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The 1771 Direct Tax List for Massachusetts

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  Does NEHGS have any of the original records for the 1771 Direct Tax list for Massachusetts?  I have used the published format but would like to see the original someday.

 

Answer: The original manuscript used for the published The Massachusetts Tax Valuation List of 1771 (Camden, Me: Picton Press, 1998) can be accessed on microfilm from the Massachusetts Archives.  NEHGS has possession of most of the Massachusetts 1798 Direct Tax records that were being discarded in the late 19th century, some portions had been destroyed before we obtained the collection.  For contact information for the Massachusetts State Archives http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arccon.htm


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