Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Harney County Records Inventory

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings


Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

Deeds, mortgages, liens, military discharges, and mining claims make up the majority of filings in this record series. Since 1984, these records have been filmed together and indexed on computer in the clerk's office.

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
[Clerk's Recorded Instruments], no. 195480-195643, 840000-20131235, 1984-present (6 feet of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Assessor's Office, Metal Cabinet:
[Clerk's Recorded Instruments], no. 850024-20051042, 1985-2005 (5 binders of microfiche).

Records at the Harney County Web Site:
Official Records Web Query [Deed Records Index], ca.1951-present (Internet);
Official Records Web Query [Mortgage, Lien, and Probate Index], 1984-present (Internet).


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