Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Morrow 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 1967 deeds, mortgages, and military discharges have been recorded in the clerk's Recordings. Since 1976 mining claims, water rights have also been included in the Recordings. The Recordings are indexed on computer in the clerk's office. To index the Recordings before 1984, refer to the applicable individual records (e.g. deeds, mortgages, etc.). Recordings filed since 1983 are imaged and available on a computer in the clerk's office.
Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Book of Records [Recordings], 1981-1993 (29 reels of microfilm);
[Book of Records-Recordings], no. 1-18555, 1967-1980 (16 feet of aperture cards);
[Recordings-microfiche], no. 1-60240, 2000.1-2006.17116, 1967-2006 (4.50 feet of microfiche);
[Recordings-paper], no. 18556-602440, 1981-1999 (253 volumes); no. 2000.1-2008.22545 (150 volumes).