Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Justice Court Dockets


Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Justice Court Journal [Canyonville Precinct], 1923-1934 (1 volume).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives Storage Room:
[Court Docket Canyonville-Justice], 1900-1904 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Records Vault 115:
Court Docket Canyonville Precinct [Justice Court], 1900-1904 (1 volume);
[Drain Justice District Book of Records], vol. 6, 1938 (1 volume);
[Justice Court Docket-Coles Valley Precinct], 1874-1894 (1 volume);
Justice Court Record Book [Yoncalla District], vol. H, 1935-1938 (1 volume);
[Justice Court Record Yoncalla District], vol. G, 1931-1934 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
[Justice Court Docket-Canyonville Precinct], 1863-1873 (1 reel of microfilm).


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