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Tax Digests

Tax digest are an invaluable and often overlooked genealogical resource. This is especially true with the 1890 tax digest which can be used as somewhat of a replacement for the 1890 census which was lost in a fire in 1921. With them you can find the land on which your ancestors lived, their occupations, and the value of the posessions and land.

Researchers of Gwinnett County records owe a debt of gratitude to the late Charles Wendell Fuller of Lawrenceville and his wife Elizabeth. Mr. Fuller saved the original tax digests of the late 1800s and early 1900s from destruction. He found these volumes in the trash and, recognizing their value, rescued them. He stored them in his garage and after his death his widow donated them to the Gwinnett Historical Society in 1990.


1860 Tax Digest
Sorted by Last Name or District/Land Lot, or Militia District.

1864 Tax Digest
Sorted by Last Name, District/Land Lot, Page number, or Militia District.

1888 Tax Digest
Sorted by Last Name or District/Land Lot(excluding those not reporting a district) or Militia District.

1890 Tax Digest
(Sort by last name or Militia District)

Militia Districts

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