October Member Meeting 1:30 PM
Wednesday October 18, 2017
Golden Keys to successful Genealogy 
Join us for this very important topic
Please bring a friend!
Refreshments will be provided 
24TwentyOne Event Center
2421 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Upcoming Events
09/25/2017 - 10:30 am
Family Search Special Interest Group
Mid-County Regional Library
09/25/2017 - 1:30 pm
Photo Identification for Genealogy
Mid-County Regional Library
09/30/2017 - 11:30 am
The Burgert Brothers and You
Florida History & Genealogy Library 900 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa

Tips & Tricks
"Portable files" are copies of your original documents and your family group sheets, notes, pedigree charts, chronological profiles, etc.
Genealogy is the search for our ancestors. Family history is the study of the lives they led. Using the information from each area provides us with a true picture of our family.
[Basic Genealogy]
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.