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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Washington County Records Inventory

County Court Case Files

1842-1946

Series documents the actions of the county court in civil and some criminal cases. Records include complaints, judgments, decrees, summonses, warrants, affidavits, writs, and an index. County court cases include spousal support, employment compensation, satisfaction of judgments, and divorce. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; case type; and filing dates of actions and decrees.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Case Files [with gaps], 1846-1848 (.05 cu.ft.); 1859-1862 (.10 cu.ft.); 1877-1886 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Cases Pending County Court [Case File Index-includes probate cases], ca.1842-ca.1900 (1 volume);
County Court Indictment, Orders, Information [Judicial Documents-trifolded] , 1895-1942 (.60 cu.ft.);
County Court Law Entries [Case Files-includes orders, warrants, and related records], 1941-1946 (.35 cu.ft.);
Vault Index County Court [Case File], vol. 1, ca.1850-ca.1910 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
County Court Judgment Rolls, no. 1-1210, ca.1862-1908 (7 cu.ft.);
County Court Law Entries [Case Files-includes orders, warrants, and related records], ca.1896-1940 (1.65 cu.ft.).

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