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 NEW Genealogy reference books just waiting for you!
Visit our website often, and tell your friends about our group.
 
 


Summer Class Schedule

Charlotte County Genealogy Society 2017  
Summer Class Mini Schedule
Classes are free and open to the public 
13th Year of Free Genealogy Classes at
The Mid-County Library Room C
Start your Week with CCGSI Class
Times
Class Topic CCGSI Team
July 24, 2017 10:30-12:30 Ancestry Family Tree Maker  Dottie Baugh
August 28, 2017 10:30-12:30 Using your computer for genealogy research-tips, tricks and short cuts Turia Clark Day


Tips

Remember that each generation doubles the number of ancestors. It's easy to get lost if you don't plan ahead for your trip.
Focus on one or two families. The others will still be there when you get to them.
 
When taking notes, use standard size paper, one surname per page. Record the source and identifying information so you can find it again, and the date and place you found info (volume and page). Use only accepted abbreviations (no homespun stuff). Understand basic terminology.
 


Upcoming Events
08/19/2017 - 10:30 am
Don’t Force Your Descendants to Research You!
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

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.
[Census]
When you're researching the census, be sure to look at 10 families before and 10 families after the family you are researching. These folks are most likely the friends (and family) of your ancestor. They lived in communities, not alone.
[Census]
To find a birth date from a death date, subtract the age in years, months and days from the date of death. This is a very close approximation.
[Basic Genealogy]