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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals

1858-1915

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:
County Court Calendar Law [Docket], 1882-1888 (1 volume);
County Court Judicial Journal, 1859-1864 (1 reel of microfilm);
County Court [Law Docket], 1866-1870 (1 volume);
County Court Law Docket, 1880-1882 (1 volume);
Court Cases Justice [Docket-includes some county court cases], 1858-1862 (1 volume).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
County Commsnrs Journal [Commissioners-actually judicial information], vol. A, 1859-1864 (1 volume).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Basement County Archives:
County Court Journal [Administrative and Judicial-with index], vol. D, 1864-1908 (1 volume);
County Court Journal [Judicial-includes mostly adoptions-with index], vol. E, 1908-1915 (1 volume);
County Court Judgments [Record], 1864-1890 (1 volume);
County Court Law [Docket], 1863-1879 (1 volume);
County Court Register, 1864-1894 (1 volume).

Records at the Original Wasco County Courthouse Museum:
County Court Fee Book [and Register], 1865-1894 (1 volume).

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