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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill County Records Inventory

Justice Court Dockets

1851-1941

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Justice Court Docket, 1851-1854 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [Civil-District no. 1], 1910-1918 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [Civil-Lafayette District], 1865-1875 (1 volume); 1866-1880 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [Criminal-Lafayette District], 1866-1880 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [Criminal-Lafayette District-with index], 1869-1879 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [District no. 1], 1892-1914 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [District no. 1-with index], 1918-1923 (1 volume); 1923-1925 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [Sheridan District], 1881-1888 (1 volume); 1888-1917 (1 volume); 1890-1892 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [with index], 1854-1872 (1 volume);
Justice Court Journal, 1857-1872 (1 volume);
Justice Court Records, 1916-1924 (.10 cu.ft).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Plat Room:
Justice Court [Docket-District no. 1], 1925-1941 (1 volume);
Justice Court [Docket-District no. 6], 1940-1941 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [District no. 6], 1922-1938 (1 volume).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Display Case:
[Record Book-includes justice docket entries-small book], 1868-1869 (1 volume).

Records at the Yamhill County 4th Street (Stanard) Building, Trial Court Records Room:
Justice Court [Docket-District no. 6], 1938-1940 (1 volume).

Records at the Yamhill County Museum:
Court [Justice Court Docket-photocopy], 1851-1854 (1 volume).

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