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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Washington County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals

1851-1960

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:
Bench Docket County Court [includes judicial, probate, and administrative actions], 1863-1882 (1 volume);
Court Minutes and Orders [County], 1852-1855 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Criminal Case Docket-includes circuit, county, and justice court cases-with index], 1916-1921 (1 volume);
Fee Book County Court Law [with index], vol. 2, 1909-1919 (1 volume);
Law Record County Court [includes naturalization, insane commitment, and adoption information-with index], vol. 3, 1892-1899 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
County Court Fee Book [includes county and probate cases-also includes execution records], 1851-1852 (1 volume); 1860-1868 (1 volume);
County Court Fee Book [includes Record of Sheriff's Returns on Execution], 1864-1873 (2 volumes);
County Court Law [Index], 1859-1883 (1 volume);
County Court Law [Record-includes juvenile cases-with index], vol. 8-11, 1940-1953 (4 volumes); vol. 13-14, 1956-1960 (2 volumes);
Fee Book [County Court], 1859-1864 (1 volume);
Fee Book County Court Law [with index], vol. 1, 1894-1909 (1 volume);
Fee Book Law Court [County Court-with index], 1891-1894 (1 volume);
Field Book and Register County Court [Fee Book-with index], 1886-1939 (1 volume);
Jour'l Fee Book County Court [Journal-with index], 1877-1882 (1 volume);
Law Record County Court [includes insane commitment, adoption, and naturalization cases], vol. 2, 1884-1892 (1 volume);
Law Record County Court [includes insane commitment, adoption, and naturalization cases-with index], vol. 4-5, 1899-1921 (2 volumes);
Law Record County Court [includes insane commitment, juvenile, and adoption cases-with index], vol. 6-7, 1921-1940 (2 volumes);
Records [County Court Judicial Journal-includes naturalization cases], vol. 1, 1859-1884 (1 volume);
Records [Fee Book-County, Circuit, and Probate Courts], 1865-1871 (1 volume);
Records [Fee Book-County, Circuit, and Probate Courts-with index], 1868-1877 (1 volume).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor Circuit Court Archives:
County Court Law [Record-includes insane commitment and juvenile cases-with index], vol. 12, 1953-1955 (1 volume);
Fee Book County Court Law [includes mostly juvenile and adoption cases-with index], vol. 3, 1919-1936 (1 volume);
Fee Book County Court Law [includes mostly juvenile cases-with index], vol. 4, 1936-1950 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
Bench Docket County Court [includes judicial, probate, and administrative actions], vol. 2, 1887-1894 (1 volume);
[Washington County Court Records #2-Court Minutes and Orders-County], 1852-1855 (1 reel of microfilm).

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