Benjamin Franklin is said to have stated, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” Taxation can take (and has taken) many forms. The mission of this presentation is to discuss some of they ways in which our ancestors were taxed, the records that were created, and where we might find those records. Additionally you’ll learn how those tax records may help you solve some of your genealogical questions.
This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on May 28, 2014. 1 hour 27 minutes, plus 3 pages of handouts.
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- Linda Woodard Geiger always gives webinars that are informative, well organized, and very interesting. Her tone of voice and pace of speech make her easy to listen to as well as easy to follow what she is saying. This webinar on Tax Records held a lot of information for beginners and intermediate researchers. It also held several good nuggets for experienced folks as well.
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About the author
Linda Woodward Geiger is a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer. Linda and J. Mark Lowe are principles of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance). RIGS Alliance conducts interactive learning sessions and hands-on-research focusing on original documents and manuscripts at regional archives. Linda specializes in southeastern federal records and Georgia’s state and county records. She is also recognized for her work documenting Cherokee Heritage and research with the Georgia chapter of the Trail of Tears Association.