Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Umatilla County Records Inventory

Deeds and Indexes


Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quitclaim 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 1976 deeds have been recorded in the Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Deed Record [title varies], vol. A-Z, 1-355, 1862-1976 (381 volumes);
Index of Deeds, 1864-1880 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds [Direct and Indirect-title varies], vol. 1-44, 1861-1989 (44 volumes);
Supplemental Index to Deeds, 1884-1886 (1 volume); 1892-1900 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Book A of Deeds, 1862-1870 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Deed Index Grantor & Grantee, vol. 1, 1861-1886 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1887-1890 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous [Deeds-trifolded], ca.1873-ca.1969 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Deed Books], vol. A-Z, 27-279, 1862-1965 (149 reels of microfilm);
[Index to Deeds], ca.1864-ca.1976 (3 reels of microfilm);
[Uma. Deed Books-Umatilla County], vol. 280-355, 1965-1976 (92 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
[Miscellaneous Deeds and Mortgages], ca.1888-1914 (.30 cu.ft.).


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