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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lane County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1851-[ongoing]

Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Since 1986 the Commissioners Journal has been indexed on computer. A public access terminal is located in the deeds and records research library.

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Commissioners Court Index [title varies], vol. 1-3, 1911-1981 (3 volumes);
Commissioners Journal, 1952-2001 (166 reels of microfilm);
[Commissioners Journal Index], 1911-1936 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Office:
Comm. Journal [Commissioners], vol. A-C, 4-29, 1852-1952 (29 reels of microfilm);
Index to Commissioners Journals [indexes orders, ordinances, resolutions, and other actions], 1982-1986 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Supervisor's Office:
Commissioners Journal [combined in one volume with probate journal and district court journal-typescript copy], 1852-1853 (1 volume);
Commissioners Journal, vol. B, 1860-1868 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Board of Commissioners Office:
[Board Agenda Packets-includes minutes, orders, resolutions, exhibits, and related records-title varies], 2007-present (ca.30 cu.ft.);
Minutes [County Commissioners-title varies], 2008-present (6 binders).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Commissioners Court Journal, vol. 4-29, 1878-1952 (26 volumes);
[Commissioners Minutes-various locations], 1963-1993 (15 cu.ft.); 1999-2007 (4 cu.ft.);
Minutes of County Commissioners, vol. C, 1868-1878 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Commissioners [Journal], 1852-1860 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Commissioner Court Record [location: c8.s89], 1852-1860 (1 volume);
Misc. Xerox #1 Commissioners Records [photocopy-location: c8.s95], 1851-1858 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Web Site:
Orders, Ordinances, Discussions, & Minutes [County Commissioners], 1972-present (Internet).

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