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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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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.&nbsp;  
 
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.&nbsp;  
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1473259/waypoints Browse].
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Ohio Tax Records 1800-1850." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Auditor. Historical Society Library, Columbus.}}  
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[[Ohio Tax Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
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Image:Ohio Tax Record.jpg|Ohio Tax Record
 
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Genealogical information in Ohio tax records includes:  
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Information in '''Ohio tax records''' includes:  
  
 
*Legal description of real and personal property  
 
*Legal description of real and personal property  
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*Time period
 
*Time period
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
 
To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.  
 
To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.  
  
If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image. <br>
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If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image. <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "County" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Township" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Year" which takes you to the images  
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>  
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>
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⇒Select the appropriate "County" <br>  
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⇒Select the appropriate "Township" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Year" which takes you to the images  
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Look at the images one by one. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.  
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
  
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With either search keep in mind:  
 
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
 
*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
  
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=== Using the Information  ===
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example use the names, time period and residence to search federal censuses, church records and land records.
  
When you have located your ancestor in the assessment rolls, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may be new details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind ===
  
 
*Tax assessments identify the name and residence of the taxpayer. This information can help you locate land records and census records.  
 
*Tax assessments identify the name and residence of the taxpayer. This information can help you locate land records and census records.  
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*Known occupations can lead you to other types of records such as employment, school, or church records.  
 
*Known occupations can lead you to other types of records such as employment, school, or church records.  
 
*Following an ancestor through the assessment rolls can help you establish a family migration pattern or identify the year an individual moved into an area or left the area.  
 
*Following an ancestor through the assessment rolls can help you establish a family migration pattern or identify the year an individual moved into an area or left the area.  
*The assessment rolls can also indicate that an individual died. Use the last known tax year as an approximate death year. Use the death year and residence to locate death or probate records.
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*The assessment rolls can also indicate that an individual died. Use the last known tax year as an approximate death year. Use the death year and residence to locate death or probate records.  
 
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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*It is often helpful to extract the information on all individuals with the same surname in the same general area. If the surname is uncommon, it is likely that those living in the same area were related.  
 
*It is often helpful to extract the information on all individuals with the same surname in the same general area. If the surname is uncommon, it is likely that those living in the same area were related.  
 
*Other family members may have lived nearby so you may want to search an entire town, neighboring towns, or even a county.  
 
*Other family members may have lived nearby so you may want to search an entire town, neighboring towns, or even a county.  
 
*Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the assessment rolls.
 
*Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the assessment rolls.
  
==== General Information About These Records  ====
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Ohio, Taxation|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Ohio Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this state see the wiki article [[Ohio Genealogy]].}}
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=== General Information About These Records  ===
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.genealogy-quest.com/collections/ohco.html Genealogy Quest Ohio Company Stockholders, 1796]
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[http://www.genealogy-quest.com/collections/ohco.html Genealogy Quest Ohio Company Stockholders, 1796]  
*[http://www.auditor.state.oh.us/Publications/General/OhioLandsBook.pdf Ohio Lands Book]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Ohio|Ohio]]  
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*[[Ohio Genealogy]]  
*[[Ohio History|Ohio History]]  
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*[[Ohio History]]  
 
*[[Ohio Taxation]]
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Ohio Tax Records 1800-1850." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Ohio Historical Society Library, Columbus.}}<br><br>
  
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.
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
"Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850." database and digital mages, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]: accessed 29 April 2011). Abraham Grafton; citing Tax Records, FHL microfilm 16,609; Jefferson County Courthouse, Steubenville, Ohio.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:19, 17 February 2015

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

Contents

[edit] Record Description

The records include an index and images of taxation records as recorded with the County Auditor of each county. The records in this collection cover the years 1800 to 1850. However, the majority are from the years 1816 through 1838. Entries are recorded in voucher books, one person per page. Included are the following Ohio counties:

  • Ashtabula
  • Belmont
  • Carroll
  • Columbiana
  • Guernsey
  • Harrison
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Monroe
  • Trumbull
  • Washington

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. 

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio Tax Records 1800-1850.

[edit] Record Content

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

[edit] How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following information:

  • Name
  • Residence
  • Time period

[edit] Search the Collection

To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image.
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "County"
⇒Select the appropriate "Township"
⇒Select the appropriate "Year" which takes you to the images

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

With either search keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

[edit] Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example use the names, time period and residence to search federal censuses, church records and land records.

[edit] Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Tax assessments identify the name and residence of the taxpayer. This information can help you locate land records and census records.
  • The description of the real estate, number of acres owned, types of buildings, identifiable personal property, and the farm animals can help you determine an occupation: someone living at a church is probably a minister; someone with several acres of land or many farm animals is probably a farmer; someone living on the same property as the school may be a teacher; someone living above or behind a store is probably a merchant.
  • Known occupations can lead you to other types of records such as employment, school, or church records.
  • Following an ancestor through the assessment rolls can help you establish a family migration pattern or identify the year an individual moved into an area or left the area.
  • The assessment rolls can also indicate that an individual died. Use the last known tax year as an approximate death year. Use the death year and residence to locate death or probate records.
  • It is often helpful to extract the information on all individuals with the same surname in the same general area. If the surname is uncommon, it is likely that those living in the same area were related.
  • Other family members may have lived nearby so you may want to search an entire town, neighboring towns, or even a county.
  • Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the assessment rolls.

[edit] Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

[edit] General Information About These Records

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.

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.

[edit] Known Issues with This Collection

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[edit] Related Websites

Genealogy Quest Ohio Company Stockholders, 1796

[edit] Related Wiki Articles

[edit] Contributions to This Article

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[edit] Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"Ohio Tax Records 1800-1850." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Ohio Historical Society Library, Columbus.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Ohio Tax Records 1800-1850.

Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio Tax Records 1800-1850.

 

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