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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Baker County Records Inventory

Probate Case Files

1862-[ongoing]

Series documents actions taken on probate cases brought before the county, district, or circuit court for settlement. Records include wills, receipts, claims, vouchers, petitions to sell, notices of annual accounting, final estate accounting reports, appraiser's affidavits, bills of sale, inventories, fee bills, appraisals, administrator and appointment certificates, and appraiser oaths. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Baker County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1987.

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Back Room:
[Miscellaneous Court Records-includes exhibits, indictments, estates, pension papers, and wills], box 40, 1870-1908 (1 cu.ft.);
[Probate Case Files], drawer no. 64-253, 1862-1946 (64 cu.ft.);
Probate [Case Files], drawer no. 630A-1738A, 1954-1970 (36 cu.ft.).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Front Room:
Affidavit of Small Estates, 1987-1992 (.15 cu.ft.);
[Probate-Case Files], drawer no. 1A-629, 1946-1954 (25 cu.ft.);
[Probate Case Files], drawer no. 1-63.5, 1862-1946 (22 cu.ft.).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Upper Vault:
Probate [Case Files], no. 1A-487A, 1946-ca.1951 (30 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Trial Court Conference Room:
Probate [Case Files], no. 1739A-2902A, 1971-1989 (26 cu.ft.).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Second Floor Break Room:
[Probate Case Files], 1990-1994 (10 cu.ft.);
Small Estates [Case Files], no. 1-204, 1974-1990 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Trial Court Records Department Office:
[Probate Case Files-interfiled with circuit court case files], 1995-present (ca.300 cu.ft.);
Probate Index [Case File], 1862-1971 (1 volume);
[Probate Index-Case File], 1862-1971 (14 sheets of microfiche).

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