Isle of Eight Flags
The written history of Amelia Island has unfolded under eight flags. Click on a flag for more information.
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society is happy to announce the launch of our updated website.
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 They grow steadily as we uncover and document additional unpublished record sets to reach a wider audience.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.
Join Us for Our Next Monthly Meeting
7:00 PM Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Fernandina Beach Library Community Room
"The Future as Memories" will present tools that make it fun to capture, share and archive family histories, and how to use them. Today's digital media technology offers amazing and affordable ways to capture life stories for future generations. In addition, the talk will include journaling, blogging, and publishing.
Denise Olson is a native Floridian, born and raised in St Augustine, with family ties from Texas to Virginia. She is a US Air Force veteran and an Army wife and recently retired as (civilian) webmaster for the Florida National Guard. Today Olson's focus is family history. Her blog, Moultrie Creek Gazette, discusses digital storytelling and tech topics and has been honored by Family Tree Magazine as a top 40 blog.
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