Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Washington County Records Inventory
Deeds and Indexes
Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quit claim 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 1964 deeds have been recorded as part of the Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Direct Index to Deeds, 1850-1882 (1 volume).
Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Public Research Area:
Deed Books, vol. A-Z, 26-520, 1850-1964 (270 reels of microfilm);
Direct/Indirect Indexes [Direct Index to Deeds], 1850-1977 (9 reels of microfilm);
Direct/Indirect Indexes [Indirect Index to Deeds], 1850-1977 (9 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Walnut Street Center Complex, Building E, County Historical Records Vault:
Deed Book, vol. A, 1847-1851 (1 volume); vol. C, 1854-1860 (1 volume);
Deed Record, no. 162, 164-416, 1932-1959 (253 volumes);
Direct Index to Deeds, 1850-1908 (7 volumes); 1913-1918 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds, 1850-ca.1880 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds [Direct], 1850-n.d. (1 volume);
Indirect Index to Deeds, 1850-1882 (1 volume);
Mortgages, Easements, and Abstracts [includes miscellaneous deeds], 1931-1961 (.25 .cu.ft.);
Records [Deeds], vol. B, 1851-1854 (1 volume);
Warranty Deeds [unbound], vol. 417-440, 1958-1961 (24 volumes); vol. 442-450, 1961-1963 (9 volumes); vol. 507-512, 1963-1964 (6 volumes).
Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1283 Deed Index, 1850-1904 (2 reels of microfilm).