Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jefferson 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 1983 military discharges have been filed with the Recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Jefferson County Administration Building, Clerk's Office:
[Discharges Military], 1972-1982 (2 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Jefferson County Administration Building, Clerk's Private Office:
Discharge Record [Military-with index], vol. 2-3, 1951-1972 (2 volumes);
Honorable Discharge Record [with index], vol. 1, 1920-1951 (1 volume).

Records at the Jefferson County Public Works Department Office, Vault:
Discharges [Military], vol. 4, 1972-1982 (1 inch of aperture cards).


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