Member Meeting November 19, 2014@1:30 pm

 
 
In honor of Military Appreciation Month
Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Presents
Discovering Hidden Gems in Military Records
Brought to you by Dottie Baugh
Hosted by Raymond Gallagher
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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
11/19/2014 - 1:30 pm
Member and Guest Monthly Workshop
Port Charlotte Beach Park
12/10/2014 - 12:00 pm
Holiday Luncheon
Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club


Tips & Tricks
Soundex is a system of coding names for the census based on sound rather than alphabetical spelling. A variation called American Soundex was used in the 1930s for a retrospective analysis of the US censuses from 1890 through 1920. To save time, a free Soundex converter is available at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com.

A person may not have been living on the day the census was actually taken (not the official day). However, all information is to be "as of the official census day."

There are three types of wills: Attested, Holographic and Nuncupative. The attested will is the most common and is prepared for the testator. A holographic will is written by the testator himself. A nuncupative will is the deathbed wishes of the testator, recorded by a witness present at the bedside. All wills must be witnessed.