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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson County Records Inventory - Scrollable Version

The following information is based on a July 2008 inventory:


Addresses and links to offices and repositories listed in the inventory:
Jackson County Web page: www.co.jackson.or.us/
Jackson County Circuit Court Web page: http://courts.oregon.gov/Jackson/

Administration Office: Jackson County Courthouse, 10 S Oakdale Ave, Room 214, Medford, OR 97501;
Assessor
's Drafting Office: Jackson County Courthouse, 10 S Oakdale Ave, Room 307, Medford, OR 97501;
Assessor's Office: Jackson County Courthouse, 10 S Oakdale Ave, Room 300, Medford, OR 97501;
Circuit Court Archives: Office of the Court Administrator, 100 S Oakdale Ave, Medford, OR 97501;
Circuit Court Probate Office: Office of the Court Administrator, 100 S Oakdale Ave, Medford, OR 97501;
Clerk's Elections Division Office: 1101 W Main St, Suite 201, Medford, OR 97501;
Clerk's Recording Office and Vault: Jackson County Courthouse, 10 S Oakdale Ave, Room 216, Medford, OR 97501;
Commissioners' Office: Jackson County Courthouse, 10 S Oakdale Ave, Room 200, Medford, OR 97501;
Commission on Children and Families (Health and Human Services Department): 1005 E Main St, Building B, Medford, OR 97504;
County Fair Office: 1 Peninger Rd, PO Box 3635, Central Point, OR 97520;
Fourth Floor Assessor's Map Room: No public access. Contact the Assessor's Office for access to records;
Health and Human Services Department, Administration Office: 1000 E Main St, Medford, OR 97504;
Jackson County Genealogy Library: 3405 South Pacific Highway, Medford, OR 97501 (Mail: PO Box 1468, Phoenix, OR 97535);
Jackson County Courthouse, 10 S Oakdale Ave, Room 200, Medford, OR 97501;
Jackson County Justice Building (Circuit Court archives and offices): Office of the Court Administrator, 100 S Oakdale Ave, Medford, OR 97501;
Jackson County Library (Ashland Branch): 410 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520;
Jackson County Library (Medford Branch): 205 S Central Ave, Medford, OR 97501;
Medford School District Administration Building: 500 Monroe St, Medford, OR 97501;
Mental Health Office (Health and Human Services Department): 1005 E Main St, Building B, Medford, OR 97504;
Oregon Historical Society: 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205;
Oregon State Archives: 800 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97310;
Payment Center Taxes and Licensing Office: Jackson County Courthouse, 10 S Oakdale Ave, Room 111, Medford, OR 97501;
Planning and Development Department Basement Vault: No public access. Contact the Planning and Development Department office for access to records;
Planning and Development Department Main Office: Jackson County Courthouse, 10 S Oakdale Ave, Room 100, Medford, OR 97501;
Record Masters of Southern Oregon: No public access. Contact relevant county office. See access note above;
Roads and Parks Engineering and Administration Office: 200 Antelope Rd, White City, OR 97503;
Southern Oregon Education Service District Administration Building: 101 N Grape St, Medford, OR 97501;
Southern Oregon Historical Society Research Library: 106 N. Central Ave, Medford, OR 97501;
Surveyor's Office and Vault: Jackson County Courthouse, 10 S Oakdale Ave, Room 318A, Medford, OR 97501;
University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections: 1299 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403.



Inventory note: Titles listed in this inventory are exactly as they appear on the outside of a volume, box, drawer, or other container. If the title is only in brackets [ ], the record has no external identifying information. Text inside the brackets includes either exact title information from the inside of the volume, box, etc. or a functional title.

Access note: Jackson County contracts records storage functions with Record Masters of Southern Oregon. There is no public access to the Record Masters facility. Please contact the functionally relevant county department (planning department, assessor, etc.) to request access to specific records stored at Record Masters. If unable to determine the appropriate department, contact the county clerk. Please specify the accession number and box number, if provided, along with the name of the record when placing a request--for example, Tax Ledger-78A.52, Box 7033.

 

Aerial Photographs

1939-[ongoing]

Series provides visual documentation of changes made to county lands through development and by natural and man-made disasters. The photographs are taken at intervals along a series of flight paths to attain coverage of all or part of a county. They generally include flight path or township, range, and section numbers; show natural and man-made features; and are produced in black and white or color prints to varying scales. An index by quadrant may also be included.

The Property Data Online (PDO) application GIS interactive maps include aerial photographs.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Room 300:
Aerials [Interstate 5 Corridor Photographs-1"=400'], 1998 (ca.75 photographs);
Aerials Populated Areas [Photographs-1"=100'], 1991 (ca.500 photographs);
Aerials Rural Areas [Photographs-1"=100'-with index], 1991 (ca.1000 photographs);
Orthos [Aerial Photograph Maps-1"=400'], 1979 (ca.200 photographs).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Fourth Floor Assessor's Map Room:
[Aerial Photographs], 1952 (ca.700 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-with index], 1969 (ca.900 photographs);
Flood Plain Aerial Prints, n.d. (ca.50 photographs);
JAL [Aerial Photographs-1"=100'-with index], 1969 (ca.600 photographs);
JAL [Aerial Photographs-1"=200'-with index], 1969 (ca.600 photographs);
JAS Photos [Aerial Photographs-1"=400'-with index], 1969 (ca.1500 photographs);
Ortho Maps [Aerial Photograph Based-1"=400'-with index], 1978 (112 photographs).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Basement Vault:
Aerial Photos, 1960 (ca.300 photographs); 1962 (ca.500 photographs);
Aerial Survey [Boxed Aerial Photographs-with index], 1957 (ca.500 photographs); 1960 (ca.1250 photographs); 1962 (ca.900 photographs);
Air Photos, 1952 (7 photographs);
Air Photos [with index], 1965 (ca.60 photographs); 1969-1970 (ca.150 photographs);
BLM Photomaps [Bureau of Land Management-includes aerial photographs with map overlay], 1971-1972 (1 volume);
JAL [Aerial Photographs], no. 1-42, 1969 (ca.1500 photographs);
JAS [Aerial Photographs], no. 1-42, 1969 (ca.1500 photographs).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
2001 [Aerial Photographs], 2001 (ca.100 photographs);
Aerial Photos Index, 1991 (1 volume);
JAL [Aerial Photographs], no. 1-71, 1991 (ca.1000 photographs);
JAL [Rogue River Study Aerial Photographs & Coordinates], 1969 (ca.100 photographs);
JAS [Aerial Photographs], no. 1-48, 1991 (ca.2000 photographs).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A, Vault:
[Aerial Photographs], 1939-1940 (ca.75 photos).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Aerial Photographs], 1952 (ca.500 photographs); 1960 (ca.1200 photographs); 1969 (.50 cu.ft.);
[Aerial Photographs-81A.2; 78A.39], 1960-1962, 1969-1970 (ca.49 rolls of photographic negatives);
[Aerial Photographs-94A.70], 1939-1940 (ca.1 cu.ft.);
[Aerial Photographs-some include negatives-89A.74], 1957-1977 (4 cu.ft.);
[Aerial Photographs-with index], 1962 (ca.1200 photographs).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
[Aerial Photographs], 1976 (ca.10 photographs).

 

Animal Bounty Records

1885-1968

Series documents the payment of county and state bounty money to individuals who presented the scalps and other prescribed body parts of targeted predatory animals. The program was intended to control the threat to livestock. Examples of targeted animals include coyote, cougar, mountain lion, panther, wildcat, bobcat, lynx, and wolf. Records include registers, affidavits, certificates, and statements. Information includes claimant and affiant names; kind of animal; number of scalps; date killed or presented; and number, amount, and date of warrant. The records are also referred to as scalp bounty records.

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Bounty [Animal Scalp-Record-80A.4], 1953-1958 (1 volume);
[Bounty Record-Animal Scalp-80A.4], 1958-1968 (1 volume);
Bounty Warrants [Animal Scalp-Record-80A.4], 1945-1953 (1 volume);
Scalp Bounty Warrants [Record-Stubs-80A.4], 1901-1903 (1 volume).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Bounty Record [Animal-MS 955], 1885-1889 (1 volume).

 

Assessment and Tax Rolls

1853-[ongoing]

Series documents the assessment of real and personal property, the determination of tax liability, and the collection of county taxes. Assessment, tax, and delinquent tax records are variously labeled as rolls, lists, or summaries. Records show property owner; description and value of urban and agricultural land, personal property, and livestock; assessments, equalizations, and taxes due; and notations on payment and delinquency in payment of taxes. Beginning with 1900, counties have only been required to retain permanently those assessment and tax rolls for years ending in "0" and "5."

The Property Data Online (PDO) application GIS database includes searchable assessment and taxation information.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Assessment Rolls, 1858 (2 volumes); 1875, 1885 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Assessment Rolls], 1853-1857, 1859, 1865 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Assessment and Tax Roll, 1910-1915, 1921-1933, 1938-1955 (268 volumes);
Assessment Roll, 1856, 1870-1909, 1917-1920 (149 volumes);
[Assessment Roll Code Visual Index Maps-78A-58], ca.1970-n.d. (1.75 cu.ft.);
Assessor's Personal Tax Roll [82A.24], 1918, 1922, 1926-1931 (5 volumes);
[Delinquent Tax List-87A.145, Box 8983], 1870-1871, 1873-1880, 1883-1886 (22 volumes);
Delinquent Tax Roll [80A.4], 1888 (1 volume); vol. 1-2, 1913 (2 volumes);
[Delinquent Tax Roll Index-87A.145, Box 8983], 1907-1911 (1 volume);
Indexes to Assessment & Tax Rolls [fire damaged], 1900-1901 (.15 cu.ft.); 1904-1905 (.15 cu.ft.); 1908 (.25 cu.ft.);
Index to Assessment and Tax Rolls [itemizes general content of volumes], 1870-1955 (1 binder);
Index to Tax Roll [title varies], 1900-1955 (44 volumes);
Jackson County Yield Tax Roll [79A.129], ca.1958-ca.1976 (1 volume);
Ledger [Tax Collection-with index-80A.58, Box 8271], 1917-1929 (7 volumes);
Poll Tax List [80A.4], 1894-1895 (1 volume);
Reforestation Lands [Tax Roll-79A.129], ca.1950-ca.1955 (1 volume);
Summary of Assessment Roll Totals [contained in volume with Deed Record vol. A-80A.4], 1888-1897 (1 volume);
[Summary of Tax Rolls and Assessments-82A.15, Box 8222], 1914-1952, 1954-1981 (.75 cu.ft.);
Tax & Levy Summaries [90A.76], 1939-1963 (3 volumes);
[Tax Ledger-78A.52, Box 7033], 1893-1896 (1 volume);
Tax Roll, 1935-1940 (40 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Room 300:
Tax Roll [Assessment and Tax Rolls-includes related reports and duplicates], 1978-1999 (62 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Payment Center Taxes and Licensing Office Room 111A:
[Tax Roll], 1975-2006 (60 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Payment Center Taxes and Licensing Office Room 111A, Break Room:
Microfilm [Continuing Tax Roll], 1955-1972 (128 reels of microfilm);
[Tax Roll], 1972-1977 (151 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
[Land Claims and Assessments-includes assessment roll and delinquent tax roll], 1888-1896 (1 reel microfilm).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Assessment Roll, 1854-1859 (6 volumes); 1868, 1872 (1 reel of microfilm);
Jackson County Assessment Roll [MS 936-937], 1889-1890 (2 volumes);
Tax Assessment Roll [MS 935], 1875 (1 volume);
Tax Roll [MS 503], 1854 (1 volume);
Tax Roll [MS 520], 1857 (1 volume);
[Tax Roll-MS 545] ca.1854 (1 volume);
Tax Roll, 1865 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Assessment Roll [Jackson County-photocopies], 1856 (1 volume); 1859 (1 volume); 1890 (1 volume);
Poll Tax List [Jackson County-photocopies], 1894-1895 (1 volume);
Tax Book [Roll], 1863-1864 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
Assessment Roll [Transcript], 1856 (1 volume); 1890 (1 volume);
Jackson County Poll Tax List [Abstract], 1894-1895 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
[Assessment and Tax Roll-1869 to 1870 assessment only], 1868-1873 (5 volumes);
Delinquent Tax Lists, 1880, 1887 (2 volumes);
Return of Delinquent Taxes, 1873 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1264B Jackson County [Assessment Roll], 1862 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Web Site:
Assessment Data [includes assessment summary information], 2001-present (Internet).

 

Assumed Business Names Registers

1913-1964

Series documents the registration of business names with the county clerk or recorder. Information includes assumed business name; description of business; filing date; and business owner, notary public, witness, clerk or recorder, and deputy's name. Series may also include an index arranged alphabetically by business name. Businesses which were registered were typically automotive sales, motorcycle repair, merchandise shops, butchers, and feed stores. Since 1964, assumed business names have been filed with the Secretary of State. Assumed business names have been inventoried through 1964. For more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Business Registry Section.

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Assumed Business Name Certificates-79A.32], 1949-1964 (6 cu.ft.);
Assumed Business Names [Index], vol. 7-11, 1949-1952 (4 volumes);
Assumed Business Names [Record-with index], vol. 5-6, 1948-1949 (2 volumes);
Assumed Bus. Names [Business-Index to vol. 12 to 18-80A-76], 1952-1964 (1 volume);
Record of Assumed Business Names [title varies-with index-80A.4], vol. 1-4, 1913-1947 (4 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Assumed Business Names [Record], vol. 5-18, 1948-1964 (14 reels of microfilm).

 

Attachment Records

1866-1923

Series documents liens placed on real property by the county to satisfy debts. Attachments are ordered by the circuit court and authorize the sheriff to seize or transfer property to satisfy debts such as loans, mortgages, or tax liens. The sheriff will hold the property in trust until the debt is paid or the property is sold. Information includes defendant name, statement of attachment, property description, statement of return when attachment is satisfied, return of execution, dates attachment is issued and returned, court order, and sheriff's signature. Attachment records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Certificates of Attachment-80A.106, Box 7391], 1866-1920 (.30 cu.ft.);
[Certificates of Levy-80A.106, Box 7392], ca.1908-ca.1920 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
[Record of Attachments-with index], vol. 1-3, 1871-1923 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Record of Attachments [with index], vol. 1-2, 1871-1903 (2 volumes).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
Sheriff's Service Records [includes attachment and foreclosure records], 1914-1916 (.65 cu.ft.).

 

Birth Records

1906-1929

Series documents the recording of births by the county. Records include certificates, affidavits for correction, registers, delayed entry for births and corrected entries. Information includes registration number; child's name, sex, legitimacy, birth date, and birthplace; name, residence, color, age, birthplace, and occupation of father and mother; number of other children born to mother; signature of physician or midwife; filing date; and registrar's signature. Birth records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register births. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Birth records have been inventoried through 1920. For information concerning more recent records, contact the State Registrar. Records may also include delayed birth filings that record birth dates preceding 1903. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Birth Record, 1906-1915 (1 volume).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Record of Births and Deaths [87A.94], 1915-1929 (3 volumes).

 

Census Records

1853-1990

Series documents the population, property, and agricultural production of the county. Records may include census rolls and abstracts, farm schedules, abstract of assessment and census, enumeration of inhabitants and industrial products, and enumeration of inhabitants and military enrollment. Information includes number of males and females per age category; head of household; name, age, and gender of household members; occupation and relationship of household members to head of household; and description and value of real and personal property. Information may also include nationality, physical description, birthplace, health, and religion of household members and agricultural production statistics.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
[Census Rolls], 1855-1856 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Basement Vault:
1990 Census [Maps-Jackson County], 1990 (.40 cu.ft.).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Marks and Brands [Jackson County Census Record-shares volume with marks and brands register-80A.4], 1853-1854 (1 volume).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Census Rolls, 1855-1856 (1 reel of microfilm); ca.1856 (1 volume);
Jackson County Census [Roll], 1854 (1 reel of microfilm);
Jacksonville Census Roll [photocopy], 1857 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Jackson Co., Oregon Census [Abstracts], 1854-1857 (1 volume);
Jackson County, Or Census [Abstracts], 1853 (1 volume); 1860 (1 volume); 1870 (1 volume); 1880 (1 volume); 1900 (1 volume); 1910 (1 volume); 1920 (1 volume);
Jackson County, Or Census Index, 1900 (1 volume); 1930 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
Census of Jackson County, Oregon [Abstracts], 1860 (1 volume); 1870 (1 volume); 1880 (1 volume); 1900 (1 volume); 1910 (1 volume);
Jackson County Oregon 1930 Census Index], 1930 (2 volumes).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
[Census Roll], 1854, 1859 (3 volumes).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1 [Census Roll], 1854-1855, 1858 (3 volumes).

 

Circuit Court Case Files

1856-1983

Series documents cases heard before the circuit courts and the U.S. district courts. U.S. district courts were administered by the federal government during the territorial period and subsequently replaced by the circuit courts upon statehood in 1859. Case files include exhibits, transcripts, indexes, and legal documents such as indictments, subpoenas, fee bills, articles of agreement, bonds, summons, executions, petitions, and injunctions. The case files document civil and criminal actions such as debt, theft, divorce, land claims, arson, murder, rape, assault and battery, and boundary conflicts. 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. Circuit Court Case Files created since 1983 have been indexed on the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
[Circuit Court Case Files-Civil], 1856-1914 (50 cu.ft.);
[Circuit Court Case Files-Criminal], 1860-1912 (3.25 cu.ft.);
U.S. District Court Case Files [Isaac Tubbs case file], 1857 (.15 cu.ft.);
Search for 1856-1914 Jackson County circuit court divorce case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
[Circuit Court Case Files], no. 82.855-83.4639, 1982-1983 (64 cu.ft.);
[Circuit Court Index Defendant], 1862-1911 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Judgement Roll], no. 46.0001-47.0376, 47.0418-79.0289, 1946-1979 (418 reels of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Judgement Rolls-Dismissed], no. 1D-4992D, 1910-1956 (36 reels of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Judgement Rolls], no. 1-11300, 1914-1954 (112 reels of microfilm);
[De Autremont Brothers Circuit Court Case Files], no. 628-632, ca.1923-ca.1957 (.80 cu.ft.);
[Divorce Index-Circuit Court Case Files], vol. 1-2, n.d.-1978 (1 reel of microfilm);
Divorce [Vital Records Return Receipt], 1927-1929 (2 volume);
Index to Judgment Rolls, ca.1856-n.d. (1 volume);
[Index to Law, Equity, and Criminal Cases-Circuit Court], 1926-1946 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Index to State vs. Criminal-Cases], 1862-1912 (1 reel of microfilm);
Microfiche Index [Circuit Court Case File Index], 1980-1983 (22 sheets of microfiche);
Microfiche Index [Index to Divorce-Circuit Court Case Files], vol. 1-2, ca.1856-1978 (.50 inch of microfiche);
Microfiche Index [Old Circuit Court Indices-Case Files-arranged by plaintiff and defendant], 1862-1980 (4 inches of microfiche);
[Old Criminal Records-Circuit Court Case File Index], 1909-1946 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Russell Obrenski Circuit Court Case File], no. 69.187C, 1969 (.40 cu.ft.);
Vault Index Circuit Court, vol. 1, ca.1860-ca.1914 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Hallway:
[Circuit Court Case Files], no. 80.0001-82.854, 1980-1982 (131 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building, Circuit Court Second Floor Office:
Microfiche Index [Circuit Court Case File Index], 1980-1983 (22 sheets of microfiche);
Microfiche Index [Index to Divorce-Circuit Court Case Files], vol. 1-2, ca.1856-1978 (.50 inch of microfiche);
Microfiche Index [Old Circuit Court Indices-Case Files-arranged by plaintiff and defendant], 1862-1980 (4 inches of microfiche).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[De Autremont Brothers Sheriff's Case File-Great Siskiyou Train Robbery-78A.63, Box 8021], 1923-1928 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Fehl and Good Government Congress Case Records-79A.140, Boxes 7815-7816], ca.1930-ca.1935 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Jackson Co., Or Divorce Index [County-Circuit Court Case File Abstracts], 1856-1945 (3 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Second Floor Storage Room:
Index to Cases as to Judgement Roll # [Circuit Court Case File], 1914-1954 (1 volume);
Index to Circuit Court Cases Direct, 1886-1946 (1 volume); 1946-1965 (1 volume);
Index to Circuit Court Cases Indirect, 1862-1911 (1 volume); 1946-1965 (1 volume);
Old Equity Index [Circuit Court Case File], n.d.-ca.1949 (1 volume);
Old Law Index [Circuit Court Case File], n.d.-1949 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
District and Circuit Court Papers, 1858-1918 (5.50 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Jackson County Divorce Record Index, 1856-1949 (Jackson County Genealogy Library Web site).

 

Circuit Court Dockets

1854-1983

Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state 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 Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
[Bar Docket-Circuit Court], 1881-1886 (1 reel of microfilm); 1888-1894 (1 reel of microfilm); vol. 4-7, 1901-1910 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Bar Docket-U.S. District Court], 1854-1856 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Docket], no. 46.1-76.2944, 1946-1976 (16 reels of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Dockets], 1979-1983 (49 binders);
[Circuit Court Fee Book-and Register], 1859-1862 (1 reel of microfilm); 1863-1873 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Record Minutes Book], 1925-1934 (2 reels of microfilm);
Clerk's Docket [Circuit Court], vol. 1, 1900-1904 (1 volume);
[Finished Criminal Cases-Circuit Court Docket], vol. 1-2, 1909-1946 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Finished Equity Cases-Circuit Court Docket], vol. 1-14, 1910-1946 (3 reels of microfilm);
[Finished Law Cases-Circuit Court Docket], vol. 1-6, 1910-1946 (2 reels of microfilm);
Index to Register of Actions, 1887-1903 (1 volume);
Judges Docket Circuit Court, 1881-1886 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Law Docket-Circuit Court], vol. 3, 1898 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Ledger Docket-Circuit Court-includes execution information], 1863-1879 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Register and Circuit Court Docket], no. 1-2152, 1977-1979 (7 volumes);
[Register of Actions-serves as index], n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
Register of Actions, vol. 1-2, 1887-1911 (2 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Bar Docket [Circuit Court], 1881-1886 (1 volume);
Bar Docket Circuit Court, 1888-1894 (1 volume);
Bar Docket [U.S. District Court], 1854-1856 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Fee Book [and Register-with index], 1859-1862 (1 volume); 1863-1873 (1 volume);
Judge's Docket Circuit Court, 1881-1886 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Second Floor Storage Room:
Law Docket [Circuit Court], vol. 3, 1898-1900 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
Attorney's Docket, 1861-1870 (2 volumes);
Bar Docket [title varies], 1854-1856, 1859-1863, 1874-1880, 1895-1897, 1899 (8 volumes).

 

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).

 

Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings

1866-1965

Series documents the recording of a variety of legal documents filed in the clerk's or recorder's office. These documents were not required to be filed with the clerk and often included filings such as birth and marriage certificates of individuals who were born or married outside of the county but wanted the document to be filed in their county of residence. Other documents include wills, obligation bonds, quit claims, deeds, conveyances, mortgage satisfactions, agreements, charters, partnership dissolutions, contracts, powers of attorney, liens, leases, marriage licenses, military discharges, ministerial certificates, medical personnel licenses, birth and death certificates, and affidavits of publication. Information includes dates filed, name of individual filing, types of action, and volume and page number where recorded. Series may also include alphabetical indexes of individuals filing a recording. Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Assessor [Chinese and Japanese List-Property Owners], 1923-1941 (.05.cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Index to Miscellaneous Record, vol. 1-4, 1890-1928 (4 volumes); vol. 6-8, 1950-1965 (3 volumes);
Miscellaneous Index [Direct and Indirect], vol. 5-8, 1927-1965 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Index-Direct and Reverse], vol. 1-4, 1890-1927 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Recordings-with index], vol. 1-3, 1866-1905 (3 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Records], vol. A-Z, 27-76, 1890-1965 (76 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216, Vault:
Index to Miscellaneous Record, vol. 5, 1929-1949 (1 volume).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Miscellaneous Records-81A-7, Box 7370], vol. 31-33, 1945-1949 (3 volumes);
Miscellaneous Records, vol. 1, 1867-1884 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Record, vol. A-Z, 27-30, 1890-1947 (30 volumes);
Miscellaneous Record [with index], vol. 2-3, 1883-1905 (2 volumes).

 

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings

1966-[ongoing]

Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

Since 1966 deeds, mortgages, mining claims, water rights, and military discharges have been recorded in the clerk's Official Records. Official Records generated since 1985 have been indexed on computers available in the clerk's recording office.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Index [to Official Records], 1966-1979 (26 reels of microfilm);
Official Records Index Direct, vol. 1-26, 1966-1979 (26 volumes);
Official Records Index Indirect, vol. 1-26, 1966-1979 (26 volumes);
Official Records, no. 66.0001-01.42478, 1966-2001 (1445 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216, Microfilm Room:
[Official Records Noted, Released, and Recorded Documents-Index], 1979-1994 (6 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216, Vault:
[Clerk's Official Records Microfilm], 2001-2004 (ca.250 reels of microfilm).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Clerk's Official Records Microfilm], 2001-2005 (ca.330 reels of microfilm).

 

Corner Survey Records

1853-[ongoing]

Series documents the establishment and/or restoration of survey corners or monuments by the county surveyor or registered land surveyors. Records include maps, field survey restoration notes, historical notes, and indexes. Information includes description of corners; existing markers; descriptions of new markers and any changes made to the locations; property owners; township, range, and section numbers; donation land claim information; date the new markers were set; and surveyor's signatures.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
City of Ashland [Survey Field Book Photocopies-includes corner survey information], 1876-1911 (20 volumes);
[Corner Reports-Visit Report Cards-includes corners visited but not reestablished], 1973-ca.1988 (1 cu.ft.);
DLC Corner Maps [Donation Land Claim-Corner Reestablishment Visual Reference Maps], ca.1857-ca.1979 (1 volume);
Established Intermediate Corners [Record], ca.1930-1996 (1 volume);
Government Notes [Bureau of Land Management Field Notes-includes corner remonumentation information], ca.1917-ca.1995 (39 volumes);
Jackson County Oregon Road Map [Corner Survey Location Reference Wall Map], ca.1853-present (1 map);
Jackson County Surveyors Office [Original Government Survey Field Notes-includes corner survey information], 1854-ca.1937 (12 volumes);
Re-Established Government Corners [Record-Intermediate], vol. 2, ca.1926-1996 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A, Vault:
[Corner Survey Field Books], ca.1929-ca.1969 (.20 cu.ft.);
Field Notes [Survey-includes corner information], 1980-1996 (1 cu.ft.);
Microfilm [Intermediate Re-Establishments-Corner Record], ca.1930-ca.1990 (1 reel of microfilm);
Microfilm [Re-Establishments-Government Corners Record], ca.1926-ca.1990 (2 reels of microfilm);
Re-Established Government Corners [Record-title varies], ca.1913-ca.1995 (21 volumes);
Report Notes [includes corners visited but not reestablished], ca.1934-ca.1980 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Survey Field Notes-includes corner information], 1973-1978 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Bearing Trees of U.S. Surveys-Reestablished Corners-91A.44, Box 54], 1913-1929 (1 volume);
[Field Notes of Claims-Donation Land Claims-includes corner survey information-with index-91A.44, Box 53], 1855-ca.1859 (1 volume);
[Government Field Notes Donation Land Claims-includes corner survey information-typescript-with index-91A.44, Box 53], 1855-1917 (1 volume);
[Original Notes Reestablished Government Corners-89A.85, Box 6238], 1929-1949, 1971 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Record of U.S. Surveys-Corner-with index-91A.44, Box 53], 1885-1888 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Web Site:
Government Corner Re-Establishment Notes [by township and range-PDF], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Coroner and Inquest Records

1859-1932

Series records the results of the examination of a corpse by the county coroner at the request of the county sheriff. It also documents the proceedings and results of inquests ordered by the district attorney. Reports include date filed; name, age, sex, race, parentage, and birthplace of deceased; date, place, and time of death; names of undertaker and coroner; testimony; and costs. Early reports were narrative accounts detailing the cause of death. After 1900, a standardized form was used for reporting results. Inquest transcripts include coroner and juror names, signatures, and actions; witness names; testimony; and verdict. Coroner and inquest records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Coroner's Inquests and Reports-81A.135, Boxes 7350-7351], 1859-1930 (1.35 cu.ft.);
[Death Scene Photographs-78A.37], ca.1932 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Coroner's Inquest Records [Jackson County Abstracts], 1859-1930 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
[Report of Coroner], 1859 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

County Budgets

1946-[ongoing]

Series documents the annual allotment of funds for county government operations as agreed to by the board of commissioners. Information includes total amount of funds budgeted for each office. Later budgets may include organizational charts and a narrative of each county office function.

Older county budgets may also be found in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, County Administration Office Room 214:
Jackson County Annual Budget [title varies], 1985-2004 (20 volumes); 2005-present (3 binders).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Budget [County-80A.111], 1968-1972 (4 volumes);
Co. Budgets [County-80A.111], 1946-1957 (.20 cu.ft.); 1957-1958 (.35 cu.ft.);
[Jackson County Budget-Box 6299], 1980-1984 (1 cu.ft.);
Jackson County Or. Budget [82A-91], 1977-1980 (3 volumes);
Master Copy Jackson County Budget [81A-16], 1972-1977 (7 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
Budget Jackson County, 1981-present (17 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Web Site:
County Budget [in left column], 2007-present (Internet).

 

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.).

 

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1858-[ongoing]

Series documents orders, ordinances, and resolutions passed by the board of county commissioners and the county court regulating and establishing guidelines for specific activities within the county. Information includes activity covered by order, ordinance, or resolution; administrative action number; who introduced; findings of fact; conclusions; recommendations; date heard; and hearings officer name and signature. Activities include noise abatement, nuisances, zoning, animal control, solid waste management, land division regulations, elections, comprehensive plan, and road and bridge use limits.

Orders, ordinances, and resolutions are recorded in the Commissioners' Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, County Administration Office Room 214:
Codified Ordinances of Jackson County Oregon, ca.1972-2007 (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.);
Ordinances [copies], 1986-present (7.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Basement Vault:
[Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 1989-1998 (1 binder);
Laurel's Copy 96-97 LDO [Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 1996-1997 (1 binder);
LRP [Long Range Planning Case Files-includes comprehensive plan amendment and zoning ordinance and map change information], 2003-present (7 cu.ft.);
New LDO [Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 2003 (.25 cu.ft.);
OA [Ordinance Amendment Case Files-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land division information], 1992-2003 (13 cu.ft.);
"Recommended LDO" [Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 2003 (.25 cu.ft.);
Redline/Strikeout 2000 LDO [Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 2000 (.25 cu.ft.);
ZON [Zoning Case Files-includes ordinances information], 2003-present (15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Office:
Land Development Ordinances [counter copy], 2004-present (1 binder).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
Vacations [Street Vacations Within Subdivisions-includes orders and ordinances], ca.1893-present (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Roads and Parks Engineering and Administration Office:
Engineers Records [includes road vacation orders], no. 1-368, ca.1858-present (7 cu.ft.);
[Individual Road Records-includes orders, resolutions, and petitions related to road establishment and vacation-also includes road survey information and maps], ca.1858-present (39 cu.ft.).

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.);
[Comprehensive Land Use Plan Amendment Case Files-also includes land division and zoning ordinance amendments-multiple accessions], 1972-1990 (ca.16 cu.ft.);
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Records-includes background material, drafts, elements, studies, and related records such as the 1972 comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance-03A.15], ca.1958-ca.1992 (17 cu.ft.);
[Land Division Ordinance for Jackson County Oregon-91A.119, Box 3302], 1980 (1 volume); 1982 (1 volume); 1989 (1 volume);
Orders [Commissioners'-includes journal information], 1859-1861 (1 volume);
[Zoning Ordinance Jackson County-91A.119, Box 3303], 1973 (1 volume); 1980 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
Land Development Ordinance Jackson County, Oregon, 1980 (1 volume); 1980-1982 (1 volume); 1982-1984 (1 volume); 1989 (1 volume); 1989-1999 (1 volume); 2000 (1 volume); 2004 (1 volume);
Land Development Ordinance Jackson County, Oregon [Draft], 2003 (1 volume);
Subdivision Ordinance Jackson County, 1959-1972 (1 volume); 1959-1975 (1 volume);
Zoning Ordinance Jackson County, 1973-1978 (1 volume); 1980-1982 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Web Site:
Jackson County Code Online [Searchable Codified Ordinances-includes zoning map information], ca.1972-present (Internet);
Land Development Ordinance [includes zoning and land division information], 2007-present (Internet);
Land Development Ordinance [includes zoning and land division information], 2004-2007 (Internet);
Land Development Ordinance Now Expired [includes zoning and land division information], 2000-2004 (Internet).

 

County Comprehensive Plans

1954-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and revision of a plan for the use of lands within the county. Series includes plans for transportation, energy, housing, population and economics, public facilities and services, urbanization, natural resources, greenways, recreation, agricultural and forest lands, land capability, resource quality, floodplains, landmarks, historic property, rural community center designation, and natural areas. Each plan includes background information about the subject; supporting documentation such as maps, charts, and diagrams; and a narrative description of each aspect of the plan and how it is to be implemented. Series may also include an overall "comprehensive plan" which contains both historical and current looks at county land practices and defines goals and policies adhered to during the creation and implementation of the plan.

The Property Data Online (PDO) application GIS interactive maps include layers based on urban growth boundaries and other comprehensive plan components.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Commissioners Journal [includes county comprehensive plan], 1980-1981 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Basement Vault:
Comprehensive Plan Jackson County Oregon, 1982 (1 binder); 1989 (1 binder);
CPA [Comprehensive Plan Amendment Records, 1992-2003 (21 cu.ft.);
Jackson County Comprehensive Plan, 1989-1996 (1 binder);
LRP [Long Range Planning Case Files-includes comprehensive plan amendment and zoning ordinance and map change information], 2003-present (7 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Planning Maps-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information-rolled], ca.1995-present (ca.50 maps);
OA [Ordinance Amendment Case Files-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land division information], 1992-2003 (13 cu.ft.);
Old Comp Plan Maps [Comprehensive Plan-includes multiple copies], n.d. (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Office:
Comp Plan [Comprehensive Plan Jackson County Oregon-counter copy], 1989-present (1 binder).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Comprehensive Land Use Plan Amendment Case Files-also includes land division and zoning ordinance amendments-multiple accessions], 1972-1990 (ca.16 cu.ft.);
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Records-includes background material, drafts, elements, studies, and related records such as the 1972 comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance-03A.15], ca.1958-ca.1992 (17 cu.ft.);
[Jackson County Comprehensive Plan Development Maps, Bar codes 83952-83978], 1954-1982 (28 cu.ft.);
[Jackson County Oregon Comprehensive Plan-91A.119, Boxes 3301-3302], 1982 (1 volume); 1989 (1 volume);
[Jackson County Oregon Comprehensive Plan Draft Revisions-with notations-91A.119, Box 3301], 1980 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Planning Department Cartographic Records-in wooden cabinets and alpha cabinets A to J-includes maps related to the comprehensive plan, zoning, and general land use topics-00A.46], ca.1968-ca.1992 (ca.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
Comprehensive Plan Jackson County Oregon, 1972 (1 volume); 1980 (1 volume);
Jackson County City Limits and Urban Growth Boundary Map, 1999 (1 map).

Records at the Jackson County Web Site:
Jackson County Comprehensive Plan, 2004-present (Internet);
Jackson County Expired Comprehensive Plan, 1989 (Internet).

 

County Court Case Files

1923-1932

Series documents the actions of the county court in civil and some criminal cases. Records include complaints, judgments, decrees, summonses, warrants, affidavits, writs, and an index. County court cases include spousal support, employment compensation, satisfaction of judgments, and divorce. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; case type; and filing dates of actions and decrees.

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
[Miscellaneous County Court Judicial Case Files], ca.1923-ca.1932 (.40 cu.ft.).

 

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).

 

County Fair Records

1894-[ongoing]

Series documents the preparation and organization of the county fair by the county fair board (including any predecessor group) and other county officials. Records include fair board minutes, reports, and annual premium lists and publications. Minutes and reports include information pertaining to county fair employment, budgets, sponsorship, capital improvements to fairgrounds, and event scheduling throughout the year. Annual premium lists and/or publications may include county fair history, names of fair officers, general fair rules and regulations, event schedules, exhibit lists, and photographs.

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Fair Board Minutes-92A.6, Box 3040, 3046], 1986-1987 (2 binders);
[Fair Board Minutes-92A.6, Box 6668], 1921-1924 (.15 cu.ft.); 1963-1981 (.80 cu.ft.);
[Fair Board Minutes-includes related records-80A.51, Box 6869], 1982-1985 (.80 cu.ft.);
[Fair Board Minutes-includes related records-99A.29, Box 6111], 1988-1995 (1 cu.ft.);
[Premium and Fair Entry Book-93A.31, Box 7105], 1989 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Fairgrounds and Exposition Park, Fair Office:
Fair Board Meeting [Minutes], 1997-1999 (1 binder);
Fair Board Meeting Minutes [title varies], 2000-present (1 binder).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
County Fair Premium List, 1894, 1896-1897, 1924, 1929 (5 volumes);
Jackson County Fair Guide, 1978-1980 (3 volumes).

 

County Officials Reports

1856-1929

Series reports the activities of county officials to the county court or board of county commissioners. Series may include reports by the treasurer, surveyor, clerk, roadmaster, assessor, sheriff, school superintendent, and county nurse or doctor. Reports summarize the activities of county officials and their staff as they perform their official duties.

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Journal Jackson County Financial Record [includes semi-annual reports and commissioners proceedings], 1887-1914 (1 volume);
[Sheriff's Reports-Box 7407], 1923-1929 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
[Road Petitions-also includes road supervisor and surveyor reports], 1856-1911 (1.40 cu.ft.).

 

Death Records

1904-1935

Series documents the recording of deaths in the county. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes registration number; place and date of death; name, sex, color, birth date and place, age, and marital status of the deceased; names and birthplaces of parents; primary and contributory cause of death; physician, registrar, and informant signatures; filing date; and date and place of burial. Death records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register deaths. County death records have been inventoried through 1920. Access to death records is restricted for 50 years following the date of death by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096. Contact the Oregon State Archives for access to state death certificates that are more than 50 years old. Contact the Oregon Center for Health Statistics for access to more recent death certificates.

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Record of Births and Deaths [87A.94], 1915-1929 (3 volumes);
Record of Deaths [87A.94], 1906-1915 (2 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Death Certificates Jackson Co. Or [County-photocopies], 1904-1920 (17 volumes);
Death Records Jackson Co. Oregon [Abstracts], 1906-1926 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Jackson County Death Certificate Index, 1904-1935 (Jackson County Genealogy Library Web site).

 

Deeds and Indexes

1853-1966

Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quit claim deeds, homestead exemption claims, corporate certificates, agreements, correction deeds, special assessments of unzoned farmland, easements, and indirect and direct deed indexes. Information includes grantor and grantee name; recording and filing dates; property descriptions; title warranties; consideration amounts; witness and recorder names; and volume and page numbers of where recorded.

Since 1966 deed records have been recorded in the clerk's Official Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Index to Deeds Direct, vol. 1-19, 1853-1966 (19 volumes);
Index to Deeds Indirect, vol. 1-19, 1853-1966 (19 volumes);
Official Documents [Deed Record], vol. 1-601, 1853-1966 (300 reels of microfilm).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Deed Record, vol. 1-288, 1853-1947 (288 volumes);
General Index to Deed Records [80A.4], 1853-1883 (1 volume);
General Index to Deeds Direct [title varies], vol. 1-6, 1853-1909 (6 volumes);
General Index to Deeds Reverse [title varies], vol. 1-6, 1853-1909 (6 volumes);
Index to Deeds [80A.4], vol. 1, 1853-1883 (1 volume);
[Record of Deeds-81A.7, Boxes 7359-7369], vol. 289-320, 1947-1949 (31 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Abstracts from Jackson Co. Or Deed Books, 1853-1861 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Jackson County Deed Index [Grantor and Grantee] 1853-1899 (Jackson County Genealogy Library Web site).

 

Delayed Birth Records

1860-1964

Series documents birth records generated by a court in response to a petition. Records may include petitions, decrees or orders, affidavits of correction, registers, and certificates. If the information provided with the petition met the requirements of the court, a decree was issued that served as a legal birth document. Most petitions were filed decades after the actual birth. They were filed in the county of residence at the time of petition, not necessarily in the county of birth. Dates listed in brackets document the range of actual birth dates. Date ranges for court actions such as petitions and decrees are also included. Also see Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Delayed Birth Cert. [Certificates-includes petitions-documents births from ca.1860 to ca.1940], no. 1-10466, 1943-1964 (3 cu.ft.);
Delayed Certificates of Birth [documents births from ca.1863 to ca.1923-with index], 1939-1941 (1 volume);
Index Cards to Delayed Birth Certs. [Certificates], 1943-1964 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Birth Records Jackson Co. Oregon [Delayed Birth Abstracts], 1862-1926 (5 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Delayed Birth Record Index, 1863-1910 (Jackson County Genealogy Library Web site).

 

Election Poll Books

1872-1960

Series documents the registration of voters and the compilation of election results. Records may include the election poll books and/or the election voter register. Information includes elector's name and party affiliation, and in some cases, physical description, occupation, naturalization information, and names of parents and spouse. Election poll books and voter registration records have been inventoried through 1930. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Jackson County Clerk's Elections Division Office:
Poll Book Film [Election], 1958-1960 (8 reels of microfilm).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Index to Register of Voters [80A.4], vol. 1, ca.1924-ca.1927 (1 volume);
Official Register of Electors [80A.4], 1902 (1 volume); 1904 (1 volume); 1906 (1 volume); 1908 (1 volume); 1910 (1 volume); 1912 (1 volume); 1914 (1 volume);
Poll Book [Gold Hill Precinct-80A.37, Box 8100], 1904-1909, 1912, 1926 (9 volumes);
Poll Tax List [Voter Register-80A.4], 1894-1895 (1 volume);
Record of Motor Vehicles [actually Voter Registration Record-80A.4], vol. 1, ca.1920 (1 volume);
Register of Voters, 1928 (1 volume).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Official Register of Electors [MS 519], 1900 (1 volume);
Record of Elections Precinct [describes election precinct boundaries-with index], 1872-1892 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
Jackson County Poll Tax List [Voter Register Abstract], 1894-1895 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Jackson County Electors [Official Register of Electors-photocopies], 1902 (1 volume);
Poll Tax List [Jackson County Voter Register-photocopies], 1894-1895 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
[Oregon Registration Blanks-Voter], 1900, 1908-1912 (7 volumes);
Poll Books, 1910-1913 (.25 cu.ft.);
Precinct Registration Books, 1902-1911 (51 volumes).

 

Election Voting Abstracts

1902-1965

Series documents the tabulation and reporting of election results for the county. Records include voting abstracts and the record of election. Information includes election date; precinct name and number; office; precinct and total votes; victory margin; winning candidate; county clerk, board of canvasser, and justice of the peace signatures; ballot number; summation of votes; and election board's decision. Election voting abstracts have been inventoried through 1960. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Jackson County Clerk's Elections Division Office:
Record of Elections [title varies], 1908-1965 (5 volumes).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Abstract of Votes Primary Election [80A-4], 1954 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
Jackson County Elections [Abstract], 1902 (1 volume).

 

Farm Name Registration Records

1911-1963

Series documents the application for and registration of farm names with the county clerk or recorder. Records may include registers, original applications, or certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; farm name, location, and description; and date and number of application and final application. Series may also include an index arranged either alphabetically by name of owner or by farm name. Farm name records have been inventoried through 1964.

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Farm Name Registration Certificate Stubs-80A.4], vol. 1-4, 1911-1963 (4 volumes);
Register of Farm Names [80A.4], vol. 1, 1911-1963 (1 volume);
[Registration of Farm Name-80A.106, Box 7393], 1911-1963 (.35 cu.ft.).

 

Federal Land Grant Records

1853-1979

Series records ownership of county lands obtained from the federal government. Series includes records of land grants administered under a variety of federal programs such as donation land claims and homesteads. Donation land claims are the most common type of federal land grant in Oregon that is documented in this inventory project. Donation land claims resulted from an act of the 1850 Congress under which citizens of the United States, or those who filed a declaration of intention prior to December 1, 1850 and had resided upon or cultivated the land for four consecutive years, were granted a specified amount of acreage in the Oregon Territory. Donation land claims were unique in that acreage granted to married couples was divided evenly. Half of the acreage was placed in the husband's name while the other half was placed in the wife's name. Records include plats, indexes, and survey notes. Information includes township, range, and section numbers, names of donation land claim holders and claim numbers, claim dates, acreage, and descriptions of surveys.

Under the Homestead Act of 1862, settlers were given 160 acres of land in the public domain if they built a home on the land, resided there for five years, and cultivated the land. A complete homestead entry file includes such documents as the homestead application, homestead proof, and final certificate authorizing the claimant to obtain a land patent.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
[Donation Land Claim Book A-R-surnames], 1862-1882 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Donation Land Claim Book S-Z-surnames-with Abstract of Land Owned in Jackson County], 1862-1882 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Map Book of Original Homestead Entries], 1872-1883 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
Book Owned by Gottlieb Elksnat Handwritten Copies of D.L.C. Notes [Donation Land Claim-in display case], n.d. (1 volume);
DLC Corner Maps [Donation Land Claim-Corner Reestablishment Visual Reference Maps], ca.1857-ca.1979 (1 volume);
[DLC-Donation Land Claim Survey Records-includes introductions and certificates], ca.1853-ca.1857 (1 inch of microfiche);
Original County Donation Land Claim and Partial Township Book [in display case], 1855-1859 (1 volume);
Original DLC Notes [Donation Land Claim Survey Field Notes], ca.1855-ca.1859 (2 reels of microfilm);
Original Gov't Notes [Survey Field Notes-includes land claim information], ca.1855-ca.1859 (5 reels of microfilm);
Sewall Truax [Survey Field Books-includes donation land claim information-photocopy], 1855-1889 (7 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A, Vault:
D.L.C. Maps [Donation Land Claim], 1857-ca.1893 (ca.25 maps);
Microfilm [Original DLC Notes-Government Field Notes Donation Land Claims-with index], 1854-1917 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Township Plat Book-includes donation land claim and road survey information], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
[Land Claims and Assessments], 1853-ca.1897 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Record of Land Claim-includes Donation Land Claims], vol. A, 1853-1857 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Deed Record [Record of Land Claims-Bar code 66809], 1853-1857 (1 volume);
[Field Notes of Claims-Donation Land Claims-includes corner survey information-with index-91A.44, Box 53], 1855-ca.1859 (1 volume);
[Government Field Notes Donation Land Claims-includes corner survey information-typescript-with index-91A.44, Box 53], 1855-1917 (1 volume);
[Government Field Notes-Donation Land Claim-manuscript copy-91A.44, Box 54], vol. 1, 1855-ca.1859 (1 volume);
Land Matters [Homestead Register-80A-4], 1877-1885 (1 volume).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Donation Land Claim Book A-R [surnames], 1862-1882 (1 reel of microfilm);
Donation Land Claim Records [MS 132], 1862-1882 (1 volume);
Map Book of Original Homestead Entries, 1872-1883 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Jackson County DLC Maps [Donation Land Claim-General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management], ca.1853-n.d. (46 sheets of microfiche).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
Miscellaneous [U.S. Land Patents], ca.1865-ca.1887 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Search Land Patents [includes patent and legal land descriptions and some document images], ca.1864-ca.1957 (BLM GLO Web site).

 

Foreclosure Records

1854-1931

Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Delinquent Certificate Record [Tax Sales], vol. 1, 1909-1920 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax Sale Record [78A.138], vol. 1, 1894-1900 (1 volume);
[Foreclosure Sale Records-includes executions-81A.137, Box 7349], 1854-1930 (1 cu.ft.);
Register of Delinquent Receipts [Register of Certificates of Delinquency-80A.58], vol. 1, 1908-1915 (1 volume);
[Register of Moneys Held in Trust-Received for Redemption of Certificates of Delinquency and Held in Trust for Holders Thereof-78A.62, Box 7033], 1908-1916 (1 volume);
[Register of Redemption Monies-78A.62, Box 7033], 1917-1931 (1 volume);
[Sheriff's Sale Record-78A.62, Box 7033], 1901 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
Record of Sales of Delinquent Tax Property Acquired by Jackson County, 1895-1901 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Service Records [includes attachment and foreclosure records], 1914-1916 (.65 cu.ft.).

 

Health and Human Services Records

1939-[ongoing]

Series documents the activities of the county health and human services programs operated by the county. Series includes narrative or statistical monthly, quarterly, and annual reports or minutes discussing program goals, objectives, and accomplishments. Program areas include public and mental health; juvenile services; adult and family services; women, infant, and child (WIC) services; alcohol and drug abuse; and developmental disabilities. In 1994 the name of the Children and Youth Services Commission was changed to the Commission on Children and Families.

Records at the Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services Administration Office, Reception Area:
LADPC [Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Council Minutes], 2001 (1 binder); 2002-2003 (1 binder); 2004-2005 (1 binder); 2007-present (1 binder);
Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Council Minutes, 2005-2006 (1 binder).

Records at the Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services Administration Office, Administrative Assistant's Room:
[PHAB-Public Health Advisory Board Minutes-includes related records], 2004-present (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services Mental Health Office:
Advisory Board [Mental Health Minutes], 2001-2004 (1 binder);
[Mental Health Advisory Committee Minutes-includes agendas and related records], 1999-2001 (.20 cu.ft.); 2005-present (.40 cu.ft.);
Mental Health Advisory Minutes [Committee-includes related records], 1994-1998 (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Commission on Children and Families Office:
Archive CCF [Commission on Children and Families Minutes], 1994-1997 (1 binder);
Archive JSC [Juvenile Services Commission Minutes], 1983-1989 (1 binder);
CCF Minutes [Commission on Children and Families], 2001-2004 (.20 cu.ft.);
Minutes/Agendas Commission on Children and Families, 2005-present (2 binders).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[CCF Minutes-Commission on Children and Families], 1994-2001 (ca..35 cu.ft.);
[LADPC-Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Council Minutes], 1997-2000 (ca..15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
[Jackson County Public Health Service Minutes and Correspondence-MS 781], 1939, 1948-1967 (.20 cu.ft.). 

Records at the Jackson County Web Site:
Commission on Children and Families Comprehensive Plan, 2001 (Internet).

 

Insane Commitment Records

1859-[ongoing]

Series documents the examination, commitment, and release of mentally ill persons to and from the state's mental institutions. Series contains statements of complaint and commitment recorded by the county clerk or recorder and includes petitions to have an individual committed; physicians certification that an individual is insane; delivery warrants authorizing a county official (usually the sheriff) to take the individual to the state hospital; patient discharges; paroles or transfers; indexes; and correspondence. Information includes patient and family names, date committed, reason, physical description, and a brief family history. This series may also be known as the Insane Record, Mental Illness Record, and Mentally Ill and Feeble Minded Record. By 1968, in most counties, the commitment of the mentally ill or deficient had become the responsibility of the circuit court. Access to these records may be restricted for 75 years by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496.

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Active Account Feeble-Minded and Insane [Payment Record], ca.1904-1934 (1 volume);
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);
[Mental Commitment Case Files], no. 1-6096, 84.6101M-06.801MC, 1904-2006 (79 cu.ft.);
Old Index Cards for Mentals [Commitment Case Files], ca.1904-1988 (1.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building, Circuit Court Probate Office:
[Mental Commitment Case Files], no. 07.001MC-08.340MC, 2007-present (1.50 cu.ft.).

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).

 

Judgment and Execution Records

1853-1930

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 Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
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);
[Judgment Lien Docket], 1902 (1 reel of microfilm);
Judgement Lien Docket [County Court], 1854-1901 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Ledger Docket-Circuit Court-includes execution information], 1863-1879 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Foreclosure Sale Records-includes executions-81A.137, Box 7349], 1854-1930 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Judgment Lien Docket [Circuit Court-with index], 1854-1901 (1 volume);
Ledger [Judgment and Execution Docket-includes circuit, county, and justice courts], 1863-1879 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Second Floor Storage Room:
Index to Judgment Lien Docket, ca.1875-1906 (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).

 

Justice Court Case Files

1858-1927

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before the courts of the justices of the peace. Records include grand jury indictments, complaints, judgments by confession, transcripts of judgment entries and dockets, statements of witnesses, arrest warrants, subpoenas, bills for court costs and fees, petitions for appointment of justices of the peace and constables, petitions establishing justice districts, and marriage records. Cases heard include disturbing the peace, illegal liquor sales, assault, larceny, trespassing, fraud, vagrancy, and burglary. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

In 1853 disputes over land and water rights in the Jacksonville area of Jackson County led to the election of alcaldes (an office of Spanish origin) with unlimited jurisdiction. Questions arose about the legality of decisions rendered by the alcaldes. To settle the issue, the Legislative Assembly passed an act in 1853 legalizing the actions of the alcaldes and authorizing them to act as bona fide justices of the peace.

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
[Index to Transcripts and Depositions-Justice Court], 1919-1927 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
Justice Court Papers, 1858-1916 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1264 Jackson County [Justice Court Transcripts], 1902-1907, 1914-1915 (.50 cu.ft.);
Mss. 1264 Jackson County Justice of the Peace Case Files, 1858-1870 (1.50 cu.ft.).

 

Justice Court Dockets

1857-1972

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

In 1853 disputes over land and water rights in the Jacksonville area of Jackson County led to the election of alcaldes (an office of Spanish origin) with unlimited jurisdiction. Questions arose about the legality of decisions rendered by the alcaldes. To settle the issue, the Legislative Assembly passed an act in 1853 legalizing the actions of the alcaldes and authorizing them to act as bona fide justices of the peace.

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
[Civil Docket Books-Medford Justice Court-with index], vol. 1-41, 1913-1942 (5 reels of microfilm);
[Criminal Docket Books-Ashland Justice Court], vol. 14-22, 1937-1945 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Criminal Docket Books-Medford Justice Court], vol. 1-69, 1913-1941 (8 reels of microfilm);
[Justice Court Eden/Phoenix-Docket], 1891-1903 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Justice Court Phoenix-Docket-actually Table Rock], ca.1879-ca.1909 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Medford Justice Court-Criminal Docket], vol. 1A-3A, 1911-1913 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Medford Record Book-Justice Court], 1931-1932 (1 reel of microfilm);
Medford Small Claims Dockets [Justice Court], vol. 4A, 1918-1937 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Phoenix Justice Court Docket-includes Eden], ca.1879-ca.1890 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Small Claims Docket Ashland-Justice Court Precinct-with index], 1929-1951 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Justice Court Docket [91A,60], 1927-1939 (6 volumes);
Small Claims Docket [Justice Court-Gold Hill District-with index], 1927-1972 (1 volume).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Criminal Docket Jacksonville District, 1867-1868 (1 volume);
J. C. [Justice Court Docket-MS 910], 1909-1916 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket Jacksonville District [MS 948-with index], 1881-1884 (1 volume); 1886-1892 (1 volume); 1892-1897 (1 volume); 1911-1921 (1 volume); 1921-1925 (1 volume); 1925-1927 (1 volume); 1928-1942 (4 volumes);
Justice of the Peace Docket Jacksonville District [MS 919-with index], 1884-1886 (1 volume);
Justice of the Peace Phoenix District [MS 907], 1861-1862 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Justice Court Eden [Docket], 1891-1899 (1 volume);
Justice Court Eden/Phoenix [Docket], 1878-1890 (1 volume);
Justice Court Phoenix [Docket], 1900-1903 (1 volume);
Justice Court Sam's Valley [Docket], 1906-1918 (1 volume);
Justice Court Table Rock [Docket], 1879-1906 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
[Justice Peace Docket], 1858-1867 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1264 Jackson County [Justice Docket], 1857-1861 (4 volumes);
Mss. 1264B Jackson County [Justice Docket], 1858-1860, 1864, 1872-1875 (5 volumes).

 

Land Subdivision Records

1852-[ongoing]

Series documents the subdividing and partitioning of land within the county. Records include survey notes, correspondence, photographs, satisfaction of agreements, maps of subdivided and partitioned land, and contracts and permits. Information includes subdivision names; lot, street, and alley dimensions; and township, range, and section numbers of land to be subdivided or partitioned.

Early subdivision plats dating back to 1852 were recorded in the deed record, commissioners journal, and road record. See the combination plat index in the county clerk's recording office for specific references.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Combination Plat Index [Subdivision, Partition, and Condominium], 1852-2003 (1 volume);
Major Land Partitions [Plats], 1974-1990 (ca.250 plats);
Minor Land Partitions [Plats], 1974-1990 (ca.975 plats);
Partition Plat, vol. 1-19, 1990-present (ca.2500 plats);
Road Record [includes road establishment, road survey, and subdivision information], vol. 1-4, 1856-1935 (2 reels of microfilm);
Subdivision Plats [Minor Land Partition Plat Maps], vol. 1-6, 1974-1984 (1 reel of microfilm);
Subdivision Plats, vol. 1-34, ca.1888-present (ca.2400 plats); vol. 1-15, ca.1888-1988 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216, Vault:
Road Record [includes road and subdivision plats, descriptions, and surveyor and road viewer reports], vol. 2, 1878-1890 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes road establishment, road survey, and subdivision information], vol. 1, 1852-1878 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Basement Vault:
[Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 1989-1998 (1 binder);
Laurel's Copy 96-97 LDO [Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 1996-1997 (1 binder);
New LDO [Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 2003 (.25 cu.ft.);
OA [Ordinance Amendment Case Files-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land division information], 1992-2003 (13 cu.ft.);
"Recommended LDO" [Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 2003 (.25 cu.ft.);
Redline/Strikeout 2000 LDO [Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 2000 (.25 cu.ft.);
SUB [Subdivision and Partition Case Files], 2004-present (32 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Office Room 100:
Land Development Ordinances [counter copy], 2004-present (1 binder).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
Subdivision Index [Plat], 1852-present (1 binder);
Subdivision Plats, vol. 1, 1A, 2-19, 1852-present (20 volumes);
Vacations [Street Vacations Within Subdivisions Case Files-includes orders and ordinances], ca.1893-present (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A, Vault:
Partitions Index [Plats-to vol. 1 to 11], 1990-2000 (1 binder);
Subdivisions [Plats], ca.1852-present (ca.2500 plats).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Comprehensive Land Use Plan Amendment Case Files-also includes land division and zoning ordinance amendments-multiple accessions], 1972-1990 (ca.16 cu.ft.);
[Health Department Subdivision Sewer Review Plats-87A.94], 1965-1979 (2 volumes);
[Land Division Ordinance for Jackson County Oregon-91A.119, Box 3302], 1980 (1 volume); 1982 (1 volume); 1989 (1 volume);
[Partition Case Files-multiple accessions], 1995-2003 (ca.15 cu.ft.);
Record of Country Subdivisions [County-includes only two plats], 1927-1928 (1 volume);
[Subdivision Case Files-multiple accessions], 1957-1998 (ca.24 cu.ft.); 1999-2003 (7 cu.ft.);
Subdivision Index [Plat-93A.54], ca.1856-n.d. (1 volume);
Subdivisions Index Plats [includes partitions], ca.1867-1986 (1 volume);
[VPL-Subdivision Volume, Page, and Line Number Records-79A,129], 1907-1917 (2 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
Land Development Ordinance Jackson County, Oregon, 1980 (1 volume); 1980-1982 (1 volume); 1982-1984 (1 volume); 1989 (1 volume); 1989-1999 (1 volume); 2000 (1 volume); 2004 (1 volume);
Land Development Ordinance Jackson County, Oregon [Draft], 2003 (1 volume);
Subdivision Ordinance Jackson County, 1959-1972 (1 volume); 1959-1975 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Web Site:
Land Development Ordinance [includes zoning and land division information], 2007-present (Internet);
Land Development Ordinance [includes zoning and land division information], 2004-2007 (Internet);
Land Development Ordinance Now Expired [includes zoning and land division information], 2000-2004 (Internet).

 

Land Title Registers

1867-1971

Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in Deeds and Indexes.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Certificate of Titles, vol. 1-12, 1907-1970 (12 reels of microfilm);
[Index to Memorial of Estates, Mortgages, Registers of Title], vol. 1-3, n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
[Land Index Registration Docket], 1905-1916 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Torrens Reception Records of Land Titles], vol. 1-7, 1907-1971 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216, Vault:
[Torrens Certificates Withdrawn, Canceled, and Undelivered-Transfer of Certificate of Title-with gaps], no. 92-7170, 1909-1971 (3 cu.ft.);
[Torrens Land Registration Documents], no. 1-22053, 1907-1971 (17.60 cu.ft.).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Assessors Field Books-includes maps and land ownership information-78A.20], ca.1910-ca.1955 (306 volumes);
Certificate of Title Register, vol. 1-12, 1907-1971 (12 volumes);
Index Certificates of Title Registers [to vol. 1-12], 1907-1971 (2 volumes);
Index to Land Registration Docket, vol. 1, 1907-n.d. (1 volume);
Index to Memorial of Estates, Mortgages, Incumbrances & Charges of Land in Certificates of Title, vol. 1, ca.1907-ca.1924 (1 volume);
Index to Memorial of Estates, Mortgages, Registered Titles, Etc., vol. 2-3, ca.1907-ca.1971 (2 volumes);
Land Index, vol. 1, ca.1907-ca.1920 (1 volume);
Land Registration Docket, vol. 1, 1905-1912 (1 volume);
Plats [Township-78A.38], 1908 (1 volume);
Present Owner's Book Lands [with index], vol. 1, ca.1887 (1 volume);
Present Owner's Book Lots [80A.4], vol. 1, ca.1887 (1 volume);
Reception Record Land Titles, vol. 1, 1907-1915 (1 volume); vol. 2, 1915-1930 (1 volume);
Torrens Reception Records, vol. 4-7, 1929-1971 (4 volumes);
Tract Index Lots [Registered Lands], vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
[Tract Index of Registered Lands], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon, Media Room:
[Map of Medford-includes land ownership-79A.145], 1968 (1 map);
[Medford Map-includes land ownership-79A.144], 1938 (1 map).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
Medco-P&E Railroad [Medford Corporation-Land Ownership Plat Book], ca.1917 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
[Land Registration Docket], 1901-1919 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
[Plat Book-Present Owner Book], ca.1867-ca.1892 (1 volume).

 

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1872-[ongoing]

Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

The Property Data Online (PDO) application GIS interactive maps include layers based on air quality, city limits, railroads, fire districts, legislative districts, transit district, school districts, voter precincts, city hall, fire stations, hospitals, law enforcement, libraries, medical services, schools, flood plains, rivers, lakes, streams, soils, contours, relief, vernal pools, structures, wetlands, zip codes and other subjects.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
Jackson County Contours [Wall Map], ca.2005 (1 map);
Jackson County Oregon Public Lands [Wall Map], ca.2005 (1 map);
Jackson County Oregon [Relief Wall Map], ca.2005 (1 map);
Metsker's Atlas of Jackson County Oregon, 1970 (1 volume);
Official Map of Jackson County Oregon [Wall Map], ca.1910 (1 map);
P&E Right of Way Sheets Medford to Butte Falls [Maps], 1904-1912 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A, Vault:
Camp White [Metsker's Atlas-shows proposed boundaries of Camp White-copy], 1932-ca.1942 (1 volume);
File X Railroad [Southern Pacific Railroad Maps], ca.1883-ca.1960 (ca.40 maps);
Index Road Maps [indexes rolled road maps and railroad maps in vault], ca.1907-present (1 binder);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes road survey, highway, county, dam, airport, railroad, city, Camp White, Britt Gardens, and other topics], ca.1907-present (ca.750 maps);
[Township Plat Book-includes donation land claim and road survey information], n.d. (1 volume);
USGS Quadrangle Maps [United States Geological Survey], 1983-1996 (ca.75 maps).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Basement Vault:
BLM Photomaps [Bureau of Land Management-includes aerial photographs with map overlay], 1971-1972 (1 volume);
FIRMs [Flood Insurance Rate Map-Federal Emergency Management Agency], 1982 (1.75 cu.ft.);
Flood Insurance Rate Map [Federal Emergency Management Agency], 1982 (.60 cu.ft.);
Sewer System Maps [Bear Valley Sanitation Authority], 1976 (2 volumes);
Topographical Maps, no. 3628-4146, ca.1969 (1 volume);
Updated FIRMs [Flood Insurance Rate Map-Federal Emergency Management Agency-title varies], 1991 (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Room 300:
[Assessor Plat Maps-Reference Copies], n.d.-present (23 volumes);
Metsker's Atlas of Jackson County, Oregon, n.d. (1 volume).

Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Assessor's Drafting Office Room 307A:
Assessor's Maps, 1872-1883 (1 volume);
[Assessor's Plats], n.d.-present (2226 plats).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Fourth Floor Assessor's Map Room:
[Assessor's Plat Maps-Mylar], n.d. (ca.2000 plats);
Contour Maps, ca.1970 (ca.500 maps).

Records at the Jackson County Clerk's Elections Division Office, Storage Room:
Old Precinct Map Books [Election], ca.1974-1992 (1.20 cu.ft.);
[Precinct Boundaries-Maps], 1956-n.d. (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Clerk's Elections Division Office, Lobby:
Official Map of the County of Jackson, Oregon [Wall Map], 1910 (1 map).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Assessors Field Books-includes maps and land ownership information-78A.20], ca.1910-ca.1955 (306 volumes);
[Assessor's Plats-maintained in large green cabinet-78A-35], drawers 1-40, ca.1953 (1 volume);
[Forest Cover Maps-79A.113], 1955 (2 cu.ft.);
Herd Law Map [80A.4], 1932 (1 map);
Index Book for County Cloth Map Files [indexes assessor's plats in large green cabinet-78A.35], ca.1953 (1 volume);
[Jackson County Public Facilities Maps-80A.23], ca.1967 (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Jackson County, Oregon [92A.13], n.d. (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Jackson County, Oregon [includes notations about district boundaries], 1932 (1 volume); n.d. (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Planning Department Cartographic Records-in wooden cabinets and alpha cabinets A to J-includes maps related to the comprehensive plan, zoning, and general land use topics-00A.46], ca.1968-ca.1992 (ca.20 cu.ft.);
Precinct Atlas [Election-with index-80A.4], ca.1942 (3 volumes);
Reclassification Maps [Appraisal-78A.58], 1940 (1 volume);
Sanborn Maps [Ashland and Medford Fire Insurance Rate Setting-78A.56], 1927-1952 (2 volumes);
[Surveyor's Miscellaneous Maps-includes courthouse, fairgrounds, Applegate mines, and Blue Ledge mine-90A.9], 1916-1975 (6 cu.ft.).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon, Media Room:
Jackson County Map-Wall Map-79A.70], 1910 (1 map);
[Map of Medford-includes land ownership-79A.145], 1968 (1 map);
[Medford Map-includes land ownership-79A.144], 1938 (1 map).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Crater Classification Intensive [Crater National Forest Land Classification Plat Book-MS 940], 1912-1919 (2 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Official Maps of Jackson County Oregon [photocopy], 1910 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
[Flood Insurance Rate Map-Federal Emergency Management Agency], 1979-1982 (.60 cu.ft.);
General Soil Map Jackson County, Oregon, 1974 (1 volume);
Jackson County Bicycle Map, 2001 (1 map);
Jackson County City Limits and Urban Growth Boundary Map, 1999 (1 map);
Jackson County Fire Districts Map, 2000 (1 map);
Jackson County Floodplain Map, 1999 (1 map);
Jackson County Oregon School Districts Map, 2000 (1 map);
Jackson County Topographical Maps [United States Geological Survey], 1970-1997 (54 maps);
Medford 549C Schools Attendance Area Boundary Map, 2004 (1 map);
Metsker's Atlas of Jackson County, Oregon, 1932 (1 volume); 1955 (1 volume); 1970 (1 volume); 1999 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Marks and Brands Records

1854-1950

Series documents the registration of marks and brands by livestock owners and logging interests in order to clearly establish ownership. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; diagram of animal showing location and style of mark and brand; written description of mark and brand; and filing date. Types of livestock registered include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Log brands are also documented.

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Certificate of Brands [with index-80A.4], 1915-1928 (1 volume);
[Certificate of Registration of Marks and Brands-80A.4], ca.1940-ca.1947 (1 volume); 1948-1950 (1 volume);
Certificates of Brands [80A.4], 1927-1939 (1 volume);
Marks and Brands [Registration Record-80A.4], 1854-1866 (1 volume);
Record of Marks and Brands [with index-80A.4], vol. 1-2, 1893-1915 (2 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Ashland Branch:
Brand Book [Jackson County Stockmen's Association], 1907 (1 volume); 1909 (1 volume).

 

Marriage Records

1853-1964

Series documents the recording of marriages by the county and includes applications, marriage certificates and licenses, and indexes to marriage records. Information includes the names and residences of bride and groom; justice of the peace, minister, or name of individual officiating; fees charged; date filed; volume and page numbers where recorded; certificate number; date and place of marriage; and signatures of witnesses and county officials. Beginning in 1906 marriages have been officially registered with the state of Oregon. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Marriage records have been inventoried through 1960.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216, Vault:
Journal [Marriage Affidavit and Consent Record], 1879-1919 (1 volume);
[Marriage Certificates-includes related records such as marriage applications and medical certificates-trifolded], ca.1891-1960 (35.10 cu.ft.);
Marriage Record Jackson County [photocopies], 1855-1863 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216, Microfilm Room:
Marriage Record [with index], vol. 1-28, 1855-1964 (28 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Jackson County, Oregon Marriages [Abstracts], 1853-1924 (6 volumes);
Marriages [Index-photocopy], 1855-1964 (3 binders).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Returns of Marriage-81A.86, Boxes 2416-2418], 1906-1953 (2.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Marriage Certificates and Licenses [MS 271], 1854-1930 (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Marriages of Jackson Co., Oregon [Abstracts], 1853-1924 (6 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Jackson County Marriage Record Index, 1853-1924 (Jackson County Genealogy Library Web site).

 

Married Women's Property Registers

1859-1902

Series documents property held by women independently and separately from their husbands. Registration of property usually is in relation to a marriage or divorce settlement. Information includes a description of property (land, livestock, and farm and household goods) to be considered separate and declarations stating that the woman in question is not responsible for her husband's debts.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216, Vault:
Register of Married Women's Separate Property [with index], 1859-1902 (1 volume).

 

Medical Profession Registration Records

1887-1973

Series documents the registration of individuals in compliance with the requirements of relevant Oregon boards of examiners to practice a medical profession in the state. Professions registered include physicians, surgeons, osteopaths, naturopaths, dentists, nurses, druggists, chiropractors, chiropodists, optometrists, and veterinarians. Records include registers, certificates, and licenses. Information includes name of registrant; name of school; graduation date; names of members of the examining board; licensing and recording dates; and licensing or registration numbers.

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Chiropodist Record [includes podiatrists and naturopaths-with index], 1927-1970 (1 volume);
Dentistry Record [Registration-80A.4], vol. 1, 1887-1899 (1 volume);
Hearing Aid Certificates [Registration-with index-80A.4], 1960-1968 (1 volume);
Optometry Record [Registration-with index-80A.4], 1905-1919 (1 volume);
Physicians & Surgeons Record [with index-80A.4], vol. 1, 1889-1937 (1 volume);
Record of Dentist Certificates, 1895-1923 (1 volume);
Record of Dentist Certificates [with index-80A.4], vol. 1, 1914-1964 (1 volume);
Record of Physicians & Surgeons [Registration-includes osteopaths, naturopaths, podiatrists, and massage therapists-with index-80A.4], vol. 2, 1920-1971 (1 volume);
Record of Physicians and Surgeons [Registration-with index-80A.4], vol. 2, 1937-1971 (1 volume);
Register of Affidavits Pharmacists [80A.4], 1915-1917 (1 volume);
Register of Nurses [with index-80A.4], vol. 1-2, 1911-1973 (2 volumes);
Veterinary Record [Registration-with index-80A.4], 1927-1949 (1 volume).

 

Military Records

1863-1900

Series lists those eligible for military service and records the discharge dates of those who served in the military. Series includes eligibility, enlistment, discharge registers, or muster rolls, and may include alphabetical indexes. Information includes name of individual serving or eligible for service; enlistment and discharge dates and codes; residences at birth and enlistment; occupations and ages at time of enlistment; branches of service; precinct numbers; service records including commendations; physical condition, education and types of jobs performed while in service; and rank at discharge. Access to military discharge records may be restricted for 75 years by 2009 Oregon Legislative Assembly SB 618.

Before 1966 military discharges were recorded in the clerk's Miscellaneous Record (Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings). Since 1966 military discharges have been recorded in the clerk's Official Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
[Military Rolls], 1868-1873 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Jackson County Military Lists [A List of Persons Liable to Do Military Duty-no. 4358], 1880 (1 volume);
Jackson County Military Lists [Military List for Jackson County-no. 4361], 1883 (1 volume); [no. 4359], 1887 (1 volume);
Jackson County Military Lists [Military List-no. 4351], 1869 (1 volume); [no. 4352], 1870-1871 (1 volume); [no. 4354], 1877 (1 volume); [no. 4347], 1887 (1 volume);
Jackson County Military Lists [Military List of Jackson Co.-no. 4360], 1882 (1 volume);
Jackson County Military Lists [Military List of Jackson County Oregon-no. 4350], 1868 (1 volume); [no. 4353], 1873 (1 volume);
Jackson County Military Lists [M List-Military List-no. 4357], 1875 (1 volume); [no. 4355], 1878 (1 volume); [no. 4356], 1879 (1 volume);
Military Rolls, 1868-1873 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Military Roll-title varies-MS 518], 1884 (1 volume); 1885 (1 volume); 1886 (1 volume); 1887 (1 volume); 1897 (1 volume); 1899 (1 volume); 1900 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
List of Persons Liable to do Military Duty, 1864 (1 volume);
Military Roll 1874 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1264B Jackson County [Military Roll-title varies], 1863, 1874-1875 (3 volumes).

 

Mining Claim Records

1854-[ongoing]

Series documents actions filed with the county related to mineral interest claims. Types of actions include mineral rights and royalty assignments, mineral interest claims, lease releases, interest stipulations, corrections, bills of sale and conveyance assignments, and location notices. Information includes names of involved parties; action types and dates; and volume and page numbers. The series may also include copies of claim location notices giving descriptions and details of individual claims.

Since 1966 mining claim records have been recorded in the clerk's Official Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Affidavits of Mining Property Not Subject to Liens [80A.4], 1908-1923 (1 volume);
Affidavits of Posting Notice That Mining Property is Not Subject to Liens [with index-80A.4], vol. 1, n.d.-1924 (1 volume); vol. 2, 1924-1929 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1929-1937 (1 volume);
Index Mining Record [80A.4], vol. 21, 1888-1890 (1 volume);
Mining & Water Rights Records [80A.4], vol. 18, 1882-1884 (1 volume);
Mining & Water Rights Records [with index-80A.4], vol. 14, 1875 (1 volume); vol. 16, 1876-1878 (1 volume); vol. 17, 1878-1882 (1 volume); vol. 19, 1884-1886 (1 volume);
Mining & Water Rights [Record-with index-80A.4], 1886-1888 (1 volume);
Mining Locations & Water Rights [Record-80A.4], vol. 1-11, 1858-1902 (11 volumes); vol. 13, 1902-1905 (1 volume); vol. 15, 1905-1908 (1 volume); vol. 21, 1888-1890 (1 volume);
Mining Record [80A.4], 1866-1869 (2 volumes); vol. 8, 1866 (1 volume); vol. 21, 1919-1921 (1 volume); vol. 27-28, 1929-1931 (2 volumes); vol. 39-40, 1939-1941 (2 volumes);
Mining Record Quartz [80A.4], vol. 12, 1899-1904 (1 volume); vol. 14, 1901-1910 (1 volume);
Mining Records [80A.4], vol. 6, 1866 (1 volume);
[Mining Records-81A.7, Boxes 7371-7372], vol. 48-51, 1947-1949 (4 volumes);
Mining Requests for Copies of Notices of Publication [Alphabetical Register-80A.4], n.d. (1 volume);
[Notice of Location of Quartz Claims-Mining-with index-80A.4], 1886-1888 (1 volume);
Proof of Work on Mining Claims [Index-80A.4], 1895-1899 (1 volume);
Record of Conveyances of Mining Claims and Water Ditches [with index-80A.4], vol. 1-2, 1854-1893 (2 volumes);
Record of Conveyances of Mining Claims and Water Rights [with index], vol. 3, 1893-1898 (1 volume);
Special Mining Record Affidavit of Publication [with index-80A.4], vol. A, 1929-1953 (1 volume);
Special Mining Record Certificates of Non-Payment for Assessment Work, vol. 2, 1917 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Index to Mining Claims and Water Rights, vol. 1-8, 1857-1965 (8 volumes);
Mining [and Water Rights-Record], 1884-1886 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mining [Claims and Water Rights Record], 1893-1901 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mining [Claims-includes water rights], vol. 1-78, 1857-1965 (77 reels of microfilm);
Mining [Index to Mining Claims-includes water rights], vol. 1-8, 1857-1965 (9 reels of microfilm);
Mining [Mining Claims Ditches-Record of Conveyance of Mining Claims and Water Ditches-with index], vol. 1-2, 1854-1893 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mining [Special Mining Claims-Record], vol. A, 1931-1953 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
[General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Mineral Survey Records-with index], ca.1887-ca.1969 (1 inch of microfiche);
JS Howard [Survey Field Books-includes mineral surveys-title varies], ca.1896-ca.1897 (8 volumes);
[Mineral Survey Plats-General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management], 1876-1985 (1 volume);
Mineral Surveys, 1871-1989 (3 volumes);
Mining Claim Atlas [Survey], ca.1876-ca.2000 (1 volume);
Mining [Record-with gaps], vol. 1-47, ca.1866-ca.1947 (14 reels of microfilm).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
[Record of Mining Claims, Water Rights, and Conveyances-some with index], 1860-1861, 1864-1866, 1872-1876 (5 volumes).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1264-1 Jackson County [Mining Claim Notices], 1861-1864, 1868-1869 (2 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Mortgage Records

1855-1971

Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.

Since 1966 mortgage records have been recorded in the clerk's Official Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
[Index to Memorial of Estates, Mortgages, Registers of Title], vol. 1-3, n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 5, 1934-1945 (1 volume);
Mortgage Index [General Index of Mortgages Direct], vol. 1-3, 1855-1927 (3 reels of microfilm);
Mortgage Index [General Index of Mortgages Indirect], vol. 1-3, 1855-1927 (3 reels of microfilm);
Mortgage [Record], vol. 1-497, 1856-1965 (497 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216, Vault:
Direct Index to Mortgages, vol. 5-12, 1934-1965 (8 volumes).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Direct Index to Mortgages [title varies], vol. 1-4, 1856-1934 (4 volumes);
Federal Farm Loan Mortgage Record, vol. 44, 1917-1922 (1 volume);
General Index to Mortgages Reverse, vol. 1-2, 1856-1914 (2 volumes);
Index to Memorial of Estates, Mortgages, Incumbrances & Charges of Land in Certificates of Title, vol. 1, ca.1907-ca.1924 (1 volume);
Index to Memorial of Estates, Mortgages, Registered Titles, Etc., vol. 2-3, ca.1907-ca.1971 (2 volumes);
Indirect Index to Mortgages, vol. 3-4, 1914-1934 (2 volumes); vol. 6-12, 1945-1965 (7 volumes);
Issue of Mortgages [Record], vol. 2, 1861-1873 (1 volume);
[Mortgage Record-84A.39, Box 7338-7347], vol. 168-194, 1947-1949 (27 volumes);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. 1-18, 1856-1903 (18 volumes); vol. 24-27, 1909-1911 (4 volumes); vol. 48-51, 1919-1921 (4 volumes); vol. 89-92, 1929-1931 (4 volumes);
World War Veterans Loan Mortgage [Record], vol. 58, 1922-1925 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Jackson County Court Abstracts Index [of Title], 1868-ca.1945 (1 volume).
Jackson County Court Abstracts [of Title], vol. 1-30, 1868-ca.1945 (3 volumes).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
[Mortgage Record Abstract of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing-title varies], 1873-1886, 1889-1892 (4 volumes).

 

Naturalization Certificates

1907-1929

Series documents the granting of United States citizenship to petitioners. Records include applications, witness affidavits, court findings granting or denying citizenship, certificates, and indexes. Declarations of intention may also be included. Information includes name, age, and residence of applicant; applicant's dependents; date of filing of declarations of intention and petitions; and volume and page numbers where papers are recorded.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Search for 1859-1981 Jackson County naturalization records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Certificate of Naturalization [Stub Book], 1907-1929 (8 volumes).

 

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1833-1981

Series documents the process taken by applicants for United States citizenship in declaring their intention to become United States citizens. Information may include applicant's name, age, physical description, place and date of birth, method of immigration, date and port of entry, names and ages of wife and children, and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Declarations of intention may also be attached to naturalization petitions or naturalization certificates.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1854-1913 (.50 cu.ft.); 1859-1975 (10 volumes);
Naturalization Index Cards, 1886-1981 (1 cu.ft.);
Search for 1859-1981 Jackson County naturalization records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Naturalizations Jackson Co., Or [Declaration of Intention-includes some declarations from other states-with index-photocopies], vol. 1-5, 1833-1929 (5 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Declarations of Intention [Index-includes some declarations from other states], 1833-1929 (Jackson County Genealogy Library Web site).

 

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1859-1982

Series documents the application for United States citizenship by aliens. Information includes name, residence, and occupation of applicants; place and date of birth; emigration place, date, and vessel; declaration of intention dates; name, birthplace, and birth date of dependents; and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Accompanying the petitions are witness and petitioner affidavits, oaths of allegiance, court orders admitting or denying citizenship, declarations of intention, depositions, and certificates of arrival.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Naturalization Deposition Notices, 1946-1972 (.50 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Petition Court Orders, 1942-1982 (1 volume);
Naturalization Petitions and Records, 1906-1929 (3 volumes);
Naturalization Petitions [with index], 1942-1981 (7 volumes);
Naturalization Records, 1903-1906 (1 volume);
Naturalization Transferred Petitions, 1958-1971 (.10 cu.ft.);
Search for 1859-1981 Jackson County naturalization records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
[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 Civil Business [Docket-includes mental commitment and naturalization entries-with index], vol. 3, 1873-1896 (1 volume).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[List of Petitions Granted-Naturalization-93A.114, Box 5732], 1969-1980 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Naturalization Papers Forwarded-List-93A.114, Box 5732], 1969-1981 (.05 cu.ft.).

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).

 

Pension and Relief Records

1908-1937

Series documents financial assistance approved by the county court for widows, mothers, dependent children, orphans, the elderly, and indigents. Information includes applicant name and address, children's names and birth dates, amount of pension or monthly support payment, and county court order. Because the provision of relief became primarily a state and federal function in the 1930s, records are inventoried through 1939.

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Application for County Aid-79A.31, Box 7418], 1928-1935 (1 volume);
[Application for Old Age Pension-79A.31, Box 7417], 1934-1935 (1 cu.ft.);
[Application for Widow's Pension-79A.31, Box 7418], 1928-1936 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Indigent Ledger Sheets-79A.31, Box 7418], 1922-1931 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Indigents Deceased & Cancelled-Payment Sheets-79A.31, Box 7418], 1928-1935 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Old Age Pension Commission Minute Book-79A.31, Box 7418], 1934-1936 (1 volume);
[Widows Pension Put Away File-Warrant Order Register-79A.31, Box 7418], 1919-1924 (1 volume);
[Widows Pensions Cancelled-Order Sheets-79A.31, Box 7418], 1928-1933 (.05 cu.ft.);
Widow's Pension [Record-80A.4], vol. 1, 1933-1937 (1 volume);
Widows Pens. [Pension Record-80A.4], 1929-1937 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Juvenile Court Record [includes widow's pension cases-with index], vol. 1, 1908-1926 (1 volume).

 

Planning Commission Minutes

1956-[ongoing]

Series documents the discussions and activities of the county planning commission as recorded in the minutes and agendas. Topics discussed include the creation, amendment, and appeal of zoning ordinances and county land use laws; county comprehensive plans; and election or appointment of planning commission members.

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Minutes and Staff Reports-Planning Commission-99A.82], 1956-1976 (3 reels of microfilm);
Planning Commission Minutes [interfiled with related records], 1977-1997 (ca.8 cu.ft.);
[Planning Commission Minutes-interfiled with related records-92A,17, Boxes 8104-8106], 1956-1976 (3 cu.ft.);
[Planning Commission Minutes-interfiled with related records-03A.70, Box 9487], 1998-2000 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Office Room 100:
Planning Comm. Minutes [Commission-interfiled with related records], 2006-present (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Basement Vault:
JCPC Meeting Files [Jackson County Planning Commission-includes minutes and related records], 2001-2005 (1.60 cu.ft.).

 

Prisoner Registers

1886-1965

Series tracks individuals incarcerated in the county jail. Information includes prisoner identification number; date entered; name, address, age, birth date, height and weight, eye and hair color, and nationality of prisoner; arrest date; arresting officer; crime committed; sentence; bail; court; release date; and remarks. Prisoner registers, which may also be referred to as jail lists, have been inventoried through 1965. Access to portions of these records may be restricted for 25 years after termination of custody by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496(3).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Deeds [serves as prisoner numerical register with mug shots-78A.60], vol. 64, ca.1920 (1 volume);
[Jail Registers-78A.17], 1960-1965 (.40 cu.ft.);
Lord Rochester Clothes [County Jail Inmate Mug Shots-78A.37], ca.1934-n.d. (1 volume);
Register of Prisoners [with index-78A.60], vol. 2, 1929-1934 (1 volume).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Register of Prisoners [MS 906], vol. 1, 1886-1929 (1 volume).

 

Probate Case Files

1853-[ongoing]

Series documents actions taken on probate cases brought before the county, district, or circuit court for settlement. Records include wills, receipts, claims, vouchers, petitions to sell, notices of annual accounting, final estate accounting reports, appraiser's affidavits, bills of sale, inventories, fee bills, appraisals, administrator and appointment certificates, and appraiser oaths. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Jackson County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1988.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
[Probate Case File Index-Index to Estates], 1853-1977 (1 reel of microfilm);
Probate Case Files [case file numbers 2100 to 2999 and 3100 to 3999 were not created], no. 1-4775, 1853-1925 (51 cu.ft.);
Search for 1853-1925 Jackson County probate case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Index to Estate [Records], 1853-ca.1983 (2 reels of microfilm);
Index to Estates [serves as index to probate case files], vol. 1-2, ca.1853-1988 (2 volumes);
Microfiche Index [Index to Estates], ca.1853-1977 (.50 cu.ft.);
[Probate Case Files-includes small estate case files beginning in 1995], no. P.0001.76-99.651.P7, 1976-1999 (204 cu.ft.);
Probate [Case Files], no. 4776-11556, 1926-1962 (155 reels of microfilm);
[Probate Case Files], no. P.0001.63-P.0206.75, 1963-1975 (50 reels of microfilm);
Small Estate Affidavits [Index], 1973-1988 (1 volume);
Small Estates [Case Files], 1973-1994 (13 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building, Circuit Court Probate Office:
[Probate Case Files-includes small estate cases], no. 2000.0001.G7-08.0453.G8, 2000-present (135 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Wills Probates Estate Files Guardianships [Probate Case File Abstracts], vol. 1-4, 1855-1920 (4 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Jackson County Court Records [Index-to Wills, Probates, Estate Files, and Guardianships], vol. 1-4, 1855-1920 (Jackson County Genealogy Library Web site).

 

Probate Estate Records

1865-1972

Series documents information recorded about estates probated in the county or circuit courts. Information includes deceased party's name; recording and death dates; residence; name and address of executors, administrators, or trustees; estimated values of real and personal property; inventory and appraisal dates; the estate's value according to the appraisals and to the county court; and the names and relationship of heirs. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Inventory and Appraisement of Estates, 1865-1867 (1 volume);
Probate Estate Records, 1903-1972 (7 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
[Index to Memorial of Estates, Mortgages, Registers of Title], vol. 1-3, n.d. (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
[Index to Settled Estates], vol. 1, 1871-1926 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Index to Memorial of Estates, Mortgages, Incumbrances & Charges of Land in Certificates of Title, vol. 1, ca.1907-ca.1924 (1 volume);
Index to Memorial of Estates, Mortgages, Registered Titles, Etc., vol. 2-3, ca.1907-ca.1971 (2 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Index to Settled Estates, vol. 1, 1871-1926 (1 volume).

 

Probate Registers

1853-1988

Series records the actions taken by the county's probate court. Information includes case numbers, estate or deceased's name, administrator's or executor's name, dates and types of papers filed, and memoranda and court orders listed by dates of appointment of administrator or executor. Series may also be referred to as probate journals, dockets, or records of actions. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. In 1986 circuit courts with probate jurisdiction began recording basic case information on the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN). This network functionally replaced probate dockets and journals previously maintained by the courts. The transition to full use of OJIN by all circuit courts in Oregon took approximately two years. Contact the trial court administrator for access to OJIN. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Jackson County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1988.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
[Index to Probate Journal, Direct and Reverse], vol. 1-44, 1856-1932 (1 reel of microfilm);
Probate Journal, 1873-1878 (.10 cu.ft.); 1878-1941 (23 volumes);
Probate Journal Index, 1854-1891 (.20 cu.ft.);
Probate Register and Fee Book, 1859-1899 (.30 cu.ft.); 1889-1899 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
[Direct and Reverse Index to Probate Records], vol. 1-44, 1856-1932 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Index to Probate Record-to vol. 1 to 44], vol. 1, 1853-1936 (1 reel of microfilm);
Index to Probate Record, vol. 1, 1853-1936 (1 volume);
Judge's Docket Probate Court, 1871-1890 (1 volume);
Probate Court [Journal], vol. A, 1853-1854 (1 volume);
Probate Docket and Index, 1987-1988 (1 volume);
[Probate Docket], vol. 7, 1905-1915 (1 reel of microfilm);
Probate Docket [with index], vol. 2, 1890-1905 (1 volume);
Probate Journal Docket, vol. 2-4, 1890-1916 (3 reels of microfilm);
[Probate Journal], vol. C, 1854-1857 (1 volume);
[Probate Journal-with index], vol. A-D, 1-262, 1853-1980 (263 reels of microfilm);
Probate Records [Journal], vol. B, 1853-1855 (1 volume);
Probate Record, vol. D, 1857-1859 (1 volume);
Probate Record [with index], vol. 2, 1866-1872 (1 volume);
[Probate Register Docket Book], no. 1-11384, P.1.63-P.220.86, 1913-1986 (8 reels of microfilm);
Record [Probate Journal-with index], vol. 1, 1859-1866 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Probate Docket [with index], vol. 3, 1905-1913 (1 volume).

 

Road and Bridge Records

1852-[ongoing]

Series documents the development, construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges. Records include bonds, general road and highway maps, petitions to have roads constructed or altered, notices, complaints, vacation records, and correspondence. Information includes road numbers and names and descriptions of the activity occurring on the road. Information concerning county roads may be available on the Integrated Road Information System (IRIS) at the county road office. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

The Property Data Online (PDO) application GIS interactive maps include layers based on streets, roads, bicycle routes, bus routes, railroads, and related topics.

Records at the Jackson County Roads and Parks Engineering and Administration Office:
Bridges [Case Files-includes bridge reports], no. 1-813, ca.1937-present (22 cu.ft.);
Bridges [Index Cards], ca.1937-ca.1973 (.20 cu.ft.);
Engineers Records [includes road vacation orders], no. 1-368, ca.1858-present (7 cu.ft.);
Field Notes [Road and Bridge Engineering], n.d.-present (3 cu.ft.);
[Individual Road Records-includes orders, resolutions, and petitions related to road establishment and vacation-also includes road survey information and maps], ca.1858-present (39 cu.ft.);
[Road and Bridge Engineering Maps and Plans-in map drawers], n.d.-present (ca.30 cu.ft.);
Road Records [includes road record and commissioners journal entries related to roads], 1856-present (5.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
File "D" Jackson County Bridge Numbers from Bridge Surveys [Survey Field Book Index], ca.1935-ca.1965 (1 binder);
Index to County Road Books [to Road Record vol. 1-3] 1856-1910 (1 volume);
Old Road Records and Commissioners Road Records Index, ca.1853-n.d.(1 binder);
Road Records [includes road establishment and road survey information], vol. 1-4, 1856-1935 (3 reels of microfilm);
Road Status [Road Ownership Atlas], 1994-present (1 volume);
RR [Road Record-includes road establishment and road survey information], 1856-n.d. (14 reels of microfilm);
Vacations [Street Vacations Within Subdivisions Case Files-includes orders and ordinances], ca.1893-present (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A, Vault:
Bridge Field Notes and Books File "D", ca.1935-ca.1965 (1.20 cu.ft.);
Index to Original Road Records [to vol. 1-3], 1856-1910 (1 binder);
Microfilm Index Road Record, ca.1856-n.d. (1 binder);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes road survey, highway, county, dam, airport, railroad, city, Camp White, Britt Gardens, and other topics], ca.1907-present (ca.750 maps).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Road Record [includes road establishment, road survey, and subdivision information], vol. 1-4, 1856-1935 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216, Vault:
County Road Book [Market Roads], vol. 4, 1925-1935 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes petitions, surveys, and reports-with index], vol. 3, 1891-1910 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes road and subdivision plats, descriptions, and surveyor and road viewer reports], vol. 2, 1878-1890 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes road establishment, road survey, and subdivision information], vol. 1, 1852-1878 (1 volume).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Bridge Construction Records-Rogue River and Phoenix Bridges-79A.38, Box 7553], 1946-1951 (.10 cu.ft.);
Index to County Roads, vol. 1, 1906-1947 (1 volume);
[Road and Bridge Survey Maps-Public Works-includes state highway strip maps], ca.1930-ca.1994 (18 cu.ft.);
[Road Case Files-includes maps-88A.30, Box 5144], ca.1858-1987 (30 inches of microfilm jackets);
[Road Files-includes creation, vacation and name change actions as well as road survey plats-80A.8, Boxes 1416-1420], 1958-1978 (4.70 cu.ft.);
[Road Petitions-81A.4, 79A.33, Boxes 3235-3239], 1858-1956 (5 cu.ft.);
[Road Vacations-85A.71, 81A.78, 80A.109, Boxes 7423-7424, 7473, 7501], 1978-1983 (2.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Record of Road Districts [includes petitions, boundaries, and road supervisor information-MS 521], ca.1871-ca.1892 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
Highway and Street Guide for Jackson County Oregon, 1991 (1 volume); 1996 (1 volume); 2000 (1 volume); 2003 (1 volume); 2005 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
[Road Petitions-also includes road supervisor and surveyor reports], 1856-1911 (1.40 cu.ft.).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1264B Jackson County [Road Districts and Boundaries Record], 1856-1857 (2 volumes);
Mss. 1264 Jackson County [Road Petitions and Accounts], 1856-1875, 1889 (.10 cu.ft.).

 

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1852-[ongoing]

Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records.

The Property Data Online (PDO) application GIS interactive maps include layers based on streets, roads, bicycle routes, bus routes, railroads, and related topics.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
1910 Road Survey Index, 1910 (1 binder);
Alphabetical Index County Roads A to Z & Market Road Index, n.d. (1 binder);
File "A" Index [Road Survey Field Book], ca.1933-ca.1966 (1 binder);
File "B" Alphabetical Road Notes Index [Road Survey Field Books], ca.1913-ca.1934 (1 binder);
File "C" & "B" Miscellaneous Surveys [Land and Road Survey Field Book Index], ca.1910-ca.1934 (1 binder);
Index to County Road Books [to Road Record vol. 1-3] 1856-1910 (1 volume);
Road Records [includes road establishment and road survey information], vol. 1-4, 1856-1935 (3 reels of microfilm);
Road Surveys by Names and Township and Ranges Book B [with index], ca.1913-ca.1914 (1 binder);
RR [Road Record-includes road establishment and road survey information], 1856-n.d. (14 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A, Vault:
County Road Map Index [to road maps held by surveyor and road department], ca.1900-1974 (2 volume);
File "A" Field Notes [Road Survey], ca.1933-ca.1966 (1.50 cu.ft.);
File "B" Field Notes [Road Survey], vol. 1-75, ca.1913-ca.1934 (2 cu.ft.);
File "C" Field Notes [Road and Land Survey], vol. A-Z, ca.1910-ca.1920 (1 cu.ft.);
Index Road Maps [indexes rolled road maps and railroad maps in vault], ca.1907-present (1 binder);
Microfilm Index Road Record, ca.1856-n.d. (1 binder);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes road survey, highway, county, dam, airport, railroad, city, Camp White, Britt Gardens, and other topics], ca.1907-present (ca.750 maps);
Road Notes Index by Township, Range, & Section [Survey Index Cards], ca.1952-ca.1978 (.15 cu.ft.);
Road Survey Books and Market Road Notes [Field], ca.1910-ca.1962 (1 cu.ft.);
Surveyor's Record [includes road surveys-with index], 1901-1907 (1 volume);
[Township Plat Book-includes donation land claim and road survey information], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Road Record [includes road establishment, road survey, and subdivision information], vol. 1-4, 1856-1935 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216, Vault:
Maps Removed from Road Record Volume 2 [includes road survey plats], ca.1884-ca.1887 (.20 cu.ft.);
Road Record [includes road and subdivision plats, descriptions, and surveyor and road viewer reports], vol. 2, 1878-1890 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes road establishment, road survey, and subdivision information], vol. 1, 1852-1878 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Roads and Parks Engineering and Administration Office:
Field Notes [Road and Bridge Engineering], n.d.-present (3 cu.ft.);
[Individual Road Records-includes orders, resolutions, and petitions related to road establishment and vacation-also includes road survey information and maps], ca.1858-present (39 cu.ft.);
[Road and Bridge Engineering Maps and Plans-in map drawers], n.d.-present (ca.30 cu.ft.).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[County Surveyor's Record-Road Surveys-91A.44, Box 54], vol. B, ca.1913-1926 (1 volume);
[Old Survey No. Index-Road Survey Numbers-91A.44, Box 54], ca.1931 (1 volume);
[Road and Bridge Survey Maps-Public Works-includes state highway strip maps], ca.1930-ca.1994 (18 cu.ft.);
[Road Files-includes creation, vacation and name change actions as well as road survey plats-80A.8, Boxes 1416-1420], 1958-1978 (4.70 cu.ft.);
Road Record Visual Index [indexes road record-by township and range], ca.1856-1910 (1 volume);
[State Highway Strip Maps-Surveyor's Office-94A.70], ca.1915-ca.1967 (8 cu.ft.).

 

School District Records

1854-1988

Series reports the general and financial statistics of each school district located in the county. Information includes school district number and clerk's name; number of individuals within the district between ages four and twenty; number of teachers employed; number of school houses (owned by the district); number of legal voters; number of libraries and books within each; number of private schools; cash on hand at last report; district tax received from county; state schools funds received; general value of school grounds and furnishings; property values; enrollment; number of students enrolled from outlying districts; school census; and board minutes. Series may also contain school attendance and grade reports and data on students and parents. Records may be titled School District Clerk Annual Report, District Clerk's Book of Records, District Clerk Record Book, or Oregon School Register and Record Book, which is the most comprehensive record of school district activities. School district records have been inventoried through 1965. Access to student records may be restricted by state or federal law.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
[Minutes of School District No. 1], 1854-1887 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Southern Oregon Education Service District Administration Building, File Room:
[Attendance Records-District No. 40-Applegate], 1915-1991 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Board Minutes-Pinehurst School District], 1962-1976 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Board Minutes-School-District No. 40-Applegate], 1955-1988 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Cum. Cards-Cumulative Student Record Cards-Crater High School], 1958-1973 (4 reels of microfilm);
[Elementary Student Records-Eagle Point-reel 11], 1956-1977 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Old School Registers-Eagle Point-reel 28], 1899-1920 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-Eagle Point Antelope School District-reel 6A], 1941-n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book for Districts Consolidated with Phoenix-reel 6], n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-includes various Ashland schools], ca.1928-ca.1966 (11 reels of microfilm);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-Phoenix Schools-reel 8], 1958-ca.1973 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-Phoenix Schools-reel 9], 1917-1940 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-Prospect Grade School-reel 5], 1948-ca.1970 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Oregon School Register-Phoenix High School], ca.1938-n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
[Oregon School Registers-Pinehurst Schools], 1932-1952 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Permanent Record Cards-Student-Eagle Point High School], 1932-1973 (4 reels of microfilm);
[Permanent Records-Student-Ashland Schools], 1940-1970 (5 reels of microfilm);
[Permanent Records-Student-Crater High School], 1913-1957 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Permanent Student Record-Phoenix High School], ca.1954-1973 (3 reels of microfilm);
[School Attendance and Progress Records-District No. 5-Ashland-reel 1A], 1901-1931 (1 reel of microfilm);
[School Census Records-District No. 73-Ashland], 1909-1930 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Medford School District Administration Building, Vault (Districts 1-3):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Jacksonville], 1939-1958 (1.25 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Jacksonville-Albert Joy], ca.1909-1912 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Jacksonville-E.E. Washburn], 1902-1905 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Jacksonville-Frances Barnes], 1901 (1 volume); 1902-1905 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Jacksonville-J.M. Horton], 1900-1901 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Jacksonville-Josephine Donegan], 1906-1908 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Jacksonville-Marian White], 1905-1908 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Jacksonville-Mary Peter], 1906-1910 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Jacksonville-S.P. Robbins-High School], 1905-1908 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek], 1896-1897 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-Anna Jeffrey], 1902-1906 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-A.O. Freil], 1900 (1 volume); 1900-1901 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-Argella Titus], 1894-1896 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-Bernice Carder], 1910-1912 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-Blanche Darby], 1913-1917 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-Ella Tyrrell], 1917-1923 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-F.W. Talcott], 1898-1899 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-Georgiana Hussong], 1932-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-G.R. Carlock], 1902-1906 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-H.S. O'Hara], 1913-1917 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-H.T. Baughman], 1906-1913 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-I.B. Raymond], 1889-1891 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-J.R. Tyrrell], 1917-1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-Lucy Kent], 1906-1909 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-Margaret Sheets], 1923-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-M.M. Colman], 1891-1895 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-Nina Carlon], 1928-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek-Ruth McCollum], 1927-1932 (2 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 3-Ruch], 1939-1952 (.35 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 3-Ruch-Anna Boylan], 1912-1916 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 3-Ruch-Anna Jeffrey], 1897-1898 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 3-Ruch-Frances Donegan], 1900-1902 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 3-Ruch-Helen Wait], 1907-1912 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 3-Ruch-Marcella Rawe], 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 3-Ruch-N.A. Frost], 1916-1917 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 3-Ruch-Nettie Armpriest], 1932-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 3-Ruch-Robert Peachy], 1915-1920 (1 volume).

Records at the Medford School District Administration Building, Vault (Districts 10-100):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 10-Lone Pine], 1940-1952 (.45 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 21-Missouri Flat], 1941-1944 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 27-Uniontown], 1939-1949 (.15 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 31-Derby], 1945-1947 (.05 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 33-Sterling-Edna Wisely], 1923-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 33-Sterling-Grace Brownlee], 1933-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 34-Thompson Creek], 1945-1946 (1 volume) 1946-1947 (.05 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 43-Forest Creek], 1939-1948 (.10 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 43-Forest Creek-Ada East], 1917-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 43-Forest Creek-Mary Davies], 1930-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 49-Medford-Lincoln School], 1939-1963 (28 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 59-Prospect], 1951-1952 (.05 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 62-Wimer/Evans Valley], 1950-1952 (.05 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 68-Watkins/Squaw Creek], 1939-1949 (.10 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 68-Watkins/Squaw Lake-Bertha Skinner], 1925-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 68-Watkins/Squaw Lake-Helen James], 1917-1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 69-Oak Grove], 1939-1952 (.60 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 69-Oak Grove-Una Ink], 1928-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 76-Liberty], 1939-1940 (.05 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 82-Beaver Creek], 1939-1946 (.15 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 82-Beaver Creek-Lois Fretwell], 1930-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 87-Little Applegate], 1939-1943 (.10 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 94-Pinehurst], 1950-1951 (.05 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 95-West Side], 1939-1951 (.30 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 99-Fern Valley/Phoenix], 1945-1946 (.05 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 100-Howard], 1943-1950 (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Medford School District Administration Building, Vault (Miscellaneous Records):
Blotter Sheet Medford Elementary School Record-Lincoln Scholl-includes census and grade information], 1930-1943 (1 volume); 1941-1948 (1 volume); 1944-1955 (1 volume);
District # 10 Lone Pine Board Minutes Financial Rept. [Report-School Board], 1957-1959 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 1-Jacksonville], 1922-1923 (1 volume); 1925 (1 volume); 1925-1926 (1 volume); 1926-1927 (1 volume); 1927-1928 (1 volume); 1929-1930 (1 volume); 1930-1931 (1 volume); 1932-1933 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 2-Griffin Creek], 1889-1891 (1 volume); 1892-1893 (1 volume); 1894-1897 (1 volume); 1897-1899 (1 volume); 1900-1901 (1 volume); 1902-1906 (1 volume); 1903-1906 (1 volume); 1908-1912 (1 volume); 1912-1914 (1 volume); 1914-1917 (1 volume); 1917-1921 (1 volume); 1924-1928 (1 volume); 1928-1929 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 68-Watkins/Squaw Lake], 1915-1918 (1 volume); 1920-1924 (1 volume); 1925-1929 (1 volume); 1930-1934 (1 volume); 1935-1944 (1 volume);
Final Certificates [Penmanship Awards-alphabetical cards], ca.1929-ca.1955 (1 cu.ft.);
Final Record of Pupils of Jacksonville High School [District No. 1-with index], ca.1908-ca.1928 (1 volume);
[Grade Book Grammar Department-District No. 1-Jacksonville], 1911-1913 (1 volume);
Jacksonville Dist Board Mtg Minutes [District Board Meeting-includes related records], 1949-1959 (1 volume);
Journal [Intermediate Department Grade Book-District No. 1-Jacksonville], 1906 (1 volume);
[Medford Public Schools Record of Credits], 1915-1925 (9 volumes);
Minutes [School Board-District No. 49-Medford], 1899-1966 (29 volumes);
School Board Minutes [District No. 1-Jacksonville-loose], 1949-1951 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Medford School District Administration Building, Vault, Microfilm Cabinet:
[Census Records-District No. 49-Medford], 1917-1974 (39 reels of microfilm);
[Clerk's Census Records-District No. 1], 1923-1970 (9 reels of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 1-Jacksonville], 1934-1951 (3 reels of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 2-Griffin Creek], 1894-1950 (3 reels of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 3-Ruch], 1897-1917 (1 reel of microfilm); 1933-1952 (1 reel of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 4], 1943-1944 (1 reel of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 10-Lone Pine], 1940-1943 (1 reel of microfilm); 1957-1959 (1 reel of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 27-Uniontown], 1943-1949 (2 reels of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 31-Derby], 1945-1946 (1 reel of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 33-Sterling], 1933-1939 (1 reel of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 34-Thompson Creek], 1945-1946 (1 reel of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 43-Forest Creek], 1928-1951 (1 reel of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 49-Medford], 1928-1951 (1 reel of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 68-Watkins/Squaw Lake], 1915-1948 (4 reels of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 69-Oak Grove], 1939-1952 (1 reel of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 76-Liberty], 1939-1940 (1 reel of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 82-Beaver Creek], 1941-1942 (1 reel of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 87-Little Applegate], 1942-1943 (1 reel of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 90], 1937-1941 (1 reel of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 95-West Side], 1940-1950 (1 reel of microfilm);
[District Grade and Attendance Records-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 100-Howard], 1943-1950 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Elementary Report Cards-District No. 49-Medford], 1927-1969 (31 reels of microfilm);
[Elementary School Records-District No. 49-Medford], 1924-1927 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Junior High Records-District No. 49-Medford], 1926-1948 (9 reels of microfilm);
School Board Minutes [District No. 49-Medford], 1889-1967 (7 reels of microfilm);
[Senior High School Records-Enrollment Cards-District No. 49-Medford], 1925-1959 (9 reels of microfilm); 1964-1965 (4 reels of microfilm);
[Senior High School Records-includes graduates and drops-District No. 49-Medford], 1914-1973 (ca.20 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Medford School District Administration Building, Publications Department Cupboard:
Class Record [Teachers Handbooks-include weekly grades-District No. 49-Medford-title varies], ca.1921-ca.1958 (6 cu.ft.).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Antioch School District Register [District No. 18], 1884-1887 (1 volume);
Clerk's Annual Census Report, 1893-1916, 1919-1958, 1960-1966, 1968, 1970 (52 volumes);
[District Clerk Annual Report-District No. 24-North Phoenix-MS 776], 1885-1886 (.05 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Annual Report, vol. 1, 1908-1920 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Book of Records, 1891-1929 (11 volumes);
[District Clerks' Book of Records-District No. 24-North Phoenix-Acc. no. 1998.33.6.1-2], 1892-1903 (3 volumes);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 27], 1899-1905 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 47], 1896-1898 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 69], 1891-1929 (11 volumes);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 91-photocopy-MS 334], 1906-1907 (.10 cu.ft.);
Forest Grove/Enterprise School District Register [District No. 2], 1888-1891 (1 volume);
Griffin Creek School District Register, 1886-1888 (1 volume);
Heber Grove School District Register, 1882-1885 (1 volume);
Jacksonville School District [Minutes and Financial Reports-MS 945], 1903-1914 (1 volume);
Minutes of School District No. 1, 1854-1887 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 24-North Phoenix-Acc. no.1998.33.6.1-2], 1889-1891 (1 volume); 1894-1899 (1 volume);
Record of Minutes and Warrant Register [Jacksonville School District-MS 946], 1915-1922 (1 volume);
[School District No. 1 Establishment Record and Minutes MS 933], 1854-1887 (1 volume);
School District No. 2 Records [related to the building of a school house-MS 281], 1871-1874 (.10 cu.ft.);
School District No. 18 Record Book, 1873-1889 (1 volume);
School District No. 19 Record Book, 1874-1929 (12 volumes);
School District No. 19 Register and Record Book, 1889-1900, 1904-1908, 1922-1930 (6 volumes);
School District No. 27 Register and Record Book, 1894-1898, 1901-1907 (2 volumes);
School District No. 42 Register and Record Book, 1904-1932 (4 volumes);
School District No. 69 Register and Record Book, 1891-1922 (6 volumes);
School District No. 82 Register and Record Book, 1903-1908 (1 volume);
School District [Record Book-District No. 1-MS 944], vol. 2, 1887-1903 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Jackson County, Or School District Census [County-Abstracts], 1893 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
[School District No. 5 Records-includes teachers reports, financial records, and student papers and compositions], 1857-1868 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1504 Public School System [School District Attendance Reports-District No. 1], 1858, 1863 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Jackson County School Record Indexes [indexes Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 56-Roosevelt Elementary School], 1889-1891, 1895-1897 (Jackson County Genealogy Library Web site).

 

Superintendent of Schools Records

1851-1970

Series documents the official and financial affairs of the superintendent of schools concerning teachers, students, and schools located in the county. Records include annual statements on the condition of common (public) schools in the county, school district boundary records, school district accounts, and book purchases. Information includes financial information, school curricula, boundary descriptions, and enrollment and attendance data. Superintendent of schools records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
[School District Boundary Book], 1851-1887 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Southern Oregon Education Service District Administration Building, Safe Room:
Boundary Board Minutes [School District], 1908-1956 (1 reel of microfilm);
Enrollment Cards [Jackson County Schools], 1895-1942 (14 reels of microfilm); ca.1942-ca.1965 (13 reels of microfilm);
Jackson Co. Census [Records Jackson County Schools], 1892-1970 (17 reels of microfilm);
Teachers Annual Reports, ca. 1908-ca.1968 (6 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Ledger [School Superintendent Account], vol. 2-3, 1907-1947 (2 volumes);
Primary Certificates to Teachers [MS 929], 1891-1910 (1 volume);
Record of Apportionments County High School Funds, vol. 1, 1911-1942 (1 volume);
Record of Fees Collected by County School Superintendent, [MS 930] 1908-1933 (1 volume);
Record of School District Boundaries, 1892-1932 (3 volumes);
Record of School Fund Apportionments [MS 927], vol. 1-2, 1907-1949 (2 volumes);
[Record of Superintendent for Common Schools-includes school district boundary information], 1854-1887 (1 reel of microfilm);
Record of Superintendent for Common Schools [includes school district boundary information], 1854-1887 (1 volume);
Register of School Officers, vol. 1, ca.1903-1909 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers Certificates [MS 928], 1892-1909 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers Under Contract, [MS 916]vol. 1-2, 1899-1917 (2 volumes);
Register of Uniform Eighth Grade Examinations [MS 912], 1908-1914 (1 volume);
School Superintendent Account Book, vol. 1, 1899-1909 (1 volume);
Superintendent's Annual Report [MS 925], 1908-1914 (1 volume);
Supervisory Outlines [School Superintendent Guide to Teachers], 1919-ca.1932 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1504 Public School System [School Building Specifications], 1907 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1850-[ongoing]

Series documents surveys of county land by the county or licensed professional surveyors. Records include log books, field notes, and plats. An index may also be included. Information includes survey dates; who the survey was for; donation land claims; township, range, section, and survey numbers; a history of previous surveys made for the area; descriptions of land, vegetation, and soil; landmarks; metes and bounds of tracts surveyed; and surveyor's names. Plats also include corner restoration marks, scales, dates created and filed, and donation land claim owners.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Timber Cruise Plat Book, 1930-1931 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
1800s Field Books Misc. Surveys [Miscellaneous], ca.1872-ca.1900 (42 volumes);
City of Ashland [Survey Field Book Photocopies-includes corner survey information], 1876-1911 (20 volumes);
County Surveyor's Record [photocopy], vol. 1, 1856-1913 (1 volume);
File "C" & "B" Miscellaneous Surveys [Land and Road Survey Field Book Index], ca.1910-ca.1934 (1 binder);
Filed Surveys [paper copy], no. 1-20095, 1947-present (20095 plats);
[Filed Survey Visual Reference Maps-on assessor's plat base], 1947-present (16 volumes);
[General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Mineral Survey Records-with index], ca.1887-ca.1969 (1 inch of microfiche);
[General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Survey Plats and Field Notes], ca.1853-ca.1997 (8 inches of microfiche);
Government Notes [Bureau of Land Management Field Notes-includes corner remonumentation information], ca.1917-ca.1995 (39 volumes);
Ives and Hyde Survey Field Books [photocopy-with index], 1854 (12 volumes);
Jackson County Surveyors Office [Original Government Survey Field Notes-includes corner survey information], 1854-ca.1937 (12 volumes);
JS Howard [Survey Field Books-includes mineral surveys-title varies], ca.1896-ca.1897 (8 volumes);
[Mineral Survey Plats-General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management], 1876-1985 (1 volume);
Mineral Surveys, 1871-1989 (3 volumes);
Sewall Truax [Survey Field Books-includes donation land claim information-photocopy], 1855-1889 (7 volumes);
Survey Book [photocopy], vol. A, A2, 1912-1952 (2 volumes);
Surveys Prior to 1947 [Visual Reference Maps-on assessor's plat base], n.d.-1946 (1 volume);
[Township Plat Book-General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management], ca.1853-ca.1996 (8 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A, Vault:
Field Notes [Survey-includes corner information], 1980-1996 (1 cu.ft.);
File "C" Field Notes [Road and Land Survey], vol. A-Z, ca.1910-ca.1920 (1 cu.ft.);
[Filed Surveys], no. 1-20095, 1947-present (20095 plats);
Microfilm [Original Gov't Notes-Government Survey Field Notes], 1854-ca.1937 (5 reels of microfilm);
Microfilm [Recorded Surveys], no. 1-10000, 1947-ca.1986 (31 reels of microfilm);
Original Narratives [to Filed Surveys], no. 1-20095, 1947-present (12 cu.ft.);
[Recorded Surveys Indexed by Surveyor-Alphabetical Register], 1947-1974 (1 volume);
[Survey Field Notes-includes corner information], 1973-1978 (.50 cu.ft.);
Surveyor's Record [includes road surveys-with index], 1901-1907 (1 volume);
Surveys Index [Filed], 1947-present (1 binder).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Survey Plats, 1947-1954 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Ancient Survey-Record-with index-91A.44, Box 53], ca.1917-1951 (1 volume);
[County Surveyors Record-with index-91A.44, Box 53], vol. 1, 1856-1913 (1 volume);
[County Surveyors Record-with index-91A.44, Box 54], vol. A, ca.1913-ca.1923 (1 volume);
[Field Notes of Claims-Donation Land Claims-includes corner survey information-with index-91A.44, Box 53], 1855-ca.1859 (1 volume);
[Government Field Notes Donation Land Claims-includes corner survey information-typescript-with index-91A.44, Box 53], 1855-1917 (1 volume);
[Government Field Notes-Donation Land Claim-manuscript copy-with index-91A.44, Box 54], vol. 1, 1855-ca.1859 (1 volume);
[Index to Survey Record vol. 1 to 2-with index-91A.44, Box 54], ca.1856-n.d. (1 volume);
[Narratives [Surveyor Field Notes-with index-91A.44, Box 54], vol. 6A-6B, 1947-1954 (2 volumes);
[Park Surveys and Plats-89A.85, Boxes 6245-6246], 1964-1970 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Tax Lot Cards

1853-1999

Tax lot cards, which contain official descriptions of real property, are used to track land ownership and lot size and also may serve as a deed reference. Records include tax lot number; the location of the land in reference to township, range, and section; and a description and record of changes to the property, acreage, and land owner.

The Property Data Online (PDO) application GIS interactive maps include layers based on tax lots.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Assessor's Drafting Office Room 307A:
[Deed Record Cards-Official Record of Description of Real Properties], ca.1853-1999 (50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Room 300:
Microfiche Cards [Deed Record Cards-Tax Lot Cards], ca.1853-1980 (12 inches of microfiche).

 

Water Rights Records

1857-1979

Series documents the authorization by the state and local governments for the use of public waters. Series includes water rights, licenses, and certificates of water rights issued by the state and filed with the county. Records may include alphabetical indexes to the certificates, transcripts, statements, evidence, and other records specifically related to water rights cases heard by circuit and appellate courts. Information includes names of individuals proving water rights; locations of water rights including the township, range, and section number; descriptions of land under such rights; and limitations of appropriations of rights and use of rights (i.e., length of time, usage). Original water rights certificates are filed with the Oregon Water Resources Department.

Since 1966 water rights records have been recorded in the clerk's Official Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
[Decree Distribution of Water Little Butte Creek-Water Rights], no. 1203E, n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
Index to Mining Claims and Water Rights, vol. 1-8, 1857-1965 (8 volumes);
Mining [and Water Rights-Record], 1884-1886 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mining [Claims and Water Rights Record], 1893-1901 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mining [Claims Ditches-Record of Conveyance of Mining Claims and Water Ditches-with index], vol. 1-2, 1854-1893 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mining [Claims-includes water rights], vol. 1-78, 1857-1965 (77 reels of microfilm);
Mining [Index to Mining Claims-includes water rights], vol. 1-8, 1857-1965 (9 reels of microfilm);
[Water Rights-Record], vol. 4-7, 1949-1972 (4 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216, Vault:
[In Re Rogue River Contest Papers-Water Rights Adjudication Records], vol. 17-22, ca.1912-1916 (6 volumes);
[In Re Rogue River Contest Testimony Little Butte Creek-Water Rights Adjudication Records], vol. 4, 1910-1916 (1 volume);
[In Re Rogue River Contest Testimony-Water Rights Adjudication Records], vol. 1-3, 1913-1916 (3 volumes);vol. 5-17, 1913-1916 (13 volumes);
[In Re Rogue River Corrections-Water Rights Adjudication Records], vol. 25, 1915-1916 (1 volume);
[In Re Rogue River Jurisdictional and Miscellaneous-Water Rights Adjudication Records], vol. 26, 1909-1916 (1 volume);
[In Re Rogue River Misc. Claims Stipulations and Papers-Water Rights Adjudication Records], vol. 23, ca.1912-1916 (1 volume);
[In Re Rogue River Statements and Proofs-Water Rights Adjudication Records], vol. 1-11, 1911-1916 (11 volumes); vol. 13, 1911-1916 (1 volume); vol. 15, 1911-1916 (1 volume);
In Re Rogue River Statements and Proofs [Water Rights Adjudication Records], vol. 14, 1911-1916 (1 volume);
[In Re Rogue River Water Supply Report General Index-Water Rights Adjudication Records], vol. 24, 1916 (1 volume);
[Little Butte Creek-Evidence in Little Butte Creek Adjudication-Water Rights], vol. 16, 1911-1916 (1 volume).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Cancellation of Water Rights-81A.75, Box 7354], 1961-1978 (.35 cu.ft.);
[Little Butte Creek Adjudication, Transcripts, Exhibits, and Supplemental Evidence-with indexes-81A.4, Boxes 7377-7379], 1926 (27 volumes);
Mining & Water Rights Records [80A.4], vol. 18, 1882-1884 (1 volume);
Mining & Water Rights [Record-with index-80A.4], 1886-1888 (1 volume);
Mining & Water Rights Records [with index-80A.4], vol. 14, 1875 (1 volume); vol. 16, 1876-1878 (1 volume); vol. 17, 1878-1882 (1 volume); vol. 19, 1884-1886 (1 volume);
Mining Locations & Water Rights [Record-80A.4], vol. 1-11, 1858-1902 (11 volumes); vol. 13, 1902-1905 (1 volume); vol. 15, 1905-1908 (1 volume); vol. 21, 1888-1890 (1 volume);
Record of Conveyances of Mining Claims and Water Ditches [with index-80A.4], vol. 1-2, 1854-1893 (2 volumes);
Record of Conveyances of Mining Claims and Water Rights [with index], vol. 3, 1893-1898 (1 volume);
Record of Notices of Locations & Appropriations of Water Etc. [80A.4], vol. 1, 1891-1909 (1 volume);
[Record of Water Rights Certificates-Index-81A.104, Box 417], vol. 4-7, 1949-1972 (1 volume);
Record of Water Rights Certificates [with index-81A.104], vol. 1-3, 1909-1949 (3 volumes);
[Rogue River Water Rights Transcripts, Testimony, Proof, and Evidence-with indexes-81A.4, Box 7374], 1937-1939 (8 volumes);
[Water Rights Case Files-Rogue River-81A.4, Boxes 7375-7376], 1916-1940 (1.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Water Rights [Case Files-includes decrees, petitions, and exhibits pertaining to the Rogue River], ca.1940-ca.1979 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Library:
In the Matter of the Determination of the Relative Rights to the Waters of the Rogue River and its Tributaries [Decree], ca.1919 (1 volume).

 

Zoning Records

1958-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and implementation of codes and policies relating to the zoning of county lands and to illustrate and locate the various zoned areas within the county. Records include uniform zone codes and ordinances depicting various zoned lands in the county. Information in codes and ordinances includes definition, code/ordinance numbers, purposes, uses, conditions for use, and changes made to codes/ordinances. Maps include area and/or zone descriptions, dates created, scales, and commissioners' signatures. Areas are typically zoned for residential, industrial, commercial, flood plain, agricultural, timber, public and government, and mineral extraction uses. For best access to zoning records, contact the planning and development department office.

The Property Data Online (PDO) application GIS interactive maps include layers based on city and county zoning.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Basement Vault:
[Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 1989-1998 (1 binder);
Laurel's Copy 96-97 LDO [Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 1996-1997 (1 binder);
LRP [Long Range Planning Case Files-includes comprehensive plan amendment and zoning ordinance and map change information], 2003-present (7 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Planning Maps-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information-rolled], ca.1995-present (ca.50 maps);
New LDO [Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 2003 (.25 cu.ft.);
OA [Ordinance Amendment Case Files-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land division information], 1992-2003 (13 cu.ft.);
"Recommended LDO" [Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 2003 (.25 cu.ft.);
Redline/Strikeout 2000 LDO [Land Development Ordinance-includes zoning, subdivision, and partition information], 2000 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Zoning Maps-on assessor map base], ca.1981-present (18 volumes);
ZON [Zoning Case Files-includes ordinances information], 2003-present (15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Office:
[Zoning Maps-rolled], ca.2005-present (ca.25 maps).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Commissioners Journals [includes zoning maps], vol. 75A, 1973 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Comprehensive Land Use Plan Amendment Case Files-also includes land division and zoning ordinance amendments-multiple accessions], 1972-1990 (ca.16 cu.ft.);
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Records-includes background material, drafts, elements, studies, and related records such as the 1972 comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance-03A.15], ca.1958-ca.1992 (17 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Planning Department Cartographic Records-in wooden cabinets and alpha cabinets A to J-includes maps related to the comprehensive plan, zoning, and general land use topics-00A.46], ca.1968-ca.1992 (ca.20 cu.ft.);
[Zoning Ordinance Jackson County-91A.119, Box 3303], 1973 (1 volume); 1980 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
Zoning Ordinance Jackson County, 1973-1978 (1 volume); 1980-1982 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Web Site:
Jackson County Code Online [Searchable Codified Ordinances-includes zoning map information], ca.1972-present (Internet);
Land Development Ordinance [includes zoning and land division information], 2007-present (Internet);
Land Development Ordinance [includes zoning and land division information], 2004-2007 (Internet);
Land Development Ordinance Now Expired [includes zoning and land division information], 2000-2004 (Internet).


Inventory by Gary Halvorson, Senior Archivist
Last Update: May 12, 2009

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