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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals

1916-1973

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 Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
County Court Journal [includes insane commitment, dependent mother, civil, criminal, adoption, juvenile, and other cases-with index], vol. 1-7, 1916-1969 (7 volumes);
County Court Register [includes insane commitment, dependent mother, civil, criminal, adoption, juvenile, and other cases-no. 1 to 590-water damaged-with index], vol. 1, 1916-1931 (1 volume);
County Court Register [includes insane commitment, dependent mother, civil, criminal, adoption, juvenile, and other cases-no. 591 to 1380-with index], vol. 1, 1931-1951 (1 volume);
County Court Register [includes insane commitment, juvenile, and name change cases-no. 1381 to 2164], vol. 2, 1951-1964 (1 volume);
County Court Register [includes primarily juvenile cases-no. 2165 to 2973-with index], vol. 3, 1964-1973 (1 volume).

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