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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Umatilla County Records Inventory

Military Records

1889-1980

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.

Before 1942 military discharges were recorded in the clerk's Miscellaneous Record (Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings). Since 1976 military discharges have been recorded in the Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Since 1987 military discharges have been indexed by computer.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Military Service Roster, 1918 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Military Record [List of Eligible Citizens], 1889-1902 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Back Room:
To Road Dept [Military Books-Discharge-to be sent to security microfilm storage in surveyor's vault at Road Department], 1930-1980 (6 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Basement Storage Room 13:
Index to Military Discharges, vol. A, ca.1910-1971 (1 volume);
Military Discharge Record [title varies-with index-vol. 13 indexes military discharges until 1992], vol. 1-13, 1942-1976 (13 volumes).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office, Records Office Security Microfilm Cabinet:
[Book Designated as Military Records-Military Service Eligibility List], 1889-1902 (1 reel of microfilm);
Master Index for Military Discharges, ca.1910-ca.1950 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Military Discharge], vol. 1-13, 1942-1976 (10 reels of microfilm).

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