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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Union County Records Inventory

Mortgage Records

1864-1991

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 1989 mortgages have been recorded in the clerk's Recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Joseph Building, County Archives Room #2:
Direct Index to Mortgage Book [title varies], vol. A-C, 1864-1883 (3 volumes);
Direct Index to Mortgages, [vol. A-J], vol. 1, 1864-1890 (1 volume);
Index to State Land Mortgages, vol. 1, B, ca.1871-ca.1874 (2 volumes);
Indirect Index to Mortgage Book [title varies], vol. A-C, 1864-1883 (3 volumes);
Indirect Index to Mortgages, vol. 1, 1864-1890 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. A-Z, vol. 27-141, 1864-1969 (141 volumes);
Mortgages La Grande District, 1871-1883 (1 volume);
Record for State Land Mortgages, vol. A, 1871-1874 (1 volume);
Transfer [includes mortgage and mining claim information], 1870-1878 (1 volume).

Records at the Chaplin Building, Clerk's Resource Room:
General Index Direct [indexes mortgages-title varies], vol. 1-17, 1864-1991 (17 volumes);
General Index Indirect [indexes mortgages-title varies], vol. 1-17, 1864-1991 (17 volumes);
Mortgages, no. 23812-131736, 1969-1989 (24 feet of aperture cards).

Records at the Union County Law Enforcement Services Building, Microfilm Storage Room:
Microfilm Reels Index Books [General Index-Direct and Indirect-indexes deeds, mortgages, miscellaneous records, and military discharges], vol. 1-17, 1864-1991 (12 reels of microfilm);
[Mortgage Record], vol. A-Z, 27-141, 1864-1969 (48 reels of microfilm);
Mortgages, no. 23812-122333, 1969-1986 (21 feet of aperture cards).

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