Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco 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:
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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