Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Multnomah County Records Inventory
Series documents liens placed on real property by the county to satisfy debts. Attachments are ordered by the circuit court and authorize the sheriff to seize or transfer property to satisfy debts such as loans, mortgages, or tax liens. The sheriff will hold the property in trust until the debt is paid or the property is sold. Information includes defendant name, statement of attachment, property description, statement of return when attachment is satisfied, return of execution, dates attachment is issued and returned, court order, and sheriff's signature. Attachment records have been inventoried through 1920.
Beginning in 1855 assignment records were filed in the Miscellaneous Books. For indexes to these records see Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings.
Records at the Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 131, Circuit Court File Room:
[Attachment Record], 1855-1890 (1 reel of microfilm).
Records at the Multnomah Building, Suite 175:
[Miscellaneous Books-includes some "assignments of rights in claims, judgments, leases, and real and personal property"], vol. 1-53, 1855-1921 (9 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Research Library:
Misc. Books [Miscellaneous Record-includes some "assignments of rights in claims, judgments, leases, and real and personal property"], vol. 1-87, 1855-1929 (13 reels of microfilm).