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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1849-[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 Docket and Minute Book [Administrative], 1881-1883 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
County Court Journal, vol. 18-32, 1914-1964 (15 volumes).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Public Area:
Commissioner's Docket Books, vol. 1-3, 1881-1894 (1 reel of microfilm); vol. 5-7, 1897-1913 (2 reels of microfilm);
Commissioners Journal, vol. 46-192, 1975-1993 (35 reels of microfilm);
Commissioners' Meeting Minutes, 1965-1991 (5 reels of microfilm);
County Court Journal, vol. 1-45, 1849-1975 (21 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Safe:
County Court Journal, vol. 1, 1849-1861 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Moveable Shelving Room:
[Board of Commissioners Signed Documents-includes orders, ordinances, and resolutions-title varies], vol. 230-347, 1996-2006 (38 cu.ft.); no. 2007.01-2009.741, 2007-present (17 cu.ft.);
Min. [Commissioners Minutes], 1967-present (8 cu.ft.).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Hallway:
Index to County Court Proceedings [indexes Signed Documents-including orders, ordinances, and resolutions], vol. 1, ca.1910-1975 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's South Basement Records Storage Room:
Board of Commissioners [Signed Documents-includes orders, ordinances, and resolutions], 1910-1941 (5.75 cu.ft.);
Board of Commissioners [Signed Documents-includes orders, ordinances, and resolutions-title varies], vol. 26-229, 1941-1996 (53 cu.ft.).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Old Jail, Treasurer's Storage Cell:
[County Court Docket-documents judicial, probate, and administrative actions], 1861-1863 (1 volume).

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