Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Dockets


Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Bench Docket Dept. No. 1 [Circuit Court Register Index], no. 3200-25000, ca.1910-1950 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Civil Register [with index], 1891-1912 (2 volumes);
Circuit Court Fee Book [and Register], vol. 3-8, 1893-1913 (6 volumes);
[Circuit Court Trial Records], 1893-1897 (1 volume);
Judge's Calendar Circuit Court Dept. 1, vol. 4-5, 1897-1913 (2 volumes);
Judge's Calendar [Circuit Court], vol. 1-3, 1889-1904 (3 volumes);
Judge's Calendar Department 2, vol. 5-6, 1904-1917 (2 volumes);
Register Circuit Court [with index], vol. C, 1912-1913 (1 volume).

Records at the Hurd Building, Circuit Court Storage Room 13:
[Register and Circuit Court Docket], no. 41301-56458, 80.0001-83.1976, 1972-1983 (34 volumes).

Records at the Hurd Building, Circuit Court Storage Room 14:
Circuit Court Docket [Register and Circuit Court Docket], no. 2370-41300, 1907-1972 (99 volumes).


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