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Where to search
Tax, Criminal, Land, & Wills records may be searched within Ancestry Library Edition in a number of ways:
- The Home and Search tabs allow you to search across all data collections in Ancestry Library Edition, including the tax, criminal, land, and wills records.
- From the Search tab search page, locate and click on "Tax, Criminal, Land, & Wills" found in the right-side Special Collections list to use search fields specific to these records and narrow your search to only these records
- Using the Card Catalog link (Search drop-down menu or right link on Search page) or button (bottom right of Search page), filter the list of data collection to view only these records.
Tax, Criminal, Land, & Will Records
While bureaucracy may not be popular with the people who have to navigate their way through it to buy land, probate an estate, pay taxes, manage finances, serve a sentence, or otherwise deal with red tape, the paper trails left behind can be incredible resources for family historians.