NCGS Journal Vol. 48 No. 3 is Available Online

The latest journal issue, “Part 2: The Federal Tax Man Collects: Civil War Through Illicit Distilling (aka Bootlegging)” is now available online for all NCGS Members.

Editor’s Message

This issue continues our exploration of federal tax obligations incurred by the North Carolina citizenry. The 1861 Direct Tax (U.S. Government) is discussed briefly. The largest group of records covered is Civil War Internal Assessments. A great introductory piece written by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is included in the microfilm collection front material.

Here are the NC districts.
District 1 – Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington
District 2 – Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pitt, Wayne, Wilson
District 3 – Anson, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Stanly
District 4 – Chatham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Orange, Wake, Warren
District 5 – Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry; District 6 – Alexander, Cabarrus, Catawba, Davie, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union, Wilkes, Yadkin
District 7 – Alleghany, Ashe, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Transylvania, Watauga, Yancey

The abstracted records represent select locales. With easy online access, please explore the jurisdiction relevant to researching your ancestors.

We conclude our exploration via an article on those who did not pay mandated liquor taxes and were convicted in federal court after the Civil War.

Last and never least, check out the reviews of recently available books of
interest to genealogists.

Diane L. Richard, Editor

Table of Contents

Editor’s Message

1861 Direct Tax
Diane L. Richard

Civil War: Internal Revenue Service Records for Beaufort Co, NC (1864-1866), Part 1
Dave Sullivan

Civil War: Civil War Internal Revenue Assessments
Collection District #1
Candice Martin

Collection District #2
Kazzy Rhodes

Collection District #3
Phillip A. White Esq.

Collection District #4
Elizabeth Myers

Collection District #5
Marion McDonald, Ron Haislip-Hansberry

Post Civil War: Bootlegging (c. 1880-1922)
Marian McDonald

Book and Media Reviews
W. Becket Soule


The North Carolina Genealogical Society began publishing the NCGS Journal each quarter in 1975. Access to all issues of the NCGS Journal is available to current members of NCGS. To join, visit http://www.ncgenealogy.org/join/.