Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Sherman 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.
The clerk's recordings have been indexed on computer since 1988.
Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Recorded Documents [Clerk's Recordings-includes deeds, mortgages, military discharges, mining claims, and other documents], 1987-present (13 inches of microfilm jackets and microfiche).