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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Curry County Records Inventory

Military Records

1856-1992

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 1966 military discharges have been recorded in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Curry County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Vault:
Honorable Discharge Record [with index-serves as index until 1992], vol. 1A, 1920-1953 (1 volume);
Honorable Discharge Record [with index], vol. 1B, 2-3, 1949-1966 (3 volumes);
Honorable Discharges [incomplete], 1920-1966 (4 reels of microfilm);
Military Rolls, 1864-1901 (.20 cu.ft.);
Military Rolls [Muster Roll of Port Orford], 1856 (.05 cu.ft.);
Record of Licenses to Sell Opium [includes names of persons liable to perform military duty beginning on page 55], 1877, 1880 (1 volume).

Records at the Curry County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Break Room:
Old Miss. Deeds, Etc. [Miscellaneous-includes military lists], 1892-1901 (.10 cu.ft.);
Old Miss. Deeds, Etc. [Miscellaneous-includes military pensions], 1887-1902 (.05 cu.ft.).

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