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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Umatilla County Records Inventory

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).

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