Here is a professional genealogy tip about Virginia Slave Research using Tax Records from Jeanette Daniels of Heritage Genealogical College

In reference to questions about whether tax records in Virginia had names of slaves and could be used for slave research, please go to and look in the top middle under Professional Tips Virginia Slave Research to view a photocopy from a 1750 tax list from Virginia that shows the names of slaves listed underneath their masters. It depends upon the county and recorder as to whether the slave names are mentioned. Regular tax lists in many early Virginia counties can contain the names of all the slaves.

Posted by Mary E. Petty, B.A. Cum Laude (History)
Vice President HEIRLINES Family History & Genealogy, Inc.
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