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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clatsop County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Dockets

1848-1987

Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Book [Fee Book and Register-with index], 1884-1891 (1 volume);
[Circuit Court Docket], 1879-1882 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Docket [includes only one page], 1848 (.10 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Fee Book & Register [Departments 1 and 2], vol. 4-30, 1900-1935 (27 volumes);
Docket of the Circuit Court, 1883-1885 (1 volume);
Trial Record [with index], vol. 1, 1890-1894 (1 volume);
U.S. District Court Dockets, 1849-1857 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Lower Main Vault:
Circuit Court Fee Book & Register [Departments 1 and 2], vol. 32, 1935-1938 (1 volume); vol. 34-35 (1938-1945 (2 volumes); vol. 38-41, 1945-1949 (4 volumes).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Upper Main Vault:
Index to Journals, Judgment Rolls, and Register of Actions Defendant, vol. 7, 1975-1987 (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Basement Room B04:
Bar Docket, vol. 1, 1891-1893 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1895-1896 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Fee Book [and Register-with index], 1891-1896 (1 volume);
Index to Journals, Judgment Rolls, and Register of Actions Defendant, vol. 2-3, 1913-1944 (2 volumes);
Index to Journals, Judgment Rolls, and Register of Actions Plaintiff, vol. 2-3, 1913-1944 (2 volumes); vol. 5, 1959-1967 (1 volume);
Judges Docket, vol. 1, 1891-1893 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1895-1896 (1 volume);
Record of Trials, vol. 2, 1895-1903 (1 volume); vol. 2-5, 1903-1921 (4 volumes).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Basement Room B08:
Circuit Court Fee Book & Register [Department 1], vol. 33, 1937-1940 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Fee Book & Register, vol. 78, 1982-1983 (1 volume);
Index to Journals, Judgment Rolls, and Register of Actions Defendant, vol. 4-7, 1944-1975 (4 volumes);
Index to Journals, Judgment Rolls, and Register of Actions Plaintiff, vol. 4, 1944-1959 (1 volume); vol. 6-7, 1959-1975 (2 volumes).

Records at the Clatsop County Judge Guy Boyington Building, Vault #1:
Law Trial Circuit [Court Docket], 1885-1892 (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Judge Guy Boyington Building, Records Storage Room:
Records [Circuit Court Journal and Docket-includes board of equalization records in back], 1866-1885 (1 volume).

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