Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson 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:
Marks and Brands [Registration Record], 1854-1866 (1 volume).

Records at the Access Contracted Records Storage Facility:
Certificate of Brands [with index-80A.4], 1915-1928 (1 volume);
[Certificate of Registration of Marks and Brands-80A.4], ca.1940-ca.1947 (1 volume); 1948-1950 (1 volume);
Certificates of Brands [80A.4], 1927-1939 (1 volume);
Record of Marks and Brands [with index-80A.4], vol. 1-2, 1893-1915 (2 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Jackson County Brands and Marks [Abstracts-with symbols], ca.1854-ca.1937 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Ashland Branch:
Brand Book [Jackson County Stockmen's Association], 1907 (1 volume); 1909 (1 volume).


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