Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Yamhill County Records Inventory
Deeds and Indexes
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 1958 deeds have been recorded as part of the Land Recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Deed Index [Direct Index Mortgage and Deed], 1881-1883 (1 volume).
Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office:
[Deed Index Direct/Indirect], 1896-1908 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Direct Deed Index], 1854-1888 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Direct/Indirect Deed Index], 1909-1913 (1 reel of microfilm);
Land Indexes [Deed Direct and Indirect], vol. 1-15, 1854-1977 (7 inches of microfilm jackets);
Old Deed Books, vol. B, E-I, K-Z, 22-188 [vol. A, C-D, J not extant], 1853-1957 (87 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Archives Room:
Deed Index Direct [title varies], vol. 1-15, 1854-1977 (15 volumes);
Deed Index Indirect [title varies], vol. 1-15, 1854-1977 (15 volumes);
Deed Record [title varies], vol. 22-188, 1889-1958 (167 volumes);
[Deed Reference Cards-mostly in green metal boxes], ca.1870-ca.1950 (13 cu.ft.);
Deeds, vol. B, E-I, K-Z [vol. A, C-D, J not extant], 1854-1889 (18 volumes);
Index to Deeds [indexes vol. A-Z], vol. 1-2, n.d. (2 volumes);
Old County Deeds & Subpoenas, 1972-1980 (.50 cu.ft.);
Territorial Deed Records of Grand Ronde, Oregon [with index], 1855-1857 (1 volume).
Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Plat Room:
[Miscellaneous Trifolded Deed and Mortgage Records-includes some U.S. Patents], ca.1866-ca.1923 (.75 cu.ft.);
Tax Deeds [Foreclosure Records-includes mortgages-trifolded], ca.1896-1920 (.15 cu.ft.);
Records at the Yamhill County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
Deed Transfers [Deed Record-includes assessor's office notations], 1854-2001 (141 reels of microfilm).