Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Clackamas County Records Inventory
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 1967 Military Discharges have been recorded in the Recording Instruments. Beginning in 1977 they were indexed in the Recording Index and are now indexed on computer. (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Military Rolls, 1866-1874 (.10 cu.ft.);
Pension Certificates [Military], 1903-1912 (.10 cu.ft.).
Records at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, Clerk's Recording Office:
County Discharge Master Alpha [Military Discharge Index], ca.1920-ca.1980 (5 sheets of microfiche);
[Discharge Book-Military-title varies], vol. 28-30, 1959-1967 (3 reels of microfilm);
Discharge Book [Military], vol. 1, 1920-1929 (1 volume);
Discharge Index [Military], vol. 1, 1942-1976 (1 volume);
Discharge [Record-Military], vol. 27-29, 1959-1965 (3 volumes);
Discharge Record [Military], vol. 22-24, 1952-1954 (3 volumes); vol. 27, 1958-1959 (1 volume);
Military Discharge Alpha Index, 1942-1976 (16 sheets of microfiche);
Military Discharge [Record], vol. 30, 1965-1967 (1 volume);
Soldiers & Sailors Discharge Record, vol. 2-21, 1929-1952 (20 volumes); vol. 25-26, 1954-1958 (2 volumes).
Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Military List, vol. 1-2, 1888-1892 (2 volumes); 1889 (1 volume); 1898-1899 (1 volume).
Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
Discharge Books [Military Service], vol. 27-30, 1958-1967 (5 reels of microfilm).