Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Linn County Records Inventory
Mining Claim Records
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 1970, mining claims were recorded as part of the Daily Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Mining Record [title varies-with index], vol. 4-10, 1891-1970 (6 volumes);
Mining Record, vol. 1, 1866-1887 (1 volume); vol. 2, 1875-1887 (1 volume);
Record [Notice of Location-Mining-with index], 1888-1891 (1 volume);
[Record of Mining Claims in the Santiam Mining District], 1863-1865 (1 volume).
Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Hallway:
Record of Conveyances of Mining [Claims], 1872-1882 (1 volume).
Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office:
DLC & Misc. [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Microfiche Survey Records-includes Donation Land Claim, mineral claim, and other information], ca.1853-ca.1998 (6 inches of microfiche).
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).