Member Meeting October 21, 2015 1:30-4pm

Charlotte County Genealogy Society
2421 Event Center
2421 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte FL 33952


“In the Name of God, Amen” …

We start with a little information on why wills should not be overlooked … their importance in our ancestor research. Also… a bit of history on the requirements of a will in our ancestor’s time. Discussed are the last will and testament and the distinction between “will” and “testament.” Basic terms are reviewed (testator, executor, bequeath, etc.).  Who could make a will?  .. And what about married women?  We go over the purposes of will… property control, widow support, applied conditions and contingencies. We review the types of wills and look at actual wills for each type and the probate process as well as intestacy. We will analyze the will and look for genealogical clues in the will.
Program by Joanne Ryder

Charlotte County Genealogical Society Inc

Upcoming Events
10/17/2015 - 10:00 am
Fall Festival
27000 Sunnybrook Rd, Harbour Heights, Punta Gorda
10/19/2015 - 10:30 am
Legacy Users Group
Mid County Regional Library 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Room AB
10/19/2015 - 1:00 pm
Irish special Interest Group Meeting
Mid County Regional Library 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Room AB

Tips & Tricks
A person may not have been living on the day the census was actually taken (not the official day). However, all information is to be "as of the official census day."
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]
Church records may include births, christenings, marriages, deaths and burials. Be sure you have the correct church/religious denomination. If you’re not sure, search the churches closest to home first and then broaden your search in ever-widening circles.
[Church Records]