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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals

1856-1958

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 Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Civil Business [County Court-includes mental commitments], vol. 9, 1957-1958 (1 volume);
County Court Civil Business [Docket-includes mental commitment and naturalization entries-with index], vol. 3, 1873-1896 (1 volume);
County Court Civil Business [Docket-includes mental commitment entries-with index], vol. 5-8, 1919-1957 (4 volumes);
[County Court Civil Business-Docket-includes mental commitment and naturalization entries-with index], vol. 1, 1859-1873 (1 reel of microfilm); vol. 4, 1896-1919 (1 reel of microfilm);
[County Court Docket], 1923-1946 (1 reel of microfilm);
[County Court Fee Book-and Register-with index], vol. 1-3, 1859-1890 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Judge's Docket County Court], 1862-1882 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
County Court Civil Business [Docket-includes mental commitment and naturalization entries-with index], vol. 1, 1859-1873 (1 volume);
County Court Fee Book [and Register], vol. O, 1856-1858 (1 volume); vol. 1-3, 1859-1890 (3 volumes);
Judge's Docket County Court, 1862-1882 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
Bar Docket [County Court], 1856-1861 (1 volume);
Clerk's Docket [County Court], 1867-1871 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1264B Jackson County [Judge's Docket County Court], 1859-1862 (1 volume).

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