Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco 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.

From 1962 to 1985 the individual component records [e.g., deeds, mortgages, etc.] of the Recordings [Book of Records] were indexed separately. See the appropriate record series for descriptions of these indexes. Since 1985 the Recordings [Instruments] have been maintained and indexed on the clerk's computer network.

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Recordings [Book of Records], 1962-present (287 reels of microfilm).


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