Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Grant 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.

Since 1990 military discharges have been recorded in the clerk's Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Military List, 1872-1874 (1 volume);
Military Roll, 1887-1898 (1 volume).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Discharges [Military], vol. 5, 1971-1990 (1 inch of aperture cards);
Grant County Militia Rolls [typescript], 1887-1897 (4 volumes);
Honorable Discharge Record [includes discharges in 1971-also indexes volume 5], vol. 4, 1971-1990 (1 volume);
Honorable Discharge Record [with index], vol. 1-3, 1920-1945, 1947-1971 (3 volumes);
Militia Rolls, 1889 (.05 cu.ft.);
Militia Rolls Grant Co. [County], 1887-1899 (3 binders);
Record of U.S. Service Discharges, vol. 1, 1945-1948 (1 volume);
War Census [Registration Records], 1917 (1 binder);
[War Census Registration Records-in black binder], 1917 (1 binder).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Break Room:
Discharges [Military], vol. 5, 1971-1990 (2 inches of aperture cards).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310