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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Multnomah County Records Inventory

Deeds and Indexes

1849-[ongoing]

Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quitclaim 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 1964 deeds have been recorded in the Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Separate deed indexes were maintained until 1973, when combined indexes were created for the Book of Records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Deed Index Direct and Indirect, ca.1855-1878 (2 volumes);
Deeds [Multnomah County area of Washington County-transcribed], vol. 1, 1849-1854 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Multnomah Building, Suite 125:
Assess & Tax Deed Transfers [Record], 1983 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Deed Record-includes deeds from Washington County until 1854], vol. 1-2, A-Z, 27-1176, 1849-1929 (217 reels of microfilm);
[PS Deeds], vol. 1-2212, 1929-1964 (784 reels of microfilm);
Records of County Owned Lands [includes deeds], 1905-1960 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Multnomah Building, Suite 175:
Deed Index [Direct], 1850-1972 (50 reels of microfilm);
Deed Index [Indirect], 1850-1972 (54 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Multnomah Building, Suite 175, Cartography Area:
[Acreage-Deed Transfers-Records], 1911-1961 (37 reels of microfilm);
Deed Transfers [title varies], 1940-1997 (809 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Yeon Building, Multnomah County Archives:
Deed Record [Multnomah County area of Washington County-transcribed], vol. 1, 1849-1854 (1 volume);
Deed Record, vol. A-I, K-M, O-Z, 27-63, 1855-1869, 1869-1871, 1871-1883 (61 volumes);
Direct and Indirect Index to Deeds [surnames beginning with A-H, M-O, S, W-Z], 1849-1894 (7 volumes);
Guide to First Deed Index, 1850-1894 (1 volume);
Index to County Deeds, 1926-1965 (1 volume);
Index to Deed Records, vol. 2, 1931-1961 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds, 1854-1925 (7 volumes);
Indirect Index to Deeds, 1871-1878 (1 volume).

Records at the Yeon Building, West Entrance Basement Records Storage Room:
Acreage [Deed Transfers], 1911-1976 (79 reels of microfilm);
Deeds, vol. 1-2212, 1929-1964 (784 reels of microfilm);
Deed Transfers, 1940-1986 (ca.350 reels of microfilm);
Indirect Deeds [Index], 1940-1972 (29 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Yeon Building, Transportation Central Files Room 222:
[Road Proceedings Files-includes deeds, orders, resolutions, and related records], 1855-present (86 cu.ft.).

Records at the Yeon Building, Room B3:
[Bridge Records-includes board orders, deeds, ordinances, and rights-of-way for Willamette River bridges and ramps], ca.1895-present (60 cu.ft.).

Records at the City of Portland Archives & Records Center:
Former County Road Files [includes road deeds, plans, specifications, reports, and contracts], 1900-2002 (76 cu.ft.).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1275 Abstract of Deeds, 1855-1865 (3 volumes);
Mss. 1275 Washington County Records Pertaining to Multnomah County [includes deeds], 1849-1861 (1 volume);
Mss. Microfilm 1275 Direct and Indirect Deed Indexes, 1850-1903 (9 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Research Library:
Deed Records [Multnomah County area of Washington County-transcribed], vol. 1, 1849-1854 (1 reel of microfilm);
Deed Records, vol. A-Z, 27-1946, 1855-1959 (869 reels of microfilm);
Direct Deed Index, 1850-1972 (50 reels of microfilm);
Indirect Deed Index, 1850-1972 (27 reels of microfilm).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Deeds for Multnomah County Lands Recorded in Washington County [Abstract], ca.1849-ca.1854 (US GenWeb Project).

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