Genealogical Resources in Sherman County, Oregon

Genealogical Resources in and about Sherman County, Oregon

Sherman County Clerk's Office

500 Court Street

Moro, OR 97039


Hours: 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday

Closed Holidays

Record Beginning To
Birth November 1904 June 1940
Marriage May 1889 Present
Death January 1909 March 1952
Deeds 1889 Present
Probate 1889 Present

Sherman County Historical Museum

2nd and Dewey Streets

P. O. Box 173

Moro, OR 97039

Hours: May through October, 10:00 to 5:00 daily

Off season by appointment.

$2 per adult, $1 per student, members and under six, free.

Small research library includes

4-drawer file cabinet of family group sheets for Sherman County families comprising personal collections of county residents, information from printed histories, news clippings, vital statistics and contributed materials; open to the public for making copies, additions and corrections. Yesterday's Roll Call (Sherman County Cemetery Inscriptions compiled by Sherry Kaseberg, with a 1997 update for the Wasco Methodist and Wasco Sunrise Cemeteries by Mark Fields.)
They Paved the Way by Bertha Belshe (out of print) The Golden Land by Giles French (out of print)
1913 Sherman County Atlas 1934 Sherman County Atlas
Privately printed family records Sherman County School notebooks, year books, photographs
Some Klickitat County, WA and Pacific Northwest history Sherman County: For The Record, a twice-yearly historical anthology since 1983 (a collection of personal reminiscences, accounts of events, marriages in Sherman, Wasco and Klickitat Counties, family records; rich in photographs; 2 indexes; $2.50 and $5 per issue)
Memorials, a collection of obituaries in three-ring binders Photograph collection (over 5,000) available by written request and by appointment ONLY. Order forms for requesting photographs are available in the Museum lobby.
The Observer and The Sherman County Journal are available in other, larger libraries on microfilm, and some original issues are available for on-site research. Source: Leroy Sherman, Mid-Columbia Genealogical Society

Thanks to Sherry Kaseberg for this list of links:

Sherman County Public/School Library
Sherman County OR information

 Sherman County Population Records
 Columbia Southern Railroad Depot in Wasco

Topical Maps


Oregon Resource Directory

Bennett, Comstock, Sanders
Sherman County Soil and Water Conservation

Sherman County Resource Directory
Sherman County

Sherman County Resource Directory
New list for Sherman County genealogists:


The site for newspaper obituary abstracts for Hermiston, Umatilla County, OR has information relating to folks who lived in Sherman County.


 List of Oregon Trail links:

Oregon Historical County Records Guide which leads to:
an inventory of what was in the court house in Moro in July 1999.
Oregon History, Oregon Trail and Oregon Records:
Links to Oregon Trail web sites! Lists!
Jane Kirkpatrick's web site provides information about her new book, All Together in One Place, based on a true story about experiences on the
Oregon Trail mentioned in Ezra Meeker's diary!

1997 - 2003 This page was created, and is maintained, by Mark Fields for the USGenWeb Project, Sherman County, Oregon site.

It was revised 23 May 2003.