Ms. Adkinson's introduction to her article stated:Ms. Adkinson then explained why she eventually turned to tax records as a genealogical source.
When I first started doing genealogical research in the late 1970's, I heard the experts mention the value of tax lists. I pulled out a roll of microfilm to see how the lists could help me. Admittedly, I was confused and bewildered. What did those columns mean? Why were they so valuable? It certainly was beyond my comprehension. I rewound the microfilm and placed it back in the drawer; I was content to "dodge" tax lists and concentrate on census, county and family records.
*The Kentucky Secretary of State's site was used while researching Christopher Acklin's property for this blog which also included a treasury warrant.