World Archives Project: Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Tax Lists, 1819-1869

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About this project This collection contains handwritten lists of people and the amount they were taxed annually in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

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This collection contains handwritten lists of people and the amount they were taxed annually in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. From these documents we are keying all names listed, as well as the volume number of the book, the town, and the year the lists were made.

Project-specific sample images and form field help:

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Tax Lists
Title Page

Tax Lists

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Additional Sample Images

Choose the "Tax Lists" form type if the image contains the names of citizens. It will typically include the amount of money citizens were taxed. A township and a year will often appear at the top of the image.

Town

The Town name can be found at the top center of each page under the words "Town." Key it any time appears.

Use the dictionaries provided to see a list of potential place names within the county you are working on. If the name does not appear in the dictionary then key as seen. Do not key the word "Township" or "Village" after a town name.

Year

Key the Year as seen. The year is typically located in the header of the document. If there is not a year on the record, mark the field as blank.

Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen. Only key each individual once. Do not key the same individual if ditto marks appear. Do not key businesses.

If more than one name appears on a line (such as Williams, Henry & George) key each person as a separate record (Henry Williams, George Williams). If the words "Administrator", "Trustee", or "Heirs" appear in a person's name enter Administrator, Trustee or Heir in the Suffix field. Do not key "et al" to the record if it appears after a person's name.

Surname

Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen. Only key each individual once. Do not key the same individual if ditto marks appear. Do not key businesses.

If more than one name appears on a line (such as Williams, Henry & George) key each person as a separate record ( Henry Williams, George Williams). If the words "Administrator", "Trustee", or "Heirs" appear in a person's name enter Administrator, Trustee or Heir in the Suffix field. Do not key "et al" to the record if it appears after a person's name. Also be careful not to mistake the "and Co" for the initial "C".

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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen. If the words "Administrator", "Trustee", or "Heirs" appear in a person's name enter them in the Suffix field.

Keying Samples

Title Page

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Additional Sample Images

Choose the "Title Page" form type when the image is of a created title page indicating the volume number and year.

Volume Number

Key the volume number from the title page.
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Year

Key the Year from the title page as seen. It will typically be in the middle of the page or on the line marked "year."
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Cover Pages

Tax lists that only show businesses should be classified as a cover page.

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