Member Meeting October 19, 2016

Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc 
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Bryan Mulcahy, M.L.S.
Librarian, Fort Myers Regional Library
October 19, 2016
1:30 pm-4pm
2421 Event Center
2421 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte FL 33952

Upcoming Events
09/26/2016 - 10:30 am
CCGSI Workshop: Autosomal DNA
Mid County Library Room C
09/26/2016 - 1:30 pm
CCGSI Workshop: DNA Q&A
Mid County Library Room C
10/01/2016 - 9:00 am
Florida Genealogical Society Fall Seminar
Saunders Library, 1505 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL

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.
An "executor" is named by the testator and is required by the court to post a bond. An "administrator" is appointed to handle the affairs of one who dies intestate (without a will).
[Probate Records]
Death Records can be the least accurate records depending upon the knowledge of the person reporting the information about the deceased.. Unfortunately, you will never be able to report your own information. How much do your children know about you?
[Vital Records]