Online Resources for Property and Taxation
Peter Christian looks at the range of property-related records available online - from the Middle Ages to 1918. These records can help you to unearth more information about your British ancestors and help to understand your family history.
There are a wide variety of records available online that relate to owning or occupying land or a house. You may be finding that beyond civil registration, parish and census records, there are few records that cover a significant percentage of the population. But property and property-based taxation and electoral records name all those who own, or even just rent, property over a certain value. These sources provide information on wealth and social status. They also point to specific buildings or pieces of land owned or occupied by an ancestor.
You can join Peter for a Questions session after the talk, to ask your specific related questions.
This one-hour talk starts at 14.00 UK time. It costs £10.00; Members of the Society of Genealogists: £5.00. On 20 November an email invitation will be sent to all who have booked which includes a password and link to the talk - remember to check your spam folder!
We use Zoom for our talks and classes. We'll send you a link and a password the day before the class.
Sat 21 Nov 2020