The North Carolina Genealogical Society presents:
J. Mark Lowe
“NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency”
LIVE Webinar 19 September 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
(Free Viewing Period of the recorded webinar: 3-5 October 2014)
Discover the variety of North Carolina tax records, and how they can tell you more than the amount due. Learn where they are located, and when to look at alternate sources for information.
Taxation in the Americas began within the colonies for the crown. By the time, the constitution was written in 1787, all colonies were taxing citizens on property, capitation (head), livestock, and other properties. The constitution gave specific authority to the state to levy and collect taxes. For purposes of our discussion, we will focus on the levy on people (poll tax), property and other personalty (personal property).
The North Carolina General Assembly in 1715 defined taxable persons as free Males over sixteen years of age. Basically a tax list is a register of free males, land owners, and slave owners who, by nature of their age or ownership, are required to pay taxes to the governmental authority. But there is so much more to learn.
J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA was named the FGS Delegate of the Year in 2000. He is a full-time professional researcher and educator, who formerly served as President of APG, and as an officer for FGS . You can generally find him researching for clients including Who Do You Think You Are?, African American Lives or Biography Channel’s uneXplained. Otherwise with his love for teaching, you will see him at SLIG, IGHR, numerous webinars, or at your local society
Lowe is a professional researcher and educator, teaching at SLIG, IGHR & RIGS Alliance, researching for clients, and working on projects like "Who Do You Think You Are?"
After 5 October, the “NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency” video will only be accessible on the website to NCGS members as a member benefit. NCGS members and non-members may also purchase the webinar on a CD, which includes the syllabus, from the NCGS online bookstore.
To register for this free live event, visit our Webinars page, or go directly to the Registration Page.
This event is sponsored through GoToMeeting, and will be viewable via the link sent to you after registration. It will not be on the NCGS web site.
The latest NCGS Journal, Vol. 40 No. 3, August 2014, is now available online. To access it, you must be logged in as a member. The hard-copy print version should be going out late July/early August.
We recently experienced an issue with DNS name servers pointing incorrectly, which in effect meant the addressing to our site was broken. The problem was identified and corrected, and we're back.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
This has also affected our email - it may take a few days before we are able to receive/respond to any email sent to the NCGS Administrator or the Webmaster.
UPDATE: 22 Jun 2014 - Our email appears to be functioning normally, once again.
NCGS's newest webinar, Freedmen's Bureau Records by Diane L. Richard, is now available to all NCGS members by logging in, then clicking on the video offerings under the Webinar tab.
Members and non-members may purchase a Webinar CD of the presentation, which includes the syllabus (coming soon!).
Also available in the NCGS online bookstore is North Carolina Research - Genealogy and Local History, the text for the NCGS Webinar Series and Webinar CDs for all released webinars.
A sneak preview is available on the Webinars page.
Four new counties have been added to the Index - Chowan, Currituck, Dare, and McDowell. This added 7943 new names to the Surname Decedent Index, for a new total of 87, 888 names.
In the process of adding the latest counties, with the appropriate links to Family Search, it was discovered that Family Search had changed the URL for all the county files, making ours obsolete. These have all been updated.
In updating this page, it was also discovered that the links in the table for the county pages had been broken in the January software upgrade, and gone unnoticed and unreported. These have been repaired.