Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Assisting and educating our members and community in their quest
for genealogical and historical information

Member Meeting March 20, 2024, 1:30 PM

Sharing Your Heirloom Story
An interactive member program 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 1:30 pm
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
401 Shreve St., Punta Gorda FL 33950
What heirlooms or artifacts were passed down to you from your ancestors? 
Do you have your grandmother’s vase? Great-grandfather’s watch?
Your uncle’s German birth certificate?
A four-generation photo?
Whatever it is, bring your favorite genealogical item and share your story with members at our March meeting.
You’ll have a chance to tell us about your favorite keepsake.
You can participate in person or attend using Zoom.
As always, guests are welcome to attend this meeting.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Charlotte County Genealogical Society Inc.

We are in our 48th year of bringing genealogy studies to the community through our membership. Our members volunteer their time and talent to better the genealogy community, always keeping classes and Member meetings free.
Join us anytime for genealogy education, friendship and just downright fun in Southwest Florida.

Genealogy Tidbits

When looking at deed indexes, be sure to look at both the "Grantor Index", an index to those selling the land and the "Grantee Index", an index to those buying the land.
There are various types of deeds to property. The most common are the warranty deed which transfers property with assurance of good title, and the quitclaim deed which transfers one person's interest in the property without guarantee of good title.
STATE LAND STATES are states that owned and distributed their lands. This includes the original 13 colonies, Kentucky, Maine, Tennessee, Vermont and West Virginia, Hawaii and Texas. They use "metes and bounds" to survey the land.
FEDERAL LAND STATES were created from public domain, land the United States bought or acquired. The land was created into territories as the population spread out. Surveying is done according to the rectangular survey system.
Many legal instruments other than deeds appear in deed books. They include Bills of Sale, Prenuptial Agreements, Powers of Attorney, Contracts, Affidavits, Wills and Inventories and Voter and Jury Lists.

March 4
Organizing your Computer Files
Presented by Julia McIntyre

March 4
German Special Interest Group Meeting
Useful Tools for Finding German Ancestors By Dana Palmer

March 5
Manatee GenSoc: Exploring Newspapers for Family Research
Peggy Jude will present in person, “The ‘Facebook’ of Yesteryear: Exploring Newspapers for Family Research” In person and Zoom link meeting (Hybrid). For more information, please ...

March 6
Board Meeting