Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Yamhill County Records Inventory
Mining Claim Records
Series documents actions filed with the county related to mineral interest claims. Types of actions include mineral rights and royalty assignments, mineral interest claims, lease releases, interest stipulations, corrections, bills of sale and conveyance assignments, and location notices. Information includes names of involved parties; action types and dates; and volume and page numbers. The series may also include copies of claim location notices giving descriptions and details of individual claims.
Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office:
Misc. [Clerk's Miscellaneous Recordings-includes county commissioners journal, military discharge, and mining claim information], 1958-2015 (121 reels of microfilm);
Misc. [Commissioners' Journal-Index-also indexes military discharges and mining claims], 1980-1992 (3 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Archives Room:
Index Bonds and Contracts and Mining Claims [mining claims are filed under "U" for United States], Book C, n.d. (1 volume);
Mining Record [with index], vol. 1, 1928-1955 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Record [includes mining claims from 1955 to 1957-with index], vol. 6, n.d.-1957 (1 volume);
Record Mining Claims [with index], vol. A, 1885-1896 (1 volume); vol. B, 1896-1900 (1 volume).
Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).