Tuesday, October 23, 2012


The Beginner's Guide to Using Tax Lists
by Cornelius Carroll
929.1 CAR

This book is available for you to check out from the Glenview Library, and here is a brief review from www.genealogical.com with background about it:

"This guidebook is Cornelius Carroll's primer for making the best genealogical use of tax lists. At the outset, the author differentiates between tax lists, quit rents, tithables, militia lists, censuses, and similar records and the laws that applied to them. Then, by focusing on the tax lists of Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee, he demonstrates how tax lists can be used for determining parentage, birth and death dates, indentured servitude, slavery, manumission, and racial status. Mr. Carroll provides a number of sample tax lists in order to introduce researchers to the legal and other factors affecting the ages and classes of people who were taxable at any given time."

Thank you to www.genealogical.com

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