Member Meeting November 19, 2014@1:30 pm

 
 
In honor of Military Appreciation Month
Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Presents
Discovering Hidden Gems in Military Records
Brought to you by Dottie Baugh
Hosted by Raymond Gallagher
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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
11/19/2014 - 1:30 pm
Member and Guest Monthly Workshop
Port Charlotte Beach Park
12/10/2014 - 12:00 pm
Holiday Luncheon
Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club


Tips & Tricks
The Family Group Sheet identifies a couple and their children. Everyone has two group sheets - one as a child with parents and one as a parent with children.

When it comes to spelling variations, think "out of the box." Often clerks and government officials were unable to correctly record the names given them by unschooled immigrants not familiar with the English, French, German or Spanish languages used in the port of entry and part of the country where they settled. It was written down as they heard it and the immigrant accepted this as the official American rendering of his name.

When you're researching the census, be sure to look at 10 families before and 10 families after the family you are researching. These folks are most likely the friends (and family) of your ancestor. They lived in communities, not alone.