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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1853-[ongoing]

Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Commissioners Journal, vol. 1-200, 1853-2001 (195 reels of microfilm);
[Road Record-includes commissioners journal in first 105 pages], vol. 1, 1856-1859 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216, Vault:
County Commissioners Record, vol. 4, 1875-1879 (1 volume);
Records [Commissioners Journal], vol. 1, 1861-1866 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes commissioners journal in first 105 pages], vol. 1, 1856-1859 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, County Commissioners Office Room 200:
[Commissioners Journal-includes orders, ordinances, resolutions, and related records], 2005-present (13 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
[Road Record-includes commissioners journal in first 105 pages], vol. 1, 1856-1859 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Commissioners Journal-includes orders, ordinances, resolutions, and related records-from multiple accessions], 1985-2004 (ca.32 cu.ft.);
[Commissioners Journal Index-multiple accessions], 1955-1987 (ca.10 volumes);
Commissioners Journal [with index], vol. 11-38, 1896-1955 (28 volumes);
[Commissioners Minutes-multiple accessions], 1971-1989 (13.40 cu.ft.);
Commissioners Record Book, vol. 6, 1884-1886 (1 volume);
County Clerk's Memorandum of Commissioners Court [includes minutes-title varies-80A.4], 1894-1899 (3 volumes);
County Commissioners Journal, vol. 8-10, 1888-1896 (3 volumes);
County Commissioners Record, vol. 3, 1871-1875 (1 volume); vol. 5, 1879-1884 (1 volume);
County Commissioners Record [with index], vol. 7, 1886-1888 (1 volume);
Index to Commissioners Record [to vol. 6-16], vol. 1, 1884-1918 (1 volume);
Journal Jackson County Financial Record [includes semi-annual reports and commissioners proceedings], 1887-1914 (1 volume);
Orders [Commissioners'-includes journal information], 1859-1861 (1 volume);
Records [Commissioners Journal], vol. 2, 1866-1871 (1 volume).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Jackson County Court Proceedings [Journals], 1851-1910 (9 reels of microfilm).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
[Commissioners Journal], 1891-1893 (1 volume);
County Clerk's Blotter for Commissioner's Court [title varies], 1907-1908, 1910-1912 (7 volumes);
County Court Record, 1855-1920 (3.25 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous [includes county court administrative records], 1870-1894 (.60 cu.ft.);
[Records-includes county court administrative records], 1856-1875 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1264 Jackson County [County Court Administrative Record], 1855-1882 (4 cu.ft.).

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