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NCGS July-December 2014 Webinar Schedule:
18-20 July Webinar Free Viewing: NCGS Webinar Encore! “Tarheels in the Family Tree?, Part I”
19 September Live Webinar: Mark Lowe, CG, “NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency”
3-5 October Webinar Free Viewing: Mark Lowe, CG, “NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency”
21 November Live Webinar: Craig R. Scott, CG, “Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor”
5-7 December Webinar Free Viewing: Craig R. Scott, CG, “Finding a North Carolina Revolutionary War Ancestor”
J. Mark Lowe - NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency
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The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:
J. Mark Lowe
“NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency” - A LIVE Webinar 19 September 2014, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
(An encore recording will be presented during a Free Viewing Period: 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.
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?"
Title: J. Mark Lowe - NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Enjoy this preview to Tarheels in Your Family Tree? Part 1, with Helen Leary. The free public viewing of the entire webinar will be available 18-20 July 2014.
You may register for this webinar at any time prior to the webinar weekend, or any day during the free viewing period. (Registration link on the main Webinars page.)
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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.
Freedmen's Bureau Records
Diane L. Richard
Are you seeking records for your southern ancestors in the immediate post Civil War time period (1865-1868)? Learn about this little known and used Federal record collection that is full of invaluable records for many ancestors, regardless of skin color or circumstances, who lived in North Carolina (or elsewhere from DE to TX). After the war many needed assistance, from maimed soldiers, to widows with children, to the aged and feeble, to ex-slaves and their former owners. Examples of records relating to rations, contracts and indentures, courts, abandoned land, schools, hospitals, and more are presented.
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.
You may download the PDF handout now by clicking on the link below.
(Image source: "Certificate of Applicant, Elizabeth Gardiner, 1867", scanned photocopy from microfilm, National Archives, Public Domain)