Oregon Court Records

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The Family History Library has copies of a few court records, including Douglas County court records (1852-63) and coroner's inquest records (1896-1946). You can obtain copies of court records at the various county courthouses. The Oregon State Archives has files for Clackamas, Lane, Marion, and Wasco counties.
 
The Family History Library has copies of a few court records, including Douglas County court records (1852-63) and coroner's inquest records (1896-1946). You can obtain copies of court records at the various county courthouses. The Oregon State Archives has files for Clackamas, Lane, Marion, and Wasco counties.
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Major courts that have kept records of genealogical value are the following:

Circuit courts have county-wide jurisdiction over criminal cases, probate matters, guardianships, and domestic relations.

County courts have county-wide jurisdiction in juvenile cases, civil matters under $500, and probate matters. The Family History Library has a few county court records.

District courts have county-wide jurisdiction over minor civil and criminal matters.

Justice courts have concurrent county-wide jurisdiction with circuit courts over minor civil and criminal cases.

Supreme Court has the final appellate jurisdiction for the state.

The Family History Library has copies of a few court records, including Douglas County court records (1852-63) and coroner's inquest records (1896-1946). You can obtain copies of court records at the various county courthouses. The Oregon State Archives has files for Clackamas, Lane, Marion, and Wasco counties.