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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Umatilla County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Case Files

1863-1997

Series documents cases heard before the circuit courts and the U.S. district courts. U.S. district courts were administered by the federal government during the territorial period and subsequently replaced by the circuit courts upon statehood in 1859. Case files include exhibits, transcripts, indexes, and legal documents such as indictments, subpoenas, fee bills, articles of agreement, bonds, summons, executions, petitions, and injunctions. The case files document civil and criminal actions such as debt, theft, divorce, land claims, arson, murder, rape, assault and battery, and boundary conflicts. 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 Oregon State Archives:
CR [Circuit Court Case Files-title varies], ca.1863-ca.1930 (28 cu.ft.);
CV [Circuit Court Civil Case Files], ca.1868-ca.1930 (175 cu.ft.);
Divorces [Circuit Court Case Files], ca.1863-1942 (31 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Miscellaneous Circuit Court Interrogatories and Depositions], ca.1890-1924 (.25 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Miscellaneous Circuit Court Records-includes complaints, decrees, etc.], 1880-1932 (.25 cu.ft.);
Vault Index Circuit Court, n.d. (1 volume);
Vault Index Circuit Court Papers, vol. 1, 1863-ca.1864 (1 volume);
Search for 1863-1942 Umatilla County divorces in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Trial Court Criminal Office:
Vault Index to Criminal Actions, vol. 2, ca.1953-1985 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Trial Court Criminal Office, Public Area, Microfilm Cabinet:
[Court Microfilm Records-includes circuit court civil, criminal and probate case files as well as district court case files-not comprehensive], ca.1863-ca.1997 (ca.600 reels of microfilm);
[Court Microfilm Records Indexes-to circuit court civil and criminal, probate, and district court case files-not comprehensive], ca.1863-ca.1997 (9 binders);
Vault Index to Criminal Actions, vol. 2, ca.1953-1985 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Trial Court Civil Office, Microfilm Cabinet:
[Court Microfilm Records-includes circuit court civil, criminal and probate case files as well as district court case files-not comprehensive], ca.1863-ca.1997 (ca.600 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Circuit Court [Miscellaneous Documents] ca.1902-ca.1975 (1.50 cu.ft.);
[Divorce Record Decree Receipts], 1927-1932 (3 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault, Trial Court Area:
[Court Microfilm Records-includes circuit court civil, criminal and probate case files as well as district court case files-not comprehensive], ca.1863-ca.1997 (ca.600 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Front Room:
[Circuit Court Civil Case Files], ca.1930-ca.1951 (ca.138 cu.ft.);
Criminal [Circuit Court Case Files-title varies], ca.1930-ca.1955 (33 cu.ft.);
CV [Circuit Court Civil Case Files], 1980-1983 (120 cu.ft.);
Defendant's Index, vol. 1, ca.1915-1955 (1 volume);
Divorces [Record Decree Receipts-title varies], 1925-1948 (18 volumes);
Plaintiff's Index, vol. 1, ca.1915-1955 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Back Room:
Index to Dismissals Civil Cases, vol. 2, 1954-1983 (1 volume);
Judgement Rolls [Circuit Court Case Files], 1863-1948 (63 reels of microfilm);
Vault Index to Circuit Court Cases [title varies], ca.1863-1984 (6 volumes).

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