Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Morrow 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.

Most of the records located in the clerk's vault are available as digital images in a searchable database at the clerk's office.

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Brand Record [with index], vol. 1-2, 1893-1915 (2 volumes);
[Certificate of Registration of Marks and Brands-Form], 1915-1927 (.10 cu.ft.);
[List of Conflicting Brands], n.d. (.10 cu.ft.);
[Marks and Brands-Certificate-trifolded], 1903 (.05 cu.ft.);
Record of Marks & Brands [with index], 1867-1893 (1 volume).

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Migratory Stock Record [Stock Inspector's Record-includes marks], 1905-1906 (1 volume).


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