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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson County Records Inventory

Probate Estate Records

1865-1972

Series documents information recorded about estates probated in the county or circuit courts. Information includes deceased party's name; recording and death dates; residence; name and address of executors, administrators, or trustees; estimated values of real and personal property; inventory and appraisal dates; the estate's value according to the appraisals and to the county court; and the names and relationship of heirs. 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 Oregon State Archives:
Inventory and Appraisement of Estates, 1865-1867 (1 volume);
Probate Estate Records, 1903-1972 (7 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
[Index to Memorial of Estates, Mortgages, Registers of Title], vol. 1-3, n.d. (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
[Index to Settled Estates], vol. 1, 1871-1926 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Index to Memorial of Estates, Mortgages, Incumbrances & Charges of Land in Certificates of Title, vol. 1, ca.1907-ca.1924 (1 volume);
Index to Memorial of Estates, Mortgages, Registered Titles, Etc., vol. 2-3, ca.1907-ca.1971 (2 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Index to Settled Estates, vol. 1, 1871-1926 (1 volume).

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