Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Grant 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:
Index to Marks & Brands, vol. A, 1866-1894 (1 volume);
Index to Record of Marks & Brands, 1894-1915 (1 volume);
Record [Brand Book-with index], 1866-1894 (1 volume);
Record of Brands, vol. 2-3, 1894-1912 (2 volumes);
Record of Marks & Brands, vol. 4, 1912-1915 (1 volume).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Record of Marks & Brands, n.d. (1 volume);
Reg. Brands [Certificate of Registration], 1940-1948 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
[Marks and Brands Registration Records-in blue binder], 1891-1915 (1 binder);
Record of Brands & Marks [Certificate of Registration of Marks and Brands], 1940-1950 (1 volume).

Records at the Grant County Historical Society Museum:
Letters Livestock [Transient Livestock Affidavits-includes brand information], 1927-1934 (.15 cu.ft.).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310