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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals

1861-1968

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:
Civil Business Record [County Court Judicial], vol. 1, 1861-1880 (1 volume);
County Court Criminal Business [Journal], 1907-1926 (1 volume);
County Court Docket [Judicial], 1887-1905 (1 volume);
County Court Journal [Judicial], vol. 3, 1909-1927 (1 volume);
County Court Journal [Judicial-with index], 1927-1968 (1 volume);
Final Record Circuit Court [most of the volume is a county court docket], vol. I, 1889-1891 (1 volume);
Record Civil Business County Court Journal [Judicial], vol. 2, 1880-1908 (1 volume).

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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