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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clatsop County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Journals

1847-1987

Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial 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 Court Journal, vol. 3, 1869-1876 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Minutes [includes only one page], 1847 (.05 cu.ft.).

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:
Circuit Court Journal [Departments 1 and 2], vol. 21-22, 1909-1912 (2 volumes); vol. 24-25, 1912-1916 (2 volumes); vol. 27, 1914-1915 (1 volume); vol. 45, 1923-1925 (1 volume); vol. 47-50, 1925-1928 (4 volumes); vol. 52, 1928-1930 (1 volume); vol. 54, 1930-1931 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Journal, vol. 4-5, 1876-1883 (2 volumes); vol. 9, 1890-1893 (1 volume); vol. 11-16, 1895-1906 (6 volumes); vol. 18, 1908-1909 (1 volume); vol. 20, 1909 (1 volume);
Index Cir. Ct. Journals [Circuit Court], ca.1850-1897 (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).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Basement Room B08:
Circuit Court Journal, vol. 10, 1893-1895 (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, Records Storage Room:
Circuit Court Journal [Naturalization Applications-with index], vol. 17, 1904-1906 (1 volume);
Records [Circuit Court Journal and Docket-includes board of equalization records in back], 1866-1885 (1 volume).

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