Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Baker 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:
Record of Civil Proceedings [includes insane commitments-title varies-with index], vol. B-E, 1913-1964 (4 volumes).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Upper Vault:
County Court Index [Civil Actions], vol. A, 1886-1891 (1 volume);
County Court Index Direct [Journal-indexes administrative and judicial actions], 1873-1891 (1 volume);
Index to Commissioners Records [indexes county court administrative, judicial, probate, and insane commitment actions], vol. A, 1862-1941 (1 volume).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Front Room:
[Civil Proceedings-County Court], 1862-1871 (1 volume);
County Court Docket [Judicial], 1884-1889 (1 volume);
[County Court Docket-Judicial], 1862-1881 (1 volume);
Docket County Court [Judicial], 1869-1884 (1 volume);
[Record of Proceedings of County Commissioners's-Judicial], 1862-1871 (1 volume).


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