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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wheeler County Records Inventory

Military Records

1899-1997

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 1993 military discharges have been recorded in the clerk's Microfilm Records-Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Discharges], 1974-1993 (4 microfilm jackets);
Index Miscellaneous Record [also indexes military discharges from 1919-1943], ca.1887-1997 (1 volume);
Military Discharges [with index], vol. 2, 1943-1973 (1 volume);
Military List [with index], 1899-1901 (1 volume);
Record of Discharge Soldiers, Marines and Miscellaneous Record [includes military discharges from 1919-1943], vol. 1, 1899-1943 (1 volume).

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