Using Historical Laws to Dig More From Tax Records

Mining Tax Lists and the Laws That Created Them Updated 19 March 2024 What Were They Taxed On? Tax assessed in Martin County in 1779 was governed by a 1778 North Carolina act which outlined what property was to be deemed taxable. Examination of this law can...

12 Strategies for Using FamilySearch Full-Text Search

How to Find Hidden Family Using FamilySearch Full-Text Search Updated 19 March 2024 FamilySearch has launched an experimental full-text search feature for its collection of image-only genealogical records, offering a fundamental shift in how we access records. At...

Digging Details from Pre-1850 U.S. Census Records

Learn how to make use of the tick marks in pre-1850 US census records to reveal valuable information about your ancestors.