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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Umatilla County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1858-[ongoing]

Series documents surveys of county land by the county or licensed professional surveyors. Records include log books, field notes, and plats. An index may also be included. Information includes survey dates; who the survey was for; donation land claims; township, range, section, and survey numbers; a history of previous surveys made for the area; descriptions of land, vegetation, and soil; landmarks; metes and bounds of tracts surveyed; and surveyor's names. Plats also include corner restoration marks, scales, dates created and filed, and donation land claim owners.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room 106:
[General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management Plats-negative prints], ca.1860-ca.1975 (1 volume);
G.L.O. Plats [General Land Office-includes Bureau of Land Management plats], ca.1860-ca.1987 (1 volume);
Record of Private Surveys, vol. 1-A, 1887-1891 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office Vault:
Field Notes [Survey-in gray card file boxes], n.d. (1 cu.ft.);
[Filed Surveys-mostly Mylar-arranged by size and date], ca.1916-present (ca.3000 plats);
[GLO Field Notes-General Land Office], ca.1864-ca.1930 (9 volumes);
Record [County Surveyor Field Notes-with index], ca.1858-ca.1887 (2 volumes);
Record of Private Surveys [title varies-with index], vol. 1-2, ca.1878-1941 (2 volumes);
[Survey Files-includes paper copies of land, road, and remonumentation surveys-by township and range], ca.1916-present (55 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office:
Assessors Plats [includes survey notations], n.d. (6 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office Vault, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Private Survey Book], vol. 1, ca.1878-1905 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Survey Book-Permanent Surveys], 1905-1941 (1 reel of microfilm);
[U.S. Government Field Notes & Survey for Umatilla County], n.d. (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Web Site:
Filed Surveys [Plats-includes plats in deed books], ca.1863-present (Internet);
GLO Plats & Original Field Notes [General Land Office Survey Notes and Plats], ca.1860-n.d. (Internet);
GLO Plats & Transcribed Field Notes [General Land Office Survey Notes and Plats], ca.1860-n.d. (Internet);
Old Private Surveys [Record of Private Surveys-with index], vol. 1-2, ca.1878-1941 (Internet);
Redfield BIA Surveys [Bureau of Indian Affairs Survey Plats], 1917-ca.1976 (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

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