Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Lincoln County Records Inventory
Land Title Registers
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 the Deeds and Indexes series.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Land Register, 1893-1900 (1 volume).
Records at the Lincoln County Courthouse, Assessor's Mapping Office:
[Property Ownership Atlas-large volume], ca.1938-ca.1943 (1 volume).
Records at the Lincoln County Community Justice Building, County Archives:
39 [Registration of Land Title Case Files], 1908-1923 (.35 cu.ft.);
Commissioner's Court [Administrative Case Files-includes land titles and homesteads], 1907-1920 (.50 cu.ft.);
Land Registration Docket, vol. 1, 1905-1911 (1 volume);
Land Registration Index of Registered Owners, vol. 1, 1905-1973 (1 volume);
Ownership Lands and Lots Book, 1920 (1 volume);
Ownership [Lands and Lots Register], 1910-1915 (1 volume);
Ownership Maps, n.d. (1 volume);
[Ownership Record], 1918-1919 (1 volume);
Present Ownership Book [with index], vol. 1, ca.1894 (1 volume);
[Registered Land-Card File], 1910-1934 (.25. cu.ft.);
Register of Titles, vol. 1-4, 1905-1970 (4 volumes);
Registration of Land Torrens System Cancelled Certificates, 1905-1968 (1 cu.ft.);
Registration of Land Torrens System [Records], no. 1-3867, 1910-1973 (3 cu.ft.);
Tract Index-Lands/Lots, ca.1920-ca.1978 (2 volumes);
Tracts in Town Lots [Official Record of Descriptions of Real Properties-Tax Lot], vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Tracts [Assessors Record of Descriptions-Real Property-Tax Lot], vol. I-II, n.d. (2 volumes).
Records at the Lincoln County Public Works Administration Building, Surveyor's Public Research Room:
Land Ownership Maps [Erdmann-also includes corner monumentation notations], 1964-1970 (1 volume);
Ownership & Road Maps [also includes corner monumentation notations], 1985-1993 (1 volume);
Ownership & Road Maps of Lincoln County, 1979 (1 volume);
Road Department County Shop [Ownership & Road Maps of Lincoln County], 1969 (1 volume).
Records at the Lincoln County Public Works Complex, Surveyor's Archives:
Fall and Winter [includes pipeline and land ownership maps], 1902-1927 (1 volume).
Records at the Lincoln County Historical Society:
Landowner Maps, 1905 (1 volume);
[Land Ownership and Assessment Register], 1917 (1 volume).