Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Union County Records Inventory

Military Records


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 1919 to 1944 military discharges were recorded in the clerk's Miscellaneous Record (Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings). Maintained as part of the clerk's Recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings) from the 1980s until 2009, military discharge recordings are now filed separately.

Records at the Chaplin Building, Clerk's Confidential Room:
Index to Military Records, vol. 1, 1919-1990 (1 volume);
Journal Military List, 1875-1877 (1 volume);
Military [Discharge Record], no. 23826-131390, 1969-1989 (12 inches of aperture cards);
[Military Discharge Records], 1990-present (.10 inch of microfilm jackets);
Military List, vol. A, 1891-1900 (1 volume);
Military Record, vol. 1-8, 1944-1969 (8 volumes);
U.S. Service Discharge Record, vol. 9, 1969 (1 volume).

Records at the Chaplin Building, Clerk's Resource Room:
General Index Direct [indexes military discharges-title varies], vol. 1-17, 1864-1991 (17 volumes);
General Index Indirect [indexes military discharges-title varies], vol. 1-17, 1864-1991 (17 volumes).

Records at the Joseph Building, Trial Court Attic Archives Room:
Military List, 1895 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Union County Law Enforcement Services Building, Microfilm Storage Room:
[DD214-Military Discharge Records], 1990-2011 (4 reels of microfilm);
Microfilm Reels Index Books [General Index-Direct and Indirect-indexes deeds, mortgages, miscellaneous records, and military discharges], vol. 1-17, 1864-1991 (12 reels of microfilm);
[Military List], vol. A, 1891-1900 (1 reel of microfilm);
Military Records [Discharges], no. 23705-116027, 1969-1985 (7 inches of aperture cards);
[Military Roll-Journal Military List], 1875-1877 (1 reel of microfilm).


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