Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lane 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 Oregon State Archives:
County Court Docket, 1880-1881 (1 volume);
County Court Docket [included with volume titled Circuit Court Docket], 1865-1866 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
Civil Record County Court [with index], 1860-1878 (1 volume);
Co. Court [County Court Fee Book and Register], 1896-1903 (1 volume);
County Court Docket, vol. 1, 1893-1896 (1 volume);
County Court Fee Book [and Register], 1861-1872 (1 volume);
County Court Journal [includes insane cases until 1953 and naturalization cases until 1906], vol. 2-8, 1875-1953 (7 volumes);
Index to County Court Journal, 1857-1953 (1 volume);
Records Civil Cases [County Court], 1859-1860 (1 volume);
Register of Actions County Court [includes insane commitments-becomes a circuit court register in 1953], vol. 1-4, 1896-1957 (4 volumes).


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