Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Umatilla 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 Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Journal, vol. B-Z, 1875-1914 (25 volumes); vol. AA, 1914-1916 (1 volume); vol. AB, 1916-1917 (1 volume); vol. 29-37, 1917-1931 (9 volumes);
General Index Defendant, vol. A-C, 1862-1924 (3 volumes);
General Index Plaintiff, vol. A-D, 1862-1945 (4 volumes);
General Index to Criminal Actions, vol. A, 1889-1924 (1 volume).
Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
[Circuit Court Journals], vol. A-B, 1862-1882 (1 reel of microfilm).
Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Basement Vault, County Records Area:
Circuit Court Journals [General Index Books-Plaintiff and Defendant], vol. A-D, 1862-1947 (3 reels of microfilm);
Circuit Court Journals [title varies], vol. L-Z, AA, AB, 29-52, 1894-ca.1946 (21 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Front Room:
Circuit Court Journal, vol. 37-66, 1931-1960 (27 volumes);
General Index Defendant, vol. D-E, 1924-1958 (2 volumes);
General Index Plaintiff, vol. E-F, 1862-1960 (2 volumes).
Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Back Room:
Circuit Court Journal, vol. 53-66, ca.1946-1960 (10 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
[Circuit Court Journal], 1862-1875 (1 volume).