Harney County, Oregon Records
Harney County, Oregon (Map It) was created on February 25, 1889 from the southern two-thirds of Grant County. The county was named in honor of William S. Harney (1800 - 1889), a cavalry officer of the period, who was involved in the Pig War..
Harney County is bordered by Lake County (west), Deschutes County (northwest), Crook County (northwest), Grant County (north), Malheur County (east), Humboldt County, Nevada (south), Washoe County, Nevada (southwest).
Harney County Cities and Towns include Burns, Hines. A Map of Harney County, Oregon contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Harney County, Oregon Courthouse Records
Harney County, OR Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Harney county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Harney County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1889 and Land Records from 1871. The County Clerk has many duties which include vital statistics (births, deaths, marriage) and keeps a permanent public record of real estate transactions.
- Harney County Circuit Court Clerk has Court Records from 1889 and Probate Records from 1885. The County Circuit Court Clerk has general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases, and typically handle cases beyond the jurisdiction of other courts. Circuit Courts also handle divorce, child custody, disputes over title to land, probate matters, juvenile cases, guardianship, adoption, involuntary commitment, and requests for injunctions.
- Harney County Records Inventory The Oregon Historical County Records Guide includes descriptions and listings for each type of record in the inventory. Each series description includes a title and a description of how the records are used (function); types of records that may be included in each category (physical content); type of information that may be found (informational content)
Harney County, Oregon Census Records
- Learn More: State of Oregon Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Territory & State Population Schedules: 1895, 1905.
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Harney County, Oregon Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Oregon Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from 1903 to present
- Marriage Records: from 1911 to present
- Divorce Records: from 1925 to present
- Locations: Oregon Vital Records - Center for Health Statistics, Oregon State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Oregon Vital Records - Center for Health Statistics, 800 NE Oregon Street, Ste 205, Portland, OR 97293; (971) 673-1190
Harney County, Oregon Resources
- Harney County Historical Society, 18 West D St, Burns 97720-1226; 541-573-5618
- Oregon Historical County Records Guide
- Harney County, Oregon Message Boards
- Harney County, Oregon Genealogy Forum
Harney County, Oregon External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Oregon (1816 - 1923)
- Harney County, Oregon Books - Amazon
- Harney Co., Oregon - FindaGrave
- Harney County, Oregon, Cemetery Records
- Harney County - American History and Genealogy Project
- Harney County, Oregon Links - Cyndi's List
- Harney Co. ORGenweb
- Harney County, Oregon Ancestry Database Collections
- Harney County, Oregon Military Records
- Oregon City Directories