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Genealogy: Tax Records

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Descriptive Pamphlet for Internal Revenue Records for Delaware

Tax Lists

Originals of Delaware tax assessments lists are at the Delaware Public Archives.

Genealogy Resources at the University of Delaware Library

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U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798

1798 was the first direct tax collected by the federal government. The lists are available in microfilm at the National Archives.