Amelia Island Genealogical Society, Nassau County Florida
Amelia Island Genealogical Society
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The written history of Amelia Island has unfolded under eight flags. Click on a flag for more information.
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Welcome Genealogists!
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.

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. We provide an informative Nassau County Florida research guide if your ancestors are from here.

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.
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  They grow steadily as we uncover and document additional unpublished record sets to reach a wider audience.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 publication (Nassau Genealogist) and the monthly newsletter (The Geneline). If you’re not already a member, we hope you consider joining us.

The Amelia Island Genealogical Society board members voted to cancel all events through the end of July. The board felt that with the demographic of our membership we should heed the responsible advice of medical authorities.
  1. The Saturday morning classes (Genealogy 102) that Dennis Partridge was to conduct in March is postponed. Dennis will be in contact with all class members about potential future dates.  Any member, who wants a refund of their $20 paid for the sessions, can request one from him.
  2. All Library Q&A sessions are canceled.
  3. All Board and committee meetings are canceled.
  4. All SIG meetingsn are canceled.
The Board apologizes for the inconvenience.
if you have questions, please call me (President Bob Frey) at 904 432-8508 or e-mail

September 2020 Regular Meeting Program - Virtual!

The Program Committee is pleased to announce that we are still able to offer you a program on Tuesday, September 15 at 7 pm.
The program will feature an archived webinar by Jill Morelli, entitled Using Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence
The meeting will be via GoToWebinar, and you must pre-register at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing an “invitation” and information/link for joining the virtual meeting/webinar.
Webinar Abstract: Every 10 years the US Federal Government gathers data to apportion the House of Representatives. You may not know that in the 1800s, they also gathered statistical information related to business and industries, communities, agriculture, mortality and assessment of the insane, physically handicapped, and those individuals in prison. Some of these schedules will provide you with evidence, while others provide context interpretation of other pieces of evidence that are bolstered and your family history enlivened. Using examples of each, learn how these schedules can help, why they were established,
and where they can be found. 
Presenter: Jill Morelli lectures and writes on genealogical topics that often transcend the more narrowly defined family history. She provides general genealogy services and house histories in the Puget Sound and national venues. She has spoken before large (300+) and small groups and is an engaging and entertaining speaker who conveys genealogical concepts suitable to the level of the audience. She has been previously published in local, regional, and national publications. Jill writes frequently at her blog 'Genealogy Certification: A Personal Journey' about her educational efforts to become a certified genealogist.

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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.
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