Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Lincoln County Records Inventory
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 1968 mortgages have been recorded in the Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Lincoln County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Index to Mortgages Direct and Indirect, 1969-1986 (14 volumes).
Records at the Lincoln County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Public Research Area:
Old Mortgage Records [Index to Mortgages Direct/Indirect], 1893-1976 (5 reels of microfilm);
Old Mortgage Records [Mortgage Record], vol. 15-146, 1914-1968 (46 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Lincoln County Community Corrections Building, County Archives:
Index to Lincoln County Records [Index to Deeds and Mortgages], 1893-ca.1922 (5 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Direct, 1893-1947 (1 volume);
[Index to Mortgages Direct-security copy], 1897-1972 (2 reels of microfilm);
Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. 1-3, 1948-1969 (3 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, 1893-1947 (1 volume);
[Index to Mortgages Indirect-security copy], 1897-1972 (2 reels of microfilm);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 1-3, 1948-1969 (3 volumes);
Land Contracts [Record-Mortgage], 1920-1941 (1 volume);
[Lincoln County Mortgages-Record-security copy], vol. 15-146, 1914-1968 (46 reels of microfilm);
Mortgage Index Direct [to Benton County], 1870-1893 (1 volume);
Mortgage Index Direct, vol. 1, 1893-ca.1920 (1 volume);
Mortgage Index Indirect [to Benton County], 1870-1893 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record, vol. 1, 5-146, 1893-1968 (143 volumes);
Mortgages [from Benton County-title varies], vol. A-E, 1870-1893 (5 volumes).