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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clatsop County Records Inventory

Military Records

1863-1984

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 clerk's Book of Records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Military List, 1863-1869 (1 volume); 1892-1897 (1 volume);
[Military List], 1894, 1898-1900 (.05 cu.ft.);
Military Record [List], vol. 1, 1892-1900 (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Upper Main Vault:
Index to U.S. Discharge Records, vol. 1, 1919-1983 (1 volume);
Record of Discharges [title varies-with index], vol. 1-22, 1919-1967 (22 volumes);
U.S. Discharges [Record-with index], vol. 1-7, 1919-1946 (12 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Clatsop County Public Services Bldg. 820, Clerk, Records & Elections Division Office, County Clerk's Room:
Discharges [Card Index to Military Discharges], 1919-ca.1984 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clatsop County Public Services Bldg. 820, Clerk, Records & Elections Division Office, Public Microfilm Cabinet:
[Discharge Soldiers Records-actually Military List], 1899-1902 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Index to U.S. Discharge Records], vol. 1, 1919-1983 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Records of Discharges-Military], vol. 1-22, 1919-1967 (11 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clatsop County Public Services Bldg. 820, Clerk, Records & Elections Division Office, Microfilm Cabinet:
Discharge Records [Index to U.S. Discharge Records], vol. 1, 1919-1983 (1 reel of microfilm);
Discharge Records [Military], vol. 1-22, 1919-1967 (11 reels of microfilm).

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