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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wallowa County Records Inventory

Probate Case Files

1886-[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.

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

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Probate Court Case Transcript [Estate of Elizabeth Heaverne], 1925 (1 volume).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Attic, Main Records Storage Room:
Probate [Case Files], no. 739-2733, 1929-2000 (48 cu.ft.);
Small Estate [Probate Case Files], no. 1-294, 1974-2007 (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Old Jail Records Storage:
Probate Register [with index-indexes case files], vol. 1-3, 1887-1969 (3 volumes);
Small Estate Index [to case files], vol. 1, 1975-1994 (1 volume).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Probate [Case File Index], ca.1940-ca.1950 (1 volume);
[Probate Case Files], no. 1A-121A, 1-738, 1886-1929 (18 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Circuit Court Office:
[Probate Case Files], 1999-present (14 cu.ft.);
Probate Register [with index-indexes case files], vol. 4, 1969-1987 (1 volume);
[Small Estate Probate Case Files], no. 295-318, 2005-present (.60 cu.ft.).

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