Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Union 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.
Union County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1986.
Records at the Joseph Building, Trial Court Attic Archives Room:
Register and Fee Book of Probate Cases [also indexes probate case files-with index], vol. C-I, 1904-1970 (7 volumes);
[Small Estate Case Files], 1987-2008 (6 cu.ft.);
Union County Probate [Case Files-title varies], no. 1-7965, 1865-2006 (200 cu.ft.).
Records at the Joseph Building, Trial Court Attic Archives Room, Microfilm Box:
[Register and Fee Book of Probate Cases [also indexes probate case files-with index], vol. C-I, 1904-1970 (3 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Joseph Building, Trial Court Civil Records Office, Records Storage
[Probate Case Files], no. 7938-8402, 2006-present (16 cu.ft.);
[Small Estates Case Files], 2009-present (2 cu.ft.).
Records at the Joseph Building, Trial Court Civil Records Office, Resource Room:
Index to Probate Records [indexes probate case files and registers], vol. 1, 1865-1986 (1 volume);
Register and Fee Book of Probate Cases [with index-also indexes probate case files], vol. J-K, 1970-1987 (2 volumes).
Records at the Chaplin Building, Clerk's Resource Room:
Index to Probate Rolls, vol. 1, 1865-ca.1945 (1 volume).
Records at the Union County Law Enforcement Services Building, Microfilm
Probate [Case Files-title varies], no. 1-5900, 1865-ca.1978 (ca.106 reels of microfilm).