Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Douglas County Records Inventory
Judgment and Execution Records
Series records official decisions by the court and subsequent instructions to the sheriff to recover costs and awards related to debt, divorce, and other civil cases. The record serves as the official notice of the existence of a lien. Information includes title and case number; names of plaintiff, creditor, defendant, debtor, and attorney; amount of judgment; description of property levied on; writ of execution; disposition of case; decisions on appeals; dates docketed and satisfied; and volume and page numbers where recorded. Records may include judgment dockets, execution dockets, and fee books. Judgment and execution records have been inventoried through 1920.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Execution Docket [with index], vol. 3-4, 1898-1923 (2 volumes); vol. 5, 1920-1931 (1 volume);
Judgment Docket, vol. 1-2, 1861-1923 (2 volumes).
Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives:
[Circuit Court Judgment Book-includes County Court Docket and Probate Docket-Umpqua and Douglas Counties], 1856-1874 (1 volume);
[Circuit Court Judgment Docket], vol. 1-3, 1861-1939 (1 reel of microfilm);
Execution Docket Circuit Court, vol. 2, 1889-1898 (1 volume);
[Execution Dockets], vol. 2-3, 1898-1923 (2 reels of microfilm);
Records Execution Book [Umpqua and Douglas Counties-with index], 1859-1889 (1 volume);
Records [Judgment Docket-with index], 1859-1885 (1 volume).
Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, 3rd Floor Trial Court Records Room:
Execut [Execution Docket], vol. 3-5, 1898-1931 (3 reels of microfilm);
Judgment Dockets [Circuit Court], vol. 1-3, 1861-1939 (1 reel of microfilm).