Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Harney 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 1984, mortgages have been filed and maintained as part of the Clerk's Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Index to Miscellaneous Microfilmed Records [includes references to military discharges, mining claims, mortgages, and related records], 1980-1984 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. 3, 1956-1984 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 3, 1956-1984 (1 volume);
MTG [Mortgage Record], vol. A26-A32, 1979-1984 (1 binder of microfiche);
Satisfaction [Mortgage Record], vol. O-P, 1978-1984 (.30 inch microfiche).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. 1, 1884-1895 (1 volume); vol. 2, 1918-1955 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 2, 1918-1955 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Reverse, 1880-ca.1917 (1 volume);
[Mortgage Index-Direct and Indirect], 1885-1890, 1918-1955 (2 reels of microfilm);
Mortgage Index Direct, vol. 1, 1885-1918 (1 volume);
Mortgage Index Indirect, vol. 1, 1884-1918 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record, vol. A-Z, 1880-1959 (27 volumes); vol. A1-A26, 1959-1979 (26 volumes);
[Mortgage-Record], vol. A.26-A.32, 1979-1984 (2 inches of microfilm jackets);
[Mortgage Satisfac.-Satisfaction], vol. O-P, 1978-1984 (.50 inch of microfilm jackets);
[Mortgages], vol. A-Z, A.1, 1880-1960 (14 reels of microfilm);
Satisfaction of Mortgages [title varies-with index], vol. A-O, 1889-1967 (15 volumes);
[Satisfaction of Mortgages], vol. A-H, 1889-1960 (4 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Harney County Web Site:
Official Records Web Query [Mortgage, Lien, and Probate Index], 1984-present (Internet).