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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Crook County Records Inventory

Military Records

1883-1982

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 1982 military discharges have been recorded in the Clerk's Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Military Discharge Records, 1918-1959 (1 reel of microfilm);
Military Rolls, 1883-1898 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Military Discharges, 1971-1982 (4 inches of aperture cards);
Military Roll, 1883-1885 (2 volumes);
U.S. Service Discharge Record [title varies-with index], vol. 1-7, 1919-1971 (7 volumes).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
Discharge [Military Service Discharge Records], 1971-1982 (4 inches of aperture cards);
[Military Discharges-with index], vol. 6-7, 1956-1971 (1 reel of microfilm);
[U.S. Service Discharge Records-with index], vol. 1-6, 1919-1964 (3 reels of microfilm).

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