Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lincoln County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals


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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