Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Umatilla 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 Oregon State Archives:
Horse Brands Umatilla County [Index-with mark symbols], ca.1885 (1 volume);
Marks & Brands Records [with index], vol. A, 1867-1888 (1 volume); vol. B, 1888-1893 (1 volume);
[Sheep Record-Marks and Brands-also includes horse, cattle, hogs, and mules], 1889-1892 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Marks and Brands [Certificates], 1940-1949 (1 volume);
Marks & Brands [Certificates-trifolded], 1904-1912 (.35 cu.ft.);
Record of Marks and Brands [with index], vol. 3, 1914-1915 (1 volume).


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