Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Marion 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 1974 deeds, mortgages, military discharges, mining claims and other records have been included in the clerk's Recordings. The documents are indexed from 1976 to the present on computers available in the clerk's office and the surveyor's office. Digital images of the documents dating from 1983 to the present are available as part of the computer index at the same locations.
Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Clerk's Office, Room 2130, Public Research Room:
[Clerk's Recordings Index], 1976-1996 (1 volume of microfiche);
[Clerk's Recordings], reel no. 1-321, 1974-1983 (321 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Assessor's Office, Room 2233, Map Room Area:
[Clerk's Recordings Reference Books-copies], vol. R1-R819, 1974-1990 (ca.1000 volumes).
Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Assessor's Office, Room 2233, Map Counter Area:
[Clerk's Recordings Reference Books-copies], vol. R820-R1462, 1990-1998 (643 volumes).
Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Abiqua Room:
[Clerk's Recordings], reel no. 1-1690B, 1974-2000 (ca.1700 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Marion County Archives:
[Clerk's Recordings], reel no. 322-3608, 1983-present (ca.3000 reels of microfilm);
Grantor-Grantee Index [Recordings], 1976-2013 (88 reels of microfilm).