Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Malheur County Records Inventory

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings


Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

Since 1969, deeds, mortgages, liens, mining claims, and discharges have been filmed together. The records are also available separately on aperture cards from 1969-1973. Before 1985 separate indexes were maintained. An electronic index for the Clerk's Permanent Microfilm beginning in 1985 and imaged documents beginning in 1996 are available on computers in the clerk's office.

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
[Clerk's Permanent Microfilm], no. 73.143276-95.8520, 1973-1995 (30 inches of microfilm jackets);
Deeds, Mtg., and Misc. [Official Filings], no. 73.143275-83.118447, 1973-1983 (109 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Elections Room B:
[Clerk's Permanent Microfilm], no. 96.1-2011.1296, 1996-present (4 feet of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Microfilm [Deeds, Mtg., and Misc.-Official Filings], 1969-1983 (115 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Malheur County Web Site:
Clerk's Recording Web Query [includes recording information about deeds and other real estate documents], n.d.-present (Internet).


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