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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

Military Records

1850-1986

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.

Beginning in 1970, military discharges were recorded as part of the Daily Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
[Military List], 1874 (1 volume); 1893 (1 volume);
Search for 1874 Linn County military list entries in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Military List, 1888-1897 (1 volume); 1898-1900 (1 volume);
Military List Linn County, 1900-1901 (1 volume);
[Military List], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Public Area:
Military Discharges [Discharges Index World War I and World War II], vol. 1-2, 1919-1945 (1 reel of microfilm);
Military Discharges [Discharges Index World War I], vol. 1, ca.1918-n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
Military Discharges [Military Discharge WWI-Index-World War I], vol. 1-3, 1920 (1 reel of microfilm);
Military Discharges, vol. 1-22, 1945-1970 (11 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Counter:
[Index to Military Discharges], 1945-1986 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Sites:
Lebanon Military List Abstracts, 1874, 1893 (Lebanon Genealogical Society);
Military Lists [Linn County-various] ca.1850-ca.1953 (linncountyroots.com).

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