Series 6207
Emery County (Utah). County Recorder Military discharges

Dates: 1923-1952.

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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 discharges contain a wide range of personal information, as well as military service and discharge information. Most veterans brought their papers to be recorded soon after discharge. However, in some cases years elapsed between the actual discharge and the date of recording. This is particularly true for World War I veterans whose discharges are scattered throughout this series.

The United States military used a wide variety of forms to document separation from various branches of service. While the forms are different, they contain similar information. They include personal information, such as 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. They contain military and discharge information, such 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. They include date, reason, and location of discharge, home address or other destination, travel allowance, pay and insurance data, and the signature of a discharging officer.


Chronological by date.

Related Records

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

Official records from Emery County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6913, contains additional discharges recorded by the Emery 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.

Gaps in Series

The first part of Book A-1, up to page 451 is missing.

Processing Note

Emery County military discharges were microfilmed by Utah State Archives in August 1973 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in July 2000.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Index by name of serviceman included covering from Book A.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

1 Book A, p.1-189; 1923 Aug-1945 Mar
2 Book A, p.190-300; 1945 Mar-1946 Apr
3 Book A-1; 1946 Apr-1952 Jul

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.