Find your ancestors in Queensland Brands Directory 1945-48

Did your ancestors in Queensland own horses or cattle? Have you thought of looking in 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 are horse and cattle brands? Those who had horses or cattle, branded them with unique symbol and/or letters. This identified who the animal/s belonged to. This large volume contains a listing of over 75,000 such brands for those in Queensland from 1945 to 1948.

What information can be found from brand directories? You 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.