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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Gilliam County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1885-[ongoing]

Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Clerk's Receipt for Papers [Administrative and Judicial Register-registers county court, probate, and circuit court actions], vol. 1, 1903-1969 (1 volume);
County Commissioners Journal, vol. E-M, 1905-present (9 volumes).

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, County Judge's Office:
[County Court Meeting Files-includes minutes, resolutions, correspondence, attachments, and related records], 2006-present (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, County Court Office Supply Room:
[County Court Meeting Files-includes minutes, resolutions, correspondence, attachments, and related records], 2005 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Lower Vault:
Admin [Miscellaneous County Court Administrative Files-includes some road petitions, applications for relief, claims, and related records-trifolded], 1915-1916 (.10 cu.ft.); 1921-1925 (1.25 cu.ft.);
Commissioner's Docket [Administrative], 1888-1889 (1 volume); vol. 1-9, 1893-1959 (9 volumes);
County Commissioners Docket [Administrative], 1890-1891 (1 volume);
County Commissioners Journal, vol. A-D, 1885-1905 (4 volumes);
[County Court Administrative and Judicial Register and Journal], 1885 (1 volume);
[County Court Docket-Administrative], 1886-1888 (1 volume);
[County Court for County Business-Journal and Docket], 1885 (1 volume);
County Court Meeting Files [includes minutes, resolutions, correspondence, attachments, and related records], 1996-2004 (6 cu.ft.);
[County Court Meeting Files-includes minutes, resolutions, correspondence, attachments, and related records], 1992-1995 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Court Docket [Commissioners Administrative], 1892 (1 volume);
Index to Commissioners Minutes, vol. 1, 1885-1925 (1 volume);
Misc. Keep [Miscellaneous County Court Records-includes road petitions, farm name registration applications, foreclosure, probate, and related records], ca.1885-ca.1939 (.80 cu.ft.).

Records at the Gilliam County Web Site:
Minutes of County Court Meetings [PDF], 2011-present (Internet).

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