Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Clatsop County Records Inventory
County Court Judicial Journals
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:
County Court Judicial Journal [Law-includes citizenship], vol. 1, 1851-1887 (1 volume);
County Court Law Journal [includes naturalization records for 1859-1905], vol. 4-7, 1859-1906 (4 volumes); vol. 9, 1913-1942 (1 volume).
Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Lower Main Vault:
County Court Fee Book and Register [includes mostly juvenile and adoption actions], vol. 4-6, 1944-1961 (3 volumes).
Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Upper Main Vault:
Commissioners and Law Index [indexes commissioners journals and county court law journals], vol. 2, 1934-1964 (1 volume);
Commissioners Law & Probate Index [indexes commissioners journal, county court law journal, probate journal, and probate case files], ca.1850-1933 (1 volume);
Index Co. Court Journals [County Court Law-also indexes commissioners journals and probate journals], ca.1850-ca.1900 (1 volume).
Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Basement Room B04:
County Court Fee Book and Register Law, vol. 2, 1919-1930 (1 volume);
County Court Fee Book and Register, vol. 1, 1890-1919 (1 volume).
Records at the Clatsop County Public Services Bldg. 820, Clerk, Records & Elections Division Office, Public Microfilm Cabinet:
[Commissioners & Law Index], vol. 2-3, 1934-1984 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Commissioners Law & Probate-Index], vol. 1, 1886-1933 (1 reel of microfilm).
Records at the Clatsop County Public Services Bldg. 820, Clerk, Records & Elections Division Office, Microfilm Cabinet:
Comm Journals [Commissioners & Law Index], vol. 2-3, 1934-1984 (2 reels of microfilm).