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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Grant County Records Inventory

Probate Registers

1864-[ongoing]

Series records the actions taken by the county's probate court. Information includes case numbers, estate or deceased's name, administrator's or executor's name, dates and types of papers filed, and memoranda and court orders listed by dates of appointment of administrator or executor. Series may also be referred to as probate journals, dockets, or records of actions. 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.

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Index to County Court Journal [Probate], vol. 1, 1864-1911 (1 volume);
Index to Probate Journal, vol. B, 1879-1889 (1 volume);
Index to Probate Register, vol. B, 1883-1903 (1 volume); vol. D, 1909-1922 (1 volume);
Journal County Court [includes probate and insane commitment information-with index], 1864-1879 (1 volume);
Probate Journal [title varies], vol. B-C, J-S, 1879-1898, 1937-1971 (12 volumes);
Probate Record, vol. D-I, 1898-1937 (6 volumes);
Probate Register [with index], vol. A-K, 1864-present (11 volumes).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Break Room:
[Probate Book-Journal], vol. T, 1971-1980 (2 inches of aperture cards).

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