Seminar 2015

Let’s Pound Some Holes in Your Genealogy Brick Wall
The Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc. will
be hosting a full-day event featuring Drew Smith who
will be presenting some ideas that will hopefully help you
get through or around a couple of those nagging brick walls.
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
24 Twenty-one Event Center
2421 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte 33952
Registration begins at 8:15am
Seminar:  9:00am to 4:00pm
CCGSI Members:  $35.00      Non-Members: $40.00
Registration Fee Includes Lunch and Beverages
There will be two sessions in the morning and two in the afternoon, with a break between sessions and for lunch,
"Your Ancestor’s FAN Club: Using Cluster Research to Get Past Brick Walls." 
Our ancestors were each surrounded by Family, Associates, and Neighbors.
By researching them, we can discover additional records pointing to our own ancestors.
"Crowdsourcing Your Brick Walls."  Online genealogy forums provide an opportunity to ask others questions about brick wall problems. 
Learn how to find and search through relevant mailing lists, message boards, and social networking groups,
and how to craft the perfect online research query.
"DNA 101: The Basics."  Afraid to try DNA as a research tool because science seems intimidating? 
Learn what DNA is, how DNA relates to genealogy, and what the different kinds of DNA tests are and who offers them.
"DNA 102: Understanding and Using Test Results."  What do you do with DNA test results after you get them? 
Learn how to interpret what they are telling you and how to make contact with others to figure out the relationships.

New Member Meeting Location for 2015

Teachers notes

Our hard working Teachers have compiled a list of Genealogy Notes just for you!

Find A Grave

A resource for finding the final resting place of family, friends, and famous individuals. With millions of names and photos, it is an invaluable tool for the genealogist and family history buff.


Upcoming Events
02/28/2015 - 10:00 am
February Beginners Sries
Lee County Library, South Bldg., 1651 Lee St. Rm. A&B
03/02/2015 - 10:00 am
Internet Genealogy Classes
Mid County Library Room C
03/02/2015 - 12:30 pm
Research & Print Your Family History
Mid County Library Room C

Tips & Tricks
Vital records and event information are more reliable when they are recorded near the time of the happening. The longer the time from the event occurrence that the record is made, the less accurate it may be based on the memory of the person involved.

City Directories provide names and occupations of town residents and much local business information.

Primary evidence is personal testimony or a record created shortly after an event by a person with personal knowledge of the facts.