Tax records vary in content. They may include the name and residence of the taxpayer, description of personal property, number of males over 21, and farm animals. They are usually arranged by date and locality and are not usually indexed. Tax records can be used in place of missing land and census records to locate a person’s residence.
United States. Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Internal Revenue Assessment Lists for Vermont, 1861–1866. National Archives Microfilm Publication, M0792. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1980. (FHL films 1578444–50.) This lists the name of the person taxed and their residence. It may also list occupation and type of tax.
For additional information on the genealogical value of tax records, see the “Taxation” section of the United States Research Outline (30972).
Vermont tax records can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search for:
VERMONT, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- TAXATION