Member Meeting May 17, 2017   1:30 pm
Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Cordially Invites You To Its Member
Meeting at the Mid-County Library, Room C
Program: "Who Am I?"
   Discover new facts about your old friends.
If you're new, what better way to make us old friends.

2017 Volunteer Lunch Group Photo
Volunteer Recognition Luncheon April 19, 2017

Patricia A Owen Award for outstanding leadership
Presented by Pat Winters, Vice President
to Julia McIntyre, Past President 
Julia McIntyre Awarded for outstanding leadership

Upcoming Events
SWFLGG Annual Lunch Meeting at German Restaurant
Nat. Genealogicial Society Family History Conference
Raleigh, N.C.
05/17/2017 - 1:30 pm
May Member Meeting
Mid County Library Room C

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 writing to a relative for information, make specific requests. Don't ramble. Offer to share your information.
[Interviewing Family & Friends]
City Directories provide names and occupations of town residents and much local business information.
[Hometown Records]