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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Harney County Records Inventory

Military Records

1889-1984

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 1984, military discharges have been filed in the Clerk's Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Index to Miscellaneous Microfilmed Records [includes references to military discharges, mining claims, mortgages, and related records], 1980-1984 (1 volume);
U.S. Service Discharge Record, vol. 1-4, 1942-1979 (4 volumes).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
Military Book [Discharges], vol. 4, 1979-1984 (2 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Military Roll, 1889-1900 (1 volume);
[U.S. Service Discharge Record], vol. 1-3, 1942-1960 (1 reel of microfilm).

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