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25 May 2010

Who Paid the Taxes?

If you are looking for when an ancestor died in an era before good death records, consider looking at property tax records if the ancestor owned property.

If the ancestor suddenly is listed as "deceased" or "the estate of," that could be a big clue as to when he died. The estate may be paying taxes for several years before the property actually changes hands.