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From: "Brenda Stroder" <>
Subject: [LINDSAY] Census & Tax Records
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 06:18:54 -0600

In as much as the 1890 census is unavailable, using tax records is a good
way to find ancestors. Then, as now, the tax collector found everybody. The
State of MO. had a a batchelor tax for a couple of years, pre Civil War I
think, on men over 21 years old, 37 & 1/2 Cents per male. This research
ususally requires a visit to the courthouse in the county one is
researching. Hopefully, the records did not burn at some point in the past.
Some genealogy societies have published tax records and those are good
I don't know about other states, but MO. did a School Enumeration in 1890.
That is a list of every child eligible to attend public school. The names
of the parents are on that list. That won't include every resident of the
county but will reflect those with school age children.
Cape Girardeau County MO. Genealogy Society is doing a reconstruction of the
1890 Census using tax records & the school enumeration records.
Blessings, Brenda L Stroder

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