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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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 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.
Thursday evenings, October 13 & 27, 6 - 8 PM
Monday afternoons, October 17 & 31, 1 - 3 PM
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Thursday evening, November 10, 6 - 8 PM
Monday afternoons, November 14 & 28, 1 - 3 PM
There will be no Genealogy Q & A dates in December 2016 or January 2017.
Due to volunteer availability, Genealogy Q & A will resume in February 2017.
Annual Meeting - Tuesday, November 15
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will hold its November meeting at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 15, 2015 at the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Library at 25 N. 4th St.
The program will be the annual “Ancestor Road Show”. This year's theme is DNA genealogy. Other items from family tree research are also welcome. Presenters are asked to limit their stories to 5 minutes or fewer.
In addition the membership will vote on 2017 Board and Budget in the Annual Meeting.
Members unable to be present are asked to submit a proxy ballot found in the November issue of the Geneline.
The November meeting is the final General Membership meeting of 2016.
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For over 23 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 They grow steadily as we uncover and document additional unpublished record sets to reach a wider audience.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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