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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Sherman County Records Inventory

Mining Claim Records

1860-1998

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 1987 mining claims have been documented in the clerk's recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Miscellaneous Records [includes water rights, mining claims, commissioners' journals, marriages, military discharges, miscellaneous records, and other documents], 1960-1977, 1982-1987 (7 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Deed Record Patents, vol. F, 1897-1904 (1 volume); vol. J, 1903-1938 (1 volume);
Dormant Mineral Interest Record [Index to Deed Record], 1985 (1 binder);
[General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Filed Notes and Plats-includes Donation Land Claim and mineral claim information], ca.1860-ca.1998 (2 inches of microfiche);
Microfiche GLO Field Notes, DLCs, Min. Claims [General Land Office, Donation Land Claim, and Mining Claim Field Notes and Drawings], ca.1860-ca.1998 (ca.100 sheets of microfiche);
[Miscellaneous Records-includes water rights, mining claims, commissioners' journals, marriages, military discharges, miscellaneous records, and other documents], 1960-1977, 1982-1987 (7 reels of microfilm);
Record of Mining Claims [with index], vol. A, 1891-1990 (1 volume).

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).

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