Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 81556

Uintah County (Utah). County Recorder Military discharges

Dates: 1944-1992.

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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. Documents in this series include discharges for veterans who served during World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War and after the war.

Discharge records kept by the Uintah 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.

Arrangement

For records created from 1944 to 1962, arrangement is according to branch of service and thereunder chronological.For records created from 1962 to 1992, arrangement is chronological by date recorded.

Up to 1962 (Books 1 & 2), the Uintah County recorder separated military discharges according to branch of service: Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, and thereunder arranged them chronologically. Beginning in 1962 (Books 3 & 4), he arranged them in the order recorded without regard to branch of service.

Related Records

Military separation forms and benefit records from the Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service, Series 2794, are 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.

Official records from Uintah County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6914, contain additional military discharges recorded by the Uintah 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 in May 1993 by Utah State Archives and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in July 2000.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Index by name of serviceman is included.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 Index; 1944 May-1992 Dec
1 Book 1; 1944 May-1946 Jul
1 Book 2, Army p. 344; 1946 Jul-1962 Aug
2 Book 2, Army p. 345 to end; 1946 Jul-1962 Aug
2 Book 3; 1962 Sep-1970 Sep
2 Book 4; 1970 Sep-1992 Dec