Seminar March 15, 2017:

Using Family Photos in Genealogy Research
presented by
Maureen Taylor
Specialist in Identification, Preservation,
and Analysis of Historical Photos
Do you have old family photos that you can't identify? Would
you like to learn how to unlock the secrets they contain? Then
this seminar is for you!
Maureen Taylor is an expert on analyzing and interpreting
old photographs. She is a frequent speaker at historical and 
genealogical societies, conferences, museums, and other 
organizations across the U.S., London and Canada. She’s 
the author of several books and hundreds of articles. Her 
television appearances include The View and The Today Show. 

Maureen has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Martha 
Stewart Living, The New York Times, and many other publica-
tions. Maureen also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles, and
online columns for such media as
Seminar Topics:
  · Identifying and Dating Family Photographs
  · Discovering Genealogical Clues in 19th Century Photographs
  · Reading Immigration Clues in Photographs
9:00 AM to 2:15 PM
Members $35, Nonmembers $40
Advance reservations required. 
Please use the attached form to register
Maureen will offer one-on-one Photo Consultations, by
appointment only, in conjunction with this seminar. Attendees
may schedule 15 minutes with Maureen to review up to three
photos at a cost of $40 per session. If interested, please select
this option at the bottom of the registration form. You will be
contacted to schedule your personal session. 

2421 Event Center, 2421 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte 33952
Call 941-564-9808 or email

Member Meeting April 19 2017 12:00pm

2017 Volunteer Recognition   

Members Meeting and Luncheon

Volunteers are the life blood of non-profit groups like Charlotte County Genealogical Society. Without your service we would not exist to spread our passion of Family History to the Community.
Once a year we take time out to recognize our wonderful volunteers. 

Hats Off to You! Come out and let us have the privilege of letting you know what you mean to us.
All members are invited to this lunch, whether or not you have volunteered. 

April 19, 2017 12:00 Noon
2421 Event Center
2421 Tamiami Tr..
Port Charlotte FL

Upcoming Events
02/25/2017 - 8:00 am
Pinellas Genealogy Society Seminar
Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, FL
2017 Eastern Caribbean Genealogy Cruise
02/27/2017 - 10:30 am
CCGSI Class DNA: Graphing Your Chromosomes
Mid County Library Rm. C

Tips & Tricks
Birth Records are difficult to obtain because they can be used for so many purposes. You may be required to provide proof of relationship and proof of the person's death.
[Vital Records]
It's very important to check maps. Boundaries change over time. Be sure the area where you think your ancestors resided is actually the area where they were.
[Hometown Records]
Check for cemetery records with the church, Sexton and Funeral Directors. Visit the cemetery and take a picture of the tombstone. Check the obituaries in that time frame.
[Church Records]