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

"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"

The National Archives has a really nice set of digitized records that can be free accessed.
The Chart below is linked to each resource: Entitled: "Browse by Category"

Genealogy/ Personal History Private Sector Wars/ International Relations Time Spans
Businesses Civil War 1800 –1900
Foundations World War II 1900 –1940
Casualties Labor Unions Korean War 1940 –1955
Civilians Securities Vietnam War 1955 –1965
Military Personnel Places Cold War 1965 –1975
Immigrants Countries Diplomatic Records 1975 –1985
Prisoners of War States Government Spending 1985 –1995
Indexes to Counties Contracts 1995 present
Photographs Cities/Towns
Textual Records Zip Codes Grants and Assistance Browse by Subject

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]
"The Fine Print"
State Coordinator: Bob Jenkins
Assistant State Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham
Sherman County Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham

Please see our ORGenWeb Copyright Disclaimer and other important information.
For information about adopting a Oregon County, an idea or comment, Please Contact Bob

Information contained on all of the pages within the County portion of the ORGenWeb Project
may be used for personal genealogical and historical purposes.
Please be considerate of copyright information and give credit where credit is due.
Donated data will remain with the County in the event of the resignation of the County Coordinator.
Any person donating information in the future retains the right to have it returned to them upon request

Site Updated: 25 March 2024
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