Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn 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:
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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