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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Military Records

1887-1964

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

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives:
Military Discharges [Index to Military Discharges-to vol. 1-20], 1943-1961 (1 reel of microfilm);
Military Discharge, vol. 1-22, 1943-1964 (22 reels of microfilm);
Military Roll, 1887-1901 (2 volumes);

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives, Lock Room:
Military Discharges [Certificates-title varies], vol. 1-12, 1943-1945 (12 volumes);
Military Discharges [includes detailed service records from 1900-1945-with index], vol. 1, 1943-1945 (1 volume);
U.S. Discharge Record, vol. 13-17, 1946-1956 (5 volumes).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Recording Office:
Index to Military Discharges, vol. 1-2, 1943-1964 (2 volumes).

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