Ohio Tax Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Tax records have been kept since the colonial era. Ohio records began early. 
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Entries are recorded in voucher books, one person per page.   
 
Entries are recorded in voucher books, one person per page.   
  
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Genealogical information in Ohio tax records include:  
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Genealogical information in Ohio tax records includes:  
  
 
*Legal description of real and personal property  
 
*Legal description of real and personal property  
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*Obtain a description of the real estate, number of acres owned, types of buildings, identifiable personal property, and how many farm animals.  
 
*Obtain a description of the real estate, number of acres owned, types of buildings, identifiable personal property, and how many farm animals.  
 
*Help trace families moving through Ohio.  
 
*Help trace families moving through Ohio.  
*Identify ages, residences and relationships, and perhaps the year an individual died or left the area.<br>
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Tax records are considered a primary source. They are usually reliable because they are kept by the county clerk in the local courthouse, who usually recorded the event at or very near the time it occurred.  
 
Tax records are considered a primary source. They are usually reliable because they are kept by the county clerk in the local courthouse, who usually recorded the event at or very near the time it occurred.  
  
The information given in town land records is generally reliable, although there may be errors made in transcribing the town’s copy from the original deed.
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== Related Wiki Articles<br> ==
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ohio_Taxation Ohio Taxation]<br>
 
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== Sources of&nbsp;This Collection <br> ==
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An example of citing these records is: Jefferson County Courthouse, Steubenville, Ohio. Tax record. From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org), April 23, 2010. Robert Young, Springfield Township, Jefferson, Ohio, 1826-1828, reference number 25, film number 16609.  
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*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
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*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
  
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Revision as of 18:42, 26 October 2010

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Ohio Tax Records 1800-1850 .

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Contents

Style Guide

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Collection Time Period

Tax records have been kept since the colonial era. Ohio records began early.

Record Description

Entries are recorded in voucher books, one person per page. 

Record Content

Ohio Tax Record.jpg

Genealogical information in Ohio tax records includes:

  • Legal description of real and personal property
  • Names and ages of property owners and possible relationships
  • Time periods when families resided in Ohio
  • Occupation of the property owner
  • Places of residence
  • Names of other relatives
  • Additional information associated with the property 

How To Use The Record

Tax records supplement census records. Use tax records to: 

  • Identify the name and residence of the taxpayer.
  • Identify the occupation of an individual.
  • Obtain a description of the real estate, number of acres owned, types of buildings, identifiable personal property, and how many farm animals.
  • Help trace families moving through Ohio.
  • Identify ages, residences and relationships, and perhaps the year an individual died or left the area.

Record History

Governments created tax records that vary in content according to the purpose of the assessment. Most are based on personal property, real estate, and income. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. Numerous families lived in Ohio and owned taxable property.

Why This Record Was Created

Tax records are based on the property owned by people. Only the person who owned the taxable property was listed on the tax record; other residents, living on the property, were not listed.

Record Reliability

Tax records are considered a primary source. They are usually reliable because they are kept by the county clerk in the local courthouse, who usually recorded the event at or very near the time it occurred.

The information given in town land records is generally reliable, although there may be errors made in transcribing the town’s copy from the original deed.

Related Web Sites

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.

Related Wiki Articles

Ohio Taxation

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above.

  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
  • Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023

How Has This Article Helped You?

Send us your story

Style Guide

For guidelines to use in creating wiki articles that describe collections of images and indexes produced by FamilySearch, see: FamilySearch Wiki:Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages.

Sources of Information for This Collection

"Ohio Tax Records, 1816-1838", database,FamilySearch; Digital copies of originals housed in County Auditors in various counties throughout Ohio.


We welcome your assistance in adding source citation information for individual archives when collection data was collected from various sources or archives. The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections