Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Gilliam 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 Gilliam County Courthouse, Lower Vault:
[Justice Court Docket-Arlington Precinct], 1902-1904 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Arlington Precinct-with index], 1908-1925 (1 volume); 1924-1928 (1 volume); 1928-1931 (1 volume); 1931-1934 (1 volume); 1934-1935 (1 volume); 1935-1936 (1 volume); 1937-1940 (1 volume); 1940-1944 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Condon Precinct], 1899-1901 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Condon Precinct-with index], 1919-1924 (1 volume); 1930-1937 (1 volume); 1938-1939 (1 volume); 1939-1944 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [East Condon Precinct], 1912-1918 (1 volume);
[Justice Docket-Idea Precinct], 1887-1891 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 129 Justice of the Peace Records [Lonerock-Linus Darling], 1859-1906 (4 volumes, .20 cu.ft.).


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