Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Clackamas County Records Inventory
Probate Case Files
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.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Index to Probate Cases [also indexes probate journals], 1845-1930 (1 volume);
Index to Probate Cases, vol. 1-2, 1845-1979 (2 volumes);
Probate Case Files [alphabetical], 1844-1928 (23.50 cu.ft.);
Probate Case Index, 1845-1979 (3 volumes);
Search for 1844-1928 Clackamas County probate case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.
Records at the Clackamas County Courthouse, Court File Room:
Indexes [Combined Index-indexes circuit, district, and probate court case files], 1983-1986 (7 sheets of microfiche);
Indexes [Probate Index-Case Files], ca.1850-1982 (70 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Probate [Case Files], no. 1100-18960, 1907-1975 (205 reels of microfilm); no.76.7.1-90.12.48, 1976-1990 (12 feet of microfilm jackets);
[Probate Case Files-Open], no. 11970-19559, 77.0623-06.09039, 1959-present (107 cu.ft.);
Probate [Case Files-with gaps], no. 2524-19670, 1920-1976 (10 inches of microfilm jackets);
Probate [Records-Case Files], no. P78.1-P84.4420, 1978-1984 (14 reels of microfilm);
[Small Estate Case Files-Open], no. SE4138-SE5225, 2001-present (2.25 cu.ft.);
[Small Estates Affidavits-Probate], no. SE1-SE1105, 1973-1986 (5 reels of microfilm);
[Small Estates Index-Probate-alphabetical and numerical], 1973-1986 (1 reel of microfilm).
Records at the Clackamas County Courthouse, Probate Coordinator's Office, Room 304:
[Open Probate Case Files], ca.1995-present (7 cu.ft.).
Records at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, Clerk's Recording Office:
[Clackamas County Recorder Misc. Court Records-includes probate, adoption, mental commitment, and marriage records], 1976-1978 (1 reel of microfilm).
Records at the Clackamas County Records Center, State Court Records Storage:
[Probate Case Files-includes recently closed case files to be interfiled with other closed case files], 1985-present (13 cu.ft.);
Probate [Closed Case Files-includes some older large case files-title varies], no. 91.0101-06.08093, 1991-present (306 cu.ft.);
[Small Estate Probate Case Files-Closed], no. SE968-SE5044, 1986-2005 (28 cu.ft.).