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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals

1854-1975

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 Docket, 1873-1878 (1 reel of microfilm);
Docket [County Court Judicial], 1854 (1 reel of microfilm);
Fee Book Probate and County Court [includes court actions and dates], 1859-1880 (1 volume).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Trial Docket of Circuit Court [includes county court actions], 1880-1889 (1 volume).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Vault:
Circuit Court Register [and County Court-with index], vol. A, 1879-1890 (1 volume);
[County Court Docket], 1873-1878 (1 reel of microfilm);
County Court Docket [shared volume with Record of Land Claims-stored in locked gray cabinet], 1873-1878 (1 volume);
Law Journal [County Court], vol. B-C, 1889-1975 (2 volumes);
Record [County Court Journal], vol. A, 1859-1884 (1 volume).

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