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Guide to Sherman County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Sherman County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Sherman County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 25, 1889
County Seat Moro
Courthouse
Address Sherman County Courthouse
500 Court Street
Moro, Or 97039
Phone: 541-565-3606
Sherman County Website



County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for William Tecumseh Sherman, a Union general in the American Civil War. The County is located in the north central area of the state. [1]

Sherman County, Oregon Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1904 1889 1905 1894 1859 1889 1845
Statewide registration for births and deaths in 1903. General compliance year unknown.

County Courthouse
[edit | edit source]

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1889
birth records from 1904-1939, death records 1905-1952
and court records from 1894. [3]


Sherman County Government

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Sherman County Court House as of September 2006.

Sherman County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

25 February 1889: Sherman county was created from Wasco County. Named for William Tecumseh Sherman, Union general in the American Civil War. [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Oregon County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Oregon County Boundary Maps" (1843-1975) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator.

The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Ghost towns

Post Office

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Gilliam | Wasco | Klickitat, Washington

Trivia Tidbits[edit | edit source]

Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. > Trivia Tidbits

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
ORGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
ORGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
ORInterment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Klickitat CountyGilliam CountyWheeler CountyWasco CountyOR SHERMAN.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Early migration routes to and from Sherman County, Oregon Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Rivers and Waterways[edit | edit source]

Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. Rivers and Waterways

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

See also How to order Oregon Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Oregon Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

Delayed Birth Certificates


Birth Registers

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

  1. 1826-1975 - Oregon, United States Marriages at FindMyPast — index $
  2. Extractions of early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index
  3. Marriage Index 1885-1896 Actually is a book of affiants reporting the marriages. Historical Records Collection

Death Records[edit | edit source]

Societies, Libraries, Museums[edit | edit source]

Sherman County Historical Society
200 Dewey Street
PO Box 173
Moro, Oregon 97039
Telephone: 541-565-3232
Website

Family History Centers
[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Sherman County Oregon Genealogy References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Sherman, Oregon" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_County,_Oregon accessed 28 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sherman County, Oregon . Page 572-574 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 563-564.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tillamook County, Oregon page 574, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. WorldCat 50140092; FamilySearch Catalog Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Sherman County, Oregon" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_County,_Oregon, accessed 22 December 2018.
  6. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map VI" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at OTMap6.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).