Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Umatilla 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 1976 mortgages have been recorded in the Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room 106:
Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. Q-W, 1968-1989 (7 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Recorder's Basement Room 22:
Direct Index to Mortgages, vol. M-O, 1949-1963 (3 volumes);
General Index to Mortgages [title varies], vol. A-L, 1863-1948 (12 volumes);
Index of Mortgages, 1864-1885 (1 volume);
Indirect Index to Mortgages, vol. M-W, 1949-1989 (11 volumes);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. A-Z, 1-276, 1863-1976 (302 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Abstract of Mortgages, 1869-1887 (1 volume);
Abstract of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing, 1876-1889 (1 volume);
Abstract of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing Index [Index to Mortgagee], 1887 (1 volume);
Index Mortgagor, 1888 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgagor Abstract of Unsatisfied Instruments, 1887 (1 volume);
Mortgagee [Index], 1889 (1 volume);
[Mortgagor Index], n.d. (3 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office Vault, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Index to Mortgages], vol. A-L, 1863-1948 (3 reels of microfilm);
[Mortgage Book], vol. A-Z, 1-204, 1863-ca.1964 (111 reels of microfilm).


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