Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Gilliam 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.
Deeds filed since 1995 are searchable on a public access computer in the clerk's office. Miscellaneous deeds are interspersed in the wooden cabinet holding trifolded records in the courthouse lower vault to the left of the door upon entry.
Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Deed Record [title varies], vol. A-Z, 27-58, 1874-1976 (58 volumes);
Deeds, vol. 59-67, 1976-1991 (32 inches of aperture cards); vol. 59-75, 1976-2009 (10 inches of microfilm jackets);
[Helion System Computer Microform Consecutive Number Records-includes deeds and mortgages-not for public access], 2009-present (5 inches of microfiche);
Index to Deeds-Grantee [title varies], 1874-1994 (3 volumes);
Index to Deeds Grantors Patents [see letter "U"], 1894-1925 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds-Grantor [title varies], 1874-1994 ( 3 volumes);
Index to Deeds [U.S. Patents], 1894-1925 (1 volume).
Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Clerk's Computer Room:
[Deeds], vol. 59-75, 1976-2009 (10 inches of microfiche).
Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Lower Vault, Wooden Trifolded Record Cabinet:
412-464 [Deed and Mortgage Records], ca.1886-ca.1909 (.35 cu.ft.);
465-494 [Warranty Deeds], ca.1887-ca.1910 (.35 cu.ft.).
Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Lower Vault, Lower Wooden Cabinet:
[Mortgage and Deed Records-includes mortgage satisfactions, mortgage releases, warranty deeds, and quit claim deeds-trifolded], ca.1885-ca.1930 (1 cu.ft.).
Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
Record [Deed Reference Books], ca. 1961-ca.1977 (12 volumes).