Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Harney County Records Inventory
County Court Judicial Journals
Series records the proceedings of the county court for civil and some criminal cases. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; trial date; memorandum of subsequent proceedings; and fees charged. Cases include citizenship petitions, legal changes to name, commitments, and writs of habeas corpus. Portions of these records may be restricted.
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
Law Docket County Court, vol. 1, 1889-1903 (1 volume).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
County Court Journal [includes probate, naturalization, and mental commitment information], vol. A, 1889-1919 (1 volume);
Index to County Court Journal [includes probate, naturalization, widow's pension, and mental commitment information], no. 1-500, vol. A, 1889-n.d. (1 volume).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Circuit Courtroom Cabinet:
County Court Journal Juvenile [Administrative and Judicial Journal-includes adoptions, mental commitments, widow's pensions, water rights, civil and criminal judicial actions, and administrative actions], vol. B, 1920-1963 (1 volume).