Member Meeting February 15, 2017   1:30 pm
24 Twenty-one Event Center
2421 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte

Member Meeting & Seminar March 15 9:00am

Charloette County Genealogical Society Seminar 
2421 Event Center, 2421 Tamaiami Trail, Port Charlotte
Using Family Photos in Genealogy Research
presented by by Maureen Taylor,
Specialist in Identification, Preservation,
and Analysis of Historical Photos
aureen Taylor is a frequent speaker at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles. Her television appearances include The View and The Today Show.  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, and The New York Times. Maureen also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles, and online columns for such media as
Seminar Topics:
· Identifying and Dating Family Photographs
· Discovering Genealogical Clues in 19th Century Photographs
· Reading Immigration Clues in Photographs
Reservations required. Please use the attached form to register

Genealogy Research Disaster Plan

Upcoming Events
01/23/2017 - 10:30 am
CCGSI Class Genealogy
Mid County Library Rm. C
01/23/2017 - 1:30 pm
CCGSI Class Beginning Genealogy 1
Mid County Library Rm. C
01/25/2017 - 1:00 pm
Englewood Genealogical Society
Tringali Community Center, 3450 N. Access Rd., Englewood, FL

Tips & Tricks
Meaningful genealogy requires thought. Develop a plan “ "Why am I doing genealogy?" Set goals of what you plan to accomplish in a reasonable time frame, i.e., go back 4 generations, go back to the immigrant ancestor, do only my father™s male line, etc.
[Basic Genealogy]
The U.S. census is taken every 10 years on a designated census day by an enumerator in a specific area called an enumeration district (E.D.). The first U.S. census was done in 1790; there are no U.S.censuses before 1790. The 1890 census was destroyed. Census information is kept confidential for 72 years after the census is taken.
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]