Did your ancestors in Queensland own horses or cattle? Have you thought of
looking the the Brands Directories for more information on them? These are a
unique, but incredibly useful source for genealogical information, when looking
for those who had stock.
What is a horse and cattle brand? Those who had
horses or cattle, branded them with a unique symbol and/or letters. This
identified who the animal/s belonged to. This large volume contains many tens of
thousands of such brands for those in Queensland from 1920 to 1921.
What information can be found from a brand directory? You will can find an
image of the brand registered, earmark registered, cheek brand, or symbol, name
of owner, address of owner, and sometimes the certificate number.
Divided into several sections including:
- Instructions and rules of branding
- List of brands registered to public pounds and government departments
- Lists of brands separated into brand structure: i.e. letters, numbers,
symbols and their combinations. etc.
- Lists of brands that have also been registered in New South Wales
- Alphabetical list of names of owners
The sections are divided into types of brands and are ordered alphabetically
or numerically for easy searching.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.