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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

Mortgage Records

1856-1986

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.

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

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Abstract of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing [Mortgage], 1887-1888 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Hallway:
Direct Index Mortgages, vol. 1-2, 1856-1888 (2 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Direct [indexes mortgages in daily recorded instruments beginning in 1970], vol. 11-15, 1969-1978 (5 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. 1-2, ca.1856-1908 (2 volumes); ca.1907-1929 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Indirect [indexes mortgages in daily recorded instruments beginning in 1970], vol. 11-15, 1969-1978 (5 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 1-2, ca.1856-1908 (2 volumes); ca.1907-1929 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Mortgagee, vol. 3-4, 1888-1906 (2 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Mortgagor, vol. 3-4, 1888-1906 (2 volumes);
Indirect Index Mortgages, vol. 1-2, 1856-1888 (2 volumes);
Mortgage Record, vol. 27-90, 1892-1930 (64 volumes).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Public Area:
Index to Mortgages [Direct] 1930-1969 (6 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Direct [indexes mortgages in daily recorded instruments], vol. 16-19, 1978-1986 (3 volumes);
Index to Mortgages [Indirect] 1930-1969 (6 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect [indexes mortgages in daily recorded instruments], vol. 16-19, 1978-1986 (3 volumes);
Old Book Mortgages [Record], vol. B-Z, no. 27-291, 1858-1970 (153 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Linn County Historical Museum:
Abstract of Title, ca.1910-ca.1953 (.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Albany Regional Museum, Reference Room:
Abstract of Title, ca.1910-n.d. (.35 cu.ft.).

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