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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Deeds and Indexes

1854-[ongoing]

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.

Since 1975 deeds have been included in the clerk's Recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Vault:
Deed Record, vol. 1, 1854-1857 (1 volume);
Deeds and Easements [County], ca.1908-ca.1989 (4.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Clerk's Office, Room 2130, Public Research Room:
[Deed Index and Abstract of Description], vol. 14, 1910-1911(1 volume);
Deed Index, Direct & Indirect, 1855-1976 (40 reels of microfilm);
Deeds [Record], vol. 1-788, 1854-1975 (265 reels of microfilm);
Direct Index to Deeds [title varies], 1910-1923 (3 volumes);
Direct Index to Deeds, vol. 1-13, 1855-1910 (13 volumes); vol. 16-17, 1924-1934 (2 volumes);
Gas and Oil [Deed Record], vol. 1-8, 1945-1972 (3 reels of microfilm);
Indirect Index to Deeds [title varies], 1910-1923 (3 volumes);
Indirect Index to Deeds, vol. 1-13, 1855-1910 (13 volumes); vol. 16-17, 1924-1934 (2 volumes).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Assessor's Office, Room 2233, Map Room Area:
[Deed/Clerk's Recordings Reference Books-copies], 1949-1974 (ca.500 volumes);
[Deed Reference Books-Abstracts], 1941-1949 (ca.140 volumes);
Index Maps [Donation Land Claim Visual Index Maps-includes name, claim number, and location], n.d. (1 volume);
[Land Ownership Maps-includes deed references-hand colored], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Surveyor's Public Research Area:
[Road Index Cards-references road information in county road books, deed books, road proceedings, etc.-includes some map copies-in gray flat file cabinet], ca.1860-ca.1985 (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Abiqua Room:
Deed [Record], vol. 1-788, 1854-1975 (188 reels of microfilm);
Direct and Indirect Indexes [Deeds], 1855-1976 (40 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Marion County Archives:
Deed Index [Direct], 1910-1915 (1 volume);
Deed Index Indirect, 1910-1915 (1 volume);
Deed Record [title varies], vol. 2-788, 1857-1974 (787 volumes);
Direct Index [Deeds], 1854-1886 (2 volumes);
Direct Index Deeds, 1908-1911 (1 volume);
Gas & Oil Deed Supplement [title varies-with index], vol. 1-8, 1945-1972 (8 volumes);
Index Deeds [to vol. 5], 1860-1862 (1 volume); [to vol. 36], 1888-1889 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds Direct, 1935-1976 (13 volumes);
Index to Deeds Indirect, 1935-1976 (13 volumes);
Misc. Deeds of Every Description [Miscellaneous-includes deeds and land grant records-accession no. 04.055], ca.1869-ca.1912 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Deed Indexes [Direct and Indirect-scroll down], 1855-1976 (Familysearch.org);
Deeds [boxed and trifolded-scroll down], no. 1-2175, 1908-1920 (Familysearch.org);
Deeds Land Grants [scroll down], 1869-1912 (Familysearch.org);
Deeds [Record-scroll down], vol. 1-161, 1854-1921 (Familysearch.org);
Miscellaneous Deeds Land Grants [scroll down], 1858-1906 (Familysearch.org).

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