Sherman County Historical Society and Museum
Open Daily 10 until 5 May through October

Genealogical Resources
Sherman County, Oregon

Sherman County Clerk’s Office,
500 Court Street, Moro 97039 - 541-565-3606,
8 to 5  Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Birth records:   November 1904 to June 1940
Marriage records:   May 1889 to the present
Death records:   January 1909 to March 1952
Deeds:     1889 to the present
Probate:   1889 to the present.

Sherman County Historical Museum,
2nd and Dewey Streets, P.  O. Box 173, Moro 97039.
Open May through October, 10 to 5 daily, $3 per adult, $1 per student, members and under six free.  Off season by appointment or during the summer season, the small research library in the lobby includes:

  • To A six-drawer file cabinet holding 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.  Copies: 25 cents each.
  • Yesterday’s Roll Call [Sherman County Cemetery Inscriptions compiled by Sherry Kaseberg]
  • The Golden Land by Giles French [out of print]
  • 1913 Sherman County Atlas
  • 1934 Sherman County Atlas
  • Privately printed family records
  • Some Klickitat County, WA and Pacific Northwest history
  • Sherman County: For The Record and Gleanings, 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 larger libraries on microfilm.

Researchers may access the photograph collection by  written request using a form available at the lobby desk or by e-mail to


Sherman County Public and High School Library 
65912 High School Loop Road, Moro 97039   541-565-3500
Call for hours and staff availability.
The new Sherman County Public/School Library opened in 2009 at Sherman Jr./Sr. High School with a wide range of services for adults, students and children.

Sherman County's Best Oregon Trail Sites 
Here you will find a collection of some of the best places in Sherman County to experience and view the Oregon Trail.  Signs marking the Oregon Trail and the Cut-off to the Barlow Road take visitors very close to the actual routes. Many locations are marked and some you will even see the wagon wheel ruts left by the overland migration.

Wasco City Library,
City Hall, Wasco 97065    541-442-5515
Call for hours and staff availability.  The collection includes the county cemetery records up to 1964 in Yesterday’s Roll Call.

Church records are not published with the exception of those of the Wasco Methodist Church, a small mimeographed publication called Gleanings.  Inquiries must be directed to each church individually.

The Illustrated History of Central Oregon, 1905, is available in Sherman County only in the Sherman County Historical Museum research library by appointment.

"We went back to Pearl the Marshall Islands to bomb Roi Island and Kwajalein Island...back for repairs then out to the Mariana Islands, Saipan, Tinian and Guam. At Tinian Japanese shore guns hit us with 22 six-inch shells in just a few hours, killing 75 men."
Byron O. "Swede" Stark

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