Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Washington 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.
See separate indexes for Deeds, Mortgages, etc. until 1977. Book of Records indexing information from 1988 to the present and searchable document images from 2001 to the present are available on computers in the public research area of Suite 130 in the Public Services Building. Security microfilm of the Book of Records is stored at the Security Copy Depository in Salem.
Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Public Research Area:
Book of Records, no. 521-1229, 78.1-2001.081834, 1964-2001 (2941 reels of microfilm);
Microfiche [Book of Records Index], 1977-1988 (1 binder).
Records at the Public Services Building, Assessment and Taxation Cartography Office Area:
Book [of Records], no. 573-1229, 78.1-90.52951, ca.1966-1990 (ca.1500 reels of microfilm).