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Member Meeting October 15, 2014@1:30pm

Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Presents
Member Meeting October 15, 2014 @1:30pm
Welcome to All
"Hamburg and Bremen:  Gateway to the New World"
Presenter:  Werner Ropers
Of all the ports in Europe, Hamburg and Bremen became the "Gateway to the New World" for emigration to America.  We'll trace the emigrant’s journey from their homeland to America and what they had to go through to seek a better life for themselves and their children.
 
Whether you have a German emigrant or any other nationality you will enjoy this look at what your ancestor had to indoor before they left from Europe Ports. We think Ellis Island was bad, wait to you hear what our speaker has to tell you about the departing ports!


We invite you to join our Society or attend a meeting as a guest.
Please stop by the library and meet our volunteers who are there to
help you research your famiy history.
Mid-County Library
2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd.
· Port Charlotte, FL 33952
 
 
We have Genealogy reference books just waiting for you!
Visit our website often, and tell your friends about our group


 
Charlotte County Genealogical Society Inc
 
 

 
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
10/04/2014 - 9:00 am
“The Proof is in the Puzzle”
University of South Florida, Marshall Student Center
10/15/2014 - 1:30 pm
Member Meeting

10/16/2014 - 12:30 pm
Introduction to U.S. Immigration Records !
Cypress Lakes Presbyterian Church 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers


Tips & Tricks
STATE LAND STATES are states that owned and distributed their lands. This includes the original 13 colonies, Kentucky, Maine, Tennessee, Vermont and West Virginia, Hawaii and Texas. They use "metes and bounds" to survey the land.

Immigration is entering a country where you are not a native to take up permanent residence. Emigration is leaving a country where you have been a citizen.

Naturalization is the process of becoming a citizen. It is a two step process and takes about five years. The Declaration of Intent or 1st papers can be filed after two years of residency. Naturalization and the Oath of Allegiance are taken after an additional three years of residency.