Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Yamhill County Records Inventory
Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.
Since 1958 mortgages have been recorded as part of the Land Recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Abstracts of Unsatisfied Mortgages, 1885 (1 volume); 1887-1888 (2 volumes); 1892 (1 volume);
Deed Index [Direct Index Mortgage and Deed], 1881-1883 (1 volume).
Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office:
[Mortgages], vol. G-I, K-Z, 19-155, 1857-1958 (71 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Display Case:
A.G. Sulak [Abstract of Title], 1858-ca.1925 (3 volumes).
Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Archives Room:
Index Mort'gs [Mortgages], 1857-1888 (2 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Direct, 1888-1900 (1 volume); vol. 5-13, 1900-1976 (9 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 5-13, 1900-1976 (9 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Reverse, 1888-1900 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record [includes several volumes titled: Mortgage Record Satisfactions & Assignments-title varies], vol. G-I, K-Z, 19-155, 1857-1958 (157 volumes).
Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Plat Room:
[Miscellaneous Trifolded Deed and Mortgage Records-includes some U.S. Patents-alphabetical], ca.1866-ca.1900 (.75 cu.ft.);
Tax Deeds [Foreclosure Records-includes mortgages-trifolded], ca.1896-1920 (.15 cu.ft.).
Records at the Yamhill County Museum Research Library:
County Abstracts [of Title], 1858-1953 (9 cu.ft.).