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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Journals

1857-1979

Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial 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 Index [Journal-Index to Record of Aliens, Attorneys, Adoptions, and Insanity Cases], 1859-1902 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Journal Dept. 1, vol. 12, 1898-1914 (1 volume); vol. 15, 1921-1926 (1 volume); vol. 20, 1926-1930 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Journal Dept. 2, vol. 11, 1897-1901 (1 volume); vol. 16, 1915-1918 (1 volume); vol. 18-19, 1921-1926 (2 volumes); vol. 21-22, 1926-1930 (2 volumes);
Circuit Court Journal [includes U.S. District Court Journal from 1857-1859], vol. 1, 1857-1869 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Journal, vol. 5-10, 1881-1897 (6 volumes); vol. 17, 1918-1921 (1 volume);
Journal and Docket Index [indexes circuit court case files, journal, bench docket, judgment docket, and execution docket], 1857-1888 (1 volume);
Journal of the Circuit Court, vol. 3-4, 1873-1881 (2 volumes);
Record Circuit Court Journal, vol. 2, 1869-1873 (1 volume).

Records at the Yamhill County 4th Street (Stanard) Building, Trial Court Records Room:
Circuit Court Journal Dept. 1, vol. 14, 1914-1921 (1 volume); vol. 23, 26, 29-30, 34, 36, 38, 42-43, 46-47, 1931-1958 (11 volumes);
Circuit Court Journal Dept. 2, vol. 13, 1901-1911; vol. 15, 1911-1915 (1 volume); vol. 24-25, 27-28, 31-33, 35, 37, 39-41, 44-45, 48, 1931-1958 (15 volumes);
Direct Index Circuit Court [indexes case files and journals], vol. 2-3, 1894-1979 (2 volumes);
Indirect Index Circuit Court [indexes case files and journals], vol. 2-3, 1894-1979 (2 volumes).

Records at the Yamhill County Courthouse, Trial Court Office File Room 139:
Direct Index Circuit Court [indexes case files and journals], vol. 2-3, 1894-1979 (19 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Indirect Index Circuit Court [indexes case files and journals], vol. 2-3, 1894-1979 (19 sheets of microfilm jackets).

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