Vital Records

Multnomah County DAR Probate Abstracts

Multnomah County DAR Probate Abstracts

This is an index of the probate cases for 1852-1901 (and one each in 1904 and 1908) within Multnomah County. We have the early Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) abstracts of the probate files; the GFO does NOT have the originals of these probate files.  Many contain important information about relatives in other states and countries, and a few give small family charts. 

Digital images of the DAR abstract may be ordered for $5 per probate number and will include all pages. If you want printed copies, the order will include the first 5 pages for $7 and additional pages will be 50 cents each.  Please place orders by completing this form.

You can also order a paper copy of a probate abstract by sending your return address, index information, and $7 (includes first 5 pages) to:

GFO - Probate Lookup
2505 S.E. 11th Ave., Suite B-18
Portland, OR 97202-1061

All listings of the same Case # and surname can be included in one request. Examples are:

Case #1988 for Vail:

  • Vail    Eva         G    1988    G-4    138    1891
  • Vail    Fannie    G    1988    G-4    138    1891
  • Vail    May        G    1988    G-4    138    1891

Case # 697 for Trewavas:

  • Trewavas John R    E  697  E-3            9    1879
  • Trewavas John R    E  697  E-1 Suppl  190 1879

For ease of finding a person when the case is a name change, the surname is listed both old and new. Example:

  • Weiner/Rhea    Eva C    N C   3728   G-5   204   1899
  • Rhea/Weiner    Eva C    N C   3728   G-5   204   1899

Case types are:

  • E = Estate
  • G = Guardianship
  • W = Will
  • W C = Will Contest
  • N C  =  Name Change
  • A A = Matter of Dower
  • C = Citation
  • D E = Defective Estate