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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Josephine County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Dockets

1858-1983

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 Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Bar Docket, 1859-1865 (1 volume);
Bar Docket Law and Equity, vol. 1-3, 1899-1908 (3 volumes);
Circuit Court Bar Docket, 1866-1884 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Docket, 1858-1883 (3 volumes);
Circuit Court Docket [with index], vol. 1, 1893-1899 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Fee Book [and Register-with index], vol. 1, 1892-1894 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Journal and Fee Book [Register-with index], 1859-1883 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Minutes, 1926-1933 (2 volumes);
Docket [Circuit Court], 1883-1892 (1 volume);
Register Circuit Court [with index], 1863-1884 (1 volume);
Register of Actions [with index], vol. 1-2, 1889-1908 (2 volumes);
Register of County Court [actually Circuit Court], 1886-1893 (1 volume).

Records at the Josephine County Justice Building, Trial Court 3rd Floor Records Storage Room:
Docket Sheets [Circuit Court], 1961-1969 (3 cu.ft.);
Index to Register of Actions and Judgment Roll Docket, 1909-1984 (7 volumes);
Register and Circuit Court Docket, 1969-1971 (.50 cu.ft.);
Register of Actions, vol. 1-5, 1906-1927 (5 volumes); 1971-1983 (27 volumes).

Records at the Josephine County Justice Building, Room 218:
Index to Register of Actions and Judgment Roll Docket, vol. 4-6, 1934-1970 (3 reels of microfilm);
Register [Reg. of Actions-Circuit Court], 1863-1884 (1 reel of microfilm);
Register [Reg. of Actions-Circuit Court-with index], vol. 1-2, 1889-1908 (1 reel of microfilm).

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