Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 13147

Carbon County (Utah). County Recorder Military discharges

Dates: 1944-[ongoing]

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

Utah Code states that upon presentation, the county recorder shall record honorable discharges from the military, naval, or marine service of the United States, and any orders, citations, and decorations of honor relating to a person while in the military service of the United States. County recorders' copies are considered evidence with the same effect as the original (Utah Code, 17-21-14, 2000). Military discharge records include extensive personal information, as well as mlitary service and discharge information. Most discharges in this series relate to veterans of World War II or the Korean War. A few World War I discharges are scattered throughout the series.

Arrangement

For records created from 1944 to 1953, arrangement is according to branch of service, army, navy, marine corps and coast guard, thereunder chronological..

Related Records

Official records from Carbon County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 83868, contains a variety of records for which the county recorder was responsible. Additional military discharges may be included.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

Even though this series includes only five books, the index relating to it includes reference to eight books. More recent volumes may still be in the custody of the Carbon County recorder.

Processing Note

Carbon County military discharges were microfilmed by the Utah State Archives in September 1986 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in July 2000.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Index included, covering from 1944 thru 1958.

Indexing Terms

  • World War, 1914-1918—Carbon County (Utah)—Veterans.
  • World War, 1939-1945—Carbon County (Utah)—Veterans.
  • Military discharge—Utah—Carbon County.
  • Soldiers—Utah—Carbon County.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 Index
1 book 1, Army p 1-595; Navy p 1-115; Marine Corps p 1-34; Coast Guard p 1-2
2 book 2, Army p 566-1000; Navy, p 116-399; Coast Guard p 3-7
2 book 3, Army p 1001-1176
3 book 3, Army p 1177-2168; Navy p 400-581; Marines p 35-125; C.G., p 9-16
3 book 4
3 book 5