Genealogy Research Disaster Plan


Summer Genealogy Discussion Sessions


We are offering monthly round table discussion sessions on genealogy topics. These sessions meet on the second Monday of each month at the Mid-County Regional Library from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Plan to attend and keep your genealogy projects active throughout the summer.
No reservations are needed, just show up and bring your questions or problems to the group.
Who knows, someone may be able to offer some assistance or a suggestion that makes a big difference.
We will have available power strips  so you can plug in your laptops. Please contact Jim Maloney at maloneyj6@gmail.com if you can volunteer as an assistant for one of the dates below. 
 
 
Monday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm August 10
 
Room A/B
 

2015 Volunteer Luncheon Group Photo


Thank you to everyone who attended, it was a fun day!
The food was great and the friends were delightful.
To check out our group photo, click here
 


Upcoming Events
08/10/2015 - 10:30 am
Summer Genealogy Discussion Sessions
Mid-County Library room A/B
08/13/2015
Digitization: Preserving the Past for the Future
Florida State University, Panama City Beach, FL
09/05/2015 - 9:30 am
Research Using Land and Tax Records
Lee County Library, South Bldg., 1651 Lee St. Rm. A&B


Tips & Tricks
Primary evidence is personal testimony or a record created shortly after an event by a person with personal knowledge of the facts.

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.

Prepare a census timeline before you begin. Review what you will find in the census you are searching. Work backwards from the most recent census. Expect spelling and age variations.