Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Jackson County Records Inventory
Judgment and Execution Records
Series records official decisions by the court and subsequent instructions to the sheriff to recover costs and awards related to debt, divorce, and other civil cases. The record serves as the official notice of the existence of a lien. Information includes title and case number; names of plaintiff, creditor, defendant, debtor, and attorney; amount of judgment; description of property levied on; writ of execution; disposition of case; decisions on appeals; dates docketed and satisfied; and volume and page numbers where recorded. Records may include judgment dockets, execution dockets, and fee books. Judgment and execution records have been inventoried through 1920.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
[Foreclosure Sale Records-includes executions], 1854-1930 (1 cu.ft.).
Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court
Execution Docket [with index], vol. 4, 1879-1916 (1 volume);
Index to Circuit Judgment Docket [to vol. 1-2], n.d. (1 volume);
[Index to Execution Docket], ca. 1897 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Index to Judgment Lien Docket], 1875-1889 (1 reel of microfilm);
Judgement Lien Docket [County Court], 1854-1901 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Judgment Lien Docket], 1902 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Ledger Docket-Circuit Court-includes execution information], 1863-1879 (1 reel of microfilm).
Records at the Access Contracted Records Storage Facility:
[Foreclosure Sale Records-includes executions-81A.137, Box 7349], 1854-1930 (1 cu.ft.).
Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Index to Judgment Lien Docket, ca.1875-1906 (1 volume);
Judgment Lien Docket [Circuit Court-with index], 1854-1901 (1 volume);
Ledger [Judgment and Execution Docket-includes circuit, county, and justice courts-with index], 1863-1879 (1 volume).
Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Execution Docket [MS 952], 1853-1859 (1 volume);
Execution Docket [MS 954], 1861-1863 (1 volume).