Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Klamath County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Journals


Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 305:
[Circuit Court Journal-includes Probate Journal], 1965-1982 (100 reels of microfilm);
Old Files [Circuit Court Journal], vol. 1-55, 58-104, 1883-1950, 1950-1965 (33 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Circuit Court Basement Storage Cage:
Index to Circuit Court Journal [also indexes case files], vol. 1, 1883-1909 (1 volume);
Index to Circuit Court Journal [also serves as criminal register], vol. 2-3, 1909-1916 (2 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
[Circuit Ct.-Court Journal], vol. 55, ca.1948-1950 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
Circuit Court Journal, vol. 1-8, 1882-1917 (8 volumes); vol. 10-103, 1920-1965 (94 volumes);
Register of Actions [also indexes circuit court journals-with index], vol. 4, 1936-1939 (1 volume).


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