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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Journals

1853-1985

Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial 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:
[Index to Circuit Court Journal, State Organization], n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
[Index to Circuit Court Journal, Territorial Organization], n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
[Index to Circuit Court Journal], vol. 1-3, 1853-1873 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
[Circuit Court Clerks Journal-to courts 1-3], 1979-1985 (4 reels of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Journal & Index], vol. 84-182, 1948-1964 (4 reels of microfilm);
Circuit Court Journal Index [to vol. 7-10], vol. 3, 1889-1898 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Journals [title varies], vol. 1-215, 1853-1967 (215 reels of microfilm); vol. 301-439, 1974-1980 (138 reels of microfilm);
Circuit Court Journal, vol. 4-16, 1873-1911 (13 volumes); vol. 29-30, 1919-1921 (2 volumes); vol. 39-50, 1925-1931 (12 volumes); vol. 53-58, 1932-1935 (6 volumes); vol. 68-70, 1939-1941 (3 volumes);
[Circuit Court Journal], vol. 216-300, 1967-1974 (85 reels of microfilm);
Index to Circuit Court Journal [to vol. 1], 1858-1860 (1 volume);
[Index to Circuit Court Journal-to vol. 1-3], 1853-1873 (1 volume);
Index to Circuit Court Journal State Organization, n.d. (1 volume);
[Index to Circuit Court Journal, State Organization], n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
Index to Circuit Court Journals [to vol. 1-3], 1853-1873 (1 volume);
[Index to Circuit Court Journals-to vol. 7-19], 1889-ca.1913 (1 reel of microfilm);
Index to Circuit Court Journal Territorial Organization, n.d. (1 volume);
[Index to Circuit Court Journal, Territorial Organization], n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
[Index to Circuit Journal], vol. 1, n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
Journal [Circuit Court], vol. 3, 1853-1873 (1 volume);
Journal of the Circuit Court [with index], vol. 1, 1858-1861 (1 volume);
Records [Circuit Court Journal], vol. 2, 1861-1864 (1 volume).

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