Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wallowa 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 Wallowa County Courthouse, Governing Body (Commissioners') Office Vault:
Estate Record, vol. 1, 1896-1900 (1 volume);
Record of Estates, 1903-1904 (1 volume); 1915-1957 (1 volume).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Planning Department Office Vault:
Record of Estates, 1957-1977 (1 volume).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Old Jail Records Storage:
Probate Account Journal, vol. 1, 1887-1898 (1 volume).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310