“The Tax Man Found Your Ancestor –
Presented by Karla Henderlong &
Why are Tax Records Important?
Not many speakers talk about tax records, but they are often vital to locating your ancestor. Tax digests pre-date both federal and state Censuses. Censuses are only taken every ten years, while tax records are created every year (like a yearly census) often filing in the gaps between censuses or replacing a missing census. When the Courthouse burns down, tax records are among the first records recreated. The government does not want to lose that list of who owes it money!
Madeline and Karla will address the questions of:
What can I find in Tax Records?
What Types of Tax Records Are There?
Where to find Tax Records?
Tips for researching tax records.
Their Handout covers many resources, from Books, Online Links and Databases, to individual states availability of records or lack thereof.
They own a full-service genealogy company.
About our Meetings:
The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.
We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in May, due to our Annual Picnic, nor in December, due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.
Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there's usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration or Annual Picnic; and in September, we have a workshop.