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Member Meeting October 15, 2014@1:30pm

Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Presents
Member Meeting October 15, 2014 @1:30pm
Welcome to All
"Hamburg and Bremen:  Gateway to the New World"
Presenter:  Werner Ropers
Of all the ports in Europe, Hamburg and Bremen became the "Gateway to the New World" for emigration to America.  We'll trace the emigrant’s journey from their homeland to America and what they had to go through to seek a better life for themselves and their children.
 
Whether you have a German emigrant or any other nationality you will enjoy this look at what your ancestor had to indoor before they left from Europe Ports. We think Ellis Island was bad, wait to you hear what our speaker has to tell you about the departing ports!


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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


 
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
10/04/2014 - 9:00 am
“The Proof is in the Puzzle”
University of South Florida, Marshall Student Center
10/15/2014 - 1:30 pm
Member and Guest Monthly Workshop

10/16/2014 - 12:30 pm
Introduction to U.S. Immigration Records !
Cypress Lakes Presbyterian Church 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers


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.