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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Umatilla County Records Inventory

Probate Case Files

1863-[ongoing]

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.

Umatilla County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1987.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Probate Case Files [title varies], 1864-ca.1935 (59.35 cu.ft.);
Search for 1864-1922 Umatilla County probate case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Trial Court Civil Office:
PR [Open Probate Case Files], ca.1963-present (30 cu.ft.);
Vault Index to Probate Papers, vol. 4, ca.1863-1986 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Trial Court Civil Office, Microfilm Cabinet:
[Court Microfilm Records-includes circuit court civil, criminal and probate case files as well as district court case files-not comprehensive], ca.1863-ca.1997 (ca.600 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Trial Court Criminal Office:
[Court Microfilm Records-includes circuit court civil, criminal and probate case files as well as district court case files-not comprehensive], ca.1863-ca.1997 (ca.600 reels of microfilm);
[Court Microfilm Records Indexes-to circuit court civil and criminal, probate, and district court case files-not comprehensive], ca.1863-ca.1997 (9 binders).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault, Trial Court Area:
[Court Microfilm Records-includes circuit court civil, criminal and probate case files as well as district court case files-not comprehensive], ca.1863-ca.1997 (ca.600 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Back Room:
[Probate Case Files-includes closed cases], no. 85.0010-03.0214, 1985-2003 (100 cu.ft.);
[Probate Case Files-includes miscellaneous cases], ca.1967-ca.2003 (5 cu.ft.);
Vault Index to Probate Papers, vol. 3, ca.1863-1963 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Front Room:
Estates [Probate Case Files-includes some insane commitment records], ca.1935-ca.1955 (ca.120 cu.ft.);
Vault Index to Probate Papers, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Historical Society:
Vault Index to Probate Papers, ca.1915-1940 (1 volume).

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