Basic Genealogy Part 14: Land, Horses, Neat Cattle, Polls and More -Tax Lists and Your Genealogy

In this episode, Cape Girardeau Research Center Bill Eddleman focusses on using tax lists in genealogy research. Tax lists are used by few family historians but can provide far more information than most suspect. These lists traditionally have been more difficult to locate than other records, but this is changing as digitized versions appear. This session discusses the basics of using tax lists for genealogy, including knowledge of legal basis for taxation; types of information collected on real estate, personal property, and combined tax lists; and genealogical information that can be gleaned from tax lists. Specific examples are used throughout.

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Presented Live on Zoom Jan. 19, 2023.

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