Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals


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:
County Court Case Index [indexes docket], ca.1859-ca.1872 (1 volume);
County Court Civil Docket, 1859-1873 (1 volume); 1876-1902 (1 volume);
County Court Register Bench Docket, 1870-1876 (1 volume);
Docket Book County Court Insane and Juvenile Record, vol. 3, 1902-1921 (1 volume).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Plat Room:
Index County Court [indexes civil case files and journal-including some naturalization, adoption, and guardianship cases], 1859-1965 (1 volume);
Journal of the County Court [Civil-includes some naturalization, adoption, and guardianship cases], vol. 3-4, 1873-1954 (2 volumes).


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