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New York State Comptroller's Office Registers of Cancelled Tax-Sales

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series provides summary information on cancellation of tax sales held to sell lands for unpaid taxes. While tax-sales for as early as 1800 are referred to, and a few cancellations are included for as late as 1946, the cancellations generally date from 1818-circa 1930. Usual causes for cancellation include errors in tax assessment, mistakes in payment records before the tax-sale, and redemption payments made after the tax-sale was completed.
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3 cubic feet (9 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1818-1946
Bulk Dates:
(bulk 1818-1930)
Series Number:
B1615

Arrangement

Roughly alphabetical by county, then roughly chronological by cancellation date.

Scope and Content Note

This series provides summary information on cancellation of tax sales held to sell lands for unpaid taxes. While tax-sales for as early as 1800 are referred to, and a few cancellations are included for as late as 1946, the cancellations generally date from 1818-ca.1930. Usual causes for cancellation include errors in tax assessment, mistakes in payment records before the tax-sale, and redemption payments made after the tax-sale was completed.

Information given for each entry includes date and cause of cancellation; lot number; town, name of tract, and description of property; lot size or number of acres; and amount paid.

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Related Information

Related Materials

Series B0929 Documents Supporting Orders for Cancellation of Tax Sales, 1829-1926, contains information summarized and recorded in this series.

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