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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Baker County Records Inventory

Military Records

1891-2000

Series lists those eligible for military service and records the discharge dates of those who served in the military. Series includes eligibility, enlistment, discharge registers, or muster rolls, and may include alphabetical indexes. Information includes name of individual serving or eligible for service; enlistment and discharge dates and codes; residences at birth and enlistment; occupations and ages at time of enlistment; branches of service; precinct numbers; service records including commendations; physical condition, education and types of jobs performed while in service; and rank at discharge. Access to military discharge records may be restricted for 75 years by 2009 Oregon Legislative Assembly SB 618.

Since in 1965 Military Discharges have been recorded as part of the Baker County Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Census and Military Enrollment [Enumeration of Inhabitants and Military Enrollment of Baker County], 1905 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Front Room:
Bonus Mortgage Record [World War Veteran State Aid Commission Mortgages], vol. 53, 1922-1937 (1 volume).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Upper Vault:
1905 Census [Enumeration of Inhabitants and Military Enrollment of Baker County], 1905 (.50 cu.ft.);
1905 Census Record [Enumeration of Inhabitants and Military Enrollment of Baker County], 1905 (1 reel of microfilm);
Military Discharge Record Index, 1945-2000 (1 volume);
[Military Discharge Record-with index], vol. 1-6, 1945-1964 (3 reels of microfilm);
Military Discharge Record [with index-volume 7 is index], vol. 4-6, 1951-1964 (3 volumes);
Military Naturalization [Record], 1954 (.05 cu.ft.);
Military Record [Roll-includes people eligible for service], 1897 (1 volume);
Militia Roll, 1891-1892 (2 volumes);
Record of Military Discharges [with index], vol. 1-3, 1945-1953 (3 volumes).

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