Morrow Co, OR Lookups

Before requesting a lookup, you can do research of Morrow County Records at your LDS Family History Center.  They have most of the Heppner Gazette Times and other Morrow County newspapers on microfilm.   Also, the LDS Church has microfilmed records from the Morrow County Courthouse.   For a list of some of these records click here, or check with your local LDS FHC.

How to get Lookups

  • What?  A lookup will include a search of the family file, the Heppner Gazette-Times index (1883-1915), the 1880 federal census, an obituary (with specific date), and appropriate local history books-including BunchgrassersIone and Us, Homesteads and Heritages, Shepherds & Shamrocks, History of Umatilla & Morrow Counties, History of Morrow County.
  • Who? Staff of the Morrow County Museum will do lookups in the archives of the Museum's Genealogical Resource Center.
  • When? As quickly as possible. Staff and time are very limited so lookups may take time.
  • How?  Lookup guidelines:
    • Be as specific as possible. 
    • ONE lookup request.
    • Include: * your name,* email address, and * snail mail address
    • Let us know if you would like your query posted on the Morrow County USGenWeb site.
  • How Much? The Morrow County Museum provides this service without charge at this point.  The development of the Museum's Genealogical Resource Center depends on donations from researchers.  Donations cover the cost of copies and mailing and anything else is greatly appreciated.  And, as always, copies of your family information would be a welcome addition to the Resource Center archives.

Morrow Co Museum Web Site for contacting them.

Morrow Co Genealogical Society To contact them, please go to their web site and click on the Contact Us link. (Phone numbers only, no email)

Morrow County Volunteers

If you have Morrow County Oregon books or other reference materials that you would be willing to do lookups, please contact your Morrow County GenWeb host and I will add you to the list. 

Your help is appreciated!

When requesting your lookup, please write "(name of book) lookup".  Be specific with your lookups and please limit your requests.

Most Morrow County records are available on microfilm.

Books and resources Volunteer
"History of Umatilla & Morrow County" 1902 Andrea Ware
"History of Morrow County" Phil Hirl
"The Bunchgrassers" Colleen Kitch 
Phil Hirl  (Index only)
"Ione and Us" Connie Christopherson Barnum
Phil Hirl   (Index only)
"Homesteads & Heritages"  Phil Hirl
"Shamrocks and Shepherds"  Phil Hirl
1880 Census records   Family Search
1895 Oregon Census
Cemetery records on-line
"The Gathering of the Clan" history of the McMillan Family Colleen Kitch 
"Yesteryears of Morrow County"  c. 1959 Phil Hirl 
Sept. 26, 1982, Vol. I; 1983 Vol. II; Centennial Year 1885-1985 Vol. IV; 1986,Vol. V; 1987, Vol. VI; 1988, Vol. VII; 1989, Vol. VIII;1990, Vol. IX; 1991, Vol. X; 1993, Vol. XII; 1995, Vol. XIV; 1997, Vol. XVI; 1999, Vol. XVIII; 2004, Vol. XXIII Berniece Matthews Thornton
Lookup volunteers are needed.  If you have access to Morrow County resources  
and would like to be listed here as a lookup volunteer, please email. Use address at top of page.