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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Justice Court Case Files

1884-1938

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before the courts of the justices of the peace. Records include grand jury indictments, complaints, judgments by confession, transcripts of judgment entries and dockets, statements of witnesses, arrest warrants, subpoenas, bills for court costs and fees, petitions for appointment of justices of the peace and constables, petitions establishing justice districts, and marriage records. Cases heard include disturbing the peace, illegal liquor sales, assault, larceny, trespassing, fraud, vagrancy, and burglary. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives:
Yoncalla Justice of the Peace Filings [also includes Drain justice district records], 1922-1938 (1.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History, Research Library:
Calapooia District Justice Court [Case Files], 1884-1935 (3.50 cu.ft.).

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