Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion 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:
County Court Journals [includes naturalization and insane cases], vol. 2-5, 1875-1939 (4 volumes);
County Court Journals [Register of County Court Matters], vol. 5, 1913-1920 (1 volume);
[County Court Register-includes mostly juvenile cases], ca.1890-1957 (1 volume);
Register of Actions Cir. Court [Circuit-includes some county court actions-with index], vol. 1, 1890-1893 (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Archives:
Co. Court Docket [County Law], vol. 1, 1874-1906 (1 volume).


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