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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 Oregon State Archives:
County Court Civil Business [Docket-includes mental commitment and naturalization entries-with index], vol. 3, 1873-1896 (1 volume).

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 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 Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Division Basement Vault:
[Civil Business Court Records-County Court-includes mental commitments], vol. 9, 1957-1958 (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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