Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion 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.

Since 1975 military discharges have been included in the clerk's Recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Military and Draft Records [Draft Registration Records], 1917, 1940 (.25 cu.ft.);
Military and Draft Records [Military Roll], 1891-1893, 1896-1902 (10 volumes).

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Vault:
Military Discharges & Records [Index], 1919-1976 (2 volumes);
Miscellaneous Record [Clerk's-includes military discharge records from 1919 to 1945-with index], vol. 6-10, 1913-1962 (4 volumes).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Clerk's Office, Room 2130, Public Research Room:
Military Discharge Index, 1919-1976 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous Record [Recorder's-includes military discharge records-with index], vol. 6, 1919 (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Archives:
Military Discharges and Index, 1919-1976 (1 reel of microfilm);
Military Discharge, vol. 1-53, 1945-1974 (18 reels of microfilm);
Military Records [title varies], vol. 1-53, 1945-1974 (53 volumes).


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