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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Umatilla County Records Inventory - Scrollable Version

The following information is based on an August 2010 inventory:


Addresses and links to offices and repositories listed in the inventory:
Main Umatilla County Web site: http://www.co.umatilla.or.us/

Alcohol and Drug Program Office: 200 SE Hailey, Pendleton, OR 97801;
Assessment and Taxation Department Offices and Storage Areas: Courthouse, 216 SE 4th St, Pendleton, OR 97801;
Assessment Division Offices: Courthouse, 216 SE 4th St, Pendleton, OR 97801;
Basement Vault: No public access. Contact the trial court or records offices;
Commissioners' Office: Courthouse, 216 SE 4th St, Pendleton, OR 97801;
Commission on Children and Families Office: Courthouse, 216 SE 4th St, Pendleton, OR 97801;
County Fair Office: 425 W Orchard Ave, Hermiston, OR 97838;
Criminal Justice Center, Sheriff's Archives Room: 4700 NW Pioneer Place, Pendleton, OR 97801;
Elections Division Office: Courthouse, 216 SE 4th St, Pendleton, OR 97801;
Lifeways Mental Health Services Office: 331 SE 2nd St, Pendleton, OR 97801;
Oregon Historical Society: 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland 97205;
Oregon State Archives: 800 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97310;
Pendleton School District Administration Office: 1207 SW Frazer Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801;
Planning Department Offices and Storage Room: Courthouse, 216 SE 4th St, Pendleton, OR 97801;
Records Offices and Research Room: Courthouse, 216 SE 4th St, Pendleton, OR 97801;
Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet (at Surveyor's Office): No public access. Contact the records office;
Records Storage Building: No public access. Contact the trial court office;
Road Department Engineering Office and Storage Room: 3920 Westgate, Pendleton, OR 97801;
Surveyor's Office: 3920 Westgate, Pendleton, OR 97801;
Taxation Division Office: Courthouse, 216 SE 4th St, Pendleton, OR 97801;
Trial Court Offices: Courthouse, 216 SE 4th St, Pendleton, OR 97801;
Umatilla County Courthouse (All offices and storage areas): 216 SE 4th St, Pendleton, OR 97801;
Umatilla County Historical Society: 108 SW Frazer Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801;
University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections: 1299 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403.



Note: Titles listed in this inventory are exactly as they appear on the outside of a volume, box, drawer, or other container. If the title is only in brackets [ ], the record has no external identifying information. Text inside the brackets includes either exact title information from the inside of the volume, box, etc. or a functional title.

 

Aerial Photographs

1937-2006

Series provides visual documentation of changes made to county lands through development and by natural and man-made disasters. The photographs are taken at intervals along a series of flight paths to attain coverage of all or part of a county. They generally include flight path or township, range, and section numbers; show natural and man-made features; and are produced in black and white or color prints to varying scales. An index by quadrant may also be included.

The Umatilla County GIS Department has 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, and 2006 aerial photographs for sale.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
[Aerial Photographs-with index], 1977 (ca.950 photographs);
Aerial Photos [with index], 1998 (ca.1000 photographs);
Photo Indexes [Aerial Photograph Flight Line Indexes], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Old Basement Office:
Aerial Photo, 1939 (ca.400 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-in Kodak boxes], 1977 (ca.950 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-U.S. Dept. of Agriculture modified-with index], ca.1977-1980 (ca.200 photographs);
Aerial Photos, 1998 (ca.1000 photographs).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Assessment and Taxation Department Basement Vault:
[Aerial Photographic Negatives], 1961 (1 film canister);
[Aerial Photographs], 1961 (ca.500 photographs);
Aerial Photos [Photographs], 1937, 1939 (ca.750 photographs).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Assessment Division Basement "Round Room":
[Aerial Photographs], 1956 (ca.1000 photographs);
Aerial Photos, 1977 (ca.1000 photographs).

Records at the Umatilla County Road Department, Engineering Office:
[Aerial Photographs], 1949 (ca.30 photographs); ca.1973 (ca.75 photographs); 1977 (ca.50 photographs).

 

Animal Bounty Records

1899-1923

Series documents the payment of county and state bounty money to individuals who presented the scalps and other prescribed body parts of targeted predatory animals. The program was intended to control the threat to livestock. Examples of targeted animals include coyote, cougar, mountain lion, panther, wildcat, bobcat, lynx, and wolf. Records include registers, affidavits, certificates, and statements. Information includes claimant and affiant names; kind of animal; number of scalps; date killed or presented; and number, amount, and date of warrant. The records are also referred to as scalp bounty records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Bounty Record Umatilla County [Animal Scalp], 1909-1923 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Register of Scalp Bounty Claims, vol. 1, 1899-1901 (1 volume);
Register of Scalp Bounty Warrants, vol. 1, 1903-1904 (1 volume).

 

Assessment and Tax Rolls

1862-[ongoing]

Series documents the assessment of real and personal property, the determination of tax liability, and the collection of county taxes. Assessment, tax, and delinquent tax records are variously labeled as rolls, lists, or summaries. Records show property owner; description and value of urban and agricultural land, personal property, and livestock; assessments, equalizations, and taxes due; and notations on payment and delinquency in payment of taxes. Beginning with 1900, counties have only been required to retain permanently those assessment and tax rolls for years ending in "0" and "5."

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Abatement of Taxes [Register], 1901-1903 (1 volume);
Abstract Book [Assessment Roll], 1878 (1 volume);
Assessment Roll, 1871 (1 volume);
Assessment Rolls, 1864-1871 (1 volume); 1873-1875 (5 volumes); 1877-1900 (51 volumes); 1903 (3 volumes); 1905 (2 volumes); 1910 (5 volumes); 1915 (5 volumes); 1920 (5 volumes); 1925 (5 volumes);
Assessment Rolls Abatement of Taxes, 1894 (1 volume);
Assessment Roll Umatilla City [includes other areas], 1862-1863 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax Roll, 1875 (1 volume); 1888-1889 (4 volumes);
Delinquent Tax [Rolls], 1890-1900 (24 volumes); 1903-1906 (1 volume); 1915 (1 volume); 1920 (1 volume);
Index to Tax Rolls, 1902 (1 volume); 1910-1912 (3 volumes); 1916 (1 volume); 1919-1922 (4 volumes);
Misc. [Delinquent Lists for School Districts], 1873-1888 (.15 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Delinquent School Taxes], 1884-1885 (.05 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Delinquent Tax Roll], 1878 (.05 cu.ft.);
Sheriff's Book [Tax Roll], 1877-1878, 1883-1884, 1886 (5 volumes);
Tax Collection Register, 1894 (1 volume);
Tax Roll, 1893 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Assessment and Taxation Department Basement Vault:
Abstracts [Assessment Roll Summaries], 1915-present (2 binders);
[Assessment Roll], 1960-1963 (35 volumes);
Assessment Roll [title varies], 1907, 1908, 1911-1912, 1914, 1916-1917, 1919-1922, 1924, 1926-1932, 1934-1938 (114 volumes);
City and Town Tax Roll, 1939-1960 (133 volumes);
Delinquent Tax Index, vol. 1, 1894-1902 (1 volume);
[Delinquent Tax Roll], 1903-1909 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax Roll, 1908-1916, 1918, 1921-1923, 1925, 1927-1934, 1936-1963 (45 volumes);
Delinquent Tax Roll [Reference Tax Roll], 1981-1982 (2 volumes);
Index [Assessment Roll], vol. A-C, ca.1869-ca.1887 (1 volume);
Index to Assessment Roll [and Tax Roll-title varies], 1919-1934, 1936-1962 (42 volumes);
Index to Tax Records [to vol. 1-5], ca.1892-ca.1899 (1 volume);
Office Roll [Assessor's Tax List, Town Lots/Acreage], 1957-1960 (5 volumes);
Paid Del. Tax Roll Cards [Delinquent], n.d.-1962 (3 cu.ft.);
Real Property Assessment Roll [Continuing Cards-title varies], 1963-1972 (20 cu.ft.);
Record of Delinquent Taxes, vol. 2, 1912-1913 (1 volume);
Tax Ledger, 1890-1894 (2 volumes);
Tax Record, vol. A-C, 1-5, ca.1869-ca.1887, ca.1892-ca.1899 (8 volumes);
[Tax Roll], 1960-1962 (14 volumes);
Tax Roll [Continuing], 1963-1981 (80 cu.ft.);
Tax Roll Index, 1952-1953 (1 volume); 1953-1954 (1 volume); 1954-1955 (1 volume); 1955-1956 (1 volume);
Tax Roll, vol. 1-7, 1962-1963 (7 volumes);
Ten Year Plan [Auxiliary Delinquent Tax Roll], ca.1927-ca.1943 (1 volume);
Umatilla County Tax Roll [Reference Tax Roll], 1981-1984 (5 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Taxation Division Office:
Tax & Assessment Roll [title varies], 1981-2005 (24 volumes of microfiche); 2005-2006 (1 inch of microfiche).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Assessment Division Office:
[Assessment Roll], 1982-2004 (1 binder of microfiche);
[Assessment Roll Summaries], 1962-present (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Assessment Division Basement "Round Room":
Continuing Real Property Assessment Roll, 1973-1981 (36 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
[OPRR Cards-Continuing Real Property Assessment Roll], 1973-1982 (24 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
[List of Sheriff's Assessments-Tax Lists], 1886-1889 (.15 cu.ft.);
Tax List, 1886-1889 (1 volume);
Tax Roll Book, vol. 1-4, 1947-1948 (4 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Delinquent Tax Roll], 1947-1948 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Tax Roll], 1947-1952 (16 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Assessment and Taxation Department Security Microfiche:
A & T Tax Records [includes assessment and tax rolls-title varies], 1989-2005 (4 feet of microfiche).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Back Room:
Delinquent Roll [Tax-film no. 425], 1951-1952 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
Assessment Roll, 1884, 1886-1889, 1891-1892 (10 volumes);
Tax Roll [contains only assessment information], 1883 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Web Site:
Assessment and Taxation Property Lookup [Searchable Database-includes assessed value, real market value, and tax amount], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Assumed Business Names Registers

1913-1965

Series documents the registration of business names with the county clerk or recorder. Information includes assumed business name; description of business; filing date; and business owner, notary public, witness, clerk or recorder, and deputy's name. Series may also include an index arranged alphabetically by business name. Businesses which were registered were typically automotive sales, motorcycle repair, merchandise shops, butchers, and feed stores. Since 1964, assumed business names have been filed with the Secretary of State. Assumed business names have been inventoried through 1964. For more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Business Registry Section.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Assumed Business Names [Record-title varies-with index], vol. 1-3, 1913-1950 (3 volumes); vol. 5-6, 1957-1965 (2 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Assumed Business Names [Original Filings], 1947-1964 (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Assumed Business Names Books-with index], vol. 1-3, 1913-1950 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Assumed Business Names-with index], vol. 4, 1950-1957 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Attachment Records

1866-1956

Series documents liens placed on real property by the county to satisfy debts. Attachments are ordered by the circuit court and authorize the sheriff to seize or transfer property to satisfy debts such as loans, mortgages, or tax liens. The sheriff will hold the property in trust until the debt is paid or the property is sold. Information includes defendant name, statement of attachment, property description, statement of return when attachment is satisfied, return of execution, dates attachment is issued and returned, court order, and sheriff's signature. Attachment records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Attachment Register [with index], 1893-1909 (1 volume);
Certificate of Attachments [with index], vol. A-B, 1866-1904 (2 volumes);
Certificates of Attachments [with index], vol. C, 1904-1956 (1 volume);
Record Attachment Register, 1880-1893 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Criminal Justice Center, Sheriff's Archives Room:
Return Book [Attachments], vol. 1-13, 1896-1921 (13 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Certificates of Attachment-with index], vol. C, 1904-ca.1950 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Birth Records

1890-1926

Series documents the recording of births by the county. Records include certificates, affidavits for correction, registers, delayed entry for births and corrected entries. Information includes registration number; child's name, sex, legitimacy, birth date, and birthplace; name, residence, color, age, birthplace, and occupation of father and mother; number of other children born to mother; signature of physician or midwife; filing date; and registrar's signature. Birth records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register births. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Birth records have been inventoried through 1920. For information concerning more recent records, contact the State Registrar. Also see Delayed Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Birth Records [Certificates], 1913-1914 (.15 cu.ft.); 1919 (.05 cu.ft.);
Birth Register, 1906-1925 (7 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Record of Births and Deaths, 1915-1926 (2 volumes);
Record of Births [includes only 2 entries from 1890-1891], 1890-1891, 1914-1915 (1 volume);
Register of Births City of Pendleton [with index], 1892-1897 (1 volume).

 

Census Records

1865-1885

Series documents the population, property, and agricultural production of the county. Records may include census rolls and abstracts, farm schedules, abstract of assessment and census, enumeration of inhabitants and industrial products, and enumeration of inhabitants and military enrollment. Information includes number of males and females per age category; head of household; name, age, and gender of household members; occupation and relationship of household members to head of household; and description and value of real and personal property. Information may also include nationality, physical description, birthplace, health, and religion of household members and agricultural production statistics.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Abstract of Assessment and Census, 1865 (1 volume);
[Agricultural Products Census, Cayuse Post Office], 1870 (1 volume);
Census Records, 1865, 1875, 1885 (3 volumes);
Search for 1865, 1875, and 1885 Umatilla County state census entries in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
List of Persons [Census Record], 1880 (1 volume).

 

Circuit Court Case Files

1863-1997

Series documents cases heard before the circuit courts and the U.S. district courts. U.S. district courts were administered by the federal government during the territorial period and subsequently replaced by the circuit courts upon statehood in 1859. Case files include exhibits, transcripts, indexes, and legal documents such as indictments, subpoenas, fee bills, articles of agreement, bonds, summons, executions, petitions, and injunctions. The case files document civil and criminal actions such as debt, theft, divorce, land claims, arson, murder, rape, assault and battery, and boundary conflicts. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
CR [Circuit Court Case Files-title varies], ca.1863-ca.1930 (28 cu.ft.);
CV [Circuit Court Civil Case Files], ca.1868-ca.1930 (175 cu.ft.);
Divorces [Circuit Court Case Files], ca.1863-1942 (31 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Miscellaneous Circuit Court Interrogatories and Depositions], ca.1890-1924 (.25 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Miscellaneous Circuit Court Records-includes complaints, decrees, etc.], 1880-1932 (.25 cu.ft.);
Vault Index Circuit Court, n.d. (1 volume);
Vault Index Circuit Court Papers, vol. 1, 1863-ca.1864 (1 volume);
Search for 1863-1942 Umatilla County divorces in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Trial Court Criminal Office:
Vault Index to Criminal Actions, vol. 2, ca.1953-1985 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Trial Court Criminal Office, Public Area, Microfilm Cabinet:
[Court Microfilm Records-includes circuit court civil, criminal and probate case files as well as district court case files-not comprehensive], ca.1863-ca.1997 (ca.600 reels of microfilm);
[Court Microfilm Records Indexes-to circuit court civil and criminal, probate, and district court case files-not comprehensive], ca.1863-ca.1997 (9 binders);
Vault Index to Criminal Actions, vol. 2, ca.1953-1985 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Trial Court Civil Office, Microfilm Cabinet:
[Court Microfilm Records-includes circuit court civil, criminal and probate case files as well as district court case files-not comprehensive], ca.1863-ca.1997 (ca.600 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Circuit Court [Miscellaneous Documents] ca.1902-ca.1975 (1.50 cu.ft.);
[Divorce Record Decree Receipts], 1927-1932 (3 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault, Trial Court Area:
[Court Microfilm Records-includes circuit court civil, criminal and probate case files as well as district court case files-not comprehensive], ca.1863-ca.1997 (ca.600 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Front Room:
[Circuit Court Civil Case Files], ca.1930-ca.1951 (ca.138 cu.ft.);
Criminal [Circuit Court Case Files-title varies], ca.1930-ca.1955 (33 cu.ft.);
CV [Circuit Court Civil Case Files], 1980-1983 (120 cu.ft.);
Defendant's Index, vol. 1, ca.1915-1955 (1 volume);
Divorces [Record Decree Receipts-title varies], 1925-1948 (18 volumes);
Plaintiff's Index, vol. 1, ca.1915-1955 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Back Room:
Index to Dismissals Civil Cases, vol. 2, 1954-1983 (1 volume);
Judgement Rolls [Circuit Court Case Files], 1863-1948 (63 reels of microfilm);
Vault Index to Circuit Court Cases [title varies], ca.1863-1984 (6 volumes).

 

Circuit Court Dockets

1864-1984

Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Criminal Docket, 1886-1894 (1 volume);
Criminal Docket [Circuit Court], 1883-1885 (1 volume);
Equity Docket, 1884-1911 (9 volumes);
Equity Docket Circuit Court [with index], vol. 4-7, 1895-1920 (5 volumes);
Law Docket, 1884-1905 (8 volumes);
Law Docket Circuit Court, 1889-1894 (1 volume); 1904-1919 (2 volumes);
Law Docket Circuit Court [with index], vol. 4, 1904-1911 (1 volume);
Law Docket [with index], vol. 5-6, 1911-1922 (2 volumes);
Trial Docket Circuit Court, 1883-1884 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Circuit Court Motion Docket, 1941-1944 (1 volume);
Court Proceedings [Circuit Court Docket], 1966 (1 volume);
Docket [Circuit Court], 1888-1889 (1 volume);
Equity Docket [Circuit Court], 1889-1895 (1 volume);
Trial Fees [Register-with index], 1890-1915 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault, Trial Court Area:
Record of Trials [Circuit Court], vol. 2-4, 1901-1921 (3 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Front Room:
[Circuit Court Civil Docket], ca.1911-ca.1915 (1 volume);
[Circuit Court Docket], 1917-1933 (3 volumes);
Circuit Court Docket [partial], 1937-1940 (.15 cu.ft.);
Index to Court Dockets [for Equity and Law Books A], 1896-1900 (1 volume);
Record of Trials Dept. 1, vol. 17-18, 1980-1984 (2 volumes);
Record of Trials Dept. 2, vol. 1-7, 1967-1983 (7 volumes);
Record of Trials, vol. 5-16, 1921-1980 (12 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Criminal Justice Center, Sheriff's Archives Room:
Bar Docket [Circuit Court], ca.1894 (1 volume);
[Circuit Court Law Docket], 1887-1889 (1 volume);
Criminal Docket [Circuit Court], 1888 (1 volume);
Law Docket [Circuit Court], 1885-1887 (1 volume);
Records Fee Docket Circuit Court, 1864-1867 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
Circuit Court [Docket], 1884-1888 (1 volume);
Civil Docket Circuit Court, 1883-1884 (1 volume);
Record of Trials Circuit Court, vol. 1, 1890-1894 (1 volume);
Record of Trials [with index], vol. 3, 1897-1901 (1 volume).

 

Circuit Court Journals

1862-1960

Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Journal, vol. B-Z, 1875-1914 (25 volumes); vol. AA, 1914-1916 (1 volume); vol. AB, 1916-1917 (1 volume); vol. 29-37, 1917-1931 (9 volumes);
General Index Defendant, vol. A-C, 1862-1924 (3 volumes);
General Index Plaintiff, vol. A-D, 1862-1945 (4 volumes);
General Index to Criminal Actions, vol. A, 1889-1924 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
[Circuit Court Journals], vol. A-B, 1862-1882 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Basement Vault, County Records Area:
Circuit Court Journals [General Index Books-Plaintiff and Defendant], vol. A-D, 1862-1947 (3 reels of microfilm);
Circuit Court Journals [title varies], vol. L-Z, AA, AB, 29-52, 1894-ca.1946 (21 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Front Room:
Circuit Court Journal, vol. 37-66, 1931-1960 (27 volumes);
General Index Defendant, vol. D-E, 1924-1958 (2 volumes);
General Index Plaintiff, vol. E-F, 1862-1960 (2 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Back Room:
Circuit Court Journal, vol. 53-66, ca.1946-1960 (10 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
[Circuit Court Journal], 1862-1875 (1 volume).

 

Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings

1864-1970

Series documents the recording of a variety of legal documents filed in the clerk's or recorder's office. These documents were not required to be filed with the clerk and often included filings such as birth and marriage certificates of individuals who were born or married outside of the county but wanted the document to be filed in their county of residence. Other documents include wills, obligation bonds, quit claims, deeds, conveyances, mortgage satisfactions, agreements, charters, partnership dissolutions, contracts, powers of attorney, liens, leases, marriage licenses, military discharges, ministerial certificates, medical personnel licenses, birth and death certificates, and affidavits of publication. Information includes dates filed, name of individual filing, type of action, and volume and page number where recorded. Series may also include alphabetical indexes of individuals filing a recording. Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Index to Miscellaneous Record [labeled "now volume 3"], vol. C, 1884-1893 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Record, vol. 1, 1864-1868 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1884-1893 (1 volume); vol. 4, 1893-1910 ( 1 volume);
Miscellaneous Record [with index], vol. 5-11, 1910-1970 (7 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Vault Index to Commissioners Papers, Inquests, Insane & Miscellaneous, vol. 1, 1863-1918 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Miscellaneous Index [Record], 1880-1882 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Miscellaneous Record Book-includes only first part of volume 7], vol. 3-7, 1910-ca.1946 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
Miscellaneous Record [with index], vol. B, 1868-1884 (1 volume).

 

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings

1976-[ongoing]

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).

 

Corner Survey Records

1899-[ongoing]

Series documents the establishment and/or restoration of survey corners or monuments by the county surveyor or registered land surveyors. Records include maps, field survey restoration notes, historical notes, and indexes. Information includes description of corners; existing markers; descriptions of new markers and any changes made to the locations; property owners; township, range, and section numbers; donation land claim information; and date the new markers were set; and surveyor's signatures.

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office:
Benchmarks, ca.1899-present (1 cu.ft.);
GIS [Geographic Information System-Oregon Corner Restoration Form], 1997-present (15 binders);
Horizontal Control Monuments, ca.1920-present (1 cu.ft.);
[Remonumentation Notes], ca.1975-present (13 binders);
[Visual Map of County Corners], ca.1940-present (1 map).

 

Coroner and Inquest Records

1863-1965

Series records the results of the examination of a corpse by the county coroner at the request of the county sheriff. It also documents the proceedings and results of inquests ordered by the district attorney. Reports include date filed; name, age, sex, race, parentage, and birthplace of deceased; date, place, and time of death; names of undertaker and coroner; testimony; and costs. Early reports were narrative accounts detailing the cause of death. After 1900, a standardized form was used for reporting results. Inquest transcripts include coroner and juror names, signatures, and actions; witness names; testimony; and verdict. Coroner and inquest records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Coroner's Reports, 1902-1916 (.90 cu.ft.);
Search for 1902-1916 Umatilla County coroner's reports in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Coroner's Inquests [includes reports], 1865-1965 (3.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Vault Index to Commissioners Papers, Inquests, Insane & Miscellaneous, vol. 1, 1863-1918 (1 volume).

 

County Budgets

1923-[ongoing]

Series documents the annual allotment of funds for county government operations as agreed to by the board of commissioners. Information includes total amount of funds budgeted for each office. Later budgets may include organizational charts and a narrative of each county office function.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
[Budget Allowance & Expenditures-County], 1951-1957 (1 volume);
[Budget Estimate-County], 1923-1932 (1 volume);
[Budget-Umatilla County], 1936-1960 (1.50 cu.ft.); 1995-2001 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Storage Room 13:
Umatilla County Adopted Budget, 2008-present (2 binders).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
[Security Reel Payroll-includes county budgets], 1956-1981 (8 reels of microfilm);
[Umatilla County Budgets], 1980-1996 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office:
Umatilla County Adopted Budget, 2009-present (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Budgets-County], 1956-1981 (8 reels of microfilm).

 

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1863-[ongoing]

Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Petitions [Administrative Records], 1864-1925 (.80 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office:
Index Commissioner's Journal, 1993-2006 (3 volumes); 2006-present (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Back Room:
Board of Commissioners Meetings [Minutes and Related Records-title varies], 2006-present (5 binders).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
[Commissioners Journal], 1978-1982 (3 reels of microfilm); 1986-1994 (2 reels of microfilm);
County Court Journal, 1863-1866 (1 volume);
[County Court Journal], vol. B, 1866-1870 (1 reel of microfilm); vol. U, 1953-1956 (1 reel of microfilm);
County Court Journal, vol. C-Z, 1871-1974 (24 volumes); vol. 1, 1974-1976 (1 volume);
[County Court Judicial and Administrative Journal-includes mostly adoption and juvenile cases with a few naturalization cases], 1900-1922 (1 volume);
Index to Commissioners' Journal, vol. 2, 1977-1989 (1 volume);
Index to Commiss's Journal [County Court Administrative Journal], vol. 1, 1890-1915 (1 volume);
Records [County Court Journal], vol. B, 1866-1870 (1 volume);
Vault Index to Commissioners Papers, Inquests, Insane & Miscellaneous, vol. 1, 1863-1918 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
County Court Docket [includes administrative and judicial actions], vol. 1-9, 1889-1915 (9 volumes);
County Court Docket, vol. 14-15, 1937-1949 (2 volumes);
County Court Journal, vol. A-S, 1863-1949 (10 reels of microfilm);
Record County Court Docket [includes administrative and judicial actions], 1883-1885 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Basement Storage Room 13:
Commissioner's Admin Minutes [Administrative-includes related records], 1981-2007 (9 cu.ft.);
Commissioner's Board Minutes [Mandated-includes related records], 1970-2007 (3.50 cu.ft.);
Umatilla County Commissioners Journals [includes related documents], 1885-present (32.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Commissioners' Office:
Board of Commissioners Meetings [Administrative Minutes], 2008-present (5 cu.ft.);
Board of Commissioners Meetings [Mandated Minutes], 2008-present (3 binders).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Basement Storage Room:
Board of Commissioners Minutes [title varies], 1972-2006 (28 binders);
[Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners Hearings Minutes and Transcripts], 1961-1974 (6 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Criminal Justice Center, Sheriff's Archives Room:
[County Court Docket-includes administrative and judicial actions], 1885-1888 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Commissioners Journal], 1978-1994 (5 reels of microfilm);
[County Court Journal-with index], vol. B, 1866-1868; T-U, 1949-1956 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Back Room:
County Court Journal [with index], vol. V, 1956-1960 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1279 [First Commissioners Journal-transcript], 1863-1866 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1879-[ongoing]

Series documents orders, ordinances, and resolutions passed by the board of county commissioners and the county court regulating and establishing guidelines for specific activities within the county. Information includes activity covered by order, ordinance, or resolution; administrative action number; who introduced; findings of fact; conclusions; recommendations; date heard; and hearings officer name and signature. Activities include noise abatement, nuisances, zoning, animal control, solid waste management, land division regulations, elections, comprehensive plan, and road and bridge use limits.

Since 1866 orders, ordinances, and resolutions have also been included in the County Court Journal and Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office:
Code of Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances], ca.1978-present (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Code of Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances], ca.1978-present (1 volume);
Umatilla County Development Code, 2010 (1 binder);
Umatilla County Zoning Ordinance, 1972-1984 (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Old Basement Office:
Original Development Code [Land], 1983-2003 (1 binder);
Umatilla County Development Ordinance [includes zoning and land division information], 1984-1990 (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Basement Storage Room:
[Umatilla County Development Ordinances], 1984-1985 (.25 cu.ft.);
Zoning Plan Text Amendments [Case Files-includes ordinances], ca.1976-ca.2002 (1.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Misc. Roads [Records-includes petitions, denied roads, resolutions, and related records], ca.1879-ca.1960 (ca.35 cu.ft.);
Planning and Zoning [Records-includes comprehensive plan and zoning map amendments, zoning ordinances, resolutions, petitions, and related documents], 1962-1982 (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Basement Storage Room 13:
Resolutions [Commissioners], 1971-1995 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Web Site:
Planning Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 2000-present (Internet);
Umatilla County Code of Ordinances, ca.1978-present (Internet).

 

County Comprehensive Plans

1962-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and revision of a plan for the use of lands within the county. Series includes plans for transportation, energy, housing, population and economics, public facilities and services, urbanization, natural resources, greenways, recreation, agricultural and forest lands, land capability, resource quality, floodplains, landmarks, historic property, rural community center designation, and natural areas. Each plan includes background information about the subject; supporting documentation such as maps, charts, and diagrams; and a narrative description of each aspect of the plan and how it is to be implemented. Series may also include an overall "comprehensive plan" which contains both historical and current looks at county land practices and defines goals and policies adhered to during the creation and implementation of the plan.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office:
Code of Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances], ca.1978-present (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Code of Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances], ca.1978-present (1 volume);
Umatilla County Comprehensive Plan, 1983-present (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Old Basement Office:
Comp Plan Master [Comprehensive], 1983 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Land Use Index Cards-includes comprehensive plan and zoning permit information], ca.1977-ca.1997 (3 cu.ft.);
Periodic Review [Records-Comprehensive Plan], 1995-1996 (12 binders);
Umatilla County Comprehensive Plan, 1983-1993 (1 binder);
Umatilla County Periodic Review Summary [Comprehensive Plan], 1994-2006 (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Basement Storage Room:
Combined Comp Plan & Zone Map Amendments [Comprehensive Plan Map and Zoning Map Amendment Case Files-includes related land use actions], no. Z1-Z286, ca.1977-2006 (10 cu.ft.);
Comp. Plan Originals & Maps & Zoning [Comprehensive Plan Records], ca.1983 (1 cu.ft.);
Comp/Zone [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Map Amendment Case Files], ca.1968-1977 (5.50 cu.ft.);
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes comprehensive plan and zoning amendments, subdivision records, conditional use records, variance records, and related documents-in brown document pouches], ca.1986-present (20 cu.ft.);
Technical Report [Comprehensive Plan], 1980-1984 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Planning and Zoning [Records-includes comprehensive plan and zoning map amendments, zoning ordinances, resolutions, petitions, and related documents], 1962-1982 (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Web Site:
Planning Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 2000-present (Internet).

 

County Court Case Files

1863-1910

Series documents the actions of the county court in civil and some criminal cases. Records include complaints, judgments, decrees, summonses, warrants, affidavits, writs, and an index. County court cases include spousal support, employment compensation, satisfaction of judgments, and divorce. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; case type; and filing dates of actions and decrees.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Vault Index County Court [Judicial Case File Index], ca.1863-ca.1889 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
Depositions and Report of Referee Contestants Depositions [Watts vs. Warner], 1910 (1 volume);
Transcript of Testimony in County Court [Watts vs. Warner], vol. 2-3, 1910 (2 volumes);
Vault Index County Court Papers & Transcripts Justice Court Civil Action, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume).

 

County Court Judicial Journals

1863-1965

Series documents the actions of the county court in civil and some criminal cases. Records include complaints, judgments, decrees, summonses, warrants, affidavits, writs, and an index. County court cases include spousal support, employment compensation, satisfaction of judgments, and divorce. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; case type; and filing dates of actions and decrees.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
[County Court Judicial and Administrative Journal-includes mostly adoption and juvenile cases with a few naturalization cases], 1900-1922 (1 volume);
[County Court Judicial Journal-includes naturalization-with index], 1863-1890 (1 volume);
[County Judge's Journal], vol. 1-5, 1900-1960 (4 reels of microfilm);
Index to County Judge's Journal Direct and Reverse, vol. 1, 1900-1917 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
County Court Docket [includes administrative and judicial actions], vol. 1-9, 1889-1915 (9 volumes);
County Court Docket [Judicial-with index], vol. 1, 1927-1965 (1 volume);
County Judge's Journal [with index], vol. 2-6, 1921-1961 (5 volumes);
Record County Court Docket [includes administrative and judicial actions], 1883-1885 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Criminal Justice Center, Sheriff's Archives Room:
County Court Docket Civil Cases, 1884-1886 (1 volume);
[County Court Docket-includes administrative and judicial actions], 1885-1888 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Back Room:
County Judge's Journal [with index], vol. 6, 1961 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[County Judge's Journal-with index], vol. 1-6, 1900-1961 (4 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
County Court Docket [with index], 1918-1933 (1 volume).

 

County Fair Records

1950-[ongoing]

Series documents the preparation and organization of the county fair by the county fair board (including any predecessor group) and other county officials. Records include fair board minutes, reports, and annual premium lists and publications. Minutes and reports include information pertaining to county fair employment, budgets, sponsorship, capital improvements to fairgrounds, and event scheduling throughout the year. Annual premium lists and/or publications may include county fair history, names of fair officers, general fair rules and regulations, event schedules, exhibit lists, and photographs.

Records at the Umatilla County Fairgrounds, Fair Office:
Minutes [Fair Board-includes related records-title varies], 1955-1965 (1 binder); 1974-1989 (1 binder); 1992-1998 (1 binder); 1999-2000 (1 binder); 2000-2002 (1 binder); 2002-2004 (1 binder); 2005-2006 (1 binder); 2007-2008 (1 binder); 2009-present (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Fairgrounds, Fair Office Basement:
Fair Guide [Umatilla County-title varies], 1976 (1 volume) 1977 (1 volume); 1978 (1 volume); 1979 (1 volume); 1982 (1 volume); 1983 (1 volume); 1984 (1 volume); 1985 (1 volume); 1987 (1 volume); 1990 (1 volume); 1991 (1 volume); 1992 (1 volume); 1993 (1 volume); 1994 (1 volume); 1997 (1 volume); 1998 (1 volume); 1999 (1 volume); 2000 (1 volume); 2001 (1 volume); 2005 (1 volume); 2006 (1 volume); 2007 (1 volume); 2008 (1 volume); 2009 (1 volume);
Premium Book [Umatilla County Fair-title varies], 1950 (1 volume); 1951 (1 volume); 1952 (1 volume); 1954 (1 volume); 1957 (1 volume); 1958 (1 volume); 1959 (1 volume); 1960 (1 volume); 1961 (1 volume); 1962 (1 volume); 1963 (1 volume); 1964 (1 volume); 1965 (1 volume); 1966 (1 volume); 1967 (1 volume); 1968 (1 volume); 1969 (1 volume); 1970 (1 volume); 1999 (1 volume).

 

County Officials Reports

1867-1950

Series reports the activities of county officials to the county court or board of county commissioners. Series may include reports by the treasurer, surveyor, clerk, roadmaster, assessor, sheriff, school superintendent, and county nurse or doctor. Reports summarize the activities of county officials and their staff as they perform their official duties.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Hospital Reports, 1925-1931 (.25 cu.ft.);
County Nurse Reports, 1925 (.05 cu.ft.);
County Treasurers Statements, 1892-1894 (.10 cu.ft.);
Misc. [County Hospital Infectious Disease Reports], 1906 (.10 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Watermaster's Reports], 1919 (.05 cu.ft.);
Poor Farm Reports, 1908-1924 (.50 cu.ft.);
Road Master's Reports [and Ledger], 1910 (.10 cu.ft.);
Treasurer's Reports, 1917-1926 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
[Annual Report of the Watermaster], 1920-1922 (.05 cu.ft.);
Minute Book Old Age Pension Commission, 1934-1936 (1 volume);
[Report of Judicial Business-includes circuit and county court], 1929 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Reports of Co. Officials-County], 1867-1871 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Statement of County Officer's-includes clerk, treasurer, and sheriff], 1894-1908 (.35 cu.ft.);
Treasurer's Report, 1931-1950 (.30 cu.ft.).

 

Death Records

1892-1929

Series documents the recording of deaths in the county. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes registration number; place and date of death; name, sex, color, birth date and place, age, and marital status of the deceased; names and birthplaces of parents; primary and contributory cause of death; physician, registrar, and informant signatures; filing date; and date and place of burial. Death records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register deaths. County death records have been inventoried through 1920. Access to death records is restricted for 50 years following the date of death by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096. Contact the Oregon State Archives for access to state death certificates that are more than 50 years old. Contact the Oregon Center for Health Statistics for access to more recent death certificates.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Death Records [Certificates], 1913-1914 (.15 cu.ft.);
Death Register, 1907-1929 (7 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Record of Births and Deaths, 1915-1926 (1 volume);
Record of Deaths, 1914-1915 (1 volume);
Register of Deaths City of Pendleton [with index], 1892-1897 (1 volume).

 

Deeds and Indexes

1861-1989

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 1976 deeds have been recorded in the Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Deed Record [title varies], vol. A-Z, 1-355, 1862-1976 (381 volumes);
Index of Deeds, 1864-1880 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds [Direct and Indirect-title varies], vol. 1-44, 1861-1989 (44 volumes);
Supplemental Index to Deeds, 1884-1886 (1 volume); 1892-1900 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Book A of Deeds, 1862-1870 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Deed Index Grantor & Grantee, vol. 1, 1861-1886 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1887-1890 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous [Deeds-trifolded], ca.1873-ca.1969 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Deed Books], vol. A-Z, 27-279, 1862-1965 (149 reels of microfilm);
[Index to Deeds], ca.1864-ca.1976 (3 reels of microfilm);
[Uma. Deed Books-Umatilla County], vol. 280-355, 1965-1976 (92 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
[Miscellaneous Deeds and Mortgages], ca.1888-1914 (.30 cu.ft.).

 

Delayed Birth Records

1870-1985

Series documents birth records generated by a court in response to a petition. Records may include petitions, decrees or orders, affidavits of correction, registers, and certificates. If the information provided with the petition met the requirements of the court, a decree was issued that served as a legal birth document. Most petitions were filed decades after the actual birth. They were filed in the county of residence at the time of petition, not necessarily in the county of birth. Dates listed in brackets document the range of actual birth dates. Date ranges for court actions such as petitions and decrees are also included. Also see Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Delayed Birth Records [Petitions and Decrees-documents births from ca.1870-ca.1930-alphabetical arrangement], no. 1-1656, 1943-1963 (8 cu.ft.);
Register of Birth Certificates [refers to circuit court journal to document births from circa 1870 to circa 1945-with index], vol. 1-2, 1943-1985 (2 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Front Room:
Circuit Court Journal [includes delayed birth registrations], vol. 47-66, 1947-1960 (20 volumes).

 

Election Poll Books

1900-1920

Series documents the registration of voters and the compilation of election results. Records may include the election poll books and/or the election voter register. Information includes elector's name and party affiliation, and in some cases, physical description, occupation, naturalization information, and names of parents and spouse. Election poll books and voter registration records have been inventoried through 1930. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Election Register [Official Register of Electors], 1902 (1 volume); 1904 (1 volume); 1908 (1 volume); 1910 (1 volume); 1912 (1 volume); 1914 (1 volume);
Register of Electors, 1900 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Elections Division Office Back Room:
Official Register of Electors, 1906 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
[Record of Registrations-Voter], 1920 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
Voters' List and Poll Book [Precinct no. 18], 1916 (1 volume).

 

Election Voting Abstracts

1866-1962

Series documents the tabulation and reporting of election results for the county. Records include voting abstracts and the record of election. Information includes election date; precinct name and number; office; precinct and total votes; victory margin; winning candidate; county clerk, board of canvasser, and justice of the peace signatures; ballot number; summation of votes; and election board's decision. Election voting abstracts have been inventoried through 1960. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Abstracts of Votes [includes canvass of votes], 1866-1906 (.80 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Elections Division Office Back Room:
Record of Elections, vol. 1-3, 1908-1962 (3 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
Tally Sheet [Voting-Athena], 1916 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Farm Name Registration Records

1911-1925

Series documents the application for and registration of farm names with the county clerk or recorder. Records may include registers, original applications, or certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; farm name, location, and description; and date and number of application and final application. Series may also include an index arranged either alphabetically by name of owner or by farm name. Farm name records have been inventoried through 1964.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Farm Name Registration [Applications], 1911-1913 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Register of Farm Names, vol. 1, 1911-1925 (1 volume).

 

Federal Land Grant Records

1864-1998

Series records ownership of county lands obtained from the federal government. Series includes records of land grants administered under a variety of federal programs such as donation land claims and homesteads. Donation land claims are the most common type of federal land grant in Oregon that is documented in this inventory project. Donation land claims resulted from an act of the 1850 Congress under which citizens of the United States, or those who filed a declaration of intention prior to December 1, 1850 and had resided upon or cultivated the land for four consecutive years, were granted a specified amount of acreage in the Oregon Territory. Donation land claims were unique in that acreage granted to married couples was divided evenly. Half of the acreage was placed in the husband's name while the other half was placed in the wife's name. Records include plats, indexes, and survey notes. Information includes township, range, and section numbers, names of donation land claim holders and claim numbers, claim dates, acreage, and descriptions of surveys.

Under the Homestead Act of 1862, settlers were given 160 acres of land in the public domain if they built a home on the land, resided there for five years, and cultivated the land. A complete homestead entry file includes such documents as the homestead application, homestead proof, and final certificate authorizing the claimant to obtain a land patent.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Misc. [Land Grant Certificates], 1885-1889 (.05 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Land Pre-Emption & Homestead-Records], 1881-1894 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Deed Record C.C. Patent [Land Claim], vol. 83, 1913-1920 (1 volume);
Deed Record Homesteads, vol. Z, 1889-1900 (1 volume); vol. 64, 1910-1920 (1 volume); vol. 111, 1920-1942 (1 volume);
Deed Record [Land Claim], vol. 108, 1920-1952 (1 volume);
Deed Record Pre-Emption [Land Claim], vol. Y, 1889-1893 (1 volume); vol. 12, 1893-1896 (1 volume); vol. 17, 1896-1905 (1 volume); vol. 46, 1905-1909 (1 volume); vol. 66, 1909-1913 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County, Assessment Division Cartography Office:
[General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management Plats-negative prints], ca.1860-ca.1975 (1 volume);
G.L.O. Plats [General Land Office-includes Bureau of Land Management plats], ca.1860-ca.1987 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office:
[GLO/BLM Field Notes and Drawings-General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management], ca.1864-ca.1998 (8 inches of microfiche);
[GLO Field Notes-General Land Office], ca.1864-ca.1930 (9 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Search Land Patents [includes patent and legal land descriptions and some document images], ca.1864-ca.1957 (BLM GLO Web site).

 

Foreclosure Records

1891-1927

Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Deed Record Sheriff's Deed on Foreclosure of Mortgage, vol. 20, 1895-1903 (1 volume);
Deed Record Sheriff's Deed on Foreclosure [one entry only], vol. 32, 1903 (1 volume);
Deed Record [Sheriff's Deed], vol. 43, 1903-1927 (1 volume);
Deed Record Tax Deed, vol. 22, 1895-1909 (1 volume); vol. 65, 1909-1916 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Assessment and Taxation Department Basement Vault:
Delinquent Certificates, 1908-1925 (2 volumes);
Record of Delinquent Taxes Certificates Issued & Sales, vol. 1, 1910-1911 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Record of Sales for Taxes [with index], no. 1-8, 1891-1900 (8 volumes);
Tax Sale Redemption Collection Register, no. 1, 1902-1924 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
[Certificate of Tax Sale], 1895-1905 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Property Sold for Taxes [Certificate of Tax Sale], 1905 (.20 cu.ft.).

 

Health and Human Services Records

1991-[ongoing]

Series documents the activities of the county health and human services programs operated by the county. Series includes narrative or statistical monthly, quarterly, and annual reports or minutes discussing program goals, objectives, and accomplishments. Program areas include public and mental health; juvenile services; adult and family services; women, infant, and child (WIC) services; alcohol and drug abuse; and developmental disabilities. In 1994 the name of the Children and Youth Services Commission was changed to the Commission on Children and Families.

The state, through a contract with Lifeways, a nonprofit organization, has provided mental health services since 2005 and developmental disabilities services since 2009 to the Umatilla County area. The county continues to provide alcohol and drug treatment services. Umatilla County does not have a separate public health advisory board. Advisory input for the public health program is through community coalitions. Actions are also documented to some extent in the board of county commissioners records and in the commission on children and families minutes.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Commission on Children and Families Office:
CCF Minutes [Commission on Children and Families-includes agendas], 2004-present (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Commission on Children and Families Office, Storage Room:
Minutes/Agendas [Commission on Children and Families-includes Children and Youth Services Records], 1991-2004 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Alcohol and Drug Program Office:
[Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee Minutes-LADPC-includes related records], 2006-2007 (1 binder); 2007-present (1 binder).

Records at the Lifeways Mental Health Services Office:
Advisory Board [Umatilla County Mental Health Advisory Board Minutes-includes developmental disabilities information], 2005-2006 (1 binder); 2008-present (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Web Site:
Commission on Children and Families Meeting Minutes, 2009-present (Internet).

 

Insane Commitment Records

1863-[ongoing]

Series documents the examination, commitment, and release of mentally ill persons to and from the state's mental institutions. Series contains statements of complaint and commitment recorded by the county clerk or recorder and includes petitions to have an individual committed; physicians certification that an individual is insane; delivery warrants authorizing a county official (usually the sheriff) to take the individual to the state hospital; patient discharges; paroles or transfers; indexes; and correspondence. Information includes patient and family names, date committed, reason, physical description, and a brief family history. This series may also be known as the Insane Record, Mental Illness Record, and Mentally Ill and Feeble Minded Record. By 1968, in most counties, the commitment of the mentally ill or deficient had become the responsibility of the circuit court. Access to these records may be restricted for 75 years by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496.

Umatilla County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1987.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Insane Commitments [Case Files], 1863-1929 (6 cu.ft.);
Journal of Insane Commitments, vol. 2, 1895-1901 (1 volume);
Record of Insane Commitments [with index], vol. 3-7, 1901-1945 (5 volumes);
Search for 1863-1929 Umatilla County insane commitments in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Front Room:
Active Account Feeble Minded and Insane [Register-with index], 1952-1984 (1 volume);
Estates [Probate Case Files-includes some insane commitment records], ca.1935-ca.1955 (ca.120 cu.ft.);
Insane/MC [Mental Commitment Case Files-title varies], no. 734-3645, 1946-1975 (23 cu.ft.);
MC [Mental Commitment Case Files]. no. 83.1.1-08.0046, 1983-2008 (28 cu.ft.);
Mental [Commitment Case Files-alphabetical], 1976-1983 (3.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Trial Court Civil Office:
MC [Mental Commitment Case Files], 1992-present (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Vault Index to Commissioners Papers, Inquests, Insane & Miscellaneous, vol. 1, 1863-1918 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
Insane Commitments [Record], vol. 1, 1887-1895 (1 volume).

 

Judgment and Execution Records

1875-1982

Series records official decisions by the court and subsequent instructions to the sheriff to recover costs and awards related to debt, divorce, and other civil cases. The record serves as the official notice of the existence of a lien. Information includes title and case number; names of plaintiff, creditor, defendant, debtor, and attorney; amount of judgment; description of property levied on; writ of execution; disposition of case; decisions on appeals; dates docketed and satisfied; and volume and page numbers where recorded. Records may include judgment dockets, execution dockets, and fee books. Judgment and execution records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Execution Docket [title varies], vol. 2-4, 1892-1898 (3 volumes); vol 6, 1907-1915 (1 volume);
Judgment Docket, vol. D-F, 1889-1900 (3 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Deed Record Sheriff's Deed Execution, vol. 21, 1896-1917 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Attorney's Order Book for Executions, vol. 3, 1910-1929 (1 volume);
Judgment Dockets, vol. B-J, ca.1875-ca.1920 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Criminal Justice Center, Sheriff's Archives Room:
Sheriff's Execution Docket [with index], vol. 1-7, 1888-1924 (7 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Front Room:
Attorney's Order Book for Executions, 1892-1909 (1 volume);
Attorney's Order Book [for Executions], vol. 1, 1885-1894 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Back Room:
Execution Docket, vol. 2-7, 1892-1923 (4 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
Execution Docket Umatilla County, 1887-1982 (1 volume).

 

Justice Court Case Files

1908-1940

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before the courts of the justices of the peace. Records include grand jury indictments, complaints, judgments by confession, transcripts of judgment entries and dockets, statements of witnesses, arrest warrants, subpoenas, bills for court costs and fees, petitions for appointment of justices of the peace and constables, petitions establishing justice districts, and marriage records. Cases heard include disturbing the peace, illegal liquor sales, assault, larceny, trespassing, fraud, vagrancy, and burglary. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Misc. [Justice Court Case Files-Freewater District], 1915, 1925 (.05 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Justice Court Case Files-Pendleton District], 1909-1920 (.05 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Justice Court Case Files-Stanfield District], 1913-1914 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Justice Court [Miscellaneous Documents], 1908-1937 (.10 cu.ft.);
Justice Court Transcripts-trifolded], 1909 (.10 cu.ft.);
Old Delinquent Files and Miscellaneous Papers [Justice Court Case Files], 1909-1940 (1.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Criminal Justice Center, Sheriff's Archives Room:
Letters [Justice Court Commitment After Conviction Records], ca.1923-1939 (.30 cu.ft.).

 

Justice Court Dockets

1882-1947

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Civil Docket [East Pendleton District], 1899-1906 (1 volume);
Criminal Docket East Pendleton District, 1899-1903 (1 volume);
Criminal Docket Pendleton District, 1906-1913 (2 volumes);
Justice Court Criminal Docket [North Pendleton Precinct], 1887-1889 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [Pendleton District-with index], 1902-1905 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Civil [South Pendleton District-with index], 1897-1900 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Civil Docket Pendleton District [with index], 1916-1918 (1 volume); 1921-1923 (1 volume);
Fee Book Circuit Court [Justice Court Docket East Pendleton District-with index], vol. 1, 1894-1895 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket Civil, vol. 6, 1937-1941 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Stanfield], 1933-1942 (2 volumes);
Ledger Justice Court [East Pendleton Precinct Docket], 1890-1894 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Front Room:
Criminal Docket Pendleton District, 1913-1920, 1925-1927 (4 volumes);
Criminal Docket Pendleton District [with index], 1920-1924, 1930-1932 (5 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Criminal Justice Center, Sheriff's Archives Room:
Justice Docket [District No. 34-with index], 1940-1942 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
Civil Docket Pendleton District [Justice Court-with index], 1906-1912 (1 volume); 1912-1916 (1 volume); 1918-1921 (1 volume); 1923-1924 (1 volume); 1930-1937 (1 volume);
Criminal Docket [Justice Court-Pendleton District], 1887-1890 (1 volume);
[Justice Court Criminal Docket-Pendleton District], 1882-1887 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket Criminal [with index], 1938-1946 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Criminal [Pendleton District-with index], vol. 2, 1903-1906 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Hermiston District-with index], 1917-1924 (1 volume); 1924-1929 (1 volume); 1933-1938 (1 volume); 1940-1941 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Small Claims [Pendleton District-with index], 1916-ca.1925 (1 volume);
Small Claims Docket [Pendleton District Justice Court-with index], 1928-1947 (1 volume);
Vault Index County Court Papers & Transcripts Justice Court Civil Action, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume).

 

Land Subdivision Records

1863-[ongoing]

Series documents the subdividing and partitioning of land within the county. Records include survey notes, correspondence, photographs, satisfaction of agreements, maps of subdivided and partitioned land, and contracts and permits. Information includes subdivision names; lot, street, and alley dimensions; and township, range, and section numbers of land to be subdivided or partitioned.

Umatilla County town plats dating to 1863 were recorded in the Deed Record (Deeds and Indexes).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Back Room:
Index to Partition Plats [loose pages], 1990-present (.05 cu.ft.);
Index to Town Plats, vol. 1, 1863-2004 (1 volume);
Partition Plat Originals, 1990-present (ca.835 plats);
Partition Plat [Working Copies], 1990-present (ca.835 plats);
Plat Cabinet [Subdivision Plats], vol. 1-14, 1883-present (ca.930 plats);
Town Plats Partition Plats and Street Index, ca.1863-present (1 binder);
Town Plats [Working Copies], vol. 1-14, 1883-present (ca.930 plats);
Umatilla County Town Plat Index, 1863-present (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Office, Closet:
Land Divisions [Register], ca.1974-present (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Land Partitions [Case Files], ca.1976-present (42 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Basement Storage Room:
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes comprehensive plan and zoning amendments, subdivision records, conditional use records, variance records, and related documents-in brown document pouches], ca.1986-present (20 cu.ft.);
Old L. Division Requests That Were Denied [Land Division Records], ca.1979-ca.1987 (.75 cu.ft.);
Old Subs [Subdivision Case Files], ca.1972-2006 (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Old Basement Office:
Umatilla County Development Ordinance [includes zoning and land division information], 1984-1990 (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Assessment Division Cartography Office:
Plats [Partition], 1990-2006 (16 volumes);
[Subdivision Plats-incomplete set-alphabetical], ca.1883-present (ca.18 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Plat Book-Town], vol. 1-6 ca.1883-ca.1945 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Umatilla County Plat Books-Town], vol. 1-8, ca.1883-ca.1956 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Land Title Registers

1879-1963

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).

 

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1880-[ongoing]

Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

The Umatilla County GIS Department has school district, fire district, vector control district, ambulance district, and other maps for sale.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Fire Insurance Map of Milton Oregon, 1893 (.10 cu.ft.);
Plats Towns-Hermiston, Weston, Pendleton, 1890-1913 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
[Maps of Umatilla County-by township and range], ca.1885 (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Umatilla County Oregon, 1932 (1 volume);
Standard Atlas of Umatilla County Oregon, 1914 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Back Room:
[Livestock District-Map-rolled], ca.2000 (1 map);
Misc. Maps [Miscellaneous City Maps-rolled-with index], ca.1886-1922 (11 maps);
Misc. Maps [Miscellaneous-includes irrigation, railroad right of way, water right, highway, and courthouse-in flat file drawer], ca.1880-1968 (ca.1 cu.ft.);
[Old Schoolhouses-Location Map-rolled], n.d. (1 map).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
[County Courthouse Studies and Plans], 1973-1980 (.40 cu.ft.);
Metsker's Atlas of Umatilla County Oregon, 1932 (1 volume);
Standard Atlas of Umatilla County Oregon, 1914 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Metsker's Atlas of Umatilla County, Oregon, 1932 (1 volume);
USGS Maps County [United States Geologic Survey Topographic Maps], 1962-1993 (ca.75 maps);
Wetlands Maps & Soils Maps, ca.1991 (ca.200 maps).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Old Basement Office:
FEMA Flood Maps [Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Maps-with index], 1987-1988 (1 cu.ft.);
FIRM Maps [Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Maps], 1999 (.20 cu.ft.);
Flood Ins. Maps [Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Maps], 1987-1991 (.35 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Planning Department Maps-includes city, vicinity, cemetery, habitat, flood plain, topographic, roads, and highways], ca.1925-ca.1991 (ca.300 maps).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Assessment Division Office:
[Assessor's Plats], n.d.-present (16 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Assessment and Taxation Department Basement Vault:
[Assessment Plat Book], ca.1967-ca.1972 (1 volume); 1980 (2 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Assessment Division Basement "Round Room":
[Soil Classification Maps], n.d. (1.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County, Assessment Division Cartography Office:
Flood Insurance Rate Maps [Federal Emergency Management Agency], 1987 (.20 cu.ft.);
Metsker's Atlas of Umatilla County Oregon, 1932 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes code, forest boundary, school districts, roads, irrigation distribution, fires districts, railroad], ca.1938-ca.1976 (ca.200 maps);
N.P.R. [Northern Pacific Railroad Maps], ca.1888-ca.1950 (1 volume);
N.P.R.R. Plats [Northern Pacific Railroad], ca.1888-ca.1950 (1 volume);
Old Maps [Replaced Assessor's Maps], n.d. (2 map drawers);
Soil Sepia [Classification Maps], 1959-present (ca.500 maps);
Topographic Quadrangle Maps [United States Geologic Survey], 1962-1987 (ca.75 maps);
Tracings [Current Assessment Plats-in drawers], 1962-present (16 volumes);
Walla Walla Valley Ry Co. [Railway Maps], ca.1906-ca.1935 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Elections Division Office Back Room:
[Election Precinct Maps-rolled], n.d.-present (ca.40 maps).

Records at the Umatilla County Road Department, Engineering Office:
Hartman Abstract Maps [shows land ownership], ca.1938 (ca.80 maps);
Metsker's Atlas of Umatilla County, Oregon, 1932 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes state highways, county roads, and railroads], ca.1896-present (ca.200 maps);
Standard Atlas of Umatilla County Oregon, 1914 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office:
Assessors Plats [includes survey notations], n.d.-present (6 volumes);
Standard Atlas of Umatilla County Oregon, 1914 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
Standard Atlas of Umatilla County Oregon, 1914 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Web Site:
Flood Insurance Rate Maps [Federal Emergency Management Agency-scroll down], 1984-1999 (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Marks and Brands Records

1867-1949

Series documents the registration of marks and brands by livestock owners and logging interests in order to clearly establish ownership. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; diagram of animal showing location and style of mark and brand; written description of mark and brand; and filing date. Types of livestock registered include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Log brands are also documented.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Horse Brands Umatilla County [Index-with mark symbols], ca.1885 (1 volume);
Marks & Brands Records [with index], vol. A, 1867-1888 (1 volume); vol. B, 1888-1893 (1 volume);
[Sheep Record-Marks and Brands-also includes horse, cattle, hogs, and mules], 1889-1892 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Marks and Brands [Certificates], 1940-1949 (1 volume);
Marks & Brands [Certificates-trifolded], 1904-1912 (.35 cu.ft.);
Record of Marks and Brands [with index], vol. 3, 1914-1915 (1 volume).

 

Marriage Records

1862-1962

Series documents the recording of marriages by the county and includes applications, marriage certificates and licenses, and indexes to marriage records. Information includes the names and residences of bride and groom; justice of the peace, minister, or name of individual officiating; fees charged; date filed; volume and page numbers where recorded; certificate number; date and place of marriage; and signatures of witnesses and county officials. Beginning in 1906 marriages have been officially registered with the state of Oregon. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Marriage records have been inventoried through 1960.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Marriage Records [includes returns of marriage from ca.1920 to 1960-some include affidavits and medical certificates], no. 1862.0001-1960.0278, 1862-1960 (68 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Marriage Record Book [with index], 1864-1869 (1 volume);
Marriage Record Books, vol. A, C-V, 1862-1864, 1869-1949 (10 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Record [with index], vol. D-Z, 27-28, 1881-1962 (28 volumes);
Marriages [Index-Blue Mountain Genealogical Society-printed], 1862-1894 (1 volume);
Record [Marriage-with index], 1869-1880 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Back Room:
Marriage Record, vol. W-X, 1949-1954 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
Marriage Records [with index], vol. X-Z, 27, 1951-1959 (3 reels of microfilm).

 

Married Women's Property Registers

1871-1881

Series documents property held by women independently and separately from their husbands. Registration of property usually is in relation to a marriage or divorce settlement. Information includes a description of property (land, livestock, and farm and household goods) to be considered separate and declarations stating that the woman in question is not responsible for her husband's debts.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Women's Separate Property Records, 1871-1881 (.05 cu.ft.);
Search for 1871-1881 Umatilla County married women's property register entries in Oregon Historical Records Index.

 

Medical Profession Registration Records

1887-1978

Series documents the registration of individuals in compliance with the requirements of relevant Oregon boards of examiners to practice a medical profession in the state. Professions registered include physicians, surgeons, osteopaths, naturopaths, dentists, nurses, druggists, chiropractors, chiropodists, optometrists, and veterinarians. Records include registers, certificates, and licenses. Information includes name of registrant; name of school; graduation date; names of members of the examining board; licensing and recording dates; and licensing or registration numbers.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Medical Licenses Etc., 1893-1904 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Physicians & Surgeons Record [also includes dentist, naturopath, and veterinarian entries-includes additional trifolded documents], vol. 1, 1889-1948 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Chiropodist Register and Naturopathic Register Massage [with index], vol. 1, 1925-1978 (1 volume);
Chiropractic Register [with index], 1915-1970 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous [Copy of Medical License], 1938-1958 (.05 cu.ft.);
Optometry Record [with index], vol. 1, 1905-1968 (1 volume);
Physicians and Dentists Register, 1887-1895 (1 volume);
Record of Dentists' Certificates [with index], vol. 1, 1903-1976 (1 volume);
Record of Physicians and Surgeons [with index], vol. 2, 1943-1969 (1 volume);
Registered Nurses [Record-alphabetical], vol. 1, ca.1916-1954 (1 volume);
Registered Nurses [Record-with index], vol. 2, ca.1955-1975 (1 volume);
Register of Affidavits Pharmacists, 1915-1917 (1 volume);
Register of Licenses to Sell Opium, Morphine..., 1887-1904 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
Chiropodist Register and Naturopathic Register Massage [with index], vol. 1, 1925-ca.1950 (1 reel of microfilm);
Registered Nurses [Record-alphabetical], vol. 1, ca.1916-ca.1950 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Military Records

1889-1980

Series lists those eligible for military service and records the discharge dates of those who served in the military. Series includes eligibility, enlistment, discharge registers, or muster rolls, and may include alphabetical indexes. Information includes name of individual serving or eligible for service; enlistment and discharge dates and codes; residences at birth and enlistment; occupations and ages at time of enlistment; branches of service; precinct numbers; service records including commendations; physical condition, education and types of jobs performed while in service; and rank at discharge. Access to military discharge records may be restricted for 75 years by 2009 Oregon Legislative Assembly SB 618.

Before 1942 military discharges were recorded in the clerk's Miscellaneous Record (Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings). Since 1976 military discharges have been recorded in the Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Since 1987 military discharges have been indexed by computer.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Military Service Roster, 1918 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Military Record [List of Eligible Citizens], 1889-1902 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Back Room:
To Road Dept [Military Books-Discharge-to be sent to security microfilm storage in surveyor's vault at Road Department], 1930-1980 (6 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Basement Storage Room 13:
Index to Military Discharges, vol. A, ca.1910-1971 (1 volume);
Military Discharge Record [title varies-with index-vol. 13 indexes military discharges until 1992], vol. 1-13, 1942-1976 (13 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Book Designated as Military Records-Military Service Eligibility List], 1889-1902 (1 reel of microfilm);
Master Index for Military Discharges, ca.1910-ca.1950 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Military Discharge], vol. 1-13, 1942-1976 (10 reels of microfilm).

 

Mining Claim Records

1863-1976

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 1976 mining claims have been recorded in the Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Mining Claims, 1863-1880 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Mining Record [serves as index], vol. 4, n.d. (1 volume);
Mining Record [with index], vol. 4-5, 1946-1976 (2 volumes);
Record of Mining and Water Claims, vol. A, 1866-1896 (1 volume);
Record of Mining Claims and Water Rights, vol. 2, 1892-1934 (1 volume);
Record of Notices of Suspension of Assessment Work on Mining Claims, vol. 1, 1936-1946 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Mining Claims-Record], vol. 3, ca.1934-ca.1946 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Record of Mining and Water Claims], vol. A, 1866-1896 (1 reel of microfilm).

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).

 

Mortgage Records

1863-1989

Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.

Since 1976 mortgages have been recorded in the Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. S-W, 1975-1989 (5 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Direct Index to Mortgages, vol. M-R, 1949-1975 (6 volumes);
General Index to Mortgages [title varies], vol. A-L, 1863-1948 (12 volumes);
Index of Mortgages, 1864-1885 (1 volume);
Indirect Index to Mortgages, vol. M-W, 1949-1989 (11 volumes);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. A-Z, 1-276, 1863-1976 (302 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Abstract of Mortgages, 1869-1887 (1 volume);
Abstract of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing, 1876-1889 (1 volume);
Abstract of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing Index [Index to Mortgagee], 1887 (1 volume);
Index Mortgagor, 1888 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgagor Abstract of Unsatisfied Instruments, 1887 (1 volume);
Mortgagee [Index], 1889 (1 volume);
[Mortgagor Index], n.d. (3 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Index to Mortgages], vol. A-L, 1863-1948 (3 reels of microfilm);
[Mortgage Book], vol. A-Z, 1-204, 1863-ca.1964 (111 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
[Miscellaneous Deeds and Mortgages], ca.1888-1914 (.30 cu.ft.).

 

Naturalization Certificates

1863-1974

Series documents the granting of United States citizenship to petitioners. Records include applications, witness affidavits, court findings granting or denying citizenship, certificates, and indexes. Declarations of intention may also be included. Information includes name, age, and residence of applicant; applicant's dependents; date of filing of declarations of intention and petitions; and volume and page numbers where papers are recorded.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Naturalization Records [includes certificates of arrival, declarations of intention, petitions, and certificates], ca.1863-ca.1974 (5.50 cu.ft.).

 

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1863-1974

Series documents the process taken by applicants for United States citizenship in declaring their intention to become United States citizens. Information may include applicant's name, age, physical description, place and date of birth, method of immigration, date and port of entry, names and ages of wife and children, and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Declarations of intention may also be attached to naturalization petitions or naturalization certificates.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Book A Declaration of Intentions [includes a small number of civil judgment cases-with index], 1864-1885 (1 volume);
Naturalization Records [includes certificates of arrival, declarations of intention, petitions, and certificates], ca.1863-ca.1974 (5.50 cu.ft.);
Record of Declaration of Intentions [no. 1-674-with index], vol. 1A, A-B, 1906-1929 (3 volumes);
Record of Declarations [with index], vol. 1, 1885-1906 (1 volume).

 

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1863-1974

Series documents the application for United States citizenship by aliens. Information includes name, residence, and occupation of applicants; place and date of birth; emigration place, date, and vessel; declaration of intention dates; name, birthplaces, and birth date of dependents; and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Accompanying the petitions are witness and petitioner affidavits, oaths of allegiance, court orders admitting or denying citizenship, declarations of intention, depositions, and certificates of arrival.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Naturalizations [mostly depositions], 1914 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
[County Court Judicial and Administrative Journal-includes mostly adoption and juvenile cases with a few naturalization cases], 1900-1922 (1 volume);
[County Court Judicial Journal-includes naturalization-with index], 1863-1890 (1 volume);
Index to Naturalization Record, 1903-1906 (1 volume);
Naturalization Records [includes certificates of arrival, declarations of intention, petitions, and certificates], ca.1863-ca.1974 (5.50 cu.ft.);
Petition and Record [no. 1 to 381-with index], vol. 1B, 2A, 3-5, 1913-1921 (5 volumes);
Record of Naturalization, vol. 2, 1903-1906 (1 volume).

 

Pension and Relief Records

1878-1942

Series documents financial assistance approved by the county court for widows, mothers, dependent children, orphans, the elderly, and indigents. Information includes applicant name and address, children's names and birth dates, amount of pension or monthly support payment, and county court order. Because the provision of relief became primarily a state and federal function in the 1930s, records are inventoried through 1939.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Hospital Poor Farm Account Book, 1897-1900 (1 volume);
Misc. [Indigent Soldiers-Application for Relief], 1901-1906 (.10 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Old Soldiers Home-Application for Admission], 1898 (.05 cu.ft.);
Poor Farm Reports, 1908-1924 (.50 cu.ft.);
Relief Applications Pauper Hospital Applications, 1891-1907 (.30 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Minute Book Old Age Pension Commission, 1934-1936 (1 volume);
Old Age Pensioners Accounts [with index], 1934-1936 (1 volume);
Pauper Record [with index], vol. 1, 1900-1942 (1 volume);
Poor Care Operation Bills [includes poor relief, indigent soldier claims, etc.], ca.1900-ca.1939 (.35 cu.ft.);
Poor Care [Records-includes trifolded applications for relief, admittance to county hospital, etc.], ca.1878-ca.1916 (.35 cu.ft.);
Transferred Old Age Pensioners Accounts [with index], 1934 (1 volume);
Widow's Pension Accounts, vol. 1, 1914-1937 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Front Room:
Certificate of Old Age Pension, 1933-1935 (.35 cu.ft.).

 

Planning Commission Minutes

1957-[ongoing]

Series documents the discussions and activities of the county planning commission as recorded in the minutes and agendas. Topics discussed include the creation, amendment, and appeal of zoning ordinances and county land use laws; county comprehensive plans; and election or appointment of planning commission members.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Planning Commission Minutes, 2007-present (3 binders).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Basement Storage Room:
Minutes UCPC [Planning Commission Minutes], 1972-1973 (.20 cu.ft.);
[Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners Hearings Minutes and Transcripts], 1961-1974 (6 volumes);
[Planning Commission Minutes-in yellow binder], 1957-1972 (1 binder);
Planning Commission Minutes [title varies], 1975-2006 (31 binders).

 

Prisoner Registers

1885-1970

Series tracks individuals incarcerated in the county jail. Information includes prisoner identification number; date entered; name, address, age, birth date, height and weight, eye and hair color, and nationality of prisoner; arrest date; arresting officer; crime committed; sentence; bail; court; release date; and remarks. Prisoner registers, which may also be referred to as jail lists, have been inventoried through 1965. Access to portions of these records may be restricted for 25 years after termination of custody by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496(3).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
[Jail Register], 1892-1908 (1 volume);
Jail Register [with index], 1928-1970 (3 volumes);
[Register of Prisoners-with index], 1902-1927 (1 volume);
Register of Prisoners [with index], vol. 1, 1885-1895 (1 volume).

 

Probate Case Files

1863-[ongoing]

Series documents actions taken on probate cases brought before the county, district, or circuit court for settlement. Records include wills, receipts, claims, vouchers, petitions to sell, notices of annual accounting, final estate accounting reports, appraiser's affidavits, bills of sale, inventories, fee bills, appraisals, administrator and appointment certificates, and appraiser oaths. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Umatilla County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1987.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Probate Case Files [title varies], 1864-ca.1935 (59.35 cu.ft.);
Search for 1864-1922 Umatilla County probate case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Trial Court Civil Office:
PR [Open Probate Case Files], ca.1963-present (30 cu.ft.);
Vault Index to Probate Papers, vol. 4, ca.1863-1986 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Trial Court Civil Office, Microfilm Cabinet:
[Court Microfilm Records-includes circuit court civil, criminal and probate case files as well as district court case files-not comprehensive], ca.1863-ca.1997 (ca.600 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Trial Court Criminal Office:
[Court Microfilm Records-includes circuit court civil, criminal and probate case files as well as district court case files-not comprehensive], ca.1863-ca.1997 (ca.600 reels of microfilm);
[Court Microfilm Records Indexes-to circuit court civil and criminal, probate, and district court case files-not comprehensive], ca.1863-ca.1997 (9 binders).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault, Trial Court Area:
[Court Microfilm Records-includes circuit court civil, criminal and probate case files as well as district court case files-not comprehensive], ca.1863-ca.1997 (ca.600 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Back Room:
[Probate Case Files-includes closed cases], no. 85.0010-03.0214, 1985-2003 (100 cu.ft.);
[Probate Case Files-includes miscellaneous cases], ca.1967-ca.2003 (5 cu.ft.);
Vault Index to Probate Papers, vol. 3, ca.1863-1963 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Front Room:
Estates [Probate Case Files-includes some insane commitment records], ca.1935-ca.1955 (ca.120 cu.ft.);
Vault Index to Probate Papers, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
Vault Index to Probate Papers, ca.1915-1940 (1 volume).

 

Probate Estate Records

1890-1941

Series documents information recorded about estates probated in the county or circuit courts. Information includes deceased party's name; recording and death dates; residence; name and address of executors, administrators, or trustees; estimated values of real and personal property; inventory and appraisal dates; the estate's value according to the appraisals and to the county court; and the names and relationship of heirs. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Misc. [Estate Papers-Miscellaneous], ca.1890-1899 (.20 cu.ft.);
Record of Estates, 1903-1941 (2 volumes).

 

Probate Registers

1864-1987

Series records the actions taken by the county's probate court. Information includes case numbers, estate or deceased's name, administrator's or executor's name, dates and types of papers filed, and memoranda and court orders listed by dates of appointment of administrator or executor. Series may also be referred to as probate journals, dockets, or records of actions. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. In 1986 circuit courts with probate jurisdiction began recording basic case information on the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN). This network functionally replaced probate dockets and journals previously maintained by the courts. The transition to full use of OJIN by all circuit courts in Oregon took approximately two years. Contact the trial court administrator for access to OJIN. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Umatilla County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1987.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Probate Court Docket, vol. 1, 1901-1903 (1 volume);
Probate Court Docket [with index], vol. 3-5, 1906-1917 (3 volumes);
Probate Journal [with index], vol. N-O, 1905-1907 (2 volumes);
Probate Record, 1864-1875 (1 volume);
Probate Record [with index], vol. A-M, 1875-1905 (13 volumes);
Register in Probate [with index], 1879-1881 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Back Room:
Probate Journal, vol. I-Z, 27-37, 1875-1957 (16 reels of microfilm);
Probate Order Book, vol. 28-39, 1948-1961 (8 reels of microfilm);
Small Estates Docket [with index], vol. 1, 1973-1985 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Front Room:
[Probate Court Docket-with index], 1901-1906 (1 volume);
Probate Court Docket [with index], vol. 2, 1903-1906 (1 volume); vol. 6-29, 1917-1985 (24 volumes);
Probate Docket, vol. 1, ca.1979-ca.1987 (1 volume);
Probate Fee Book [includes case information-with index], vol. A-Z, 27-45, 1875-1957 (45 volumes);
Probate Journal [with index], vol. P-Z, 27-37, 1907-1957 (22 volumes);
Probate Order Book [title varies-with index], vol. A-Z, 27-39, 1905-1961 (39 volumes).

 

Road and Bridge Records

1864-[ongoing]

Series documents the development, construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges. Records include bonds, general road and highway maps, petitions to have roads constructed or altered, notices, complaints, vacation records, and correspondence. Information includes road numbers and names and descriptions of the activity occurring on the road. Information concerning county roads may be available on the Integrated Road Information System (IRIS) at the county road office. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Misc. [Construction Contracts on Public Structures/Bridges], 1883-1893 (.10 cu.ft.);
Proposed Highway Bridge [Records-Across the Columbia River at Umatilla], 1952 (1 volume);
Road District Petitions and Records, 1864-1930 (.20 cu.ft.);
Road Master's Reports [and Ledger], 1910 (.10 cu.ft.);
Roads and Streets [includes petitions], 1883-1929 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Right of Way Deed Record [Roads-partial volume], vol. 146, 1933-1935 (1 volume);
Right of Way Deed Record [Roads], vol. 120, 1922-1939 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Bridges [Construction Records-includes plans and contracts], ca.1893-ca.1911 (.35 cu.ft.);
Deeds for County Roads, ca.1906-ca.1958 (.60 cu.ft.);
Denied Roads [County Road Records Petitions Denied], ca.1870-ca.1909 (1.50 cu.ft.);
District and Road Supervisor Appointments [includes drawings showing district boundaries], 1891-1898 (1 volume);
Gateway Roads [Petitions-includes related records], 1928-1953 (.20 cu.ft.);
Misc {Miscellaneous Records-includes city zoning ordinances and comprehensive plans, road petitions, and related records], ca.1916-ca.1999 (3.50 cu.ft.);
Misc. Roads [Records-includes petitions, denied roads, resolutions, and related records], ca.1879-ca.1960 (ca.35 cu.ft.);
Petitions for Road Repair, 1940-1966 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Road Case Files-includes petitions and road surveys], no. 1-930, 1866-1955 (15 cu.ft.);
Road Vacations, 1896-1962, (2.35 cu.ft.);
Special Road Districts [Records-includes minutes, petitions, field notes, and related documents], 1919-1931 (.35 cu.ft.);
Umatilla Bridge [Miscellaneous Construction Records], ca.1952-ca.1969 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Umatilla County Road Department [Meeting Minutes-includes county commissioners], 1954-1960 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office:
Umatilla County Road Maps [Atlas], 1994 (1 volume); 1995 (1 volume); 1996 (1 volume); 2001 (1 volume); 2004 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County, Assessment Division Cartography Office:
Umatilla County Road Maps [Atlas], 1983 (1 volume); 1994 (1 volume); 1996 (1 volume); 1997 (1 volume); 1999 (1 volume); 2001 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office:
County Roads and Field Notes [title varies], vol. A-C, ca.1866-1918 (3 volumes);
[Road Case Files-includes survey information, notes, permits, correspondence, memoranda, and related documents], ca.1866-present (55 cu.ft.);
Umatilla County Road Maps [Atlas], 1995 (1 volume); 1999 (1 volume); 2004 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Road Department, Engineering Office:
Bridge File [Non-Current Inspection Records], 2000-2007 (2 cu.ft.);
[Current Bridge Inspection Records-includes reports, photographs, and related documents], 2008-present (21 binders);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes state highways, county roads, and railroads], ca.1896-present (ca.200 maps);
Misc. Roads [Records-includes denied petitions, vacations, forest roads, bike paths, maps], ca.1883-present (3.20 cu.ft.);
[Old Bridge Inspection Records], ca.1990-2000 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Plats [Road-includes road establishment information], vol. 1, 1866-1933 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Road Department Shop Building, Map Room:
[Bridge Inventory and Inspection Records], 1940-1941 (3 volumes);
[Bridge Plans and Specifications], ca.1958-ca.1998 (2 cu.ft.);
[Road Advisory Committee Minutes and Reports], 1954-1967 (1 volume);
Scour Reports [Bridge Foundation Erosion], 1994-ca.1999 (.50 cu.ft.).

 

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1866-[ongoing]

Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Road Survey [Records], 1887 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
[Road Case Files-includes petitions and road surveys], no. 1-930, 1866-1955 (15 cu.ft.);
Special Road Districts [Records-includes minutes, petitions, field notes, and related documents], 1919-1931 (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County, Assessment Division Cartography Office:
Index to County Road Widths [Maps-includes classifications], n.d. (1 volume);
[State Highway Roll Maps], ca.1920-n.d. (ca.100 maps).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Back Room:
Misc. Maps [Miscellaneous-includes irrigation, railroad right of way, water right, highway, and courthouse-in flat file drawer], ca.1880-1968 (ca.1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office:
County Roads and Field Notes [title varies], vol. A-C, ca.1866-1918 (3 volumes);
[Road Case Files-includes survey information, notes, permits, correspondence, memoranda, and related documents], ca.1866-present (55 cu.ft.);
Umatilla County Road Plats [Large Scale], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Road Department, Engineering Office:
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes state highways, county roads, and railroads], ca.1896-present (ca.200 maps);
Plats [Road-includes road establishment information], vol. 1, 1866-1933 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Road Department Shop Building, Map Room:
[Miscellaneous Road and Highway Engineering Maps and Bridge Plans], ca.1920-present (ca.200 maps and drawings);
[Road Advisory Committee Minutes and Reports-includes survey information], 1954-1967 (1 volume);
[Road Survey Field Books], ca.1920-ca.1970 (1 cu.ft.).

 

School District Records

1882-1973

Series reports the general and financial statistics of each school district located in the county. Information includes school district number and clerk's name; number of individuals within the district between ages four and twenty; number of teachers employed; number of school houses (owned by the district); number of legal voters; number of libraries and books within each; number of private schools; cash on hand at last report; district tax received from county; state schools funds received; general value of school grounds and furnishings; property values; enrollment; number of students enrolled from outlying districts; school census; and board minutes. Series may also contain school attendance and grade reports and data on students and parents. Records may be titled School District Clerk Annual Report, District Clerk's Book of Records, District Clerk Record Book, or Oregon School Register and Record Book, which is the most comprehensive record of school district activities. School district records have been inventoried through 1965. Access to student records may be restricted by state or federal law.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
District Clerk's Book of Records [District No. 15], 1893-1897 (1 volume); 1897-1899 (1 volume); 1899-1901 (1 volume); 1902-1904 (1 volume); 1911-1915 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Athena Mathematics and English], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Milton Miscellaneous], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Pendleton Arithmatic-Grades 5-6], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Pendleton Arithmatic-Grades 7-8], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Pendleton Geography], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Pendleton Geography-Grades 5-6], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Pendleton Grammar-Grade 8], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Pendleton High School Algebra Grade 9 and Geometry Grades 11-12], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Pendleton High School Physics and English], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Pendleton History-Grades 4-6], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Pendleton History-Grades 7-8], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Pendleton History-Grade 8], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Pendleton Language-Grades 1-3], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Pendleton Language-Grades 3-5], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Pendleton Reading-Grades 6-8], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Pendleton Spelling-Grades 1-3], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Pendleton Spelling-Grades 3-7], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Pendleton Writing and Drawing-Grades 1-4], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Rural Miscellaneous], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Weston Arithmetic, Language, and History], 1905 (1 volume);
Lewis and Clark Exposition [Educational Exhibit Records-Weston Miscellaneous], 1905 (1 volume);
Oregon Educational Exhibit Universal Exposition Saint Louis [Adams School], 1904 (1 volume);
Oregon Educational Exhibit Universal Exposition Saint Louis [Athena School], 1904 (1 volume);
Oregon Educational Exhibit Universal Exposition Saint Louis [Milton School-Grades 2-8], 1904 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 15], 1895-1897 (1 volume); 1897-1898 (1 volume); 1900-1902 (1 volume); 1902-1906 (1 volume); 1906-1911 (1 volume); 1912-1914 (1 volume); 1915-1921 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 67-Umatilla], 1901-1904 (1 volume);
Gill's School Register [Pendleton], 1887-1888 (3 volumes).

Records at the Pendleton School District Administration Building Office:
Record Minute Book [District No. 16-Pendleton], 1892-1973 (12 volumes);
Statistics of Education of High School Graduates [Adams High School Permanent Record Card], 1923-1939 (1 volume).

Records at the Pendleton School District Barracks Building, Dead Records Room:
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 4-High School], 1924-1930 (1 volume); 1930-1933 (1 volume); 1933-1937 (1 volume); 1937-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 16C-Hawthorne School], 1952-1953 (1 volume); 1953-1954 (1 volume); 1954-1955 (1 volume); 1956-1957 (1 volume); 1957-1958 (1 volume); 1958-1959 (1 volume); 1959-1960 (1 volume); 1960-1961 (1 volume); 1962-1963 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 16-Grade 7], 1936-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 16-Grades 7-9], 1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 16-Grades 7-9 Boys], 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 16-Grades 7-9 Girls], 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 16-Grade 8], 1936-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 16-Grade 9], 1936-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 16-Junior High], 1939-1940 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 16-Junior High Boys], 1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 16-Junior High Girls], 1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 85], 1914-1922 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 85-Grades 1-2], 1916-1922 (1 volume); 1922-1929 (1 volume); 1929-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 85-Grades 3-4], 1922-1929 (1 volume); 1929-1935 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 85-Grades 5-6], 1923-1929 (1 volume); 1936-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 85-Grades 7-8], 1915-1921 (1 volume); 1922-1929 (1 volume); 1934-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 85-Grades 9-10], 1908-1916 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 85-High School], 1916-1922 (1 volume); 1922-1924 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
Alkali School District No. 81 Important Documents by Subject [includes photocopies of school documents], ca.1882-ca.1945 (1 volume);
Alkali School District No. 81 Records from 1882-1909 [includes photocopies of school documents], 1882-1909 (1 volume);
Alkali School District No. 81 Records from 1910-1945 [includes photocopies of school documents], 1910-1945 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Annual Report, 1902-1915 (1 volume); 1916-1921 (1 volume);
[District Clerk's Annual Report-District No. 66], 1920, 1924 (.05 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Book of Records [District No. 84], 1891-1898 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 53], 1930-1933 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 61], 1916-1923 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 81-Alkali], 1900-1904 (1 volume); 1906-1909 (1 volume); 1930-1934 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 84], 1900-1902 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 105], 1933-1948 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Register and Record Book Pages-District No. 81-Alkali], 1884-1944 (.25 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 43], 1900-1902 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 53], 1917-1923 (1 volume); 1934-1939 (1 volume); 1939-1940 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 81-Alkali], 1898-1899 (1 volume); 1918-1923 (1 volume); 1923-1930 (1 volume); 1930-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 84], 1889-1896 (1 volume); 1893-1896 (1 volume); 1889-1902 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 93], 1923-1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 99], 1902-1907 (1 volume); 1910-1913 (1 volume); 1930-1936 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 100], 1929-1939 (1 volume);
[School District Budget-District No. 66], 1921-1922 (.05 cu.ft.);
Teacher's Annual Report [District No. 66], 1918 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society (Accession 2003.61):
Gill's School Register [District No. 16-Pendleton], 1888 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 16-Pendleton], 1888-1904 (139 volumes).

 

Superintendent of Schools Records

1874-1947

Series documents the official and financial affairs of the superintendent of schools concerning teachers, students, and schools located in the county. Records include annual statements on the condition of common (public) schools in the county, school district boundary records, school district accounts, and book purchases. Information includes financial information, school curricula, boundary descriptions, and enrollment and attendance data. Superintendent of schools records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
School Districts [Superintendent's District Director and Finance Record], 1874-1887 (1 volume);
School District [Superintendent's Boundary Record-with index], 1883-1888 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
Record of Certificates [Teachers'], vol. 1, 1896-1911 (1 volume);
Record of School Boundaries and Maps, vol. 1, 1896-1938 (1 volume);
Record of School Districts [Boundaries], vol. 1, 1889-1900 (1 volume);
Record of Teachers Institute Umatilla County, vol. 1, 1916 (1 volume);
Register of State Certificates and Diplomas [with index], vol. 1, 1899-1924 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers Certificates & Contracts [with index], vol. 2, 1917-1947 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers Under Contract [with index], vol. 1, 1904-1917 (1 volume);
Superintendents Record District School Reports, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume).

 

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1858-[ongoing]

Series documents surveys of county land by the county or licensed professional surveyors. Records include log books, field notes, and plats. An index may also be included. Information includes survey dates; who the survey was for; donation land claims; township, range, section, and survey numbers; a history of previous surveys made for the area; descriptions of land, vegetation, and soil; landmarks; metes and bounds of tracts surveyed; and surveyor's names. Plats also include corner restoration marks, scales, dates created and filed, and donation land claim owners.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Record of Private Surveys, vol. 1-A, 1887-1891 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office:
Alpha Surveys [Alphabetical Filed Surveys Register and Index], ca.1916-2004 (1 volume);
Assessors Plats [includes survey notations], n.d.-present (6 volumes);
Field Notes [Survey], n.d. (1 cu.ft.);
[Filed Surveys], ca.1916-present (ca.3000 plats);
[GLO/BLM Field Notes and Drawings-General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management], ca.1864-ca.1998 (8 inches of microfiche);
[GLO Field Notes-General Land Office], ca.1864-ca.1930 (9 volumes);
Record [County Surveyor Field Notes-with index], ca.1858-ca.1887 (2 volumes);
Record of Private Surveys [title varies-with index], vol. 1-2, ca.1878-1941 (2 volumes);
Surveyors [Filed Surveys Register and Index], ca.1916-2004 (1 volume);
Surveys [Numerical Filed Surveys Register and Index], ca.1916-2004 (1 volume);
Township Range [Locational Filed Surveys Register and Index], ca.1916-2004 (1 volume);
Township [Survey Counter Registers-township and range arrangement], ca.1916-present (11 binders).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Private Survey Book], vol. 1, ca.1878-1905 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Survey Book-Permanent Surveys], 1905-1941 (1 reel of microfilm);
[U.S. Government Field Notes & Survey for Umatilla County], n.d. (1 reel of microfilm).

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).

 

Tax Lot Cards

1879-2000

Tax lot cards, which contain official descriptions of real property, are used to track land ownership and lot size and also may serve as a deed reference. Records include tax lot number; the location of the land in reference to township, range, and section; and a description and record of changes to the property, acreage, and land owner.

Tax lot information is now maintained electronically in the Assessment Division Office.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Assessment Division Cartography Office:
Ownership Record [title varies], 1892-1963 (10 volumes);
[Tax Lot Cards-Official Record of Description of Real Property], 1962-2000 (33 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Assessment and Taxation Department Basement Vault:
Ownership Record [Assessment], vol. 1-4, 1879-1910 (4 volumes).

 

Water Rights Records

1866-1983

Series documents the authorization by the state and local governments for the use of public waters. Series includes water rights, licenses, and certificates of water rights issued by the state and filed with the county. Records may include alphabetical indexes to the certificates, transcripts, statements, evidence, and other records specifically related to water rights cases heard by circuit and appellate courts. Information includes names of individuals proving water rights; locations of water rights including the township, range, and section number; descriptions of land under such rights; and limitations of appropriations of rights and use of rights (i.e., length of time, usage). Original water rights certificates are filed with the Oregon Water Resources Department.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Elections Division Office:
Appeal [Walla Walla River-with index], 1905-1911 (2 volumes);
[A Report on the Pendleton Project Umatilla River Investigations], 1935 (1 volume);
Briefs [Walla Walla River-with index], vol. 21, 1928-1932 (1 volume);
Contests Number 1-215, 235-242 [Umatilla River], vol. 6-25, 28-29, 1910-1911, 1911-1915 (12 volumes);
[District Water Rights Index and Irrigation Use Survey-with index], 1932 (2 volumes);
Docket of Umatilla Contests [with index], 1910-1914 (1 volume);
Excerpts of Minutes of State Water Board and Orders of the State Engineer [Umatilla River], 1954 (1 volume);
Exhibits [Umatilla River], vol. 36-37, 41, 1899-1915 (3 volumes);
Exhibits [Walla Walla River-with index], vol. 17, 1896-1930 (1 volume);
Final Decree [Umatilla River], 1910-1916 (3 volumes);
Finding of Facts and Conclusion of Law, 1909-1910 (1 volume);
Index [Umatilla River-also contains Umatilla River Water Right Determination Brief], vol. 39, n.d. (1 volume);
In Re West Prong of Little Walla Walla River, 1915 (1 volume);
John Day and Hudson's Bay [Water Rights Records], ca.1909-ca.1975 (.40 cu.ft.);
Little Walla Walla Irrigation Company [Statistics], 1911 (1 volume);
Original Evidence and Record of Proceedings, 1910 (1 volume);
Pleadings [Walla Walla River-with index], 1905-1911 (2 volumes);
Post Office Registry, Extensions of Time, Proofs of Appropriation [Umatilla River], vol. 1, 1900-1916 (1 volume);
Record of Water Rights [Maps], 1948 (1 volume);
Record Paradise Irrigation District, 1912-1917 (1 volume);
Report Walla Walla River Adjudication, vol. 3, 1928 (1 volume);
Statement of Contest [Walla Walla River-with index], vol. 11, 1928-1930 (1 volume);
Statements and Proofs [Umatilla River], vol. 2-5, 1895-1915 (4 volumes);
Statements and Proofs [Walla Walla River-general index to all claims in first volume], no. 1-925, 1927-1932 (6 volumes);
Stipulations [Walla Walla River-with index], vol. 16, 1928-1932 (1 volume);
Supplemental Findings of State Engineer [Umatilla River], 1953 (1 volume);
Teel [Irrigation District Records-includes maps and related records], ca.1913 (.75 cu.ft.);
[Teel Irrigation District Records-includes maps and related records], ca.1913-ca.1920 (.75 cu.ft.);
Testimony [Umatilla River-Book A-F], vol. 30-35, 1912-1917 (6 volumes);
Transcript of Testimony [Walla Walla River], vol. 12-15, 1923-1932 (4 volumes);
Transcripts of Testimony [Walla Walla River-with index], 1908-1950 (8 volumes);
[Umatilla River Adjudication and Decrees for Water Division 2], 1914 (1 volume);
[Umatilla River Exhibits/Maps and Plats], n.d. (1 volume);
[Walla Walla River Adjudication and Decrees for Water Division 2], ca.1920-1934 (3 volumes);
Walla Walla River Decree [with index], 1932 (1 volume);
Water Measurements Walla Walla River Survey, 1906 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
[Certificate of Water Rights], 1979-ca.1980 (1 reel of microfilm);
Deed Record U.R.W.U.A. [Umatilla River Water Users' Association-includes water rights information], vol. 70, 1910-1920 (1 volume); vol. 72, 1910-1911 (1 volume);
Record of Mining and Water Claims, vol. A, 1866-1896 (1 volume);
Record of Mining Claims and Water Rights, vol. 2, 1892-1934 (1 volume);
Water Control District Record, vol. 1, 1951-1968 (1 volume);
[Water Rights-Certificates], vol. 1, 1911-1926 (1 reel of microfilm);
Water Rights [title varies-with index], vol. 1-6, 1911-1983 (6 volumes);
Water Rights Index to Microfilm Records, 1978-1979 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Back Room:
Misc. Maps [Miscellaneous-includes irrigation, railroad right of way, water right, highway, and courthouse-in flat file drawer], ca.1880-1968 (ca.1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
[Town Plats-actually Adjudication of Water Rights Umatilla River Exhibit C-Maps-in gray map cabinet], 1910 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Record of Mining and Water Claims], vol. A, 1866-1896 (1 reel of microfilm);
Water Rights [with index], vol. 1-4, 1911-1954 (3 reels of microfilm);
[Water Rights Adjudication Records], reel no. 311-335, 343-351, ca.1895-ca.1935 (35 reels of microfilm).

 

Zoning Records

1962-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and implementation of codes and policies relating to the zoning of county lands and to illustrate and locate the various zoned areas within the county. Records include uniform zone codes and ordinances depicting various zoned lands in the county. Information in codes and ordinances includes definition, code/ordinance numbers, purposes, uses, conditions for use, and changes made to codes/ordinances. Maps include area and/or zone descriptions, dates created, scales, and commissioners' signatures. Areas are typically zoned for residential, industrial, commercial, flood plain, agricultural, timber, public and government, and mineral extraction uses.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office:
Code of Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances], ca.1978-present (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Code of Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances], ca.1978-present (1 volume);
Umatilla County Zoning Ordinance, 1972-1984 (1 binder);
[Zoning Maps], ca.1972-ca.2006 (ca.600 maps);
[Zoning Maps-Counter Copy], ca.1972-present (8 volumes);
Zoning Permits, ca.1972-present (40 cu.ft.);
Zoning Permits [Register], 1982-present (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Old Basement Office:
[Land Use Index Cards-includes comprehensive plan and zoning permit information], ca.1977-ca.1997 (3 cu.ft.);
Umatilla County Development Ordinance [includes zoning and land division information], 1984-1990 (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Basement Storage Room:
Combined Comp Plan & Zone Map Amendments [Comprehensive Plan Map and Zoning Map Amendment Case Files-includes related land use actions], no. Z1-Z286, ca.1977-2006 (10 cu.ft.);
Comp. Plan Originals & Maps & Zoning [Comprehensive Plan Records], ca.1983 (1 cu.ft.);
Comp/Zone [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Map Amendment Case Files], ca.1968-1977 (5.50 cu.ft.);
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes comprehensive plan and zoning amendments, subdivision records, conditional use records, variance records, and related documents-in brown document pouches], ca.1986-present (20 cu.ft.);
[Old Zoning Maps-in green cabinet], n.d. (1 cu.ft.);
Zoning Plan Text Amendments [Case Files-includes ordinances], ca.1976-ca.2002 (1.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Planning and Zoning [Records-includes comprehensive plan and zoning map amendments, zoning ordinances, resolutions, petitions, and related documents], 1962-1982 (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Assessment and Taxation Department Basement Vault:
Zone Bk. [Book-Zoning Maps-hanging], vol. 1-16, n.d. (5 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Zoning Maps Umatilla County Initial Set], 1972 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Web Site:
Planning Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 2000-present (Internet);
Zoning Maps [scroll down], ca.2007-present (Internet).


Inventory by Gary Halvorson, Senior Archivist
Last Update: August 17, 2010

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