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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clackamas County Records Inventory

Military Records

1866-1980

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.

Beginning in 1967 Military Discharges were recorded in the Recording Instruments. Beginning in 1977 they were indexed in the Recording Index. (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Discharge records have been maintained separately since 2009.

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 Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110, Public Research Area:
[Discharge Book-Military-title varies], vol. 28-30, 1959-1967 (3 reels of microfilm);
Military Discharge Alpha Index, 1942-1976 (16 sheets of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Clerk's Recording Office Suite 110:
DD-214 Numerical Order [Military Discharge Record Register], 1920-1976 (1 binder);
[Recording Instruments Containing Military Discharge Records], 1969-2000 (5 feet of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Clackamas County Central Utility Plant Warehouse, Recording Records Storage Area:
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);
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).

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