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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Sherman County Records Inventory

Probate Case Files

1889-[ongoing]

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 Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Probate [Case Files-title varies], no. 1-1115, 1889-present (51 cu.ft.);
Probate Register and Fee Book [also indexes case files], vol. B, 1953-present (1 volume);
Small Estates [Case Files], no. 1-90, 1974-present (.80 cu.ft.);
Small Estates Index, 1974-present (1 volume).

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