Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Umatilla County Records Inventory
Clerk and Recorder Official Filings
Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.
Since 1976 deeds, mortgages, mining claims, and military discharges have been recorded in the Book of Records, formerly called the Deed Records Combined. Since 1987 the Book of Records has been imaged and indexed on a computer accessible in the Records Office Research Room. To index records prior to this date, see the individual records (e.g., deeds, mortgages, etc.).
Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
[Book of Records-Deed Records Combined-title varies], 1976-present (556 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Back Room:
To Road Dept [Book of Records-to be sent to security microfilm storage in surveyor's vault at Road Department], 2007-present (39 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Book of Records-Deed Records Combined-Security Rolls-title varies], 1976-2007 (517 reels of microfilm).