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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Gilliam County Records Inventory

Land Title Registers

1882-1949

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. Additional land ownership records may be found in the Deeds and Indexes series.

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Lot Index of Recorded Lands], 1885-ca.1948 (1 volume).

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Lower Vault:
[Land Ownership Plat Book], ca.1905-ca.1915 (1 volume);
Lot Index of Recorded Lands in Gilliam County, Oregon, 1885-1949 (1 volume);
Present Ownership [Land Register], 1882-1906 (1 volume);
[Road and School District Boundary Atlas-includes land ownership notations], ca.1895 (1 volume);
Township Plat Book, n.d. (1 volume);
[Township Plat Book], n.d. (2 volumes).

Records at the Gilliam County Depot Museum Complex, Warehouse:
Plat Book, n.d. (1 volume);
Township Plat Book, n.d. (1 volume).

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