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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lane County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals

1857-1957

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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