Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Lane County Records Inventory
Judgment and Execution Records
Series records official decisions by the court and subsequent instructions to the sheriff to recover costs and awards related to debt, divorce, and other civil cases. The record serves as the official notice of the existence of a lien. Information includes title and case number; names of plaintiff, creditor, defendant, debtor, and attorney; amount of judgment; description of property levied on; writ of execution; disposition of case; decisions on appeals; dates docketed and satisfied; and volume and page numbers where recorded. Records may include judgment dockets, execution dockets, and fee books. Judgment and execution records have been inventoried through 1920.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Case Files [includes certificates of judgments, attachments, executions, summons, and related court documents], 1856-1899 (.70 cu.ft.);
Old Circuit Court Papers Executions [Miscellaneous], 1869-1888 (.10 cu.ft.).
Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
Circuit Court Judgment Docket, vol. 3-6, 1880-ca.1920 (4 volumes);
County Court Judgement Docket, vol. 1, 1899-1937 (1 volume);
District Judgement Court Docket [U.S. District Court-includes circuit court from 1859 to 1868], vol. A, 1852-1868 (1 volume);
Execution Docket, 1868-1874 (1 volume);
Execution Docket, vol. 1-3, 1893-1916 (3 volumes);
Index Judgment Docket, 1897-1935 (1 volume);
Index to Judgments, 1897-1915 (1 volume);
Judgement Docket [Alphabetical], ca.1856-ca.1872 (1 volume);
Judgment Docket Circuit Court, 1867-1880 (1 volume);
Satisfactions, Attorneys, Liens, Judgments & Attachments [title varies], vol. 1-3, 1899-1928 (3 volumes).
Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
[District Court Judgement and Lien Docket], 1852-1868 (1 reel of microfilm).