Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Grant 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:
Bench Docket, 1872-1882 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Register, 1864-1869 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Register [volumes D-I with index], vol. C-I, 1883-1923 (4 volumes);
Criminal Circuit Court Register, vol. E, 1889-1894 (1 volume);
Criminal Docket, vol. 1, 1887-1908 (1 volume);
Equity Docket, vol. 1, 1887-1908 (1 volume);
Fee Book [Circuit Court], 1881-1888 (1 volume);
Fee Book Circuit Court, vol. A, 1870-1876 (1 volume);
Index to Circuit Court Register, 1877-1883 (1 volume);
Index to Circuit Court Register C, 1883-1889 (1 volume);
Law Docket, vol. 1, 1887-1908 (1 volume);
Ledger [Circuit Court Register-with index], vol. C, 1876-1883 (1 volume);
Record [Circuit Court Register-with index], vol. B, 1867-1877 (1 volume);
Record Circuit Court Register [with index], vol. C, 1877-1883 (1 volume);
Record of Trials, vol. 1-4, 1889-1939 (4 volumes);
Trial Fee Book, 1875-1890 (1 volume).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Bench Docket Civil, 1865-1871 (1 volume);
Bench Docket Criminal, 1865-1873 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Register [with index-also indexes case files], vol. L-Z, 27-40, 1926-1986 (30 volumes);
Record Circuit Court Docket, 1882-1886 (1 volume);
Record of Trials, vol. 5-7, 1939-1972 (3 volumes);
Transfer Docket, vol. 1-3, 1914-1948 (3 volumes);
Trial Fee Book, 1891-1894 (1 volume).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Side Room:
Divorce Records [Returns], 1929-1945 (3 volumes).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 6 [Circuit Court Docket-includes some county court cases-with index], 1865-1866 (1 volume).


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