Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Morrow County Records Inventory
Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.
Since 1967 mortgage have been recorded in the clerk's Recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). A separate mortgage index was maintained until 1984.
Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Deeds and Mortgages], ca.1891-ca.1918 (1.50 cu.ft.);
[Index to Mortgages Direct], vol. 1-2, 1864-1984 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Index to Mortgages Indirect], vol. 1-2, 1864-1984 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mortgage Index Direct [title varies], vol. 1-2, 1864-1984 (2 volumes);
[Mortgage Index-Direct], vol. 1-2, 1864-1984 (16 sheets of microfiche);
Mortgage Index Indirect [title varies], vol. 1-2, 1864-1984 (2 volumes);
[Mortgage Index-Indirect], vol. 1-2, 1864-1984 (16 sheets of microfiche);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. P-Q, 1903-1908 (2 volumes); vol. V-Z, 27-41, 1912-1946 (20 volumes); vol. 51, 1959-1960 (1 volume);
[Mtg.-Mortgages, incomplete with some duplicates], vol. 41-57, 1943-1967 (ca.15 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
[Abstract of Title], 1886-1911 (1 volume);
[Abstract of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing], 1886-1887 (1 volume);
Abstract Unsatisfied Instruments, 1888-1892 (2 volumes);
Direct and Indirect Index Mortgage Morrow Co. from Umatilla Co., 1864-ca.1891 (1 volume);
Direct Index to Mortgages, 1864-1912 (1 volume); 1885-1903 (1 volume);
Indirect Index to Mortgages, 1864-1946 (2 volumes);
Land Sales and Contracts [Record-with index], 1936-1944 (1 volume);
Morrow County Lands Sales and Leases [Record], 1932-1937 (1 volume);
Mortgage Index, 1864-1936 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. A-O, 1864-1903 (15 volumes); vol. 42-50, 1946-1959 (9 volumes); vol. 52-57, 1960-1967 (6 volumes);
Mortgages [and Deeds-Form A], vol. 1, 1864-1893 (1 volume);
Mortgages [Record], vol. A-C, E, 1864-1880, 1882-1890 (4 volumes).
Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Basement Records Storage Room:
Mortgage Record, vol. R-U, 1907-1912 (4 volumes).