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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings

1974-[ongoing]

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.

Since 1974 deeds, mortgages, military discharges, mining claims and other records have been included in the clerk's Recordings. The documents are indexed from 1976 to the present on computers available in the clerks recording office and the surveyor's office. Digital images of the documents dating from September 1993 to the present are available as part of the computer index at the same locations.

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Recording Office:
[Clerk's Recordings], 1974-1999 (1557 reels of microfilm);
[Clerk's Recordings Index], 1976-1996 (1 volume of microfiche).

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Back Office Work Room:
[Clerk's Recordings], 1999-present (1311 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Assessor's Map Room, Room 2233:
[Clerk's Recordings Reference Books-copies], 1974-1996 (ca.1500 volumes).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Assessor's Map Room Counter, Room 2233:
[Clerk's Recordings Reference Books-copies], 1997-2002 (ca.575 volumes).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Surveyor's Public Research Area:
[Clerk's Recordings], 1974-2000 (1392 reels of microfilm);
Direct & Indirect Indexes [Clerk's Recordings], 1976-1993 (2 inches of microfiche).

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