Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Josephine County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals


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 Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
County Court Docket-Equity, 1861-1882 (1 volume);
County Court Journal [with index], vol. 2-3, 1899-1947 (2 volumes);
Record County Court Journal [includes some naturalization and insane commitment actions], vol. 1, 1859-1899 (1 volume);
Records [Judicial Court Docket], 1859-1883 (1 volume);
Register of Actions County Court [with index], vol. 1, 1906-1947 (1 volume).


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