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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wheeler County Records Inventory

Probate Registers

1887-1993

Series records the actions taken by the county's probate court. Information includes case numbers, estate or deceased's name, administrator's or executor's name, dates and types of papers filed, and memoranda and court orders listed by dates of appointment of administrator or executor. Series may also be referred to as probate journals, dockets, or records of actions. 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.

Since 1993 most probate actions have been indexed on computer in the county clerk's office.

Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Index to County Court Journal Probate, 1899-1915 (1 volume);
Journal Probate Court [title varies], vol. 1-5, 1899-1973 (5 volumes);
[Probate Court Journal], 1974-1989 (28 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Probate Docket, vol. 1, 1900-1904 (1 volume);
Probate Order Book [with index], vol. 1, 1899-1909 (1 volume);
Probate Register [with index-also indexes probate case files], vol. 1, 1887-1993 (1 volume).

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