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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lane County Records Inventory

Military Records

1857-1980

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.

Beginning in 1966 military discharges were recorded in the deeds and records section Microfilm Reels (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Deeds, mortgages, subdivisions, mining claims, military discharges, and other records created since circa 1972 are searchable on public access computers available in the Deeds and Records Research Library.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Census and Military Enrollment, 1905 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Office:
Military Discharge Reels, ca.1918-1966 (52 reels of microfilm);
Military Discharge Reels [Service Record Cards], 1918-1980 (5 reels of microfilm);
Military Discharge Reels [World War I Service Papers-includes enlistment records and discharge certificates], 1918-ca.1931 (3 reels of microfilm);
Veterans Records [indexes military discharges], ca.1918-1980 (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Supervisor's Office:
[Military List], 1876 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Indexing Dis's [Military Discharge Index Book], 1961-1966 (1 volume);
Military List, 1878 (2 volumes); 1888 (1 volume); 1897 (1 volume); 1900 (1 volume);
Military Roll, 1886 (1 volume); 1887 (1 volume); 1895 (1 volume); 1899 (1 volume);
Oregon Reserve Militia [List], 1899 (1 volume);
U.S. Army Discharge Certificates, ca.1919-ca.1936 (4 volumes);
U.S. Army Discharge, vol. 2-8, 1941-1945 (7 volumes);
U.S. Discharge, vol. 9-52, 1945-1952 (44 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
County Clerk Records [State Militia Rolls-location: c5.s64], 1863-1866 (.10 cu.ft.);
Inhabitants and Military Enrollment [location: c3.s36], vol. 1-2, 1905 (2 volumes);
List of Persons in Lane County [includes liable for military duty-location: c3.s35], 1863 (1 volume);
Military Lists Commencing 1888 [location: c3.s35], 1888-1894 (1 volume);
[Names of Persons Having Receipts for U.S. Muskets-Judge Fisk #27], 1857-1863 (.05 cu.ft.).

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