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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Morrow County Records Inventory

Probate Estate Records

1891-1917

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.

Most of the records located in the clerk's vault are available as digital images in a searchable database at the clerk's office.

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Record of Estates, 1903-1911 (1 volume).

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Probate Accounting and Disbursement Register [with index], vol. 1, 1891-1894 (1 volume).

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Basement Records Storage Room:
Probate Court Inventory and Reports [Estate Record-with index], vol. 3, 1911-1917 (1 volume).

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