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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Washington County Records Inventory

Marks and Brands Records

1886-1963

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 Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Marks and Brands [Registration Papers], 1886-1934 (.10 cu.ft.);
Recording Mixed Series [Livestock Brands-Registration Records], 1941-1948 (.10 cu.ft.);
Recording Mixed Series [Log Brands-Registration Records], 1936-1954 (.05 cu.ft.);
Recording Mixed Series [Poultry Brands-Registration Records], 1937-1945 (.10 cu.ft.);
Record of Marks & Brands, 1850-1963 (1 volume).

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