Using Tax Lists to Fill in the Gaps


The July ESGR meeting is tomorrow, July 12th, at the Hagen History Center, Watson-Curtze mansion on Sixth Street, 6:30pm-8:00pm. I will be speaking about tax lists, and how to use them to fill in the gaps in your genealogy research. We are fortunate, here in Erie, to have access to long runs of tax rolls-many counties in Pennsylvania are nearly complete. Although they are not the easiest of records to use, they are one of the richest sources of information about our ancestors, and I have found them an invaluable resource in my own research.

The lecture is open to the public, and doors at the Carriage House open at 6:15. There will be a brief membership meeting before the talk begins.