Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Mortgage Records


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

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Vault:
Direct Index to Mortgages [title varies], 1910-1923 (3 volumes);
Direct Index to Mortgages, vol. 1-6, 1856-1911 (6 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. 16-17, 1924-1934 (2 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 16-17, 1924-1934 (2 volumes);
Indirect Index to Mortgages [title varies], 1910-1923 (3 volumes);
Indirect Index to Mortgages, vol. 1-6, 1856-1911 (6 volumes).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Clerk's Office, Room 2130, Public Research Room:
Mortgage Index, Direct and Indirect, 1935-1976 (26 reels of microfilm);
Mortgages, vol. 337-754, 1949-1975 (140 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Marion County Archives:
Direct Index [Mortgages], 1855-1881 (1 volume);
Direct Index Mortgages, 1882-1888 (1 volume); 1911-1914 (1 volume);
Index Mortgages [to vol. 18], 1887-1890 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Direct, 1935-1976 (13 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, 1935-1976 (13 volumes);
Indirect Index [Mortgages], 1855-1881 (1 volume);
Indirect Index Mortgages, 1911-1915 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. 2-754, 1855-1974 (753 volumes);
Old Mtgs. [Mortgages-interfiled with chattel mortgages], ca.1858-ca.1908 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Mortgage Index [Direct and Indirect-scroll down], 1855-1976 (Familysearch.org);
Mortgage Records [scroll down], vol. 2-105, 1855-1922 (Familysearch.org);
Satisfaction of Mortgages [Record-scroll down], vol. 43, 1897-1903; vol. 52, 1903-1906; vol. 60, 1906-1909 (Familysearch.org).


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