Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Military Records


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 1965 military records were recorded in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives Storage Room:
DD214 [Index to Military Discharges-to vol. 1-20], 1943-1961 (1 reel of microfilm);
DD214 [Military Discharge Record], vol. 1-22, 1943-1964 (22 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Records Vault 115:
Index to Military Discharges, vol. 1-2, 1943-1964 (2 volumes);
Military Discharges [Certificates-title varies], vol. 1-12, 1943-1945 (12 volumes);
Military Discharges [Record-includes detailed service records from 1900-1945-with index], vol. 1, 1943-1945 (1 volume);
Military Roll, 1887-1901 (2 volumes);
U.S. Discharge Record, vol. 13-17, 1946-1956 (5 volumes).


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