Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Gilliam County Records Inventory

Probate Registers


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. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Probate Journal, vol. A-B, 1885-1909 (2 volumes); vol. D-M, 1918-1982 (10 volumes); vol. D-N, 1918-1991 (7 inches of aperture cards);
[Probate Journal], vol. D-N, 1918-ca.1998 (2 inches of microfilm jackets);
Probate Orders Vacation, vol. B-C, 1901-1920 (2 volumes);
Probate Register [with index], vol. 1-2, 1885-present (2 volumes).

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Clerk's Computer Room:
[Probate Journal], vol. D-N, 1918-1995 (2 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Lower Vault:
Account and Distribution [Probate Register], 1885-ca.1887 (1 volume);
[County Court Administrative and Judicial Register and Journal-includes probate cases], 1885 (1 volume);
[County Court Probate and Law Journal-includes mental commitment information], 1885 (1 volume);
Index to Probate Court Journals, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Order Book Probate, vol. A, 1885-1901 (1 volume);
[Probate Court Register], 1885 (1 volume);
Probate Docket, 1891-1907 (2 volumes);
[Probate Docket], 1885-1888 (1 volume);
Probate Receiving and Distributing Register [with index], vol. 1, 1884-1894 (1 volume).


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