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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill County Records Inventory

Land Title Registers

1852-1962

Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law.

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office:
[Township Plats], vol. 1-9, 1852-1979 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Archives Room:
Land Registration Docket, vol. 1, no. 1-28, 1906-1924 (1 volume);
Land Registration Index of Registered Owners, vol. 1, 1907-1954 (1 volume);
Register of Titles, vol. 1, no. 1-162, 1907-1954 (1 volume);
Town Lots [Tract Index of Registered Lands in Yamhill County], n.d. (1 volume);
[Tract Index of Registered Lands in Yamhill County], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Plat Room:
Registered Lands [Torrens-trifolded documents], no. 1-21, 23-28, 1910-1928 (.35 cu.ft.);
Register of Title [Torrens-trifolded documents], no. 1-27, 1906-1915 (.35 cu.ft.);
Section Plats [Assessor's-shows land ownership and Donation Land Claims], ca.1960 (4 volumes).

Records at the Yamhill County Planning and Development Department Building, Surveyor's Office:
Township Plats, ca.1852-ca.1893 (1 volume).

Records at the Yamhill County Planning and Development Department Building, Scanning Room Surveyor's Storage:
[Township Maps-show land ownership-blueprints with no covers], n.d. (2 volumes);
Township Plats of Yamhill County Oregon [General Land Office/ Bureau of Land Management-shows land ownership], ca.1852-ca.1962 (1 volume).

 

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