Member Meeting November 19, 2014@1:30 pm

 
 
In honor of Military Appreciation Month
Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Presents
Discovering Hidden Gems in Military Records
Brought to you by Dottie Baugh
Hosted by Raymond Gallagher
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Find A Grave

A resource for finding the final resting place of family, friends, and famous individuals. With millions of names and photos, it is an invaluable tool for the genealogist and family history buff.

 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Events
11/19/2014 - 1:30 pm
Member and Guest Monthly Workshop
Port Charlotte Beach Park
12/10/2014 - 12:00 pm
Holiday Luncheon
Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club


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.

When you're researching the census, be sure to look at 10 families before and 10 families after the family you are researching. These folks are most likely the friends (and family) of your ancestor. They lived in communities, not alone.

Begin with the latest census available and work backwards. U.S. Census records have been take since 1790. Before 1790 you can use Tax Lists and other local lists that might have been compiled, according to the state you are researching in.