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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco County Records Inventory

Probate Estate Records

1860-1962

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 Oregon State Archives:
Index County Court Judgments, Fee Book, Execution Docket, Cause Docket [also indexes probate estates], 1860 (1 volume);
Probate Inventory of Estate [Tim Baldwin], 1890 (1 volume).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Basement County Archives:
Inventories [Probate Estate Appraisal-with index], 1873-1883 (1 volume);
Record of Estates, 1903-1913 (1 volume).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Miscellaneous County Reports-includes report of conveyances and report of estates], 1957-1962 (.15 cu.ft.);
Semi-Annual Reports [includes clerk, estate, game, and financial reports], 1948-1957 (.35 cu.ft.).

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