Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Union 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 Joseph Building, County Archives Room #2:
Miscellaneous Record Veterinary Medical Board Examiners of Nurses [also includes timber and saw log mark records-with index], 1903-1915 (1 volume);
Record of Brand Mark [with index], 1867-1893 (1 volume);
Record of Marks and Brands [with index], vol. 2, 1893-1914 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1914 (1 volume).

Records at the Union County Law Enforcement Services Building, Microfilm Storage Room:
[Record of Brands], 1867-1893 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Record of Brands & Marks], vol. 2, 1893-1914 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Record of Marks and Brands, vol. 3, 1914 (1 reel of microfilm).


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