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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals

1859-1965

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], 1859-1965 (1 volume);
Journal of the County Court [Civil-includes naturalization], vol. 3-4, 1873-1954 (2 volumes).

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