Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Linn 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 Linn County Courthouse, Circuit Court Office:
[Probate Case Files-includes open case files and case files in preparation for scanning-also includes some older cases dating to 1968], no. 19222-23236, ca.1997-present (73 cu.ft.).
Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Circuit Court Office, File Room:
Probate [Conservatorship, Estates, and Guardianship Cases-Files], no. 19-10124, ca.1861-1963 (313 reels of microfilm); no. 10126-19208, 1963-1997 (4.50 feet of microfiche);
Probate Ct. Court-Old Probate Cases-Files], no. 1-18, 1868-1877 (1 reel of microfilm);
Small Estates [Case Files], no. 1-1088, 1973-1993 (8 inches of microfiche and microfilm jackets).
Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Circuit Court Office, Counter:
Probate [Case File and Journal Index-also indexes mental commitment cases], 1863-1985 (2 inches of microfiche).
Records at the Albany Regional Museum, Reference Room:
Index Probate Records [indexes case files and journals], ca.1850-ca.1910 (1 volume); vol. A, ca.1850-ca.1935 (1 volume).