Tax Records and Genealogy – Beyond Keeping Receipts
As Tax Day on April 17, 2012 approaches, many of us will spend this week preparing our state and federal income tax forms. Ever wonder about your ancestors and what they had to do in terms of paying taxes?
How to Locate Tax Records
Tax records are a great source of genealogy and family history research data and if you know where to look, you can find tax information for your ancestors.
- Cyndi’s List has over 108 resources related to taxes and genealogy.
- The search term “list of taxpayers” in Google Books delivers a treasure trove of early tax records on the local level such as property taxes and more.
- Mocavo, the genealogy search engine, also has links to tax records.
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Photo: You are one of 50,000,000 Americans who must fill out an income tax return by March 15. File yours early. 1941 – 1945. Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services. (03/09/1943 - 09/15/1945). National Archives and Records Administration, ARC 516201. Public domain.