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

Summer Time 2021

Our Next Member Meeting September 15, 2021
 

Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc.
 
   The Genealogy Room has reopened. Our library volunteers will be available at the Mid-County Regional Library each week on Tuesday through Friday, from 11 am to 2 pm. We look forward to seeing you there soon.
The library is now open to the public, thanks to the head librarian Tracey Herman, along with a dedicated a group of your board of directors. The li-brary is open Monday through Saturday. You may use the genealogy section anytime the library is open.  
Until we can recruit more volunteer workers, volun-teers will be there on Tuesday-Friday between 11 am and 2 pm. In the meantime, we patiently await news as to when we will be able to return to classes and meetings in the library.  
I spent a little time researching the history of genealogy this past month. As a student of history, I was inter-ested in the origin of genealogy, how it began and when. I suspected that I knew the answer. The answer is oral tradition. Long before anyone was writing any-thing down, the facts and everything that was im-portant was passed along orally. 
Believe it or not, oral tradition is still in use today. It begins at home when we want to know who our grand-parents and great-grandparents are. Pretty soon we catch the genealogy bug. If we are not careful, the in-formation received and passed along orally can become corrupted.  
However, as we well know today, we must verify all information to ensure it is correct. In the early days before writing came along, the oral tradition was re-peated over and over to many generations. As you spend your summer tracking down that elusive ancestor, be sure you have adequate proof. 
 
Philip Fisher
 
 
 

 
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