Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Harney County Records Inventory
Justice Court Dockets
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 Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
Justice Docket [Harney District No.1-with index], 1890-1917 (1 volume);
Justice's Docket [Burns District-with index], 1938-1946 (1 volume);
Justice's Docket for Burns District, 1919-1927 (1 volume);
S.E. Ledger [Andrews District Justice Docket], 1940-1953 (1 volume);
Small Claims Docket [Burns District Justice Court-with index], 1923-1955 (1 volume).