Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 11875

Morgan County (Utah). County Recorder Military discharges

Dates: 1943-1951.

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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. All documents in this series relate to men who were discharged from 1944 to 1948.

The discharge records kept by the Morgan County recorder include a variety of forms, which the recorder filled out according to information on the original documents. While the format of the forms varies, similar information is included. Personal information, generally includes name, date and place of birth, race, marital status, occupation, education, character notes, physical description, immunization record, notes on personal marks or identifications, and notes on general physical condition at the time of discharge. Military information, includes 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. Discharge data include such things as date, reason, and location of discharge, home address or other destination, travel allowance, pay and insurance data, and the signature of a discharging officer.

Arrangement

By discharge type, thereunder in chronological order by date.

Research Note

Page sequences in this series are not consecutive throughout, but are in the order indicated in the container list.

Related Records

Military separation forms and benefit records from the Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service, Series 2794, contains a collection of military discharges compiled from multiple sources, including county recorders' copies.

Official records from Morgan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6982, 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

The county recorder's index suggests more discharges than are included on this microfilm reel. For example, it lists pages 505, 688, 481, and a series of numbers, 1M-81M, which are not found among these records.

Processing Note

Morgan County military discharges were microfilmed by the Utah State Archives in March 1993 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in July 2000.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Index by surname is included.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

REEL PAGE DESCRIPTION
1 1 Army of US Certificate of Service;1946 May
1 21-32 Army of the US Honorable Discharge; 1943 Nov-1947 Jan
1 1A - 50A; 51B - 105B Army of the US Honorable Discharge; 1945 Mar-1951 Jul
1 51A - 54A Army of the US Honorable Discharge; 1945 Apr-1947 Mar
1 1C - 10C Honorable Discharge from Armed Forces; 1945 Apr-1948 Mar
1 421 - 462 United States Navy Honorable Discharge; 1945 Oct-1949 Jul
1 471 United States Naval Service Discharge;1944 Apr
1 521-2; 521A - 526A US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge; 1944 Oct-1949 Feb
1 571 US Coast Guard Honorable Discharge;1947 Oct