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 February 21, 2024, 1:30 PM

Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
401 Shreve St.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and on Zoom
Back by popular demand!
Mark will teach us
Color Coding and other essential skills
in Family Tree Maker
Speaker Mark Olsen
A Family Tree Maker Event. 
Mark Olsen is the official Family Tree Maker Community Ambassador to
genealogical societies around the world. He offers support to genealogists
with effectively using Family Tree Maker.
Mark is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He has been working in the
genealogy industry since 2007, and has been the Family Tree Maker Ambassador since 2016.

Join us for a live presentation with an opportunity to ask all of your questions
about Family Tree Maker, the latest version, updates, features and
more. This is an interactive session.

As always, members are invited to bring guests to this meeting. We look
forward to seeing you there.
 Now Available! For our Members Only. Mark Olsen's January Meeting Presentation.
Customizing Family Tree Maker: An Essential Step 
Follow this LINK to view the presentation.

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.

February 24
Pinellas GS Seminar
Plan-Document-Census-Find Landless Ancestors Presenter J.Mark Lowe A Hybred Event Info @

February 26
Lineage Societies
Presented by Ken Eitenmiller

March 4
Organizing your Computer Files
Presented by Julia McIntyre

March 4
German Special Interest Group Meeting
The Magic of German Church Records Learn the ten most important facts about names in German records! From spelling variations and suffixes to straight lines ...