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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Sherman County Records Inventory

Military Records

1896-[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.

Since 1987 military discharges have been documented in the clerk's recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Discharge Record], vol. 1-2, 1921-ca.1960 (1 reel of microfilm); 1987-1988 (1 sheet of microfilm jacket);
Honorable Discharge Record Army and Navy [with index], vol. 1, 1921-1955 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Records-includes water rights, mining claims, commissioners' journals, marriages, military discharges, miscellaneous records, and other documents], 1960-1977, 1982-1987 (7 reels of microfilm);
U.S. Service Discharge Record [includes discharges from 1956 to 1959-indexes discharges on microfilm/microfilm jackets after 1960], 1956-present (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Discharge Record, vol. 1-2, 1921-ca.1960 (1 reel of microfilm);
Military List, vol. 1, 1896-1900 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Records [includes water rights, mining claims, commissioners' journals, marriages, military discharges, miscellaneous records, and other documents], 1960-1977, 1982-1987 (7 reels of microfilm).

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