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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Malheur County Records Inventory

Military Records

1917-1973

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.

From 1969 to 1983 military discharges were microfilmed as part of the Deeds, Mtg., and Misc. records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). They were also maintained separately from 1969-1973 on aperture cards. Since 1983 military discharges have been part of the Clerk's Permanent Microfilm records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). An electronic index for military discharges beginning in circa 1944 and imaged documents beginning in 1999 are available on computers in the clerk's office.

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Discharge [Military], 1969-1973 (2.50 inches of aperture cards);
U.S. Service Discharge Record [title varies-with index], vol. 1-8, 1944-1969 (8 volumes).

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Discharges, 1969-1973 (2.50 inches of aperture cards).

Records at a Related Web Site:
War Registration List [Malheur County], 1917 (US GenWeb Project).

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