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Livestock Brand Registrations, 1868-1997 (Bulk 1868-1899)

Identifier: Series-104

Scope and Contents

Records of livestock brands and earmarks registered in Jefferson County, Colorado. The Stock Brand Index book shows name of brand owner, drawing of brand or mark, placement on the animal and book and page in which the brand certificate was recorded. Two early record books (books 16 and IIA only) contain the certificate of stock brand or the deed of registration. Book IIA includes a few entries of people from Gilpin, Park, Boulder, Arapahoe, Clear Creek and Otero counties. Collection includes actual brand certificates filed with the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder, recorded in books Q and 16 (Book Q is missing). These are arranged alphabetically by registrant.

Collection also includes later printed volumes of the Colorado Brand Book and records of new brands and transfers of brands (arranged chronologically) from the State Board of Stock Inspection.


  • Record Keeping: 1868-1997
  • Record Keeping: Majority of material found within 1868-1899


Conditions Governing Access

Archives collection material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available for use by appointment in the reading room.

Biographical / Historical

Early livestock brands were registered at the county level. Starting in 1899, brands were registered with the state.


2.80 Cubic Feet (Three volumes, four boxes [one DOC Legal, two SLD Legal, one REC])

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received in a large transfer of a large variety of materials from the Clerk and Recorder's office in 1998.

Related Materials

Series 194: Estray Records

Processing Information

Processed by Ronda Frazier in 2016.

Name Index

Brand certificates iIndexed by the Foothills Genealogical Society in 2018. Index is available in the archives' reference library.
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Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

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