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Oregon, Harney County Records, 1870-1991
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Harney, Oregon, United States
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Location of Harney County, Oregon
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Location of Oregon
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1870-1991
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Harney County Courthouse, Burns, Oregon

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of images to the following records from Harney County, Oregon:

  • Land and property records (1871-1935)
  • Vital records (1860-1960)
  • Naturalization records (1889-1974)
  • Probate records (1889-1959)

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Oregon, Harney County Records, 1870-1991.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Occupation

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Record Record Type Years
Circuit Court Records Cow Creek 1936-1939
Circuit Court Records Crooked River 1912-1914
Circuit Court Records Donner and Blitzen River 1870-1947
Circuit Court Records EC Singleterry,et al vs The Harney Valley Irrigating Co. 1889
Circuit Court Records Malheur River 1880-1938
Circuit Court Records Mill Creek and Coffee Pot Creek 1948
Circuit Court Records Pacific Live Stock Company 1914-1923
Circuit Court Records Rattle Snake Creek 1938
Circuit Court Records Rattlesnake, Creek, Cow Creek, Mill and Coffeepot, PratherCreek 1938-1950
Circuit Court Records Record of certificates of water rights 1914-1946
Circuit Court Records Record of water rights 1905-1978
Circuit Court Records Reorganization of Blitzen Valley Reclamation District 1923
Circuit Court Records Riddle Creek 1923-1927
Circuit Court Records Rock Creek (Catlow Valley) 1931-1955
Circuit Court Records Silver Creek 1913-1978
Circuit Court Records Silvies River 1874-1923
Circuit Court Records State vs Oliver, E 1897-1898
Circuit Court Records Trout Creek, Wildhorse Creek 1916-1956
Circuit Court Records Whitehorse and Willow Creek 1989
Circuit Court Records Wild horse Creek 1903-1953
Commissioner's Court Records County commissioner's journal 1889-1893
County court Records County court journal index 1889-1914
County court Records Miscellaneous files index 1889-1929
Land and property Deed index-direct 1874-1950
Land and property Deed index-indirect 1874-1984
Land and property Deed index-revearse 1874-1898
Land and property Deeds 1871-1925
Land and property Deeds-Grantee 1891-1935
Land and property Deeds (homesteads) 1890-1914
Land and property Deeds (pre-emptions) 1889-1914
Land and property United State homestead patents 1891-1921
Naturalization Declarations of intention 1889-1953
Naturalization Declarations in intention, petitions for naturalization 1906-1978
Naturalization Orders of the court, admitting or denying the petition 1931-1976
Naturalization Petition evidence 1906-1941
Naturalization Petitions for naturalization 1911-1963
Probate Probate estate files 1887-1929
Probate Journal 1889-1959
Probate Probate register and fee book 1889-1956
Probate Record of estates 1093-1958
Vital Marriage records 1889-1960
Vital Marriage returns 1911-1930
Vital Miscellaneous marriage records 1930

Coverage Map[edit | edit source]

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Oregon marriages click here.

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select the Record category
  2. Select the Record Type, Year Range, and Volume to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives
  • For earlier years, use the probate record or will to substitute for civil birth and death records
  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land and property records
  • Use the information found in the record to find probate records
  • Search for death or burial information in BillionGraves Index or at Find A Grave
  • If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records as well

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Oregon.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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