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Hearth Tax Online

Hearth Tax Online is a platform for the publication and dissemination of research and analysis on hearth tax records and other associated documents.

It acts not only as a portal through which the Centre for Hearth Tax Research can circulate data and findings, but also as a forum for other research centres, historical groups or individuals to publish work allied to hearth tax studies.

The on-going work of the Centre for Hearth Tax Research means that new transcripts and analyses are being continually produced and, consequently, Hearth Tax Online will be frequently updated as new counties are completed.

You can keep up-to-date with all the latest news and developments on Hearth Tax Online, including uploads of new data, by following the Hearth Tax Online Blog or by signing up for our e-mail newsletter.

Hearth Tax Online featured in the October issue of the BBC's popular family-history magazine, 'Who do you think you are ?'. Its ‘How to Research?’ focus article explained how the hearth tax can be used to track down 17th-century ancestors, and to find out more about their daily lives. Its 'Top Tip' highlighted the value of Hearth Tax Online and the work of the Centre for Hearth Tax Research.