Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Marks and Brands Records


Series documents the registration of marks and brands by livestock owners and logging interests in order to clearly establish ownership. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; diagram of animal showing location and style of mark and brand; written description of mark and brand; and filing date. Types of livestock registered include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Log brands are also documented.

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Vault:
Livestock Brands, vol. 3, ca.1940-ca.1951 (1 volume);
Registration of Marks and Brands, vol. 2, ca.1917-ca.1948 (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Archives:
Certificate of Marks & Brands [accession no. 02.026.010], 1896-1907 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Certificates of Marks and Brands-includes leather samples-accession no. 02.026.010], ca.1908-ca.1917 (.05 cu.ft.);
Loggers Marks and Brands [accession no. 02.026.010], vol. 1, 1898-1942 (1 volume);
Record of Marks and Brands [with index], vol. 1, 1901-1945 (1 volume);
[Stock Brands List-accession no. 02.026.023], 1914 (.10 cu.ft.).


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