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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Baker County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals

1862-1964

Series records the proceedings of the county court for civil and some criminal cases. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; trial date; memorandum of subsequent proceedings; and fees charged. Cases include citizenship petitions, legal changes to name, commitments, and writs of habeas corpus. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Civil Proceedings [includes insane commitments-title varies-with index], vol. B-E, 1913-1964 (4 volumes).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Upper Vault:
County Court Index [Civil Actions], vol. A, 1886-1891 (1 volume);
County Court Index Direct [Journal-indexes administrative and judicial actions], 1873-1891 (1 volume);
Index to Commissioners Records [indexes county court administrative, judicial, probate, and insane commitment actions], vol. A, 1862-1941 (1 volume).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Front Room:
[Civil Proceedings-County Court], 1862-1871 (1 volume);
County Court Docket [Judicial], 1884-1889 (1 volume);
[County Court Docket-Judicial], 1862-1881 (1 volume);
Docket County Court [Judicial], 1869-1884 (1 volume);
[Record of Proceedings of County Commissioners's-Judicial], 1862-1871 (1 volume).

 

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