Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Wasco 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.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
General Index Probate Court [indexes case files, journals, letters, and fee books], vol. 1, 1903-1960 (1 volume);
Probate Court Case Files [includes some unnumbered case files], no. A1-A712, 1-2807, 1854-1953 (90 cu.ft.);
Probate Index [Case], vol. 2, 1949-1969 (1 volume);
Search for 1854-1953 Wasco County probate case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.
Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Trial Court Room 307:
[Guardianship Case Files], 2008-present, (1.75 cu.ft.);
[Probate Case Files], 2009-present, (5 cu.ft.).
Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Trial Court Room 305:
Guardianships [Case Files], 1986-1999 (2 CD-ROM discs);
Probate [Case Files], 1994-2002 (3 CD-ROM discs).
Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Trial Court Jury Room 306:
Guardianship [Case Files], no. G83.1-G85.20, 1983-1985 (.50 inch microfiche);
Index to Estate and Guardianships [indexes case files and registers], ca.1860-ca.1960 (1 volume);
Probate [Case Files-incomplete-with some duplicates-title varies], ca.1940-ca.1969 (37 reels of microfilm);
[Probate Case Files], no. 2568-6286, P83.1-P93.91, 1967-1993 (16 inches of microfiche);
Probate Index, vol. 1, 1854-1949 (1 volume).
Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Trial Court Jury Room 306. Closet:
[Guardianship Case Files], 2001-2007, (5 cu.ft.);
[Probate Case Files], 2003-2008, (20 cu.ft.).
Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Trial Court Basement Vault A:
Probate [Case Files], no. 2568-6286, P83.1-P93.91, ca.1950-1993 (26 inches of microfilm jackets).