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Gilliam 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.

Military discharge records created before 1945 may be found in the clerk's Miscellaneous Record (Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings).

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Discharge Papers-Military], no. 129-162, 1992-present (18 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Military Record, 1889-1897 (1 volume);
Military Roll, 1886-1888 (1 volume);
U.S. Service Discharge Records Recorded in Miscellaneous Volumes B and C [Index], ca.1902-ca.1954 (.05 cu.ft.);
U.S. Service Discharge Record [with index], vol. 1-3, 1945-1989 (3 volumes).


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