Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Umatilla County Records Inventory
Land Title Registers
Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in Deeds and Indexes.
Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Book No. 1 [Township Map Book-shows land ownership-large scale], n.d. (1 volume);
Front [Township Map Book-shows land ownership], n.d. (1 volume);
[Land Ownership Plats-large scale-in gray map cabinet], n.d. (1 volume);
Land Registration Docket [with index], vol. 1, 1902-1910 (1 volume).
Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Assessment Division Cartography Office:
Ownership Record [title varies], 1892-1963 (10 volumes).
Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Assessment and Taxation Department Basement Vault:
Ownership Record [Assessment], vol. 1-4, 1879-1910 (4 volumes).
Records at the Umatilla County Road Department, Engineering Office:
Hartman Abstract Maps [shows land ownership], ca.1938 (ca.80 maps).