Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Tillamook 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.

Tillamook County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1988. Probate case files numbered 1672 to 5529 (dating from ca.1953 to 1997) are now maintained electronically in the trial court office. Security microfilm that includes these records is stored off site.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Index to Probate Cases, 1859-1953 (1 volume);
Probate Case Files, no. 1-2297, 1859-1953 (36 cu.ft.);
Search for 1859-1953 Tillamook County probate case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
Index to Probate Cases, vol. 2, 1859-1988 (1 volume);
[Probate Case Files], no. 6900-7337, 2009-present (17 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Main Floor Courtroom Area Storage Room:
[Probate Case Files], no. 5230-6899, 1997-2008 (70 cu.ft.).


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