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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clatsop County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals

1850-1984

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).

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