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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Malheur County Records Inventory

Deeds and Indexes

1863-1985

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.

From 1969 to 1983 deeds were microfilmed as part of the Deeds, Mtg., and Misc. records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). They were also maintained separately from 1969-1973 on aperture cards. Since 1983 deeds have been part of the Clerk's Permanent Microfilm records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Deeds dating from 1973 to 1977 are imaged and available on computer in the clerk's office.

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Deed Index Direct, 1887-1936 (1 volume);
Deed Index Indirect [Grantee], 1887-1936 (1 volume);
Deed Record [title varies], vol. A-Y, 1-141, 1863-1969 (166 volumes);
Deed Record, vol. A-Y, 1-141, 1863-1969 (22 inches of microfilm jackets);
Deeds, 1969-1973 (59 inches of aperture cards);
Direct Index to Deeds, vol. A, 1863-1895 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds Direct, 1863-1910 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds Grantee, vol. 2-8, 1937-1985 (7 volumes);
Index to Deeds Grantor, vol. 2-8, 1937-1985 (7 volumes);
Index to Deeds Reverse, 1863-1910 (1 volume);
Indirect Index to Deeds, vol. A, 1863-1895 (1 volume).

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Deeds [Record], 1969-1973 (59 inches of aperture cards);
Microfilm Silver [Deed Record-Security], vol. A-Y, 1-141, 1963-1969 (52 reels of microfilm);
Microfilm Silver [Index to Deeds Direct and Reverse], 1863-1910 (1 reel of microfilm).

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