Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill 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.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Military List, 1871-1884 (8 volumes); 1887-1902 (2 volumes); 1893-1900 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office:
Discharges [Military-with index], vol. 1-15, 1919-1958 (9 reels of microfilm);
Index to U.S. Service Discharge Records, vol. 1, ca.1920-present (1 volume);
Misc. [Clerk's Miscellaneous Recordings-includes county commissioners journal, military discharge, and mining claim information], 1958-2015 (121 reels of microfilm);
Misc. [Commissioners' Journal-Index-also indexes military discharges and mining claims], 1980-1992 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Archives Room:
Discharge Record [Military-with index], vol. 11-15, 1951-1958 (5 volumes);
Record of Discharges Soldiers, Sailors, Marines [with index], vol. 1, 1919-1944 (1 volume);
Service Discharges [Military Record-some with index], vol. 2, 2A, 3, 4A, 4B, 5-10, 1945-1951 (11 volumes).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 524 Spencer Family papers [Post Letters-included military roll information], 1864-1870 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Index to Discharge Records [Military-includes document images], 1920-2008 (familysearch.org);
Service Discharge Records [Military-includes document images], vol. 1-10, 1920-2008 (familysearch.org).


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