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Two Excellent FREE Webinars From the North Carolina Genealogical Society Oct 3-5 & Dec 5-7

The following is from Maryann Stockert Tuck with the NCGS Webinars. Note that NCGS members have free access to the live webinars, as well as the archived classes. Free webinars are limited to specific programs on specific dates. October 3-5, 2014 Free three-day viewing of Mark Lowe’s “North Carolina Tax Lists: People, Time, and Delinquency” […]

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The Genealogical Benefits of Tax Records

Tax records are some of my favorite places to find additional information on my American families. They are probably the best census substitutes available, in that they often predate federal census records. Bryan Mulcahy, M.L.S., a Reference Librarian specializing in genealogy at the Ft. Myers Regional Library distributed the following article, and we are reprinting […]

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The Genealogist’s Guide to Researching Tax Records

We’ve all heard Benjamin Franklin’s sardonic quote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” We feel the pain in our pocketbooks every time we pay taxes. However, as genealogists we are fortunate to have tax records as a tool to researching the past. Tax records contain mountains of […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from England, New Zealand, Sweden, & the USA

The following data was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 3.1 million indexed records and images from England, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,669,755 indexed records from the New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1855–1973, collection, the 272,611 indexed records from the U.S., Arkansas, First Draft […]

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The Genealogist’s Guide to Researching Tax Records

We’ve all heard the Benjamin Franklin’s sardonic quote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” We feel the pain in our pocketbooks every time we pay taxes. However, as genealogists we are fortunate to have tax records as a tool to researching the past. Tax records contain mountains […]

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Early Tennessee Tax Records Online

The following teaser is from the April 15, 2013 edition of the Chattanoogan: April 15 can be a taxing day for all of us living in modern times, but our ancestors didn’t have it much easier. Although federal income tax only dates back to the Civil War era, Tennesseans have been paying state and local […]

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Updates to USA Census & Tax Records AND Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org

Here are the most recent USA Census & Tax Records AND  Canadian Vital Records related databases updated at Family Search.org. We have also updated the following records on this site:   USA State, Territorial & School Censuses and Tax Records at FamilySearch.org Canadian Vital Records Databases Posted at FamilySearch.org   THE FOLLOWING UNITED STATES CENSUS […]

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Inheritance in America

Inheritance is a hot topic these days, as certain temporary tax adjustments are set to expire, reverting such items as inheritance taxes back to higher levels. People and politicians, alike, argue over what is an appropriate manner for distributing the wealth of an individual to their heirs, named or biological. How much should the government […]

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The Genealogist’s Guide to Researching Tax Records

We’ve all heard the Benjamin Franklin’s sardonic quote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” We feel the pain in our pocketbooks every time we pay taxes. However, as genealogists we are fortunate to have tax records as a tool to researching the past. Tax records contain mountains […]

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A Review of “The Genealogist’s Guide to Tax Records”

The following is a review of The Genealogist’s Guide to Tax Records, by Carol Cook Darrow, CD, and Susan Winchester, Ph.d., C.P.A. I’ve been lecturing on using tax records for years, and up until just a short time ago, lamented the fact that there was no in-depth book that I could recommend to my audiences. […]

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Roger Milliken Beats the Estate Tax Man by 48 hours

So Roger Milliken beat the tax man…, something his grandfather was unable to do. Mr. Millikin died just ahead of the reinstatement of estate taxes… Following is an excerpt from an article with an interesting history of estate taxes by Ryan J. Donmoyer in the the January 5, 2011 edition of Bloombergweek. I find tax […]

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FamilySearch Indexing Updates

28 September 2009: Volunteers with Rhode Island roots will be excited about the new indexing projects this week. The Rhode Island 1905 and 1935 State Censuses were added. New international projects for Argentina, Germany, Philippines, Spain, and the U.K. were also added. Note: the links within the charts won’t work as they are just images […]

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New Indexing Projects at FamilySearch Indexing

Eleven new indexing projects were added this week, most of them international. Five of the projects are birth, marriage, and death records for France. New indexing projects added this week were: INTERNATIONAL Argentina Censo 1869—Jujuy Salta Tucuman Canada, British Columbia Births, 1854–1903 France, Paroisses de Cherbourg, 1802–1907 France, Paroisses de Saint-Lo, 1802–1907 France, Paroisses de […]

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