Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Malheur 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:
Circuit Court Register [with index], vol. 1-7, 1908-1925 (7 volumes);
Register of Actions [with index], vol. A, 1887-1908 (1 volume).
Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Trial Court Basement Criminal Records Storage
Circuit Court Register Criminal [with index], 1914-1957 (1 volume); 1956-1986 (7 volumes);
Circuit Court Register, vol. 8-39, 1925-1984 (9 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Trial Court Basement Civil Records Storage
Circuit Court Register [with index], vol. 8-39, 1925-1984 (5 inches of microfilm jackets);
Trial Docket, vol. 5-16, 1939-1987 (12 volumes).