Isle of Eight Flags
The written history of Amelia Island has unfolded under eight flags. Click on a flag for more information.
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Join Us for Our Next Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
7:00 PM at the Fernandina Beach Library Community Room
The regular monthly meeting of the Amelia Island Genealogical Society will be held 7:00 PM, Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Fernandina Beach Library Community Room. Ann Staley will present "Proving the 'Story'." Genealogists often find a biography or family narrative of an ancestor. Should these be taken as true? Not until they can be proved! Learn how to tear a story apart to find the resources needed to find the truth. In addition, a video will be shown on the upcoming May 2016 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference to be held in Fort Lauderdale.
Ann Staley is an instructor, consultant, trip leader, and lecturer. She is on the faculty of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Education Chairman and Webmaster for the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, and a Trustee of the Florida State Genealogical Society.
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Genealogy Q & A at the Library
Do you have questions about family history research – perhaps how to get started or ideas for getting unstuck? A volunteer from the Amelia Island Genealogical Society will be available the 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 6 to 8 PM in the Genealogy section of the Fernandina Beach Library Branch to assist those interested in studying their family history. Stop by and see what resources are available.
February 11th and 25th
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For over 20 years AIGS has been proud to serve both those seeking information about Amelia Island ancestors and those without local ties wishing to connect with other genealogists. Our upgraded site is another step to reaching as many as possible.
The physical AIGS research collection, through an agreement with the Nassau County Public Library system, is housed at the Fernandina Beach branch library where it is available to the public. If you cannot visit, a collection of online databases are searchable on this website. They grow steadily as we uncover and document additional unpublished record sets to reach a wider audience.
If you are already a member of this active group, you are familiar with its benefits such as monthly speakers, quarterly publications and monthly newsletter. Here you’ll continue to find information on upcoming events, both local and beyond. A newly added Forum section enhances member-to-member collaboration. If you’re new to genealogy, or would like to brush up on research skills, you might like to enroll in our annual Beginner Class, or join a project to increase your knowledge of the area.
The written history of this northern-most barrier island on the Atlantic coast of Florida stretches back to the 1500’s. That’s a lot of history! We can’t fill in all the blanks for you, but we hope you find your digital visit informative.
If you’re not already a member, we hope you consider joining us soon.
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