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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lake County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals

1875-1961

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 Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement North Storage Room:
County Court Journal [includes naturalization until 1906 and insane commitments], vol. 2, 1902-1919 (1 volume);
County Court Journal [serves as circuit court journal after 1957 and includes insane commitments-with index], vol. 3, 1920-1961 (1 volume);
Index to County Court Journal, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Register County Court [Judicial-includes Circuit Court], 1886-1899 (1 volume).

Records at the Lake County Museum:
Journal County Court [includes naturalization and insane commitment information], vol. 1, 1875-1902 (1 volume).

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