Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Josephine 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 1980 military discharges have been recorded in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Court Proceedings 189 [Military List], 1896-1900 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Master Index Military Discharges, 1919-1981 (1 volume);
Military Discharge [Record-with index], vol. 1-18, 1919-1980 (13 reels of microfilm);
Military Record [List], 1863-1893 (1 volume);
Record of Military Discharges [with index], vol. 1-9, 1919-1953 (9 volumes);
Registration for Draft [Record-uses election register base], ca.1941 (1 volume).


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