Genealogical Research Collections of oral histories, individual and family histories, cemetery records, birth-death-marriage indexes, photo indexes
- Individual & Family Histories: A collection of individual and family histories including diaries, journals, personal life stories, news articles, and genealogical information about residents of Harney County, past and present.
- Oral History IndexAlphabetical listing of people interviewed for Harney County Oral Histories, with year interviewed and transcript number. Transcripts are available in the file cabinets in front of the Western History Room door. Original recordings are available inside the Western History Room. Digital copies of transcripts are also available. Contact staff of the Western History Room for more information.
- Death and Obituary IndexAlphabetical listing of deaths and obituaries of individuals as they appeared in the various Harney County newspapers from 1887-present. This is not a completely comprehensive list. There are many death listings which have not yet been included on this index. Most obituaries can be looked up in person on microfilm at the Claire McGill Luce Western History Room. Click on the names in bold text to view obituaries which currently have digital files available. Underlined names have obituaries on file, not yet uploaded to this site. Some names have more than one news item or an obituary in multiple pages associated with them. Visit the Western History Room or contact staff for copies of obituaries not yet uploaded to this site or to inquire about a name not on the index. These indexes are currently being updated so check back often for new information.
- Birth IndexAlphabetical listing of births appearing in the Harney County newspapers. Original birth announcements may be viewed on microfilm in the Western History Room. Currently available online through 1954. Full index from 1887 through 2000 is available in hard copy in the Claire McGill Luce Western History Room. More listings will be added to this site as they are computerized.
- Marriage IndexAlphabetical listings of marriages that appeared in local Harney County newpapers. Currently available online from 1887-1925. Additional listings will be posted on this site as soon as they are computerized. Hard copy listings of marriage announcements from 1887-2000 are available in the Western History Room. Original news items may be viewed or copied from microfilm.
- Photo IndexAlphabetical listing of people and places and subjects identified in photographs currently indexed in the archives of the Western History Room. Additional photographs within the collection are not currently indexed or are unidentifed. If you are looking for a subject that is not listed on this site, please contact the staff of the Western History Room or visit the archives in person to view the entire collection.