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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Harney County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals

1889-1979

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 Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
Law Docket County Court, vol. 1, 1889-1903 (1 volume).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
County Court Journal [includes probate, naturalization, widow's pension, and mental commitment information], vol. A, 1889-1919 (1 volume);
Index to County Court Journal [includes probate, naturalization, widow's pension, and mental commitment information], no. 1-500, vol. A, 1889-n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Circuit Court Old Jail File Room:
County Court Journal Juvenile [Administrative and Judicial Journal-includes adoptions, mental commitments, widow's pensions, water rights, civil and criminal judicial actions, and administrative actions], vol. B, 1920-1963 (1 volume);
County Court Register & Fee Book Juvenile [includes administrative and judicial actions in early years-includes attachment information-with index], vol. A, 1889-1979 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
County Court Journal Index, vol. A-B, 1889-1914 (Familysearch.org).

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