Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Union County Records Inventory

Probate Estate Records


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.

Records at the Joseph Building, County Archives Room #2:
Ledger Accounting of Estates [with index], 1870-1882 (1 volume);
Record of Estates, 1903-1939 (1 volume);
Records Index to Estate Journal Records, n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Joseph Building, Map Room #6 Archives:
Index to Probate Account Journal, vol. A, 1865-1895 (1 volume).

Records at the Joseph Building, Assessor/Tax Collector Archives Room #8:
Treasurer's Record of Estates [with index], vol. 1, 1913-1979 (1 volume).

Records at the Joseph Building, Trial Court Attic Archives Room:
Probate Account Journal [with index], vol. A-G, 1865-1934 (7 volumes).

Records at the Union County Law Enforcement Services Building, Microfilm Storage Room:
[Probate Account Journal], vol. A-G, 1865-1934 (2 reels of microfilm);
Record of Estates, 1903-1939 (1 reel of microfilm).


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