Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Morrow County Records Inventory
Mining Claim Records
Series documents actions filed with the county related to mineral interest claims. Types of actions include mineral rights and royalty assignments, mineral interest claims, lease releases, interest stipulations, corrections, bills of sale and conveyance assignments, and location notices. Information includes names of involved parties; action types and dates; and volume and page numbers. The series may also include copies of claim location notices giving descriptions and details of individual claims.
Since 1976 mining claim have been recorded in the clerk's Recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). A separate mining claims index was maintained until 1984. Most of the records located in the clerk's vault are available as digital images in a searchable database at the clerk's office.
Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Location Notice [Mining-title varies], ca.1891-ca.1927 (.15 cu.ft.);
Record of Mining Claims [with index-also indexes mining claims in Recordings to 1984], vol. A-B, 1888-1976 (2 volumes).
Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).