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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wallowa County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals

1887-1985

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:
Law Journal County Court [changes to circuit court in 1971-includes insane commitment records], vol. B, 1920-1985 (1 volume);
Law Journal County Court [includes insanity and citizenship cases], vol. A, 1887-1920 (1 volume).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Magistrate Docket County Court Docket [Law], 1888-1898 (1 volume).

 

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