Family History & Genealogy Research

"Using Tax Records in Genealogy -How Taxes Can Be a Good Thing!"

Sponsor:Pejepscot Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society
Date:Sunday September 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
Location:Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine

Most of us dread April 15th, but old tax records can provide valuable clues to our ancestors' lives. In the early days of America people were taxed on their property, to repair and build roads (no departments of transportation), to support the military, and to provide revenue for many reasons. Learn about the types of tax records that may be available, where to look for them, and how they can help you solve genealogy problems.

For More Information: Contact Carol McCoy at; or email Carol at or phone: 207-373-0318

Speaker: Carol Prescott McCoy, Ph.D. Owner of in Brunswick, Maine, Carol has been doing genealogical research for over 25 years. She specializes in New England (especially Maine), New York, the Maritime Provinces, and West Virginia and has a passion for land records. As past president of the Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society, she is leading a project to index the early deeds of Cumberland County, Maine. A popular instructor, she has taught workshops for the University of Southern Maine, Boston University's Genealogy Certificate Program, and many genealogical and historical societies throughout New England

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Carol P. McCoy, Ph.D
71 Willow Grove Road
Brunswick, Maine 04011


Our Mission

Every family is unique.
Dr. McCoy's mission is to help people discover:

  • Where did I come from?
  • Who are my kin?
  • What makes my family special?

In so doing they will gain a deeper understanding of their family stories, connect with kin, and create a family treasure to share.