In 2003, NEHGS released the first edition of this searchable database on NewEnglandAncestors.org. In 2010, the same database content was moved to AmericanAncestors.org when that website became the new website of NEHGS. In the past year, our volunteer team has been diligently working to re-index the collection, which contains 187,000 name records and 16,600 page images. In addition, many page images which were formerly unavailable on the website have been rescanned and added to the collection. This historic collection was detailed in an article by Michael J. Leclerc in the Spring 2003 issue of New England Ancestors magazine. That article is available at AmericanAncestors.org, here. In 1979, NEHGS published an Index and Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Massachusetts and Maine 1798 Tax. Excerpts from that guide, which explains the collection content and the towns it covers, is available here.
Other tax record database collections include Rochester, NH: Tax Lists for 1790 and 1815; Tax List of New Milford, Connecticut, 1756; and Tax List of Boston, 1831.
If you have questions about this or any other database collection offered through our website, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Search the Massachusetts and Maine 1798 Direct Tax database.