Reviews of Books Related to the
Genealogy and History of the Eastern
Somerset County Tax Lists for Years
1727, 1730, 1733, 1744, 1748, 1753, 1757 & 1759
Transcribed by Rebecca F. Miller
Publisher: Maryland, Miller's Choice, 1998.
E-Mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you've overlooked Tax Lists as a superb source of genealogical and
historical data, the Somerset County Tax Lists will convince you
to add them to your list of favorite tools. Since males became taxable
at age 16, these records help you estimate the birth dates of males. Careful
reading and comparisons also allow estimates of marriage and death dates.
Individuals are listed in these rolls according to their Hundred and
in household order. This organization is especially helpful to searches
of two or more individuals who bear the same name since they can be distinguished
by location, persons in the households, and neighbors. Widows who were
heads of houshold are also listed. Each tax list is indexed separately
with a special alpha-phonetic (not soundex) form.