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 They grow steadily as we uncover and document additional unpublished record sets to reach a wider audience.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
June 16, 2015
IDENTIFICATION OF FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS WITH OBITUARIES
The regular monthly meeting of the Amelia Island Genealogical Society will be held 7:00 PM, June 19, 2015 at the Community Room of the Lime St. Police Department. George Bass will present "Identification of Family Relationships with Obituaries" and will discuss the importance of using these valuable resources when researching relationships to develop a family history. Also covered will be finding them, interpreting them, and using obituaries in conjunction with timeline analysis.
George Bass was born and raised on a farm in western North Carolina. He has lived in Orange Park, Florida since 1972, when he began work in genealogy. George attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. He retired in 1981 from the US Navy as a pilot performing aeronautical engineering duty. He then served as Adjunct Professor in Engineering Technology at Florida A&M University. George retired as a computer scientist and small business owner in 2006.
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