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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1857-[ongoing]

Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Minutes, 1885-1886 (1 volume).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office:
County Court [Minutes], 1977-1978 (1 reel of microfilm);
County Court [Transactions], 1933-1976 (9 reels of microfilm);
Misc. [Clerk's Miscellaneous Recordings-includes county commissioners journal, military discharge, and mining claim information], 1958-present (98 reels of microfilm);
Misc. [Commissioners' Journal-Index], 1980-1992 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Archives Room:
Commissioners Docket, vol. 1-5, 1887-1922 (5 volumes);
Commissioners Journal Index, 1857-1980 (3 volumes);
Commissioners Journal [title varies], vol. 1-25, 1857-1958 (25 volumes).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Plat Room:
Bench Docket County Commissioners Court [registers administrative actions-includes two volumes label "6"], vol. 1-8, 1882-1914 (9 volumes).

Records at the Yamhill County County Commissioners' Office:
Action List [County Commissioners' Board Order Register-includes information about minutes, orders, resolutions contracts, grants, and related documents], 2009-present (2 binders);
Formal Session Minutes [County Commissioners-title varies], 2009-present (2 binders);
Informal Session Minutes [County Commissioners-title varies], 2009-present (2 binders).

Records at the Yamhill County County Commissioners' Office, Basement Board Archives:
Action List [County Commissioners' Board Order Register-includes information about minutes, orders, resolutions contracts, grants, and related documents], 1958-1974 (1 binder); 1990-2008 (19 binders);
Formal Minutes [County Commissioners-title varies], 1990-2008 (19 binders);
Informal Minutes [County Commissioners-title varies], 1990-2008 (19 binders).

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