Member Meeting January 17, 2018 1:30pm
24TwentyOne Event Center
2421 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Finding the Women in Your Family Tree
presented by Donna Moughty
Prior to the 20th century, many women didn’t have an identity of their own. They were tangled with their father or husband and in some places, were not allowed to own real estate in their own names or to sign legal documents.  When they married their name changed, sometimes multiple times making them harder to find and so they frequently get listed in genealogies by their given name and an approximate date of birth and death.  They have been referred to as our “invisible ancestors.”  This lecture looks at strategies to identify and write about our female ancestors.
Biography:  A Professional Genealogist and former Regional Manager for Apple Computer, I have been conducting family research for over 20 years.  I teach classes for beginners and lecture on a variety of subjects including Internet, Irish research and computer topics.  In addition, I provide consultations, research assistance and training.  I attended the National Institute for Genealogical Research at the National Archives, the Third and Fourth Irish Genealogical Congress in Ireland, the Salt Lake Institute – Irish Research and the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University where, in 2011 I was an Instructor for the Irish course.  I am a member of Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. 
Free and open to the public
Presented by Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc. 

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Tips & Tricks
FEDERAL LAND STATES were created from public domain, land the United States bought or acquired. The land was created into territories as the population spread out. Surveying is done according to the rectangular survey system.
[Land Records]
When writing to a relative for information, make specific requests. Don't ramble. Offer to share your information.
[Interviewing Family & Friends]
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