We invite you to join our Society or attend a meeting as a guest.
Please stop by the library and meet our volunteers who are there to
help you research your famiy history.
Mid-County Library
2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd.
      Port Charlotte, FL 33952
 
 
We have NEW Genealogy reference books just waiting for you!
Visit our website often, and tell your friends about our group.
 
 


Summer Class Schedule

Charlotte County Genealogy Society 2017  
Summer Class Mini Schedule
Classes are free and open to the public 
13th Year of Free Genealogy Classes at
The Mid-County Library Room C
Start your Week with CCGSI Class
Times
Class Topic CCGSI Team
July 24, 2017 10:30-12:30 Ancestry Family Tree Maker  Dottie Baugh
August 28, 2017 10:30-12:30 Using your computer for genealogy research-tips, tricks and short cuts Turia Clark Day


Tips

Remember that each generation doubles the number of ancestors. It's easy to get lost if you don't plan ahead for your trip.
Focus on one or two families. The others will still be there when you get to them.
 
When taking notes, use standard size paper, one surname per page. Record the source and identifying information so you can find it again, and the date and place you found info (volume and page). Use only accepted abbreviations (no homespun stuff). Understand basic terminology.
 


Upcoming Events
08/19/2017 - 10:30 am
Don’t Force Your Descendants to Research You!
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

Tips & Tricks
Vital Records include birth, marriage, divorce, and death records.
[Vital Records]
An "executor" is named by the testator and is required by the court to post a bond. An "administrator" is appointed to handle the affairs of one who dies intestate (without a will).
[Probate Records]
Surname Sources - Know the naming patterns of the ethnic area you are researching is an invaluable resource in recognizing family names. Surnames began in Europe about the 11th century. They developed as trade increased. The four basic groups of surnames are the patronymic (based on the father's name), landscape features or place names, action or nicknames, and occupational or office names.
[Surnames]