Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Lane County Records Inventory
Justice Court Dockets
Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.
Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Archives:
DA [District Attorney Criminal Register of Actions-includes extensive justice court information], 1927-1932 (4 volumes);
Eugene Justice Court Register Sheets [and Dockets], vol. 1-48, 1894-1941 (17 reels of microfilm);
[Justice Docket-Junction City], vol. 1-3, 1940-1948 (1 reel of microfilm).
Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
Criminal Register of Actions-District Attorney-includes extensive justice court information], 1922-1927 (3 volumes);
Eugene Justice Court Civil Index, 1936-1940, (1 volume);
Goshen J.P. Court [Justice Court], 1892-1921 (1 volume);
Justice Court Eugene Criminal Index, 1936-1943 (1 volume);
[Justice Docket-Cottage Grove District], 1924-1928 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [J.P. Brown], 1872 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Lost Valley, vol. 16, 1886-1895 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Springfield [Precinct-with index], 1905-1913 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Springfield Precinct-with index], 1913-1938 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Small Claims Junction City [with index], 1918-1957 (1 volume);
Lancaster J.P. Docket [Justice Court-Lancaster and Irving Precinct], 1874-1914 (1 volume);
Long Tom J.P. Court [Justice Court], 1888-1917 (1 volume).