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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wallowa County Records Inventory

Probate Case Files

1886-2016

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.

Probate case files included in the Oregon eCourt Case Information Network (OECI) electronic records system since June 2016 are not maintained in paper or microfilm.

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:
Small Estate [Probate Case Files], no. 1-288, 1974-2007 (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Circuit Courtroom, Bookcase:
Probate Register [with index-indexes case files], vol. 1-3, 1887-1969 (3 volumes).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Wallowa Lake County Service District Office, Bookcase:
Small Estate Index [to case files], vol. 1, 1975-1994 (1 volume).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[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], 2014-2016 (2.50 cu.ft.);
[Small Estate Probate Case Files], 2014-2016 (.40 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Circuit Court Basement Storage Room B3:
Probate [Case Files], no. 739-3037, 1929-2015 (60 cu.ft.);
Small Estate [Probate Case Files], no. 289-380, 2007-2014 (1 cu.ft.).

 

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