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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lake County Records Inventory

Military Records

1888-[ongoing]

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.

Before 1944 military discharges were recorded in the Clerk's Miscellaneous Record (Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings). Since 1987 military discharges have also been recorded in the clerk's Microfilm [Recorded Documents] (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Military discharges have been indexed on computer since 1979.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
List of Persons Liable for Military Service, 1888 (.05 cu.ft.);
Military List [Eligibility], 1889-1894 (1 volume);
Military Record [Eligibility], 1900-1901 (1 volume);
Military Roll, 1896 (.05 cu.ft.);
Search for 1900-1901 Lake County military listings in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Index Service Discharge [Military], 1944-present (1 volume of computer printouts);
Index to U.S. Service Discharge Record, vol. 1, 1944-present (1 volume).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
U.S. Service Discharges, vol. 1-6, 1944-present (6 volumes).

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