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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Tillamook County Records Inventory

Military Records

1918-[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.

Military Discharge Records from 1977 to 2009 that were previously maintained as part of the Recorded Instruments, as well as newer discharges, are now maintained electronically in the clerk's office. Security microfilm that includes these records is stored off site.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Veteran's Grave Listing [Soldier's], 1925 (.05 cu.ft.);
Veteran's Relief Applications [Indigent Soldiers], 1929-1933 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Discharge Record [Military], vol. 2-11, 1945-1967 (10 volumes);
Discharge Record Soldiers Sailors Marines, vol. 1-A, 1943-1945 (1 volume);
Record of Discharge-Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, vol 1, 1920-1943 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Safe:
DD214 [Recorded Instruments Military Discharge Records], 1968-1976 (7 inches of aperture cards);
Index to U.S. Service Discharge Records [also indexes discharges in Recorded Instruments from 1968-1994], vol. 1, 1918-ca.1994 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Index to U.S. Service Discharge Records [Cards-also indexes discharges in Recorded Instruments from 1968-1994], 1918-ca.1994 (.50 cu.ft.).

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