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 began using the Oregon Judicial Department eFiling with the Odyssey File & Serve electronic records system in 2012.
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, Circuit 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.);
Probate [Conservatorship Case Files], no. 85PC.0015-04PC.0016, 1985-2004 (10 cu.ft.).
Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Circuit Court Office, File Vault:
PB [Probate Case Files], no. 05PB.0002-12PB.0021, 2005-2012 (9 cu.ft.);
PC [Probate Conservatorship Case Files], no. 01PC0020-10PC0008, 2001-2010 (3 cu.ft.);
PS [Probate Small Estate Case Files], 04PS0001-12PS0026, 2004-2012 (3 cu.ft.).
Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Circuit 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).