Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Wallowa County Records Inventory
Deeds and Indexes
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 1990 deeds have been filed in the clerk's Recorded Documents (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Receiving Book [Property Conveyance Register-registers deeds, mortgages, and land patents], 1891-1902 (1 volume).
Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Deed Record [title varies], vol. B-S, 19-106, 1875-1990 (105 volumes);
[Deed Record], vol. B-S, 19-103, 1875-1983 (53 reels of microfilm);
[Deeds Misc.-Miscellaneous-includes related records], 1888-1956 (.80 cu.ft.);
[Direct Index to Deeds], vol. 1-4, 1880-1978 (4 reels of microfilm);
Grantor and Grantee Index, vol. B, 1889-1906 (1 volume);
[Indirect Index to Deeds], vol. 1-4, 1880-1978 (3 reels of microfilm);
Instruments Private [includes deeds and mortgages], 1910-1917 (.20 cu.ft.).
Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Index to Deeds Direct, vol. 2-5, 1906-1990 (4 volumes);
Index to Deeds Grantee, vol. 1, 1880-1906 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds Grantor, vol. 1, 1880-1906 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds Indirect, vol. 2-5, 1906-1990 (4 volumes).
Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Governing Body (Commissioners') Office Vault:
[Patent and Deed Register], ca.1880-ca.1913 (5 volumes).