A Welcome Message from the President

Dear Friends of Genealogy:

Welcome to the official website of the Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation serving Charlotte County in Southwest Florida since 1976.

Our mission is to assist and educate our members and our community in their quest for genealogical and historical information.

The Society year 2017 promises to be another exciting year as we continue to partner with the Mid-County Regional Library to fulfill our mutual goals of serving the public and providing assistance to those researching their family history.

The genealogy research room in the library houses a collection of books, family histories, genealogy periodicals, lineage society records, genealogy CDs, and CCGS publications. Two computers, a microfilm/fiche reader, and volunteers are available to assist you.

CCGS offers workshops, help sessions, and classes on genealogical topics. Watch for details on our website, in the local newspapers and flyers in the library.

The Genealogical Society meets monthly (except for July and August) on the third Wednesday. We offer monthly programs, special interest group gatherings, and the opportunity to meet other genealogists. Meeting time and location are posted on the website on the Home page and the Events page. Members receive our monthly newsletter, the Geneagram, which contains genealogical tips and articles, Society events, and member information.

We invite you to join our Society or at least attend one of our meetings as a guest. Please stop by the library and meet our volunteers, sign up for our free classes, visit our website often, and tell your friends about our group.

With sincere regards,

Barb Lawruk, 
President

Click here to view the IRS Letter of Determination confirming 501(c)(3) status on the Charlotte County Genealogical Society. 

 


Operating Year: January - December 2017


Officers 2017
President: Barb Lawruk
Vice President: Pat Winters
Secretary: Lyla Howell
Treasurer: Julia McIntyre
Past President: Dottie Baugh
Asst. Secretary: Marilyn Cannon
 
Committees 2017
Education: Renee Burwell
Genealogist: Jim Maloney, Jr.
Membership: Ray Liberatore
Public Relations: Judy Malbuisson
Ways and Means: Vacant
Web Liaison: Wilson Yerk
Editor: Vacant
Library Chair: Maureen Ashton-Schwartz
Library Assistant Chair: Julia McIntyre
Library Assistant Chair: Susan Laubengayer
Library Assistant Chair: Dottie Baugh
 
Library Volunteers
Library Chair: Maureen Ashton-Schwartz
Volunteer: Susan Laubengayer
Volunteer: Dottie Baugh
Volunteer: Julia McIntyre
Volunteer: Jim Maloney, Jr.
Volunteer: Pat Winters
Volunteer: Ray Liberatore
Volunteer: Carol Cox
Volunteer: Alison Denight
Volunteer: Raymond Gallagher
Volunteer: Matt Felber
Volunteer: Sylvia Felber
Volunteer: James Keil
Volunteer: Barb Lawruk
 
Seminar 2017
Seminar Chair: Julia McIntyre
Seminar Co-Chair: Pat Winters
Seminar Registration: Barb Lawruk
Seminar Food: Lyla Howell
Seminar Publicity: Judy Malbuisson
Committee: Raymond Gallagher
Committee: Cathy Negrycz
Committee: Dorothy Riesenbeck
Committee: Barbara South
Committee: Kim Gallagher
Committee: Ann Stout
Committee: Maureen Munn
Committee: Barbara Kratz
 
Election Committee 2017
Election Chair: Vacant
Election Committee: Vacant
Election Committee: Vacant
 
Holiday Luncheon 2017
Holiday Planners: Vacant
Planner: Vacant
Planner: Vacant
Planner: Vacant
 

Purpose and Objectives

 The purpose of our Society is to create, preserve, and maintain a viable organization in the Charlotte County area through which the membership:

  • provides, promotes, and advances genealogical research, education, and data recording;
  • offers assistance, advice, and counsel to individuals seeking to research their family histories;
  • fosters an environment of support, cooperation, and fellowship for persons involved in such endeavors; and
  • acquires, collects, and provides genealogical and historical information to libraries and archives.
CCGSI Featured in News Article in Port Charlotte
 
CCGSI was featured in an articles in the Port Charlotte Sun Newspaper on November 22, 2016, on page A7. Click the link below to see the article and photos.