Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Yamhill County Records Inventory
Judgment and Execution Records
Series records official decisions by the court and subsequent instructions to the sheriff to recover costs and awards related to debt, divorce, and other civil cases. The record serves as the official notice of the existence of a lien. Information includes title and case number; names of plaintiff, creditor, defendant, debtor, and attorney; amount of judgment; description of property levied on; writ of execution; disposition of case; decisions on appeals; dates docketed and satisfied; and volume and page numbers where recorded. Records may include judgment dockets, execution dockets, and fee books. Judgment and execution records have been inventoried through 1920.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Judgment Docket [includes U.S. District Court from 1857-1859-with index], 1857-1880 (3 volumes);
County Court Judgment Docket, 1859-1880 (2 volumes);
Index Circuit Court Judgment Docket, vol. 4, ca.1885-ca.1923 (1 volume);
Journal and Docket Index [indexes circuit court case files, journal, bench docket, judgment docket, and execution docket], 1857-1888 (1 volume);
Judgement Docket County Court [with index], 1859-1957 (1 volume);
Judgment Docket Circuit Court, vol. 1-3, 1857-1921 (3 volumes).
Records at the Yamhill County 4th Street (Stanard) Building, Trial Court Records Room:
Execution Docket Circuit Court [with index], 1893-1953 (1 volume).
Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Plat Room:
Index Circuit Court Lien Docket [Judgment], ca.1843-1885 (1 volume).