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
June 26, 2017 10:30-12:30 Organizing your genealogy computer files Julia McIntyre 
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
07/15/2017 - 10:15 am
Photo Identification for Genealogy
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library
08/19/2017 - 10:30 am
Don’t Force Your Descendants to Research You!
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

Tips & Tricks
It's very important to check maps. Boundaries change over time. Be sure the area where you think your ancestors resided is actually the area where they were.
[Hometown Records]
When the head of the household is no longer listed, don't assume he/she is dead. It's possible that the former head of household is now living with one of the children.
[Census]
The Research Log is very important for the time when you share you data or decide to publish your work. You will need to know your sources for obtaining each piece of information. Be VERY specific with your information quoting authors, titles, pages, publishers, etc.
[Charts & Forms]