Addition-subdivision plat-location: c5.s64], 1889 (1 plat).

 

Land Title Registers

1903-1972

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 abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in Deeds and Indexes.

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Registered Title [Deeds], no. 1-69238, 1905-1972 (104 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Application to Withdraw Certificates of Title, vol. 21, 1943-1945 (1 volume);
Application to Withdraw [Certificates of Title], vol. 25, 1945-1949 (1 volume); vol. 28, 1949-1951 (1 volume);
Certificate of Title Register, vol. 1-20, 22-24, 26-27, 29, 1903-1971 (26 volumes);
Index Land Registration Docket, 1903-1943 (1 volume);
Index to Present Owners & Plats, n.d. (2 volumes);
Land Index, 1903-1927 (1 volume);
Land Registration Docket, vol. 1, 1903-1943 (1 volume);
Metes and Bounds [Present Owners Register], vol. 1-7, ca.1908-ca.1941 (8 volumes);
[Present Owners-Acreage and Lots], ca.1913-1940 (65 volumes);
Present Owners [Record], vol. 1-9, n.d. (14 volumes);
Reception Record Land Titles [Torrens], vol. 1-6, 1905-1972 (6 volumes);
Registration of Land Title, no. 1-199, 1903-1912 (3 cu.ft.);
Tract Index Lands, vol. 1-8, n.d. (8 volumes);
Tract Index Lots, vol. 1-4, n.d. (4 volumes).

 

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1854-[ongoing]

Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

The Zone and Plan Map Viewer includes comprehensive plan and zoning maps as well as GIS information about roads, political boundaries, tax lots, wetlands, and other subjects. The LaneCountyMaps GIS-based information system related to roads, streets, tax lots, political boundaries, soils, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and other subjects.

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Map Room:
Army Corps Eng. Maps [Corps of Engineers], ca.1983 (5 inches of aperture cards);
Assessor's Maps By TRS [township, range, and section], n.d.-1992 (25 inches of aperture cards);
FIRM Maps FEMA [Flood Insurance Rate Maps-Federal Emergency Management Agency], 1999 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Lane County Planning Reference [Atlas-includes maps], 1957 (1 volume);
Large Scale Topographic Maps, n.d. (6 inches of aperture cards);
Metsker's Atlas of Lane County Oregon, 1941 (1 volume); 1954 (1 volume); 1968 (1 volume); 1973 (1 volume);
Roll File Index [indexes most Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings, which include roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-present (1 volume);
Rural Address Maps, n.d. (1 inch of microfilm jackets);
Small Scale Topographic Maps, n.d. (8 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Archive Room 72:
Floodway Channels Maps, ca.1955-n.d. (ca.100 maps);
Metsker's Atlas of Lane County Oregon, 1941 (1 volume); 1954 (1 volume); 1968 (1 volume); n.d. (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings-includes roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-present (ca.2700 maps and drawings);
Railroad Maps [with index], n.d. (ca.200 maps);
Roll File Index [indexes most Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings, which include roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-n.d. (1 binder);
Roll File Index [Rolodex-indexes most Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings, which include roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-n.d. (.25 cu.ft.);
Rural Addressing Maps By TRS [township, range, and section], n.d. (18 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Map Room:
[Assessor's Maps-reduced to 4 per page], 1977-1978 (5 volumes);
Flood Maps [Flood Insurance Rate Maps], 1999 (ca.175 maps);
Flood Maps [Flood Insurance Rate Maps-Preliminary], 1998 (ca.175 maps);
Lane Co. Flood Hazard Boundary [Maps], 1981-1983 (19 reels of microfilm);
Misc. Flood Insurance Maps [Miscellaneous], 1980-1981 (ca.200 maps); 1985 (ca.150 maps);
Rural Address Maps, n.d. (12 inches of aperture cards);
Soils Maps, n.d. (12 inches of aperture cards);
Wetlands Maps [with index], n.d. (6 binders).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Records Storage Room 134a:
Current FIRMs [Flood Insurance Rate Maps], 1999 (.50 cu.ft.);
Floodway Flood Boundary and Floodway Map [Federal Emergency Management Agency], 1994 (.50 cu.ft.);
Historic FIRMs [Flood Insurance Rate Maps], 1993 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Assessment and Taxation Department, Self Help Information Area:
[Assessor's Plats-with index], n.d.-present (50 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Assessment and Taxation Department, Cartography Office:
[Assessor's Tracing Maps-includes tax lot information], ca.1941-ca.1970 (ca.3500 maps);
Blueprint Township Plats Lane County [includes donation land claim information], ca.1900 (1 volume);
GLO [General Land Office Plats-copies], ca.1856-ca.1970 (1 volume);
[Land Class Maps], ca.1970 (1322 maps);
[Linens and CAD Assessor's Maps-Computer Assisted Design], ca.1955-1999 (3610 maps);
Metsker's Atlas of Lane County Oregon, 1941 (1 volume); 1954 (1 volume); 1968 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes state highways, road survey and engineering, county roads, vicinities, cities, reservoirs, national forests, railroads, canals, etc.], ca.1919-ca.2006 (ca.1500 maps).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
[Assessor's Maps-in hanging files], ca.1982-2000 (ca.2000 maps);
[Original and Revised Wetlands Maps-location: 21.125.1], ca.1995 (1 cu.ft.);
[Rolled Building Plans-includes primarily county-owned buildings such as the courthouse and public service building], ca.1959-ca.2000 (ca.300 drawings).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Public Works Surveyors [Maps and Plats-includes land and road survey, road engineering, subdivision, and related maps and drawings], ca.1873-ca.1990 (91 reels of microfilm);
Surveyors Misc. Reels [Rural Addressing Maps], ca.1977-ca.1981 (5 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Court House Construction and Jail [Plans and Specifications-location: c6.s66], ca.1892-ca.1898 (.10 cu.ft.);
Insurance Maps of Eugene [Sanborn-location: vault], 1925-1949 (1 volume);
Precinct Boundaries Record [with index-location: c7.s78], 1854-1913 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Web Site:
Commissioner District Maps [Lane County-PDF], 2012 (Internet);
Commissioner District Maps [Eugene-Springfield Metro Area-PDF], 2012 (Internet);
Livestock Districts Maps [PDF], ca.1960-present (Internet);
Precinct Maps [Election], 1982-present (Internet);
Tax Maps [Searchable Image Database], n.d.-present (Internet).

Records at Related Web Sites:
Atlas of Lane County [University of Oregon], 1998-1999 (Internet);
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (ormap.net).

 

Marks and Brands Records

1853-1948

Series documents the registration of marks and brands by livestock owners and logging interests in order to clearly establish ownership. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; diagram of animal showing location and style of mark and brand; written description of mark and brand; and filing date. Types of livestock registered include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Log brands are also documented.

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
[Brand Record-with index-location: c2.s25], 1853-1893 (1 volume);
Record of Brands [with index-location: c2.s25], 1893-1948 (1 volume).

 

Marriage Records

1852-1965

Series documents the recording of marriages by the county and includes applications, marriage certificates and licenses, and indexes to marriage records. Information includes the names and residences of bride and groom; justice of the peace, minister, or name of individual officiating; fees charged; date filed; volume and page numbers where recorded; certificate number; date and place of marriage; and signatures of witnesses and county officials. Beginning in 1906, marriages have been officially registered with the state of Oregon. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Marriage records have been inventoried through 1960.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Lane County Marriage Index, vol. 1-4, 1853-1950 (2 reels of microfilm);
Lane County Marriage Records, vol. A, 2-6, 1852-1890 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Marriage Books, vol. A, 2-69, 1852-1961 (47 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Index Books, vol. 1-6, 1853-1960 (3 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Index, vol. 1-7, 1852-1965 (7 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
[Marriage Applications-location: 19.120.8; 19.119.6; 19.119.33; 19.119.5; 19.120.1], 1953-1960 (3.70 cu.ft.);
[Marriage Returns-location: 19.119.35; 6.53.15; 6.523.25; 19.120.5; 19.119.37; 19.120.8], 1913-1953 (5.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Index to Marriage Record [location: c3.s34], vol. 8-9, 13, n.d. (3 volumes);
Marriage Index [location: c3.s34], 1853-1874 (1 volume);
Marriage Record Index [location: c6.s66], 1852-1921 (.50 cu.ft.);
Marriage Record [c2.s29-33], vol. A, 2-6, 1852-1891 (6 volumes).

 

Married Women's Property Registers

1861-1889

Series documents property held by women independently and separately from their husbands. Registration of property usually is in relation to a marriage or divorce settlement. Information includes a description of property (land, livestock, and farm and household goods) to be considered separate and declarations stating that the woman in question is not responsible for her husband's debts.

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Married Women-Registration of Separate Property [location: c6.s68], 1861-1889 (.10 cu.ft.);
Register of Married Woman's Personal Estate [location: c6.s68], 1861-1889 (1 volume).

 

Medical Profession Registration Records

1889-1965

Series documents the registration of individuals in compliance with the requirements of relevant Oregon boards of examiners to practice a medical profession in the state. Professions registered include physicians, surgeons, osteopaths, naturopaths, dentists, nurses, druggists, chiropractors, chiropodists, optometrists, and veterinarians. Records include registers, certificates, and licenses. Information includes name of registrant; name of school; graduation date; names of members of the examining board; licensing and recording dates; and licensing or registration numbers.

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
[Commissioners Journals Index-includes naturalization and medical license entries], 1911-1936 (1 reel of of microfilm);
[Index to Commissioners Journals-includes naturalization and medical license entries], 1911-1936 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Nurses' Certificates [Records-with index], vol. 1, 1911-1953 (1 volume);
Optometry Record [with index], 1910-1965 (1 volume);
Record of Dentists Certificates [with index], vol. 2, 1905-1963 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Optometry Record [with index-location: c2.s21], vol. 1, 1905-1914 (1 volume);
Physicians & Surgeons Record [location: c2.s21], vol. 1, 1889-1909 (1 volume);
Physicians & Surgeons Register [includes dentists, chiropractors, naturopaths, osteopaths, optometrists, masseurs, chiropodists, veterinarians, and homeopaths-location: c3.s40], 1889-1965 (1 volume);
Record of Dentists' Certificates [location: c2.s22], vol. 1, 1900-1908 (1 volume).

 

Military Records

1857-1980

Series lists those eligible for military service and records the discharge dates of those who served in the military. Series includes eligibility, enlistment, discharge registers, or muster rolls, and may include alphabetical indexes. Information includes name of individual serving or eligible for service; enlistment and discharge dates and codes; residences at birth and enlistment; occupations and ages at time of enlistment; branches of service; precinct numbers; service records including commendations; physical condition, education and types of jobs performed while in service; and rank at discharge. Access to military discharge records may be restricted for 75 years by 2009 Oregon Legislative Assembly SB 618.

Beginning in 1966 military discharges were recorded in the deeds and records section Microfilm Reels (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Deeds, mortgages, subdivisions, mining claims, military discharges, and other records created since circa 1972 are searchable on public access computers available in the Deeds and Records Research Library.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Census and Military Enrollment, 1905 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Office:
Military Discharge Reels, ca.1918-1966 (52 reels of microfilm);
Military Discharge Reels [Service Record Cards], 1918-1980 (5 reels of microfilm);
Military Discharge Reels [World War I Service Papers-includes enlistment records and discharge certificates], 1918-ca.1931 (3 reels of microfilm);
Veterans Records [indexes military discharges], ca.1918-1980 (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Supervisor's Office:
[Military List], 1876 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Indexing Dis's [Military Discharge Index Book], 1961-1966 (1 volume);
Military List, 1878 (2 volumes); 1888 (1 volume); 1897 (1 volume); 1900 (1 volume);
Military Roll, 1886 (1 volume); 1887 (1 volume); 1895 (1 volume); 1899 (1 volume);
Oregon Reserve Militia [List], 1899 (1 volume);
U.S. Army Discharge Certificates, ca.1919-ca.1936 (4 volumes);
U.S. Army Discharge, vol. 2-8, 1941-1945 (7 volumes);
U.S. Discharge, vol. 9-52, 1945-1952 (44 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
County Clerk Records [State Militia Rolls-location: c5.s64], 1863-1866 (.10 cu.ft.);
Inhabitants and Military Enrollment [location: c3.s36], vol. 1-2, 1905 (2 volumes);
List of Persons in Lane County [includes liable for military duty-location: c3.s35], 1863 (1 volume);
Military Lists Commencing 1888 [location: c3.s35], 1888-1894 (1 volume);
[Names of Persons Having Receipts for U.S. Muskets-Judge Fisk #27], 1857-1863 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Mining Claim Records

1863-1979

Series documents actions filed with the county related to mineral interest claims. Types of actions include mineral rights and royalty assignments, mineral interest claims, lease releases, interest stipulations, corrections, bills of sale and conveyance assignments, and location notices. Information includes names of involved parties; action types and dates; and volume and page numbers. The series may also include copies of claim location notices giving descriptions and details of individual claims.

Beginning in 1952 mining claims were recorded in the deeds and records section Microfilm Reels (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Most of the indexes listed in the deeds and records research library primarily provide access to deeds and mortgages, but also index mining claims. Deeds, mortgages, subdivisions, mining claims, military discharges, and other records created since circa 1972 are searchable on public access computers available in the Deeds and Records Research Library.

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Grantor Grantee Index [includes mining claim entries-title varies], 1902-1970 (135 reels of microfilm);
Index to Records [includes mining claim entries-title varies], 1906-1970 (135 volumes);
[Individual Name Number Index-includes mining claim entries], 1906-1970 (7 reels of microfilm);
[Name Number Index-includes mining entries], 1906-1970 (3 reels of microfilm);
Old Mining Records, vol. 1-17, 1871-1952 (7 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Office:
Claim Index [Mining], n.d. (.05 cu.ft.);
Mines [Index], n.d.-1970 (.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Supervisor's Office:
[Mining Book], vol. A, 1863-1871 (1 volume);
[Mining Record], vol. A, 1866-1872 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Map Room:
Bohemia Mining Claims [Maps], ca.1971-ca.1979 (.50 inch of aperture cards).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Index Lane County Records [includes deeds, mortgages, and mining record entries], 1904 (1 volume);
Mining Index, 1871-1952 (1 volume);
[Mining Location Notice Record], 1907-1932 (2 volumes);
[Mining Record], vol. 1, 1871-1888 (1 volume);
Record of Certificates Issued to Co-Owners [includes only one entry], vol. 1, 1921 (1 volume);
Record of Lien Claims of Mines [with index], vol. 1-2, 1904-1942 (2 volumes);
Record of Mining Claims [title varies], vol. 2-17, 1888-1952 (16 volumes);
Supplemental Index to Records [serves as alphabetical name index], vol. 1, 1906-1945 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Mining Claims [location c6.s66], 1863-1864, 1885, 1889, 1891-1892, 1896, 1900-1901 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Mortgage Records

1856-1970

Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.

Since 1966 mortgages have been recorded in the deeds and records section Microfilm Reels (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Deeds, mortgages, subdivisions, mining claims, military discharges, and other records created since circa 1972 are searchable on public access computers available in the Deeds and Records Research Library.

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Grantor Grantee Index [includes mortgage entries-title varies], 1902-1970 (135 reels of microfilm);
Index to Records [includes mortgage entries-title varies], 1906-1970 (135 volumes);
[Individual Name Number Index-includes mortgage entries], 1906-1970 (7 reels of microfilm);
Mortgage Reels [Record], 1952-1966 (331 reels of microfilm);
[Name Number Index], 1906-1970 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Supervisor's Office:
Mortgages, vol. A, 1856-1861 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Deeds and Mortgages [Register], 1908 (1 volume);
Index Lane County Records [includes deeds, mortgages, and mining record entries], 1904 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Grantee, 1901-1905 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Grantor, 1901-1905 (1 volume);
Mortgage Index Direct and Indirect, 1856-1901 (2 volumes);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. B-W, 24-255, 1861-1952 (254 volumes);
Record [Mortgage Index], ca.1858-1883 (1 volume);
Supplemental Index to Records [serves as alphabetical name index], vol. 1, 1906-1945 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
[Grantor Grantee Index-indexes deeds, mortgages, water rights, and related records-incomplete], 1945-1970 (5 reels of microfilm);
Mortgage [Records], 1952-1966 (331 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Assessor's Mortgage Record [Alphabetical Register-refers to Mortgage Record vol. S-W, 24-26-location: c5.s62], ca.1898-ca.1907 (1 volume);
Deeds, Mortgages Etc. [Miscellaneous Deed and Mortgage Records-location: c6.s66], 1857-1929, 1943 (.60 cu.ft.);
Mortgage Rec. [Record-copy-location: c8.s94], vol. T, 1899-1901 (1 volume).

 

Naturalization Certificates

1854-1980

Series documents the granting of United States citizenship to petitioners. Records include applications, witness affidavits, court findings granting or denying citizenship, certificates, and indexes. Declarations of intention may also be included. Information includes name, age, and residence of applicant; applicant's dependents; date of filing of declarations of intention and petitions; and volume and page numbers where papers are recorded.

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Naturalization Record [Index-to petitions and certificates], ca.1854-1980 (1 volume);
Naturalization Records [Certificate Stubs-alphabetical], ca.1926-1980 (.25 cu.ft.).

 

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1853-1980

Series documents the process taken by applicants for United States citizenship in declaring their intention to become United States citizens. Information may include applicant's name, age, physical description, place and date of birth, method of immigration, date and port of entry, names and ages of wife and children, and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Declarations of intention may also be attached to naturalization petitions or naturalization certificates.

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Declaration of Intention [Record], vol. 1, 1886-1906 (1 volume);
Declarations of Intention [Record-with index], no. 677-799, 1929-1935 (1 volume);
Record of Declaration of Intention [no. 1-676-with index], vol. I-V, 1906-1929 (5 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Miscellaneous Naturalization Records [Declarations of Intentions-with index-location: 10.89.35], no. 800-1294, 1935-1974 (2 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Naturalization Records [includes declaration and petition information], 1853-1980 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1853-1981

Series documents the application for United States citizenship by aliens. Information includes name, residence, and occupation of applicants; place and date of birth; emigration place, date, and vessel; declaration of intention dates; name, birthplace, and birth date of dependents; and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Accompanying the petitions are witness and petitioner affidavits, oaths of allegiance, court orders admitting or denying citizenship, declarations of intention, depositions, and certificates of arrival.

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Archives:
Index to Circuit Court Miscellaneous [includes insane commitments and some naturalization cases], vol. 2, ca.1864-1977 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
County Court Journal [includes naturalization cases until 1906], vol. 2-8, 1875-1953 (7 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
[Commissioners Journals Index-includes naturalization and medical license entries], 1911-1936 (1 reel of of microfilm);
[Index to Commissioners Journals-includes naturalization and medical license entries], 1911-1936 (1 volume);
Naturalization Petitions [no. 424-2853-with index], vol. 1-24, 1930-1981 (24 volumes);
Naturalization Record [Cards-alphabetical], ca.1889-ca.1971 (1 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Record [Index-to petitions and certificates], ca.1854-1980 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [Naturalization-no. 1 to 50-with index], vol. 1, 1906-1912 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Citizenship Record [with index], vol. 1, 1893-1903 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Naturalization Records [Application and Oath of Allegiance Form-location: 10.89.35], 1954-1956 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Naturalization Records [County Orders Citizenship Petitions Denied and Granted-location: 10.89.35], 1930-1981 (2 volumes);
Miscellaneous Naturalization Records [Naturalization Petitions-location: 10.89.35], vol. 1, 1954-1956 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Naturalization Records [Transfers of Naturalization Petitions], 1953-1980 (1 volume);
Naturalization Record [with index], vol. 2, 1903-1906 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [no. 51-423-with index], vol. II-V, 1912-1930 (4 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Naturalization Records [includes declaration and petition information], 1853-1980 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Precinct Register [Naturalization Index-clerk's verification of voter's citizenship-location: c1.s14], vol. 1-2, 1915 (2 volumes).

 

Pension and Relief Records

1867-1937

Series documents financial assistance approved by the county court for widows, mothers, dependent children, orphans, the elderly, and indigents. Information includes applicant name and address, children's names and birth dates, amount of pension or monthly support payment, and county court order. Because the provision of relief became primarily a state and federal function in the 1930s, records are inventoried through 1939.

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Judge Fisk Files [Lane County Poor Farm Reports-location: c5.s65], 1932 (.05 cu.ft.);
Judge Fisk Files [Old Age Assistance List-location: c5.s65], 1936-1937 (.10 cu.ft.);
Judge Fisk Files [Pauper Records-location: c5.s65], 1867-1872, 1911-1914 (.10 cu.ft.);
Record of Widow's Pensions [with index-location: c2.s26], vol. 1, 1915-1937 (1 volume).

 

Planning Commission Minutes

1950-[ongoing]

Series documents the discussions and activities of the county planning commission as recorded in the minutes and agendas. Topics discussed include the creation, amendment, and appeal of zoning ordinances and county land use laws; county comprehensive plans; and election or appointment of planning commission members.

In 1997 the West Lane Planning Commission merged with the Lane County Planning Commission.

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning TRS Archives Room:
LCPC [Lane County Planning Commission Minutes-includes related records], 1996-2007 (32 binders);
[TRS Files-Property Case Files-includes related planning commission minutes, zone changes, various permits, and other land use actions specific to a property and filed by township, range, and section], ca.1972-present (ca.1100 cu.ft.);
West Lane Planning Commission [Minutes], 1991-1992 (1 binder);
WLPC [West Lane Planning Commission Minutes], 1996-1997 (2 binders).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Office:
LCPC [Lane County Planning Commission Minutes-includes related records], 2008-present (16 binders).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Records Storage Room 134a:
Ordinance [includes zoning and subdivision ordinances and related planning commission minutes and records], 1950-1974 (13 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Web Site:
Lane County Planning Commission Agendas, 2007-present (Internet);
Lane County Planning Commission Minutes, 2011-present (Internet).

 

Prisoner Registers

1902-1942

Series tracks individuals incarcerated in the county jail. Information includes prisoner identification number; date entered; name, address, age, birth date, height and weight, eye and hair color, and nationality of prisoner; arrest date; arresting officer; crime committed; sentence; bail; court; release date; and remarks. Prisoner registers, which may also be referred to as jail lists, have been inventoried through 1965. Access to portions of these records may be restricted for 25 years after termination of custody by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496(3).

For a number of years prior to 1973 the City of Eugene housed prisoners for Lane County.

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Del. Taxes [serves as record of prisoners-location: c5.s62], 1929 (1 volume);
Jail Register City Jail Eugene [includes prisoners arrested in Lane County-location: c8.s86], ca.1930 (1 volume);
Record Criminal Cases [includes prisoner information-location: c8.s87-88], vol. B-C, 1929-1942 (2 volumes);
Register of Prisoners [location: c8.s85], 1902-1929 (2 volumes).

 

Probate Case Files

1852-[ongoing]

Series documents actions taken on probate cases brought before the county, district, or circuit court for settlement. Records include wills, receipts, claims, vouchers, petitions to sell, notices of annual accounting, final estate accounting reports, appraiser's affidavits, bills of sale, inventories, fee bills, appraisals, administrator and appointment certificates, and appraiser oaths. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Lane County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1989.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Probate Case Files, no. 1-6946, 1852-1937 (95 cu.ft.);
Probate Index [indexes case files and journals-incomplete duplicate], 1853-1861 (1 volume); 1868-1874 (1 volume);
Probate Index [indexes case files and journals-photocopy], 1853-1929 (1 volume); 1930-1948 (1 volume);
Search for 1852-1937 Lane County probate case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Archives:
[Circuit Court Case Files-includes closed probate cases-in boxes], 1987-1989 (ca.270 cu.ft.); 1993 (ca.100 cu.ft.); 1995-1998 (ca.450 cu.ft.); 2003 (ca.100 cu.ft.);
[Circuit Court Case Files-includes closed probate cases-in LaserFiche electronic storage only], 1986, 1990-1992 (LaserFiche);
[Circuit Court Case Files-includes closed probate cases], no. 79.00001-85.10961, 1979-1985 (584 reels of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Case Files-includes closed probate cases-on shelves], 1999-present (ca.2200 cu.ft.);
[Circuit Court Name Index-includes probate], 1978-1982 (11 sheets of microfiche);
[Open Probate Case Files], ca.1984-2006 (75 cu.ft.);
Probate [Case Files and Journals Reference Copy Index], 1930-1978 (4 volumes);
Probate Case Files [Closed], no. 6947-24321, 1938-1978 (263 reels of microfilm);
Probate Index [indexes case files and journals-photocopy], 1853-1929 (1 binder).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
Probate Index [indexes case files and journals], 1853-1968 (4 volumes);
Record Probate Index [indexes case files and journals], 1853-1901 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Probate Center:
[Open Probate Case Files], 2007-present (40 cu.ft.).

 

Probate Estate Records

1893-1926

Series documents information recorded about estates probated in the county or circuit courts. Information includes deceased party's name; recording and death dates; residence; name and address of executors, administrators, or trustees; estimated values of real and personal property; inventory and appraisal dates; the estate's value according to the appraisals and to the county court; and the names and relationship of heirs. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases.

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
Probate Accounting and Disbursement Record [with index], vol. 1, 1893-1894 (1 volume);
[Record of Estates], vol. 1, 1903-1918 (1 volume);
Record of Estates, vol. 2, 1918-1926 (1 volume).

 

Probate Registers

1852-1982

Series records the actions taken by the county's probate court. Information includes case numbers, estate or deceased's name, administrator's or executor's name, dates and types of papers filed, and memoranda and court orders listed by dates of appointment of administrator or executor. Series may also be referred to as probate journals, dockets, or records of actions. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. In 1986 circuit courts with probate jurisdiction began recording basic case information on the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN). This network functionally replaced probate dockets and journals previously maintained by the courts. The transition to full use of OJIN by all circuit courts in Oregon took approximately two years. Contact the trial court administrator for access to OJIN. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Lane County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1989.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Probate Administrators and Guardians Account, 1853-1871 (2 volumes);
Probate Court Record, 1853-1867 (1 volume);
Probate Docket, 1867-1871 (1 volume);
Probate Index [indexes case files and journals-incomplete duplicate], 1853-1861 (1 volume); 1868-1874 (1 volume);
Probate Index [indexes case files and journals-photocopy], 1853-1929 (1 volume); 1930-1948 (1 volume);
Probate Journal [with index], vol. 1-2, 1852-1865 (2 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Archives:
Probate [Case Files and Journals Reference Copy Index], 1930-1978 (4 volumes);
Probate Index [indexes case files and journals-photocopy], 1853-1929 (1 volume);
Probate Journals [Daily Orders], 1952-1980 (138 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
Probate Court Docket, vol. 1-7, 1892-1920 (7 volumes); vol. 10-11, 1924-1927 (2 volumes);
Probate Court Record, vol. 12-20, 1927-1945 (9 volumes);
Probate Index [indexes case files and journals], 1853-1968 (4 volumes);
Probate Journal [actually Register of Probate Court-with index], vol. 26, 1962-1981 (1 volume);
Probate Journal [includes delayed birth registrations in volumes 28 to 30-title varies], vol. 3-68, 1865-1952 (66 volumes);
Probate Register Fee Book [with index], vol. 1-2, 1888-1913 (2 volumes);
Probate Register [with index], vol. 3-64, 1913-1982 (62 volumes);
Record Probate Index [indexes case files and journals], 1853-1901 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Supervisor's Office:
Probate Journal [combined in one volume with commissioners journal and district court journal-typescript copy], 1852-1859 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
[Probate Journal], 1852-1859 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Road and Bridge Records

1852-[ongoing]

Series documents the development, construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges. Records include bonds, general road and highway maps, petitions to have roads constructed or altered, notices, complaints, vacation records, and correspondence. Information includes road numbers and names and descriptions of the activity occurring on the road. Information concerning county roads may be available on the Integrated Road Information System (IRIS) at the county road office. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

The "Surveyor's Images & Documents Online" searchable database includes images of plats and notes related to government corners, county road maps, donation land claims, master road files, reestablishment records, road naming files, subdivisions, and vertical control dating from circa 1851 to the present. The Zone and Plan Map Viewer includes comprehensive plan and zoning maps as well as GIS information about roads, political boundaries, tax lots, wetlands, and other subjects. The LaneCountyMaps GIS-based information system related to roads, streets, tax lots, political boundaries, soils, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and other subjects.

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Map Room:
Alpha Road Index [refers to viewers reports, ordinances, plats, and field notes], ca.1854-ca.1980 (2 cu.ft.);
Atlas [Lane County Road Maintenance Atlas], 2005 (1 volume); 2011 (1 volume);
Atlas of Lane County [includes road information], 1990 (1 volume);
Bridge Inspection & Load Rating [Record], 1996 (1 volume);
County Road Index Book [Visual Index], n.d. (1 volume);
County Road Index [photocopy], ca.1910 (1 binder);
County Roads by Index Number [Maps], n.d. (1 volume);
Lane County Bridge Map, 1989 (1 volume);
Lane County Legal Road Numbers [Road Number Legal Number List], ca.1983-ca.1986 (2 binders);
Lane County Road Index, n.d. (1 binder of computer printouts);
Lane County Roads by Legal No. and Maint. No. [Maintenance Number], n.d. (1 binder);
Legal Road Numbers [List], 1990 (1 volume);
Maintenance Road Book [Road Summaries], 2002 (1 volume);
Maintenance Road Numbers [List], 1990 (1 volume);
Master Road Files [includes surveys, petitions, and easements], ca.1852-ca.2000 (18 inches of microfiche);
Road Books, vol. A, 1-9, 1854-1970 (13 reels of microfilm);
Road Index by Numbers [photocopy], n.d. (1 binder);
Roll File Index [indexes most Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings, which include roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-present (1 volume);
Visual Index of Road Dedications, n.d. (6 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Archive Room 72:
Bridge Plans, ca.1920-n.d. (ca.400 drawings);
Master Road File [includes surveys, petitions, and easements], ca.1852-ca.2000 (30 inches of jackets);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings-includes roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-present (ca.2700 maps and drawings);
Road Book, vol. 10-11, 1970-2003 (ca.1200 maps);
[Road Case Files-includes petitions, road survey field notes, viewers reports, resolutions, orders, vacations, and related records-with index], ca.1860-ca.1972 (2 cu.ft.);
Road District Bdys. [Boundary Description Record], 1915-1927 (1 binder);
[Road District Boundary Description Record], 1915-1927 (1 binder);
Road Record, vol. 2-9, 1861-1970 (8 volumes);
[Road Vacation Records-trifolded-in cabinet], ca.1865-ca.1962 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Roll File Index [indexes most Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings, which include roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-n.d. (1 binder);
Roll File Index [Rolodex-indexes most Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings, which include roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-n.d. (.25 cu.ft.);
Vacations [Road-trifolded], ca.1929-ca.1983 (8 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Office:
Deed [Master Road Deed Files], ca.1929-ca.1989 (2.75 cu.ft.);
MRF [Master Road File-documents road establishment, survey, vacation, and related actions], no. 1-2270, ca.1852-present (30 cu.ft.);
Road Index by Names, n.d. (1 volume);
Road Index by Numbers, n.d. (1 volume);
Road Record, vol. A, 1, 1854-1861 (2 volumes);
R/W Acquisitions [Road Right-of-Way], ca.1914-present (2.50 cu.ft.);
Subdivision Vacations [Surveyor's Case Files-includes road vacations], ca.1856-present (10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Assessment and Taxation Department, Cartography Office:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes state highways, road survey and engineering, county roads, vicinities, cities, reservoirs, national forests, railroads, canals, etc.], ca.1919-ca.2006 (ca.1500 maps);
Road Maps [Lane County Public Works], ca.1995-ca.2002 (ca.500 maps).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
County Clerk Records [Miscellaneous Road and Bridge Records-includes interfiled petitions, reports, and rights-of-way-location: c5.s64], ca.1863-ca.1928 (.50 cu.ft.);
Misc. #17 Bridge Contracts [and Specifications-location: c6.s68], 1922-1930 (.50 cu.ft.);
Misc. #18 Bridge Record [includes drawings and photographs-with index-location: c8.s91], ca.1903-ca.1938 (1 volume);
Poll and Road Taxes [Record-District 47-location: c5.s62], 1896 (1 volume);
Road Book and Poll Tax [Record-District 27-location: c5.s62], 1895-1896 (1 volume);
Road Book [and Poll Tax Record-location: c5.s62], 1895-1896 (1 volume);
Supervisors Reports [Road and Bridge Supervisors-title varies-location: c4.s53-55], vol. 1-3, 1905-1917 (3 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Web Site:
Historic Covered Bridges of Lane County [includes maps and photographs], n.d. (Internet);
Lane County Transportation System Plan [includes maps], 2004 (Internet).

 

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1852-[ongoing]

Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records.

The "Surveyor's Images & Documents Online" searchable database includes images of plats and notes related to government corners, county road maps, donation land claims, master road files, reestablishment records, road naming files, subdivisions, and vertical control dating from circa 1851 to the present.

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Map Room:
Alpha Road Index [refers to viewers reports, ordinances, plats, and field notes], ca.1854-ca.1980 (2 cu.ft.);
County Road Index Book [Visual Index], n.d. (1 volume);
Dedicated Roads as of Sept. 1969 [Road Maps], n.d.-1970 (2 volumes);
Federal Aids by Index Number [Road Surveys], ca.1916-ca.1998 (24 inches of aperture cards);
Master Road Files [includes surveys, petitions, and easements], ca.1852-ca.2000 (18 inches of microfiche);
Road Books, vol. A, 1-9, 1854-1970 (13 reels of microfilm);
Roll File Index [indexes most Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings, which include roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-present (1 volume);
[Surveys Filed with Surveyor-includes some road surveys], no. 1-42411, 1873-present (ca.42411 plats);
Visual Index of Road Dedications, n.d. (6 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Archive Room 72:
County Roads by C.R. # [County Roads Record], vol. A, 1-11, 1854-1971 (4 feet of aperture cards);
[County Surveyor's Land and Road Survey Field Books], ca.1854-1984 (ca.1400 volumes);
CS Field Book Index [County Surveyor-serves as card index to land and road surveys and corner restorations], ca.1916-ca.1981 (.10 cu.ft.);
Federal Aids [County Road Survey Maps], ca.1916-present (ca.1200 plats);
Federal Aids Index [indexes county road survey maps], ca.1916-2002 (1 binder);
Field Book Index by Road District [photocopy], ca.1919-ca.1980 (1 binder);
Field Book Indexes [Alphabetical and Township and Range Index Cards-also refers to road survey and corner reestablishment information], ca.1854-ca.1984 (4 cu.ft.);
Field Book Index [Road Survey], n.d. (1 binder);
Lane County Road Plats [Visual Map Index], 1893-ca.1923 (1 volume);
Master Road File [includes surveys, petitions, and easements], ca.1852-ca.2000 (30 inches of jackets);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings-includes roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-present (ca.2700 maps and drawings);
[Road Book Index-Visual Map Index-title varies], ca.1893-n.d. (3 volumes);
Road Book, vol. 10-11, 1970-2003 (ca.1200 maps);
[Road Case Files-includes petitions, road survey field notes, viewers reports, resolutions, orders, vacations, and related records-with index], ca.1860-ca.1972 (2 cu.ft.);
Road Record, vol. 2-9, 1861-1970 (8 volumes);
Roll File Index [indexes most Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings, which include roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-n.d. (1 binder);
Roll File Index [Rolodex-indexes most Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings, which include roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-n.d. (.25 cu.ft.);
Surveys [Filed with Surveyor-includes some road surveys], no. 1-37910, 1873-2003 (32 feet of aperture cards);
Visual Index [indexes filed surveys and some road surveys-on assessor's map base], vol. 1-83, ca.1873-2004 (83 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Office:
MRF [Master Road File-documents road establishment, survey, vacation, and related actions], no. 1-2270, ca.1852-present (30 cu.ft.);
Road Record, vol. A, 1, 1854-1861 (2 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Assessment and Taxation Department, Cartography Office:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes state highways, road survey and engineering, county roads, vicinities, cities, reservoirs, national forests, railroads, canals, etc.], ca.1919-ca.2006 (ca.1500 maps).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
[Miscellaneous Road Records-includes road specifications and descriptions-location: 15.108.20], ca.1925-ca.1946 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Public Works Microfiche [Engineers Fiche Records by Road Number], n.d. (.50 inch of microfiche);
Public Works Surveyors [Maps and Plats-includes land and road survey, road engineering, subdivision, and related maps and drawings], ca.1873-ca.1990 (91 reels of microfilm);
Surveyors Misc. Microfiche [Lane County Road Book], ca.1854-ca.1900 (2 reels of microfilm).

 

School District Records

1875-1966

Series reports the general and financial statistics of each school district located in the county. Information includes school district number and clerk's name; number of individuals within the district between ages four and twenty; number of teachers employed; number of school houses (owned by the district); number of legal voters; number of libraries and books within each; number of private schools; cash on hand at last report; district tax received from county; state schools funds received; general value of school grounds and furnishings; property values; enrollment; number of students enrolled from outlying districts; school census; and board minutes. Series may also contain school attendance and grade reports and data on students and parents. Records may be titled School District Clerk Annual Report, District Clerk's Book of Records, District Clerk Record Book, or Oregon School Register and Record Book, which is the most comprehensive record of school district activities. School district records have been inventoried through 1965. Access to student records may be restricted by state or federal law.

The Lane Education Service District Web site includes PDF images of numerous historic school district and superintendent of schools records such as eighth grade examination records, annual reports, registers of teachers, district reorganization records, district boundary records, school board minutes, school census records, and more.

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Lane County Schools Album [includes photographs of schools, students, and teachers from various Lane County school districts-manuscript 463], ca.1910-ca.1925 (.30 cu.ft.);
School District 4J Records [includes school district budgets and annual reports-manuscript 548], 1949-1960 (.40 cu.ft.);
School District # 6 [District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 6-manuscript 259], 1927-1929 (1 volume);
School District # 46 [District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 46-manuscript 233], 1889-1891 (1 volume); 1893-1896 (1 volume);
School District # 46 [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 46-manuscript 233], 1889-1890 (1 volume); 1898-1900 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane Education Service District Administration Building, Vault:
Census Etc. Certification Microfilm Records [School Census Reports], 1909-1966 (19 reels of microfilm);
Lane Schools [Record-includes size, condition, cost, photographs, and related information for various districts], ca.1937 (1 binder);
[Non-Union High Dist. Minutes-High School District], 1933-1959 (1 volume);
Schoolhouse Information [Record-includes size, condition, cost, photographs, and related information for various districts], ca.1963 (1 binder).

Records at the Lane Education Service District Administration Building, Warehouse Storage:
Clerk's Annual Census Report [Eugene School District No. 4], 1911-1966 (50 volumes);
Clerk's Annual Census Report [Non-Eugene School Districts], 1909-1962 (54 volumes);
District Clerks Annual Report [includes various districts], 1912-1916 (1 volume);
District Clerks' Annual Reports [includes various districts], 1901-1910 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 88], 1908-1911 (1 volume);
High School Record County Board Minutes, 1908-1932 (1 volume);
Monthly Reports of Public Schools [includes various districts], 1909-1910 (1 volume);
[Record of Pupils' Grades-includes various districts], 1923-1933 (1 volume); 1931-1941 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
School Register for Lost Valley School-District No. 46, vol. 3, 1875-1888 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1504 Public School System [White's School Register/Lost Valley School-typescript], 1875, 1878-1885 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Superintendent of Schools Records

1866-1994

Series documents the official and financial affairs of the superintendent of schools concerning teachers, students, and schools located in the county. Records include annual statements on the condition of common (public) schools in the county, school district boundary records, school district accounts, and book purchases. Information includes financial information, school curricula, boundary descriptions, and enrollment and attendance data. Superintendent of schools records have been inventoried through 1965.

The Lane Education Service District Web site includes PDF images of numerous historic school district and superintendent of schools records such as eighth grade examination records, annual reports, registers of teachers, district reorganization records, district boundary records, school board minutes, school census records, and more.

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Lane County District Division [Boundary Record-with index-location: c5.s62], 1866-1890 (1 volume);
Physiology and Geography Grades [Countywide-location: c5.s62], 1916-1917 (1 volume);
Record [School Book Orders-location: c5.s62], 1907-1911 (1 volume);
Superintendent of Schools 8th Grade Examinations [also includes other superintendent records-location: c5.s62], 1901-1904 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane Education Service District Administration Building, Vault:
[Annual Report of Lane County-School Superintendent-includes enrollment and related information], 1929-1951 (1 volume); 1952-1970 (1 volume);
Boundary Board Business Book [School District-includes minutes and legal descriptions], 1955-1994 (1 volume);
Boundary Records [School District Boundary Legal Descriptions], 1940-1968 (1 binder);
Dist. Boundary Board [School District-includes legal descriptions], 1933-1954 (1 volume);
Lane County Committee for the Reorganization of School Districts [Minutes], 1939-1962 (1 volume);
Minutes Bd. of Education [Board-Lane County-includes related records], 1963-1966 (1 volume);
Old Boundaries [School District-includes legal descriptions], 1917-ca.1956 (3 binders);
Old [School District Boundary Legal Descriptions], 1917-ca.1955 (2 binders);
Old School Dists [School District Boundary Legal Descriptions], 1917-1960 (1 binder);
Rural School Board Minute Book, 1947-1963 (1 volume);
School District Boundaries Legal Descriptions, n.d.-1974 (1 binder);
School District Boundaries Old [Record-includes legal descriptions], ca.1917-1965 (1 binder);
School Reorganization Comm. Records [Commission-includes reports, proposals, school directories, and related records], ca.1920-ca.1962 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane Education Service District Administration Building, Vault (Microfilm):
Census Etc. Certification Microfilm Records [Inactive Teachers-Register], 1946-1962 (4 reels of microfilm);
Census Etc. Certification Microfilm Records [Lane County Teacher Records], 1891-1947 (2 reels of microfilm);
Census Etc. Certification Microfilm Records [School Board Minutes-Boundary Record], 1909-1932 (1 reel of microfilm);
Census Etc. Certification Microfilm Records [School Boundaries-Record], vol. 1-2, 1909-1966 (1 reel of microfilm);
Census Etc. Certification Microfilm Records [School Boundary Minutes-Board Record], 1909-1932 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Lane Education Service District Administration Building, Warehouse Storage:
District Boundary Board [Record-includes minutes and legal descriptions], 1909-1932 (1 volume);
Eighth Grade Exams [Record], 1935 (1 binder);
Eighth Grade in Full [Examination Record], 1935 (1 binder);
Record of Eighth Grade Examinations, 1905-1918 (1 volume);
Record of School Districts [Boundary Plat Book-includes legal descriptions], 1889-1911 (1 volume);
Record of Teachers [Register-alphabetical], ca.1891-ca.1932 (1 volume); 1932-1941 (1 volume);
Register of State Certificates & Diplomas [with index], vol. 1, 1905-1912 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers Under Contract [with index], 1904-1920 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers [with index], vol. 2, 1921-1942 (1 volume); 1941-1947 (1 volume);
School District 8th Grade Reports [Examination Record], 1928-1932 (1 binder);
School District Boundaries [Plat Book-includes legal descriptions], vol. 2, 1907-1915 (1 volume);
Superintendent's Record of Annual Reports, 1890-1901 (1 volume).

 

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1851-[ongoing]

Series documents surveys of county land by the county or licensed professional surveyors. Records include log books, field notes, and plats. An index may also be included. Information includes survey dates; who the survey was for; donation land claims; township, range, section, and survey numbers; a history of previous surveys made for the area; descriptions of land, vegetation, and soil; landmarks; metes and bounds of tracts surveyed; and surveyor's names. Plats also include corner restoration marks, scales, dates created and filed, and donation land claim owners.

The "Surveyor's Images & Documents Online" searchable database includes images of plats and notes related to government corners, county road maps, donation land claims, master road files, reestablishment records, road naming files, subdivisions, and vertical control dating from circa 1851 to the present.

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Map Room:
BLM Fiche Cards [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Mineral Surveys Record-with index], 1872-1986 (1 inch of microfiche);
BLM Fiche Cards [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Survey Field Notes], ca.1854-1998 (8 inches of microfiche);
[Former County Surveyor and Private Surveyor Records-includes Bayles, Earl Thompson, Thompson and Hayden, and A. Vaaler], ca.1940-ca.1960 (30 cu.ft.);
Old County Surveys [Notes-includes corner restorations], 1877-1895 (1 volume);
[Surveys Filed with Surveyor-includes some road surveys], no. 1-42411, 1873-present (ca.42411 plats).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Archive Room 72:
Bucket File Old Field Books [Survey], ca.1930-ca.1962 (228 volumes);
County Survey Books, vol. 1-6, 1856-1970 (20 inches of aperture cards);
[County Surveyor's Land and Road Survey Field Books-includes corner restorations], ca.1854-1984 (ca.1400 volumes);
County Surveys [Field Book Copies], no. 1-555, 1856-1889 (2 binders);
CS Field Book Index [County Surveyor-serves as card index to land and road surveys and corner restorations], ca.1916-ca.1981 (.10 cu.ft.);
[F.E. Waggoner-Survey Files], ca.1940-ca.1960 (10 cu.ft.);
Field Book Indexes [Alphabetical and Township and Range Index Cards-also refers to road survey and corner reestablishment information], ca.1854-ca.1984 (4 cu.ft.);
Field Notes [Original General Land Office Survey-includes corner restorations], vol. A-C, ca.1851-ca.1970 (3 volumes);
Filed Private Survey Index [Cards], ca.1873-ca.1979 (3.50 cu.ft.);
Follett [Survey Files], ca.1955-1971 (20 cu.ft.);
Original G.L.O. Corner Books [General Land Office-includes land surveys], vol. A-C, ca.1864-ca.1970 (8 inches of aperture cards);
Public Surveys [General Land Office Survey Notes-includes corner survey information], vol. D-E, 1881-1883 (2 volumes);
[Public Surveys-General Land Office Survey Notes-includes corner survey information], vol. F-I, ca.1857-ca.1932 (4 binders); vol. J-R, 1853-1952 (9 volumes);
Quiner Alpha Index [Survey Records Card Index], ca.1955-ca.1975 (.20 cu.ft.);
Quiner Street and TRS [Survey Records Card Index-Township, Range, and Section], ca.1955-ca.1975 (.20 cu.ft.);
Record of County Surveys [Field Notes-no. 1010-2434-with index], vol. 3-6, 1894-1970 (4 volumes);
[Record of Surveys-Field Notes], no. 556-1009, n.d. (2 volumes);
Survey Files of John Quiner, ca.1950-ca.1975 (20 cu.ft.);
[Survey Number Index], 1873-1980 (2 volumes);
Surveys [Filed with Surveyor-includes some road surveys], no. 1-37910, 1873-2003 (32 feet of aperture cards);
U.S. Government Field Notes [includes corner restorations-title varies], ca.1853-ca.1970 (32 volumes);
Visual Index [indexes filed surveys and some road surveys-on assessor's map base], vol. 1-83, ca.1873-2004 (83 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, County Surveyor's Office:
County Surveyor's Records [includes notes-with index], vol. 1, 1856-1877 (1 volume);
County Survey Record [includes drawings and notes], vol. 2, 1887-1894 (1 volume);
County Survey Record [includes notes-with index], vol. 1, 1856-1889 (1 volume);
County Surveys [includes field notes and drawings], 1903-1911 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
[Inventory of Timber and Timber Lands-Survey], 1961-1964 (6 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Public Works Surveyors [Maps and Plats-includes land and road survey, road engineering, subdivision, and related maps and drawings], ca.1873-ca.1990 (91 reels of microfilm);
Surv. [Surveyor's Microfilm Survey Subdivision Plats-title varies], no. 34235-40538, n.d.-2007 (22 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Timber Cruise Record [location: t.s1], 1923-1924 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Tax Lot Cards

1940-[ongoing]

Tax lot cards, which contain official descriptions of real property, are used to track land ownership and lot size and also may serve as a deed reference. Records include tax lot number; the location of the land in reference to township, range, and section; and a description and record of changes to the property, acreage, and land owner.

The Zone and Plan Map Viewer includes comprehensive plan and zoning maps as well as GIS information about roads, political boundaries, tax lots, wetlands, and other subjects. The LaneCountyMaps GIS-based information system related to roads, streets, tax lots, political boundaries, soils, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and other subjects.

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Vacated Old Surveyor's Office Storage Room:
[Official Record of Descriptions of Real Property-includes old and new sets], ca.1940-2012 (147 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Assessment and Taxation Department Office:
Description Cards [Property], 1980 (4 inches of microfilm jackets); 1983 (5 inches of microfilm jackets); 1985 (14 inches of microfiche and microfilm jackets).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Assessment and Taxation Department, Cartography Office:
[Assessor's Tracing Maps-includes tax lot information], ca.1941-ca.1970 (ca.3500 maps);
Canc. Desc. Cards [Cancelled Property Description Cards-Official Record of Descriptions of Real Property], ca.1940-2012 (30 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Map Room:
Description Cards [Property], 1980 (2 inches of microfiche); 1983 (3 inches of microfiche); 1985 (5 inches of microfiche).

 

Water Rights Records

1902-1970

Series documents the authorization by the state and local governments for the use of public waters. Series includes water rights, licenses, and certificates of water rights issued by the state and filed with the county. Records may include alphabetical indexes to the certificates, transcripts, statements, evidence, and other records specifically related to water rights cases heard by circuit and appellate courts. Information includes names of individuals proving water rights; locations of water rights including the township, range, and section number; descriptions of land under such rights; and limitations of appropriations of rights and use of rights (i.e. length of time, usage). Original water rights certificates are filed with the Oregon Water Resources Department.

From circa 1956 until circa 1980 water rights were recorded in the deeds and records section Microfilm Reels (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). The indexes listed in the deeds and records research library primarily provide access to deeds and mortgages, but also index water rights.

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
Certificates of Water Right [vol. 1 includes index], vol. 1-2, 1914-1956 (2 volumes);
Claims of Water Rights [with index], vol. 1, 1902-1921 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Grantor Grantee Index [indexes deeds, mortgages, water rights, and related records-title varies], 1902-1970 (135 reels of microfilm);
Index to Records [indexes deeds, mortgages, water rights, and related records-title varies], 1906-1970 (135 volumes);
Individual Name Number Index [includes water rights entries], 1906-1970 (7 reels of microfilm);
[Name Number Index-includes water rights entries], 1906-1970 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
[Grantor Grantee Index-indexes deeds, mortgages, water rights, and related records-incomplete], 1945-1970 (5 reels of microfilm).

 

Zoning Records

1949-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and implementation of codes and policies relating to the zoning of county lands and to illustrate and locate the various zoned areas within the county. Records include uniform zone codes and ordinances depicting various zoned lands in the county. Information in codes and ordinances includes definition, code/ordinance numbers, purposes, uses, conditions for use, and changes made to codes/ordinances. Maps include area and/or zone descriptions, dates created, scales, and commissioners' signatures. Areas are typically zoned for residential, industrial, commercial, flood plain, agricultural, timber, public and government, and mineral extraction uses.

The Zone and Plan Map Viewer includes comprehensive plan and zoning maps as well as GIS information about roads, political boundaries, tax lots, wetlands, and other subjects.

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Map Room:
Draft Maps [Zoning], 1984 (ca.400 maps);
Metro Zoning [Maps], ca.1986 (1 volume);
Official Zone Maps, 2008 (ca.100 maps);
Planning Actions [Alphabetical Card Index to Misc. Planning Ordinances Records], 1968-1980 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Proposed Comp. Plan and Zoning [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Maps], ca. 1981 (6 inches of aperture cards);
Zoning Info [Information-Zoning Maps], n.d. (6 inches of aperture cards);
Zoning Maps [Historic-includes 1984 plot maps-flat file], ca.1960-ca.1990 (ca.2000 maps);
[Zoning Maps-in blue bindings], ca.1965-ca.1972 (27 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Records Storage Room 134a:
Ordinance [includes zoning and subdivision ordinances and related planning commission minutes and records], 1950-1974 (13 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning Office:
Plan Amendment/Zone Change Files [Rural Comprehensive Plan], 2006-present (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Planning TRS Archives Room:
RCP Plan Maps [Rural Comprehensive Plan-includes zoning maps], 1985 (22 reels of microfilm);
[TRS Files-Property Case Files-includes related planning commission minutes, zone changes, various permits, and other land use actions specific to a property and filed by township, range, and section], ca.1972-present (ca.1100 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Assessment and Taxation Department Office:
Historic Maps [County Wide Zoning], 1980-1981 (16 sheets of microfiche).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Maps-includes metro and rural plans-on pallets], ca.1972-ca.2008 (ca.18 cu.ft.);
Historic Ordinance Amendments [includes zoning and land division ordinances-location: 20.122.35; 20.122.40], 1949-1978 (2 cu.ft.);
Historic Planning Actions [Land Use Case Files-includes zone changes, conditional uses, variances, and other planning actions-various locations], 1970-1980 (40 cu.ft.);
[Sub-Area Comprehensive Plan Records-includes information about Lane County comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances-sub-areas include Veneta, Lower Coast Fork, etc.-various locations], ca.1975-ca.1985 (ca.14 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Land Management [County Wide Zoning-Records], 1979-1981 (15 sheets of microfiche).

Inventory by Gary Halvorson, Senior Archivist
Last Update: August 7, 2012

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