Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Union County Records Inventory

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings


Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

Since 1989 deeds, mortgages, mining claims, water rights, and related records have been recorded in the clerk's Recordings. Since 1991 these records have been indexed on a computers accessible in the clerk's resource room. A project is underway to combine deeds, mortgages, and other recordings from 1973 to 1989 in a method similar to newer records in this series.

Records at the Chaplin Building, Clerk's Resource Room:
Deeds [Recordings], no. 99559-131719, 1981-1989 (6 inches of microfilm jackets); no. 131739-162631, 960001-20120599, 1989-present (56 inches of microfilm jackets);
Direct Index Print [Recordings-title varies], 1990-2011 (22 binders of computer printouts);
General Index Direct [to Recordings 1989-1991], vol. 17, 1985-1991 (1 volume);
General Index Indirect [to Recordings 1989-1991], vol. 17, 1985-1991 (1 volume);
Index Print [Recordings-title varies], 1990-2011 (22 binders of computer printouts);
Indirect Index Print [Recordings-title varies], 1990-2011 (22 binders of computer printouts).

Records at the Union County Law Enforcement Services Building, Microfilm Storage Room:
Book of Records, 1973-present (ca.100 reels of microfilm);
Duplicate [Recordings], no. 131801-162631, 960001-20003154, 1989-2000 (28 inches of microfilm jackets);
Microfilm Reels Index Books [General Index-Direct and Indirect-indexes Recordings from 1989-1991], vol. 17, 1985-1991 (2 reels of microfilm).


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