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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For Our Next Monthly Meeting
October 16, 2018
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Public Library, 25 N 4th St. Marcia Pertuz will present 'Treasure or Trash? Preparing for the Future of Your Collection.' When you die, what will happen to all your family history research and artifacts? No one knows and values your collection more than you. It is up to you to take control—or not. Marcia will discuss ways to ensure materials end up where you want them to go and how to find and work with repositories, or family members, that will accept your personal and family records.
Marcia Fleming Pertuz is a retired elementary school teacher and principal. She serves as the chair of the AIGS Library Committee and teaches part of the annual AIGS Beginner Class in Genealogy. Marcia has been doing genealogy for over 30 years. She holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and has participated in the 18 month Professional Genealogy Online Study Group (ProGen). Professionally she specializes in research in Nassau County, Florida, as well as helping family historians set up systems to organize their research. Personal research areas of interest include Pennsylvania, Colonial New England, Colombia, Spain, France, Poland, and Slovakia.
Did You Know...?
DID YOU KNOW...that AIGS has the latest issues of Your Genealogy Today, Family Tree Magazine, and Internet Genealogy? You can find them at the Fernandina Beach Public Library in the genealogy section. Back issues are on the shelves!
Where were YOU in 2002?
15 years ago AIGS celebrated its 10th anniversary, now memorialized in scrapbook.
The book has been digitized and will soon be added to the Society's online collection.
If you scroll through and recognize unidentified faces, or if you have any special recollections of that evening, please drop us a line.
We'll update the collection with your notes.
Clicking on the link below will take you to the Society's public Forum posting where you can download the Scrapbook and comment.
Note: You must be logged in as a Member to comment.
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For over a quarter of a century 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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