Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Curry County Records Inventory
Circuit Court Case Files
Series documents cases heard before the circuit courts and the U.S. district courts. U.S. district courts were administered by the federal government during the territorial period and subsequently replaced by the circuit courts upon statehood in 1859. Case files include exhibits, transcripts, indexes, and legal documents such as indictments, subpoenas, fee bills, articles of agreement, bonds, summons, executions, petitions, and injunctions. The case files document civil and criminal actions such as debt, theft, divorce, land claims, arson, murder, rape, assault and battery, and boundary conflicts. 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 Case Files, no. A1-A433, 1-1499, ca.1863-1939 (18 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Indexes [to case files-included in Naturalization Declaration of Intention, vol. 1], vol. 2, 1901-1928 (1 volume);
Divorces [Circuit Court Case Files], 1866-1938 (3 cu.ft.);
Search for 1866-1929 Curry County divorce case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.
Records at the Curry County Courthouse, Trial Court Civil-Domestic-Probate
[Circuit Court Case Files-Civil], 1977-1983 (13 reels of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Case Files-Domestic], 1977-1983 (10 reels of microfilm);
Circuit Court Cases [Files-Felony], 1961-1983 (9 reels of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Case Files-includes civil, probate, guardianship, and name change actions], 1965-1978 (6 reels of microfilm);
Circuit Court Cases [Files], no. 1500-7669, 1939-1977 (178 reels of microfilm);
Index to Circuit Court Cases Filed [Civil and Domestic Relations], 1903-1989 (2 volumes).
Records at the Curry County Courthouse, Trial Court Basement Supplies Storage Room:
Index to Circuit Court Criminal Cases, ca.1903-1988 (1 volume).
Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Old Jail Storage (Coquille):
[Circuit Court Case Files-includes criminal, civil, and domestic cases-with gaps], no. 4142-7490, 1960-1976 (10 cu.ft.).
Records at the Coos/Curry Counties Trial Court Storage (North Bend):
Curry CV [Civil Circuit Court Case Files], 1977-1984 (13 reels of microfilm);
Curry DM [Domestic Circuit Court Case Files], 1977-1984 (14 reels of microfilm);
Curry [Felony Circuit Court Case Files], 1961-1984 (9 reels of microfilm);
Index to Circuit Court Cases Filed, n.d. (1 volume).