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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco County Records Inventory

Deeds and Indexes

1854-1996

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 1962 deeds have been entered and maintained on the clerk's recordings computer network as part of the Recordings [Book of Records] (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Deed Index Direct, vol. 1, 1856-1897 (1 volume);
Deed Index Reverse, vol. 1, 1856-1897 (1 volume);
Deed Index [to Deed Record volume A], ca.1856-ca.1859 (1 volume);
Deed Record [title varies], vol. A1-A2, B1-B2, C-Z, 27-146, 1858-1962 (148 volumes);
Deeds and Mortgages [Receiving Record], vol. 1, 1895-1896 (1 volume);
Deeds [Record-copies], vol. 147-153, 1962-1963 (5 binders);
Deeds [Record-includes donation land claims], 1860-1912 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Diazo Film County Deeds, vol. 61-135, 1916-1957 (38 reels of microfilm);
Direct Index to Deeds, vol. 2-3, 1897-1913 (2 volumes);
Index to Deeds Direct, 1913-1985 (11 volumes);
Index to Deeds Indirect, 1913-1985 (11 volumes);
Index to Deeds [to Deed Record volume A], 1856-1859 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds [to Deed Record volume B], 1858-1862 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds [to Deed Record volume E], 1874-1877 (1 volume);
Indirect Index to Deeds, vol. 2-3, 1897-1913 (2 volumes);
Wasco County Deeds [includes foreclosed property], 1860-1996 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Mortgage & Deed Books [Deeds], vol. A1-A2, B1-B2, C-Z, 27-150, 1858-1962 (61 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Basement County Archives:
Deed Books, vol. A-Z, 27-60, 1854-1916 (30 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Original Wasco County Courthouse Museum:
Register of Instruments [Deeds and Mortgages], vol. 1-2, 1890-1902 (2 volumes).

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