Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 83676

Millard County (Utah). County Recorder Military discharges

Dates: 1944-1960.

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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

Since 1923, Utah Code has provided 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 military service and discharge information. This series contains discharges for veterans of World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.

Discharge records kept by the Millard County recorder include a variety of forms, but their content is similar. Personal information usually includes name, date and place of birth, race, marital status, occupation, education, character notes, physical description, immunization records, notes on personal marks or identifications, and notes on general physical condition at the time of discharge. Military and discharge information includes such things as date and place of induction, military serial number, grade, rank, branch of service, evaluation of military skills, military decorations, citations and awards, military campaigns participated in, and wounds received in battle, date, reason, and location of discharge, home address or other destination, travel allowance, pay and insurance data, and the signature of a discharging officer. Since the recorder entered discharges as they were presented, a significant time often elapsed between the actual date of discharge and the date of recording.

Arrangement

None.

The Millard County recorder filed military discharges recorded between 1944 and 1960 in two mlitary discharge books. Some sections of these books are roughly arranged according to branch of service, but no arrangement is consistent.

Research Note

The Millard County recorder created alphabetical indexes at the beginning of each military discharge book. The index at the beginning of book 1 includes name, branch of service, recorder's file number, book and page number. In addition to books 1 and 2 (military records) this index refers to miscellaneous records book numbers and to record book numbers, thus providing an index not only to the military discharges filed in the military discharges books, but also to those filed in books of miscellaneous records. The index at the beginning of book 2 refers only to those discharges included in the military discharges books. It includes name, recorders' file number, branch of service and page number. Even though this index includes the discharges in both books, it does not mention a book number. Therefore, any particular page reference could refer to either book.

Related Records

Military separation forms and benefit records from the Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service, Series 2794, is a collection of military discharges compiled from multiple sources, including county recorders' copies. It contains primarily World War II discharges, but also a few World War I and post-World War II records.

Miscellaneous records and index from Millard County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 13179, contains additional military discharges recorded by the Millard County Recorder.

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.

Processing Note

This series was microfilmed by the Utah State Archives in November 1972 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in July 2000.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 book 1, pages 1-601
2 book 1, pages 602-622
2 book 2