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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Klamath County Records Inventory

Military Records

1887-2000

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.

Prior to 1920 military discharges were recorded in the Miscellaneous Record (Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings). Beginning in1965 military discharges were recorded in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). A separate military discharge index was maintained until 2000.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Discharges [Military-title varies], vol. 1-36, 1920-1965 (36 volumes);
Discharges [Military], vol. 1-36, 1920-1965 (15 reels of microfilm);
List of Persons Liable to Military Duty [trifolded records], 1887-1888 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office Public Research Room:
Index to U.S. Service Discharges, vol. 1, 1919-2000 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
DD 214 Discharge Forms [Military-arranged alphabetically], ca.1945-ca.1951 (4 cu.ft.);
Military Record [List], vol. 1, 1896-1901 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Military Discharges [Alphabetical List-A to L], ca.1945-ca.1951 (Klamath County Museum);
Military Discharges [Alphabetical List-M to Z], ca.1945-ca.1951 (Klamath County Museum).

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