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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clatsop County Records Inventory

Probate Case Files

1847-[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.

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

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Probate Case Files Index, 1848-1930 (1 volume);
Probate Case Files, no. H1-Z1, 1-2769, 1847-1931 (49 cu.ft.);
Probate Case Index [photocopy], 1848-1930 (.10 cu.ft.);
Search for 1847-1925 Clatsop County probate case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Lower Main Vault:
Probate [Case Files-miscellaneous-with gaps], no. 3052-4505, 1935-1958 (3 cu.ft.);
[Probate Case Files], no. 5270-6930, 1952-1963 (65 cu.ft.); no. 7161-9494, P81002-P85127, 1965-1985 (93 cu.ft.); no. P88.001-P97.066, 1988-1997 (48 cu.ft.);
Small Estate [Case Files], 96.002-99.057, 1996-1999 (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Upper Main Vault:
Commissioners Law & Probate Index [indexes commissioners journal, county court law journal, probate journal, and probate case files], ca.1850-1933 (1 volume);
P [Probate Case Files] 1998-2004 (45 cu.ft.); 2007 (6 cu.ft.);
[Probate Case Files], 1986-1987 (7 cu.ft.);
Probate Index, vol. 2-3, 1934-1986 (2 volumes);
SE [Small Estate Case Files-Probate], 2000-2004 (3 cu.ft.); 2007 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Lower Criminal Vault:
P [Probate Case Files], no. 05.0001-06.0115, 2005-2006 (10 cu.ft.);
SE [Small Estate Case Files-Probate], 2005-2006 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, State Court Administrative Vault:
P [Probate Case Files], 2008-present (10 cu.ft.);
SE [Small Estate Case Files-Probate], 2008-present (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Basement Room B04:
Probate Case Files, no. 2771-3054, 1931-1935 (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Basement Room B08:
Small Estates Index [Case File], vol. 1, 1974-1986 (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Old Jail, Second Floor Records Storage Room:
Probate [Case Files], no. 3062-5269, 1935-1952 (68 cu.ft.); no. 6931-7160, 1963-1965 (10.50 cu.ft.).

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