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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Multnomah County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals

1859-1934

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 Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 131, Circuit Court File Room:
[Journal County Court Law-includes some citizenship and insanity cases], vol. 1-8, 1859-1934 (4 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1275 [County Court Docket-includes law and probate cases], 1859-1871 (1 volume).

Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722
Phone: (503) 986-1523 • Fax: (503) 986-1616 • oregon.sos@state.or.us

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