Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Did you know:
The Revenue Act of 1862 was passed as an emergency and temporary war-time tax. It copied a relatively new British system of income taxation, instead of trade and property taxation.
The first income tax was passed in 1862:
- The initial rate was 3% on income over $800, which exempted most wage-earners.
- In 1862 the rate was 3% on income between $600 and $10,000, and 5% on income over $10,000.
- In 1864 the rate was 5% on income between $600 and $5,000; 7.5% on income $5,000–10,000; and 10% on income $10,000 and above.
Click Here to see the original 1913 IRS 1040.
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Thursday, April 3, 2014
"Between 1909 and 1915, [photographer Sergei Mikhailovich] Prokudin-Gorskii crisscrossed the Russian Empire via train, taking photographs of 11 different regions."
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Friday, February 28, 2014
Gertrude May (Casteel) Imel
b.11 Dec 1879
Daughter of James Polk & Arra A (Bacon) Casteel
Married Henry Adam Imel on 24 Mar 1900
d. 28 Feb 1909
March 1, 1909
Daily Illinois State Journal
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Monday, February 17, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
JSTOR is a digital library that holds a treasure trove of primary sources, journals, and books.
Many of these, including The William & Mary Quarterly, are available free through their website. http://www.jstor.org/ offers a basic search field and an advanced search option.
I entered the surname Cassingham and found an article of interest.
This article is available for download for a fee or I can read it online at no cost by registering for a MyJSTOR account.
Now, with my account created, I can read the article at my leisure online for free.
http://www.jstor.org is a great site to bookmark and add to your arsenal of genealogy references.
Monday, January 27, 2014
This marriage for Margaret Warburton states she is of Manchester. My notes for her family so far had citations to Prestwich, Lancashire, and referred to her as Peggy. I needed to verify I had the correct person. How did I confirm this was the right Warburton female?
By following Margaret/Peggy Patefield through some of the later census records, I was able to match year and location of birth with Peggy's baptism record. But the clincher was found in the 1851 census record where at age 74, she is listed as a widow, head of household, with her widowed brother, William Warburton, residing with her.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Learn the basics of researching your early New England ancestors using NEHGS resources--both on-site and online. Join Senior Genealogist David Dearborn as he discusses key reference works, records, and databases available to NEHGS members and guest users.
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 3-4 p.m. EST (2 p.m. CST; 1 p.m. MST; 12 p.m. PST)*
Presented by: David Dearborn, Senior Genealogist at NEHGS
Level: All levels; Intended Audience: NEHGS members and guest users with early New England roots
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