Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Tillamook 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 1968 Mining Claims have been recorded as part of the Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Since August, 1994 Mining Claims have been indexed as part of the Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Mining Claims [Record-with index], vol. 1, 1880-1881 (1 volume);
Mining Record [with index], vol. 3, 1927-1967 (1 volume);
Record of Mining Claims in Tillamook County [with index], vol. 2, 1885-1927 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Index to Miscellaneous Microfilmed Records [includes mining claims, water rights, and a few delayed birth registrations], vol. 1-2, 1968-1994 (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).


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