CCGSI Member and Guest Meeting

May 20, 2015, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

 
 
Mid-County Library Room C
2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd.
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
 
      Come explore our Reference books, the Circulating books, and our expanded work space.
The Mid-County Library Genealogy Room
is a place we call home.


Summer Genealogy Discussion Sessions


This summer, we are planning to offer monthly round table discussion sessions on genealogy topics, starting in May and ending in August.
These sessions will meet on the second Monday of each month at the Mid-County Regional Library from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Plan to attend and keep your genealogy projects active throughout the summer.
No reservations are needed, just show up and bring your questions or problems to the group.
Who knows, someone may be able to offer some assistance or a suggestion that makes a big difference.
We will have available as many power strips as possible so you can plug in your laptops and follow along as we solve the toughest genealogy problems. We will need volunteer assistants for each session.
Please contact Jim Maloney at maloneyj6@gmail.com if you can volunteer as an assistant for one of the dates below. 
 
 
Monday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
 
May 11 Room C
 
Monday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
 
June 8 Room C
 
Monday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
 
July 13 Room C
Monday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm August 10
 
Room A/B
 

 

CCGSI Member Social June 17, 2015


 
CCGSI Member and Guest Luncheon
Come on out and join us for
Dutch treat Social with our Genealogy Friends.
 Let’s share our summer plans and our hopes for the fall season of Genealogy
 
June 17 at 12 Noon
RSVP to Dottie Baugh By June 12
 
 
Luigi's Restaurant
3883 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33952


2015 Volunteer Luncheon Group Photo


 
Thank you to everyone who attended, it was a fun day!
The food was great and the friends were delightful.
To check out our group photo, click here


Upcoming Events
05/09/2015 - 9:30 am
Research Irish Ancestors Series
Lee County Library, South Bldg., 1651 Lee St. Rm. A&B
05/11/2015 - 10:30 am
Summer Genealogy Discussion Sessions
Mid-County Library room C
05/20/2015 - 1:30 pm
CCGSI Member & Guest Meeting
Mid County Library RM C, 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Pt. Charlotte


Tips & Tricks
Surname Sources - Know the naming patterns of the ethnic area you are researching is an invaluable resource in recognizing family names. Surnames began in Europe about the 11th century. They developed as trade increased. The four basic groups of surnames are the patronymic (based on the father's name), landscape features or place names, action or nicknames, and occupational or office names.

When you're researching the census, be sure to look at 10 families before and 10 families after the family you are researching. These folks are most likely the friends (and family) of your ancestor. They lived in communities, not alone.

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.