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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lincoln County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1893-[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.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Process Records [Session-Miscellaneous Administrative Records-includes petitions, reports, claims, bills, appointments, and related records], 1910-1919 (.45 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lincoln County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Commissioners Journal [includes related records], 2003-present (15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lincoln County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Public Research Area:
Board of Commissioners [Journal-includes related records], 1968-2005 (68 reels of microfilm);
Board of Commissioners [Journal Index], 1968-1970 (1 reel of microfilm);
Board of Commissioners [Journal-title varies], vol. 5-47, 1915-1968 (15 reels of microfilm);
Index to Commissioners' Journals, vol. 1-3, 1970-1988 (3 volumes).

Records at the Lincoln County Community Corrections Building, County Archives:
[Book of Board of Commissioners Court Records-security copy], vol. 1-15, 1968-1980 (15 reels of microfilm);
Commissioner's Court [Administrative Case Files-includes land titles and homesteads], 1907-1920 (.50 cu.ft.);
Commissioners Docket [with index], vol. 1-9, 1893-1933 (9 volumes);
Commissioner's Journal [includes related records-title varies], 1935-2003 (55 cu.ft.);
Commissioner's Journal Index, vol. 48, 1968-1970 (1 volume);
Commissioners' Journal [security copy], vol. 5-47, 1915-1968 (15 reels of microfilm);
Commissioners Journals [includes related records-with gaps-security copy], vol. 16-68, ca.1980-2005 (23 reels of microfilm);
Commissioner's Journal [title varies-with index], vol. 1-47, 1893-1968 (47 volumes).

Records at the Lincoln County Web Site:
Board Minutes [Commissioners], 2006-present (Internet).

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