Charlotte County,Florida,genealogy,family history,history,CGSI.org,non-profit,genealogical society,
 
 
 
We invite you to join our Society or attend a meeting as a guest.
Please stop by the library and meet our volunteers who are there to
help you research your famiy history.
Mid-County Library
2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd.
· Port Charlotte, FL 33952
 
 
We have Genealogy reference books just waiting for you!
Visit our website often, and tell your friends about our group.
 
 

Charlotte County Genealogy Society Inc.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Events
08/09/2014 - 9:30 am
How to Prepare for Genealogical Research Using the Internet
South Building, 1561 Lee Street; Meeting Rooms A & B
09/20/2014 - 9:30 am
Researching Your Italian Ancestors
South Building 1561 Lee Street; Meeting Rooms A & B
10/04/2014
“The Proof is in the Puzzle”
University of South Florida, Marshall Student Center


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.