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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco County Records Inventory

Mortgage Records

1857-1985

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 1963, mortgages 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:
Conveyance Index [Mortgage], n.d. (1 volume);
Deeds and Mortgages [Receiving Record], vol. 1, 1895-1896 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Direct, 1906-1985 (3 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, 1906-1985 (3 volumes);
Mortgage Satisfactions [Records], 1877-1900 (.35 cu.ft.);
Mortgages [Miscellaneous-includes chattel mortgages-title varies], 1857-1932 (1.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Mortgage & Deed Books [Mortgages], vol. 69-102, 1946-1963 (18 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Basement County Archives:
Abstract of Mortgages [title varies], 1876-1888, 1892 (11 volumes);
Index to Mortgage Record Assignments, 1895-1955 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages, vol. 2, 1906-1913 (1 volume);
Index to Release of Mortgages, n.d. (1 volume);
Mortgage Assignment Record, vol. 1, 1955-1962 (1 volume);
Mortgage Index, vol. 1, 1857-1905 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record Amortization, vol. 42, 1917-1931 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record Assignment, vol. A-E, 1895-1955 (5 volumes);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. C-Z, 27-99, 1875-1962 (97 volumes);
Record of Mortgages, vol. B, 1859-1875 (1 volume);
Release of Mortgage Record, vol. 1-8, 1944-1962 (8 volumes);
Release of Mortgages, vol. A-M, 1884-1944 (13 volumes).

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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