Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Gilliam 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 Oregon State Archives:
General Index to Register and Circuit Court Docket [copy-in reference library], 1909-1925 (1 volume).

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Trial Clerk's Office:
Circuit Court Register [includes civil and criminal cases], 1919-1989 (1 volume);
General Index Register and Circuit Court Docket, vol. 1-2, 1909-1983 (2 volumes).

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Lower Vault:
Circuit Court Docket, 1885-1887 (1 volume);
Criminal Docket, 1980-1989 (1 volume);
Criminal Docket Circuit Court, 1894-1909 (1 volume);
[Divorce Register-Receipts], 1945-1948 (1 volume);
Equity Docket, 1894-1909 (1 volume);
Equity Law & Criminal Docket, vol. 1, 1886-1893 (1 volume);
General Index to Register and Circuit Court Docket, 1917-1959 (.15 cu.ft.);
[General Index to Register and Circuit Court Docket-no binding], 1917-1959 (.15 cu.ft.);
Law Docket, 1894-1909 (1 volume);
Law Register [with index], vol. A, 1885-1893 (1 volume);
Record of Trials, vol. 1, 1895-1908 (1 volume);
Register and Circuit Court Docket, 1913-1927 (1 volume); 1939-1954 (.15 cu.ft.);
Register of Actions and Circuit Court Docket, 1909-1922 (1 volume);
Register of Actions [with index], vol. 2-3, 1893-1911 (2 volumes);
Transfer Circuit Court Docket, 1921-1972 (4 volumes).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310

Phone: 503-373-0701 • Fax: 503-373-0953 • reference.archives@state.or.us