Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Baker County Records Inventory
Justice Court Dockets
Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.
Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Back Room:
[Justice Docket-Baker Precinct no.1], 1933-1937 (2 volumes);
Justice Docket [Baker Precinct no.1-Criminal Cases-with index], 1939-1941 (2 volumes);
Justice Docket [Baker Precinct no.1-Traffic Cases-with index], 1940-1941 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Baker Precinct no.1-with index], 1925-1941 (27 volumes).
Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Front Room:
Criminal Docket [Justice Court-Baker Precinct no.1-with index], 1904-1920 (2 volumes);
Journal [Justice Court Docket-Haines Precinct], 1898-1926 (1 volume);
[Justice Court Docket-Baker Precinct no.1], 1868-1873 (1 volume);
[Justice Court Docket-Pocahontas Precinct], 1888-1894 (1 volume);
[Justice Court Docket-Shasta Precinct], 1872-1876 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Baker Precinct no.1-title varies-with index], 1885-1931 (30 volumes);
Justice Docket [Wingville Precinct-with index], 1929-1931 (1 volume);
Record [Justice Court Record-Baker Precinct no.1], 1886-1890 (1 volume).
Records at the Baker Heritage Museum:
Justice Court Docket [Shasta Precinct-on display], 1868-1876 (1 volume).