Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Dockets


Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Bench Docket, 1857-1870 (2 volumes);
Journal and Docket Index [indexes circuit court case files, journal, bench docket, judgment docket, and execution docket], 1857-1888 (1 volume);
Register of Actions [with index], vol. 1-6, 1889-1930 (6 volumes).

Records at the Yamhill County 4th Street (Stanard) Building, Circuit Court Records Room:
Register of Actions Current, 1978 (1 volume);
Register of Actions [with index], vol. 7-20, 1930-1978 (14 volumes).


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