One of the reasons that many of us love genealogy is we are truly sleuths at heart. We love a good puzzle, a tantalizing clue or missing ancestor. One of the other things that I love in genealogy is finding the unexpected when doing family research. Let’s look.
This week seemed like an appropriate time to discuss taxes. As I write this on the day that in a normal year, personal taxes would be due. We can use tax records to discover more about our ancestors. Taxes can be a surprisingly useful resource to fill in the blanks between census years, church records and civil records. Let’s look at what is available.
Libraries have been doing a juggling act with this pandemic. Some are open, others closed and still others are balancing being open with restrictions while providing additional online resources. People who use library versions of popular genealogy databases may have felt the lack of access. Some libraries are making their library edition of genealogy databases available for at home use during the pandemic. Let’s look.
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.