Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Tillamook County Records Inventory

Probate Registers


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. In 1986 circuit courts with probate jurisdiction began recording basic case information on the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN). This network functionally replaced probate dockets and journals previously maintained by the courts. The transition to full use of OJIN by all circuit courts in Oregon took approximately two years. Contact the trial court administrator for access to OJIN. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Tillamook County joined OJIN in 1988.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Journal [includes administrative actions as well as some naturalization and probate actions], 1867-1884 (1 volume);
Guardian Appointment Record [Record of Appointment of Guardians of Infants, Insane Persons, and Drunkards-with index], 1884-1893 (1 volume);
Probate Docket, 1887-1906 (1 volume);
Probate Estate Accounting Record [with index], 1867-1892 (1 volume);
Probate Journal [with index], 1859-1953 (19 volumes);
Probate Register [with index], 1900-1954 (5 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
Probate Register [with index], vol. 7, 1953-1959 (1 volume); vol. 8, 1959-1986 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Large Basement Storage Room:
Probate Journal [title varies], vol. 17-32, 1953-1967 (16 volumes);
Probate Register [with index], 1974-1988 (1 volume);
Probate Register [with index], vol. 1-3, 1962-1973 (3 volumes);
[Register and Probate Court Docket], 1983-1988 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Basement Staircase Area Room:
[Circuit Court, Probate, Mental Commitment, Juvenile, and Adoption Journals], 1983-1984 (ca.38 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Circuit Probate & Some County Court [Journals], vol. 71-84, 1977-1982 (4 inches of microfilm jackets);
Court Journals Circuit Probate County, vol. 55-71, 1967-1977 (40 inches of aperture cards).


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