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The Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast

Oct 21, 2019

Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about how to find tax records. We discuss our go-to places to search, starting with the FamilySearch Wiki. Diana shares how she found the Maryland tax records transcribed and indexed at the Maryland Archives website through a link in the Wiki. We also discuss using the FamilySearch catalog to tap into all the digitized microfilm available online at FamilySearch that is typically unindexed, browse only microfilm. This is probably the most common way we have accessed tax records. There are also online indexed collections of tax records at both and FamilSearch. We suggest adding those at the beginning of your research plan if applicable to your project. We also discuss using ArchiveGrid to locate manuscript collections and other archival material containing tax information.


Back to the Basics with Tax Records, Part 3 by Nicole at Family Locket

FamilySearch Wiki

U.S. internal revenue assessment lists 1862-1874 (images online)

Ancestry Collections containing the keyword “tax” (156)

FamilySearch Historical Record Collections containing the word “tax”  (15) – can also replace tax in the search box for “assessment”


ArchiveGrid - "ArchiveGrid includes over 5 million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more." (description from their website)

Baldy Dyer indexed as Rudy Dyer in Tennessee, Early Tax List Records at, poor image copy and difficult to read

Ansearchin' News Vol 26, Spring 1979, No 2 - Baldy Dyer correctly transcribed on page 82

Research Like a Pro eCourse

Study Group - more information and email list

Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on

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