Member Meeting September 16, 2015

Charlotte County Genealogy Society
Member Meeting
September 16, 2015 1:30-4pm
2421 Event Center
2421 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte FL 33952

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Upcoming Events
09/05/2015 - 9:30 am
Research Using Land and Tax Records
Lee County Library, South Bldg., 1651 Lee St. Rm. A&B
09/14/2015 - 10:30 am
Legacy Users Group
Mid County Regional Library 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Room AB
09/16/2015 - 1:30 pm
Member Meeting
2421 Event Center /2421 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Tips & Tricks
Remember to document everything you find on your ancestors.

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.

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.