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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Polk County Records Inventory

Marks and Brands Records

1849-1942

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:
Brand Registration Records [Certificates], 1901-1939 (.10 cu.ft.);
Brand Registration Records [Log Brand Record], vol. 2, 1895-1942 (1 volume);
[Record of Brands-with index], 1849-1890 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Polk County Historical Society Museum, Archives:
Brands [Record-with index], 1849-1890 (1 volume).

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