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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Umatilla County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1863-[ongoing]

Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Petitions [Administrative Records], 1864-1925 (.80 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office:
Index Commissioner's Journal, 1993-2006 (3 volumes); 2006-present (1 binder).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Back Room:
Board of Commissioners Meetings [Minutes and Related Records-title varies], 2006-present (5 binders).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
[Commissioners Journal], 1978-1982 (3 reels of microfilm); 1986-1994 (2 reels of microfilm);
County Court Journal, 1863-1866 (1 volume);
[County Court Journal], vol. B, 1866-1870 (1 reel of microfilm); vol. U, 1953-1956 (1 reel of microfilm);
County Court Journal, vol. C-Z, 1871-1974 (24 volumes); vol. 1, 1974-1976 (1 volume);
[County Court Judicial and Administrative Journal-includes mostly adoption and juvenile cases with a few naturalization cases], 1900-1922 (1 volume);
Index to Commissioners' Journal, vol. 2, 1977-1989 (1 volume);
Index to Commiss's Journal [County Court Administrative Journal], vol. 1, 1890-1915 (1 volume);
Records [County Court Journal], vol. B, 1866-1870 (1 volume);
Vault Index to Commissioners Papers, Inquests, Insane & Miscellaneous, vol. 1, 1863-1918 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
County Court Docket [includes administrative and judicial actions], vol. 1-9, 1889-1915 (9 volumes);
County Court Docket, vol. 14-15, 1937-1949 (2 volumes);
County Court Journal, vol. A-S, 1863-1949 (10 reels of microfilm);
Record County Court Docket [includes administrative and judicial actions], 1883-1885 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Basement Storage Room 13:
Commissioner's Admin Minutes [Administrative-includes related records], 1981-2007 (9 cu.ft.);
Commissioner's Board Minutes [Mandated-includes related records], 1970-2007 (3.50 cu.ft.);
Umatilla County Commissioners Journals [includes related documents], 1885-present (32.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Commissioners' Office:
Board of Commissioners Meetings [Administrative Minutes], 2008-present (5 cu.ft.);
Board of Commissioners Meetings [Mandated Minutes], 2008-present (3 binders).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Planning Department Basement Storage Room:
Board of Commissioners Minutes [title varies], 1972-2006 (28 binders);
[Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners Hearings Minutes and Transcripts], 1961-1974 (6 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Criminal Justice Center, Sheriff's Archives Room:
[County Court Docket-includes administrative and judicial actions], 1885-1888 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Commissioners Journal], 1978-1994 (5 reels of microfilm);
[County Court Journal-with index], vol. B, 1866-1868; T-U, 1949-1956 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Back Room:
County Court Journal [with index], vol. V, 1956-1960 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1279 [First Commissioners Journal-transcript], 1863-1866 (.05 cu.ft.).

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