Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lane 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 Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Journal, 1868-1878 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Archives:
Circuit Court Journals, vol. 2-74, 1860-1947 (24 reels of microfilm);
Lane County Circuit Court Journal [Daily Orders], no. 1-511, 1952-1980 (511 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
Circuit Court Journal [includes delayed birth entries], vol. 75-99, 1947-1952 (25 volumes);
Circuit Court [Journal], vol. 13, 1908-1909 (1 volume);
Index to Circuit Court Journal, vol. 1, ca.1860-1923 (1 volume);
U.S. District Court Circuit Court [Journal-includes circuit court from 1859 to 1860], vol. A, 1852-1860 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Supervisor's Office:
District Court Journal [combined in one volume with probate journal and commissioners journal-typescript copy], 1852-1860 (1 volume).


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