Thursday, April 24, 2014

Free Family Charts & Research Templates

 AmericanAncestors.Org is providing research templates and family history charts for free to help you save time and organize your research.

At the NEHGS Online Learning Center you can download:
Five Generation Family Chart
Family Group Sheet
Research Log
and templates related to writing and publishing your family history.
Click here to check them out:  Templates

These are just a few of the many resources available to genealogists and family history researchers at the NEHGS website.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 15th: Tax Day

Did you know:

The Revenue Act of 1862 was passed as an emergency and temporary war-time tax. It copied a relatively new British system of income taxation, instead of trade and property taxation.
The first income tax was passed in 1862:

  • The initial rate was 3% on income over $800, which exempted most wage-earners.
  • In 1862 the rate was 3% on income between $600 and $10,000, and 5% on income over $10,000.
  • In 1864 the rate was 5% on income between $600 and $5,000; 7.5% on income $5,000–10,000; and 10% on income $10,000 and above.
Passed by Congress on July 2, 1909, and ratified February 3, 1913, the 16th amendment established Congress's right to impose a Federal income tax.

Click Here to see the original 1913 IRS 1040.
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Take a voyage into the old Russian Empire—in full color photos

"Between 1909 and 1915, [photographer Sergei Mikhailovich] Prokudin-Gorskii crisscrossed the Russian Empire via train, taking photographs of 11 different regions."

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