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
June 26, 2017 10:30-12:30 Organizing your genealogy computer files Julia McIntyre 
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
07/15/2017 - 10:15 am
Photo Identification for Genealogy
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library
08/19/2017 - 10:30 am
Don’t Force Your Descendants to Research You!
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

Tips & Tricks
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.
[Surnames]
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.
[Land Records]
Begin with the latest census available and work backwards. U.S. Census records have been take since 1790. Before 1790 you can use Tax Lists and other local lists that might have been compiled, according to the state you are researching in.
[Census]