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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lincoln County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals

1893-1959

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 Journal [includes insane commitment and adoption cases-with index], vol. 1, 1893-1923 (1 volume);
County Court Journal [includes mostly adoption and insane commitment cases], vol. 2, 1923-1959 (1 volume).

Records at the Lincoln County Public Service Building, Circuit Court Main Storage Cage B:
Fee Book County Court [and Register-with index], vol. 1, 1893-1951 (1 volume).

Records at the Lincoln County Community Justice Building, County Archives:
Bench Docket County Court, 1893-1923 (1 volume).

 

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