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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Deeds and Indexes

1854-[ongoing]

Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quit claim 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.

Since 1975 deeds have been included in the clerk's Recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Recording Office Vault:
Deed Record, vol. 1, 1854-1857 (1 volume);
Deeds and Easements [County], ca.1908-ca.1989 (4.50 cu.ft.);
Direct Index to Deeds [title varies], 1910-1923 (3 volumes);
Direct Index to Deeds, vol. 1-13, 1855-1910 (13 volumes); vol. 16-17, 1924-1934 (2 volumes);
Indirect Index to Deeds [title varies], 1910-1923 (3 volumes);
Indirect Index to Deeds, vol. 1-13, 1855-1910 (13 volumes); vol. 16-17, 1924-1934 (2 volumes).

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Recording Office:
Gas and Oil [Deed Record], vol. 1-8, 1945-1972 (3 reels of microfilm);
Deed Index, Direct & Indirect, 1855-1976 (40 reels of microfilm);
Deeds [Record], vol. 1-788, 1854-1975 (265 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Assessor's Map Room, Room 2233:
[Deed Reference Books-Abstracts], 1941-1949 (ca.140 volumes);
[Deed/Clerk's Recordings Reference Books-copies], 1949-1974 (ca.500 volumes);
[Land Ownership Maps-includes deed references-hand colored], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Surveyor's Public Research Area:
Deed [Record], vol. 1-788, 1854-1975 (188 reels of microfilm);
Direct and Indirect Indexes [Deeds], 1855-1976 (40 reels of microfilm);
[Road Index Cards-references road information in county road books, deed books, road proceedings, etc.-includes some map copies-in gray flat file cabinet], ca.1860-present (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Marion County Archives:
Deed Index [Direct], 1910-1915 (1 volume);
Deed Index Indirect, 1910-1915 (1 volume);
Deed Record [title varies], vol. 2-788, 1857-1974 (787 volumes);
Direct Index [Deeds], 1854-1886 (2 volumes); 1908-1911 (1 volume);
Gas & Oil Deed Supplement [title varies-with index], vol. 1-8, 1945-1972 (8 volumes);
Index Deeds [to vol. 5], 1860-1862 (1 volume); [to vol. 36], 1888-1889 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds Direct, 1935-1976 (13 volumes);
Index to Deeds Indirect, 1935-1976 (13 volumes);
Miscellaneous Deeds [includes deeds and land grant records], ca.1869-ca.1912 (1 cu.ft.).

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