Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Lincoln County Records Inventory
Clerk and Recorder Official Filings
Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.
The index for the Book of Records dating back to 1968 and images of Book of Records documents dating back to 2000 are maintained on computers accessible in the clerk's office. Numerous reels of the Book of Records are stored in the clerk's copy room because they contain DD-214 military discharge records with restricted information.
Records at the Lincoln County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Public Research Area:
Book of Records, vol. 1-704, 1968-present (704 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Lincoln County Community Corrections Building, County Archives:
Book of Records [security copy], vol. 1-646, 1968-2007 (ca.646 reels of microfilm).