Member Meeting October 21, 2015 1:30-4pm

Charlotte County Genealogy Society
2421 Event Center
2421 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte FL 33952


“In the Name of God, Amen” …

We start with a little information on why wills should not be overlooked … their importance in our ancestor research. Also… a bit of history on the requirements of a will in our ancestor’s time. Discussed are the last will and testament and the distinction between “will” and “testament.” Basic terms are reviewed (testator, executor, bequeath, etc.).  Who could make a will?  .. And what about married women?  We go over the purposes of will… property control, widow support, applied conditions and contingencies. We review the types of wills and look at actual wills for each type and the probate process as well as intestacy. We will analyze the will and look for genealogical clues in the will.
Program by Joanne Ryder

Charlotte County Genealogical Society Inc

Upcoming Events
10/17/2015 - 10:00 am
Fall Festival
27000 Sunnybrook Rd, Harbour Heights, Punta Gorda
10/19/2015 - 10:30 am
Legacy Users Group
Mid County Regional Library 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Room AB
10/19/2015 - 1:00 pm
Irish special Interest Group Meeting
Mid County Regional Library 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Room AB

Tips & Tricks
A U.S. census is an official count of the population living in the United States on a designated day set at intervals. The census places an ancestor is a specific place at a specific time.
Female lines are as important as male lines. One-half of your ancestors are female!
[Basic Genealogy]
The Research Log is very important for the time when you share you data or decide to publish your work. You will need to know your sources for obtaining each piece of information. Be VERY specific with your information quoting authors, titles, pages, publishers, etc.
[Charts & Forms]