Sherman County, Oregon

This Site is part of

The ORGenWeb Project & The USGenWeb® Project
My name is Martha and I will be your host for "all things Sherman".
I do not live in Oregon, but have roots deep in her soil. I am an experienced online researcher and
will do my best to answer questions and perhaps help locate that missing piece of your 'Ancestral Pie'.
I can be contacted via email: Please use this Link

Table of Contents
History ~ Biography Historic Maps ~ What's New ~ Lookups
Vital Records ~ Cemeteries ~ Mortuaries ~ Obituaries
Military ~ Native Americans ~ Crime & Punishment ~ Odds & Ends ~ Family Search: Historical Images
Search Sherman County

Our Thanks to Constance for her dedication and dilligence for Sherman County. 
History ~ Biography ~ Historic Maps ~ What's New ~ Lookups

Brief History: Sherman County: Wiki ~ Familypedia
Early History of Sherman County [Thanks Norma]
The Oregon History Project: Sherman County
The Oregon Encyclopedia: Sherman County
The Internet Archives has a nice assortment of books on Oregon History: A search gives these

Sherman County Neighbors:
Wasco ~ Gilliam and Shares a Corner with Wheeler
It also borders the Columbia River
The Cities of Sherman County: Biggs Junction ~ DeMoss Springs ~ Erskine ~ GrassValley ~ Harmony ~ Kent ~ Klondike
LocustGrove ~ McDonald ~ Monkland ~ Moro (countyseat) ~ Rufus ~ Rutledge ~ Wasco

Biographies and Books

"What's New"
"Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography "
by Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914; Fiske, John, 1842-1901
Publication date 1900 
Appleton Review ~ [All Volumes]

New Oregon Resources / FS Catalog
Filmed Books: 1000368

"An Illustrated History of Central Oregon Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler,
Crook, Lake and Klamath Counties"
Western Historical Publishing Company
Spokane, Wash: 1905
Sherman County Biographies - Index ~ Read Online or Download
The nice folks at Genealogy Trails have transcribed bios: Please Use This Link

"History of the Great Northwest and it's Men of Progress"
Pub: The Minneapolis Journal - The Index is Here
Read Online or Download

"Oregon Native Son"
Publication with Bio's and Sketches
1899-1900 Index
The Books can be downloaded or I will send pages of interest.

There are a lot of 'Family Histories' in the
www.familysearch Book portion of the FS WebSite.
To access them: Log in, Search, Books.
Enter County of Choice, a list comes up.
To the left is a list of parameters:
There are 'levels of access' the ones marked
"Public" or Full Permission" can be read online or downloaded.

Historic Maps

Oregon Base Map ~ Oregon Territory Map 1852
David Rumsey ~ Historic Map & Atlas Collection
Perry-Castaneda ~ Map Collection ~ Earthquake Fault Maps
"Oregon - Geo Hazards Viewer"
American Georgaphical Society Library
Digital Map Collection
Humboldt State University Map Collection
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Oregon ~ Railroad Maps
And, of course, Google Earth ~ Bing Satellite Mapping

Historic Map Works
Metsker Maps: Sherman Co., 1934 & 1980 Streets
Ogle Atlas: 1913 - Index & Illustrations - Files are Here
Individual Scans of Pages: Contact Martha

Trails West & Mining History
Overland Trail ~ Oregon Trail ~ Oregon Mining Maps
'Ghost Towns in Oregon' ~ Mining Camps and Historical Sites ~ The Volcanoes of Oregon

"What's New"

Family Search "Collections"
Compiled Pages with Clickable links to each Database
Cemeteries, Etc [Burial, Cemeteries, Coroner, Funeral Homes, Graves]
Church Records[ Baptism's, Catholic Church, Christenings, Church [General]]
Legal Documents and Resources [Court, Estate, Probate Records]
Migration - Naturalization - Travel[ Border Crossings, Migration, Naturalization, Passenger Lists, Passports]
Military [Bounty [Land], Military [Misc], Pensions, Soldiers, Veteran's, War[s]]
Odds and Ends [Applications, Homestead, Membership, Native Americans, Parish [Location & Church], Pioneers, Prison, Voting, Obituaries, Veteran & Soldier's Homes, Children's Home]
Vital Records [Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death, Mortality Records]

Obituaries, gleaned from Genealogy Bank,
B: Oregon, Died in San Luis Obispo County
Most of the obits listed on the this index can be found on Heritage Hub
Lookups Newspapers

USGenWeb® Archives Access: Tables of Contents
This Link is a searchable pdf file which contains all the links to the Archives.
Each link is fully functional and will access the section for your use.


Resource Links:
Personal Sherman County Web Pages of Sherry Kaseberg:
Resources Include:
History ~ Newspapers ~ Military ~ Cemeteries ~ Obituaries and...
Please Use This Link
Sherman County Historical Museum
Thank you Sherry!

Family Search Catalog
California, Sacramento County, Sacramento, Police Records :
Mug Books and Wanted Bulletins, 1860-1949
This collection contains a lot of interesting information.
Here is a pdf chart with Film Numbers.
For Access: Log into your FS Account, enter Film # in Fiche/Film Slot.
The Sac Gen Society created an index which can be downloaded or accessed here.

New Military Resource From the FS Catalog:
State Summary of War Casualties [CA], 1946 US Navy
[US Navy, Marines, Coast Guard]
Records contain: Name, Rank, Parents, Street Address
List below contains records for other States where I host Counties
Records for the States of & Film #s
California, 4218631 ~ Colorado, 4218641 ~ Michigan, 4218677
Minnesota, 4218681 ~ Missouri, 4218687 ~ Oregon, 4218720
Pennsylvania, 4218725 ~ Wisconsin, 4218725
For Access: Log into your FS Account, enter Film # in Fiche/Film Slot.
Explanation of the Records: Please Use This Link


At this point, I am the only one volunteering to do Lookups:
I have access to the Library Edition of My Heritage
Happy to do lookups. Contact: Martha

There are several Newspaper Databases:
Historical Newspapers [ send for list] , HeritageHub,
America's Obituaries & Death Notices ]1980 > Current]
Kansas City Star, Chicago Tribune
Here is the List of Newspaper Locations
Los Angeles [CA] Times ~ New York Times ~ Access World News
Happy to do lookups. Contact: Martha

California Digital Newspapers
This Site has a great collection of CA Newspapers,
and many of them have articles from other States including Oregon ~ Use this Link

More Free Digital Newspapers:
Chronicling America ~ Google Archive Newspapers ~ Purdue University
Wiki List of online Historic Newspapers ~ ~ ~ Nebraska Digi Newspapers
Utah Digi Newspapers ~ Historical Newspapers [by State]