Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Lake 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 & Brands [Record-with index], vol. 1, 1875-1906 (1 volume);
Record of Marks and Brands [also indexes other volume 4], vol. 4, 1913-1915 (1 volume);
Record of Marks and Brands, vol. 4, 1913-1915 (1 volume);
Record of Marks and Brands [with index], vol. 3, 1901-1913 (1 volume);
Stock Inspector's Record [Description of Marks and Brands-with index], vol. 2, ca.1875-1901 (1 volume);
Stock Inspectors' Record [of Stock Removed-includes brand information], vol. 1, 1905-1906 (1 volume).
Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement South Storage Room:
Certificate of Marks and Brands, 1875-ca.1915 (.35 cu.ft.).
Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Planning and Building Department Basement Storage
Lake County Brands [Livestock-volume spine is labeled judgment lien docket], n.d. (1 volume).
Records at the Lake County Museum:
The Right to the Use of a Brand [Cattle and Horse Record-Abstract], 1927-1935 (1 volume).