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
Search the Message Boards for others looking for the same person(s) you're researching. You go to the Board to search but you can ask to be notified of new entries.
[Internet Research]
Naturalization is the process of becoming a citizen. It is a two step process and takes about five years. The Declaration of Intent or 1st papers can be filed after two years of residency. Naturalization and the Oath of Allegiance are taken after an additional three years of residency.
[Naturalization]
Vital records and event information are more reliable when they are recorded near the time of the happening. The longer the time from the event occurrence that the record is made, the less accurate it may be based on the memory of the person involved.
[Vital Records]