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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lincoln County Records Inventory

Military Records

1893-1986

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.

See the Clerk's Miscellaneous Records series for military discharge records filed before 1945. Since 1968 military discharges have been recorded in the Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Military List, 1893 (1 volume).

Records at the Lincoln County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Index to United States Armed Forces Discharge Records [copies], 1945-1986 (2 volumes).

Records at the Lincoln County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Copy Room:
Service Discharge [U.S. Service Discharge Index], 1945-1986 (1 reel of microfilm);
Service Discharge [U.S. Service Discharge-Record], vol. 1-10, 1945-1968 (6 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lincoln County Community Corrections Building, County Archives:
[U.S. Service Discharge Records], vol. 8-10, ca.1960-1968 (3 reels of microfilm);
U.S. Service Discharge Record [with index], vol. 1-10, 1945-1968 (10 volumes).

Records at the Lincoln County Public Service Building, Trial Court Main Storage Cage:
Military List No. 2, 1894-1899 (1 volume).

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