Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Harney 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 Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Brand Record, vol. E-F, 1907-1915 (2 volumes);
Index to Marks & Brands, vol. A, 1889-1915 (1 volume);
Record of Brands, vol. B-D, 1894-1907 (3 volumes).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
Misc. Historical [Marks and Brands Records], 1898-1915 (.10 cu.ft.);
Record of Brands [Sheriff's-with index], 1940-1949 (1 volume);
Record of Marks and Brands [with index], vol. A, 1889-1905 (1 volume).
Records at the Harney County Historical Museum, Research Room:
Index to Brands, vol. B, 1889-1915 (1 volume).
Records at the Harney County Historical Museum, Second Floor:
Calf and Horse Branding Book [P.L.S. Company's Ranches-Pacific Livestock], 1895-1909 (1 volume).