Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Crook 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.

Crook County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1986.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Estates [Probate Case Files-trifolded], no, 1-1106, 1882-1943 (20.65 cu.ft.);
Index to Files [indexes circuit court, county court, probate, and road case files], vol. 1, ca.1882-ca.1921 (1 volume);
Probate [Case Files], no. ca.1700-2497, 1971-1982 (12 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Trial Court Downstairs Vault:
[Probate Case Files], 1972-1978 (6 inches of aperture cards);
Probate [Case Files], no. 1097-2497, 1943-1985 (25 cu.ft.); no. 85PB.0018.15-03PB.0037, 1985-2003 (16 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office, File Vault:
PB [Probate Case Files], no. 04PB.0001-08PB.0015, 2004-present (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
Probate Register [also indexes probate case files-with index], vol. 1-5, 1883-1986 (.35 inch of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Probate Case Files], no. 1097-1400, 1943-ca.1959 (3 reels of microfilm).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310