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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

Deeds and Indexes

1854-2002

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.

Deeds have been recorded as part of the Daily Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings) since August 1970.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Quitclaim Deeds, 1931 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Public Area:
Deed Indexes [Direct Index to Deeds], 1854-1966 (7 reels of microfilm);
Deed Indexes [Direct Index to Deeds-indexes deeds in daily recorded instruments beginning in 1970], 1966-1986 (5 reels of microfilm);
Deed Indexes [Indirect Index to Deeds], 1854-1966 (6 reels of microfilm);
Deed Indexes [Indirect Index to Deeds-indexes deeds in daily recorded instruments beginning in 1970], 1966-1986 (5 reels of microfilm);
Index to Deeds Direct [indexes deeds in daily recorded instruments beginning in 1970], vol. 18-26, 1969-1986 (9 volumes);
Index to Deeds Direct, vol. 1-17, 1854-1969 (17 volumes);
Index to Deeds Indirect [indexes deeds in daily recorded instruments beginning in 1970], vol. 18-26, 1969-1986 (9 volumes);
Index to Deeds Indirect, vol. 1-17, 1854-1969 (17 volumes);
Old Deed Books [titled Daily Instruments-actually deeds], vol. 88-351, 1908-1970 (149 reels of microfilm);
Old Deed Books [Record of Deeds], vol. A-Z, 27-87, 1854-1907 (38 reels of microfilm);
Record of Deeds [Photostat], vol. A, 1853-1858 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Hallway:
Deed Record [title varies], vol. E-Z, 27-87, 1863-1907 (83 volumes);
Record of Deeds, vol. A, 1853-1858 (3 volumes); vol. B-C, 1858-1861 (2 volumes); vol. D, 1861-1863 (3 volumes).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Assessment and Taxation Office, Deed Room:
[Deeds-copies], 1972-2002 (481 volumes).

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