Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Wallowa County Records Inventory
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 1990 mortgages 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:
Index to Mortgagees, vol. 1, 1883-1910 (1 volume);
Instruments Private [includes deeds and mortgages], 1910-1917 (.20 cu.ft.);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. 62-99, 1960-1990 (38 volumes);
[Mortgage Record] vol. M, 13-16, 59-90, 94-95, 1909-1913, 1957-1985, 1987-1988 (23 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. 2-4, 1911-1990 (3 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 3-4, 1929-1990 (2 volumes);
Index to Mortgages-Mortgagor, vol. 1, 1883-1910 (1 volume).
Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Governing Body (Commissioners') Office Vault:
[Abstract of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing], 1884-1892 (1 volume);
Microfilm [Mortgage Record], vol. 16-40, 1912-1935 (10 reels of microfilm);
Mortgage Record, vol. K, 1907-1908 (1 volume); vol. M, 1909 (1 volume); vol. 13-55, 1909-1955 (43 volumes).
Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Planning Department Office
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 2, 1911-1929 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record, vol. G, 1899-1902 (1 volume); vol. I, 1902-1904 (1 volume).
Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Attic, Main Records Storage Room:
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. B-F, 1883-1899 (5 volumes); vol. H, 1902 (1 volume); vol. J, 1904-1906 (1 volume); vol. L, 1908-1909 (1 volume); vol. 56-61, 1954-1960 (6 volumes).