Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Dockets


Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state 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 Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Records Vault 115:
Bar Docket [Circuit Court], 1890-1901 (5 volumes);
Cases Appealed to the Supreme Court [Record], vol. 1, 1907-1910 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Register [with index], vol. 1-3, 1899-1909 (3 volumes);
County & Circuit Court Record Book, 1859-1876 (1 volume);
Ledger [Circuit Court Register and Fee Book-with index], 1878-1920 (7 volumes);
Record Appearance Docket [Circuit Court], 1884-1887 (1 volume).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives Storage Room:
Circuit Court [Docket Sheets-Register and Circuit Court Docket], no. 10-23999, 1907-1961 (16 reels of microfilm);
Circuit Court [Old County & Circuit Court Record Book-Umpqua County Docket-with index], 1859-1876 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, 2nd Floor Circuit Court Records Room:
[Circuit Court Case Files-includes docket sheets], 1975-1983 (Electronic on Laserfiche system).


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