Member Meeting January 21, 2015 1:30 pm

21st Century Assistance with your Genealogical Research
with Peter Summers
Peter Summers is a graduate of West Point (Class of 1967) with advanced degrees from Florida State University and the University of Southern California in both business and automation systems management.
Dropbox is a file hosting service that provides cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software which allows users to create a specific folder on their computer, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder – no matter which computer is used to view it.
This presentation will explain the basics of getting started and using these helpful utilities to support your genealogy research.
Evernote is a combination of software and associated services, designed for taking notes and saving for further examination. The "note" can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or portion thereof, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten note. Notes can further be sorted into folders, tagged, edited, comments added, searched and exported as part of a notebook.
The meeting is open to all members and guests.

Seminar 2015

Let’s Pound Some Holes in Your Genealogy Brick Wall
The Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Will be hosting a full-day event featuring Drew Smith
who will be presenting some ideas that will hopefully help you get through or around a couple of those nagging brick walls.
Wednesday, 18 March, 2015
24 Twenty-one Event Center
2421 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte 33952
Registration begins at 8:15am
Seminar:  9:00am to 4:00pm
CCGSI Members:  $35.00      Non-Members: $40.00
Registration Fee Includes Lunch and Beverage
There will be two sessions in the morning and afternoon with a break between sessions and for lunch:
"Your Ancestor’s FAN Club: Using Cluster Research to Get Past Brick Walls." 
Our ancestors were each surrounded by family, associates, and neighbors.
  By researching them, we discover additional records pointing to our own ancestors.
"Crowdsourcing Your Brick Walls."  Online genealogy forums provide an opportunity to ask others questions about brick wall problems. 
Learn how to find and search through relevant mailing lists, message boards, and social networking groups,
and how to craft the perfect online research query.
"DNA 101: The Basics."  Afraid to try DNA as a research tool because science seems intimidating? 
Learn what DNA is, how DNA relates to genealogy, and what the different kinds of DNA tests are and who offers them.
"DNA 102: Understanding and Using Test Results."  What do you do with DNA test results after you get them? 
Learn how to interpret what they are telling you and how to make contact with others to figure out the relationships.

New Member Meeting Location for 2015

Teachers notes

Our hard working Teachers have compiled a list of Genealogy Notes just for you!

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Find A Grave

A resource for finding the final resting place of family, friends, and famous individuals. With millions of names and photos, it is an invaluable tool for the genealogist and family history buff.


Upcoming Events
01/05/2015 - 10:00 am
African / Caribbean Research
Mid County Library Room C
01/05/2015 - 12:30 pm
Family Treemaker
Mid County Library Room C
01/05/2015 - 7:00 pm
Lakewood Ranch Genealogy Club
LWR Town Hall

Tips & Tricks

Check for cemetery records with the church, Sexton and Funeral Directors. Visit the cemetery and take a picture of the tombstone. Check the obituaries in that time frame.

Direct evidence speaks to the point in question.