Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lake County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Journals


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 Lake County Courthouse, Circuit Court Basement West Storage Room:
Circuit Court Journal, vol. 4-62, 1897-1982 (59 volumes);
Index Circuit Court Journal, vol. 1, 1875-1886 (1 volume); 1886-1897 (1 volume);
Journal Circ't. Court, vol. 1, 1875-1886 (1 volume);
Record of Circuit Court, vol. 2-3, 1886-1897 (2 volumes).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement North Storage Room:
County Court Journal [serves as Circuit Court Journal after 1957 and includes insane commitments-with index], vol. 3, 1920-1960 (1 volume).


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