Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Grant 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 Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
[Probate Case Files], 1973-present (18 inches of aperture cards and microfilm jackets);
Probate Files Closed, ca.1932-present (50 cu.ft.);
Probate Guardianship Conservatorships Name Changes [Case Files], ca.2002-present (2 cu.ft.);
Probate Register [serves as index to case files], vol. A-K, 1864-present (11 volumes).
Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Elections Room:
Closed Probate Files, no. 1-1218, 1865-1937 (54 cu.ft.).
Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Break Room:
Probate Files [Cases], 1973-present (18 inches of aperture cards and microfilm jackets).
Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
County Court Probate & Misc. [Miscellaneous Probate Documents], 1882-1919 (2 binders).