Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Crook County Records Inventory
Marks and Brands Registration 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:
Stock Inspector Livestock Sales and Transfer Record [includes brand information], 1887-1888 (1 volume).
Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Brands Etc. [Records-trifolded], 1913-1916 (.10 cu.ft.);
Records Brands [with index], vol. 1, 1882-1912 (1 volume);
Record of Marks & Brands, vol. 2, 1908-1913 (1 volume);
Record of Marks & Brands [with index], vol. 3, 1913-1916 (1 volume).
Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building, Large Storage Room:
Alphabets Book II [Certificate of Registration of Marks and Brands-alphabetical], 1940-1949 (1 binder);
Brand Record [with index], 1915-1940 (1 volume);
[Certificate of Registration of Marks and Brands], 1940-1949 (1 binder);
Crook County Brands Symbols, vol. III, 1940-1948 (1 volume);
[Index Book-Alphabet and Symbols-Brands-on election registration blank pages], n.d. (1 binder).
Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
Record of Marks and Brands, 1896-1897 (1 volume).