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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Oregon|Oregon]] > Harney County'' [[Image:Or-harney.png|thumb|right|400px|showing location of Harney County]]  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Harney County''
  
== [http://www.co.harney.or.us/ County Courthouse]  ==
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Guide to '''Harney County Oregon genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[[Image:Or-harney-ch.jpg|thumb|right|185px|Harney County Courthouse, 1942]] 450 N Buena Vista Avenue<br>Burns, OR 97720-1533
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{{ORDC}}
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county              = Harney County
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| county_map          = Or-harney.png
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| state                = Oregon
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| state_map            = Oregon.png
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| founded year        = 1889
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| founded date        = February 23
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| seat wl              = Burns
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| building image      = Or-harney-ch.jpg
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| web                  = www.co.harney.or.us/
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| named for            = {{wpd|William S. Harney|Gen. William Shelby Harney}}
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| named for image      = Harney-williamselby.jpg
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}}
  
[[Image:Harney-williamselby.jpg|thumb|right|185px|Maj. Gen. William Selby Harney]]
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== County Courthouse<br>&nbsp;<br><br><br>  ==
  
*Named for Brig. Gen. William S. Harney of U.S. Army, who was involved in "Pig War" and popular in the Pacific Northwest.
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[http://www.co.harney.or.us/ Harney County Courthouse]<br>450 North Buena Vista Avenue<br>Burns, Or 97720<br>Phone: 541-573-6641<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1911, <br>land and probate records from 1889, military<br> records from 1943 and naturalization records.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harney County, Oregon page 572, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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[http://www.co.harney.or.us/ Harney County Government]
  
Harney county was created from [[Grant_County,_Oregon|Grant]] County 23 February 1889.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/records/local/county/harney/inv/index.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Harney County Court House as of July 2008.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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Harney County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).
  
*No parts were taken to create any county.
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*Record Loss:
  
=== Records Held at the Courthouse ===
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpharneydescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Harney County Court House as of October 2003.
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{{Wikipedia|Harney County, Oregon}} Named for Brig. Gen. William S. Harney of U.S. Army, who was involved in "Pig War" and popular in the Pacific Northwest.  
  
=== Record Loss ===
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==== Parent County  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''23 February 1889:''' Harney county was created from [[Grant County, Oregon|Grant]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
  
=== Populated Places ===
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
===== Cities  =====
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No parts were taken to create any county.
  
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" width="40%"
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== Places / Localities  ==
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*Burns
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{{Harney County, Oregon}} The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.
*Hines
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==== Trivia Tidbits  ====
  
===== Communities  =====
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Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. [[Harney County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits|&gt; Trivia Tidbits]]
  
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" width="80%"
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== Resources  ==
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*Andrews
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*Buchanan
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*Crane
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*Diamond
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*Drewsey
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*Dunnean
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
*Fields
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*Frenchglen
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*Frost Mill
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*Harney
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*Indian Village
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*Lawen
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=== Cemeteries  ===
*Narrows
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*New Princeton
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*Princeton
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*Riley
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*Suntex
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=== Census  ===
*Trout Creek
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*Van
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*Venator
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*Voltage
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*Wagontire
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*1870, part of Grant County. Entire area that later formed Harney County was not enumerated.
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*1880, part of Grant County. Entire area that later formed Harney County was not enumerated.
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*1890
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*1900
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*1910
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*1920
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*1930
  
=== Neighboring Counties ===
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=== Church History and Records ===
  
[[Crook County, Oregon|Crook]] | [[Deschutes County, Oregon|Deschutes]] | [[Grant County, Oregon|Grant]] | [[Lake County, Oregon|Lake]] | [[Malheur County, Oregon|Malheur]] | '''Nevada '''counties: [[Humboldt County, Nevada|Humboldt]] | [[Washoe County, Nevada|Washoe]]
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=== Court Records  ===
  
== Resources ==
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=== Gazetteers ===
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== History ===
==== Census ====
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==== Church ====
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=== Land and Property ===
  
==== Court ====
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=== Maps ===
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Military History and Records ===
  
==== Land ====
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=== Newspapers ===
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Probate Records ===
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Rivers and Waterways ===
  
==== Military  ====
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Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. [[Harney County, Oregon Rivers and Waterways|&gt;&gt; Rivers and Waterways]]
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Taxation ===
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Vital Records ===
  
==== Taxation  ====
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Many early marriages are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
  
==== Vital Records ====
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== Societies, Libraries, Museums ==
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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==== Family History Centers ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Burns Oregon Family History Center]]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.orgenweb.org/harney/ The Harney County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]], a state project affiliated with [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
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*[http://www.orgenweb.org/harney/ The Harney County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/harney/harneytoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Harney County
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Harney/ Linkpendium]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/or/harney/harneytoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Harney County (mirror site)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/harney/harneytoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207116&subject_disp=Oregon%2C+Harney&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog&nbsp;for Harney County.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/harney/harneytoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
== References  ==
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*{{FHL|207116|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}}
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== Harney County Oregon Genealogy References  ==
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{{reflist}} {{Oregon}}
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[[Category:Harney_County,_Oregon]]
 
[[Category:Harney_County,_Oregon]]

Revision as of 19:02, 3 May 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Oregon Gotoarrow.png Harney County

Guide to Harney County Oregon genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Hand and keyboard.jpg Oregon
Online Records


Harney County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Harney County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 23, 1889
County Seat Burns
Courthouse
Or-harney-ch.jpg
Website: www.co.harney.or.us
Named for: Gen. William Shelby Harney
Harney-williamselby.jpg

Contents

County Courthouse
 


Harney County Courthouse
450 North Buena Vista Avenue
Burns, Or 97720
Phone: 541-573-6641

County Clerk has marriage records from 1911,
land and probate records from 1889, military
records from 1943 and naturalization records.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records. [1]

Harney County Government

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Harney County Court House as of July 2008.

Harney County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).

  • Record Loss:

Historical Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Harney County, Oregon
Named for Brig. Gen. William S. Harney of U.S. Army, who was involved in "Pig War" and popular in the Pacific Northwest.

Parent County

23 February 1889: Harney county was created from Grant County. [2]

Boundary Changes

No parts were taken to create any county.

Places / Localities

The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Trivia Tidbits

Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. > Trivia Tidbits

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1870, part of Grant County. Entire area that later formed Harney County was not enumerated.
  • 1880, part of Grant County. Entire area that later formed Harney County was not enumerated.
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Rivers and Waterways

Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. >> Rivers and Waterways

Taxation

Vital Records

Many early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies, Libraries, Museums

Family History Centers

Websites

Harney County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harney County, Oregon page 572, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)