Amelia Island Genealogical Society, Nassau County Florida
Amelia Island Genealogical Society
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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AIGS 25th Anniversary Seminar 
George G. Morgan

The Amelia Island Genealogical Society (AIGS) is pleased to announce its 25th Anniversary Seminar featuring George G. Morgan, to be held  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2800 S. 14th Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida. There will be three presentations of interest to a wide range of genealogy experience levels:

Principles for Effective Evidence Analysis

 Dissect Obituaries for New Clues

Sidestep Genealogy

Seminar registration is $35 for the general public and $30 for AIGS members. Registration postmarked by April 14 is encouraged. Mail-in registration forms may be downloaded below or found at all Nassau County Public Libraries. The AIGS Events Calendar has additional topic descriptions, directions, and Morgan biographical details.

George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc. and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents in the U.S., Canada, England, on cruise ships, and in webinars, and is the prolific, award-winning author of hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, genealogical publications and online sites internationally. His twelfth book, the fourth edition How to Do Everything: Genealogy was released in January 2015. Morgan is co-host with Drew Smith, of the longest running genealogical podcast, The Genealogy Guys Podcast.

The AIGS mission is to support members and others in their efforts to learn about their family history, and to develop resources regarding the genealogy and history of Nassau County, Florida. To this end the Society contributes to funding of Ancestry® Library Edition, available at Nassau Co. Public Libraries, and maintains a large collection of genealogy material at the Fernandina Beach branch for public use. In addition the Society is actively involved in the identification and publication of unique local databases, such as cemetery indexes and obituary transcriptions, available for free on the Society's website.


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For Our Next Monthly Meeting
 April 17, 2018
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Public Library, 25 N 4th St. Ann Staley will present City Directories – A Line-by-Line Account of Our Ancestors. Many types of directories have been published that may help a researcher today solve their family history brick walls – one is the City Directory. The evening’s presentation will examine city directories available to researchers, how to find them, and how they can be used to locate a person at a particular place and time and group people by place of residency or association with others. Also included: city directory 'parts' – yellow, green and white pages; benefits of directories clues – forwarding research through census, marriages, land records, etc.; associated problems/concerns when using city directories; and research strategy.
Ann Staley is an instructor, consultant, trip leader and a lecturer at local, state and national conferences. Raised in Mobile, AL, Ann has been researching her family since 1980 from Alabama, Mississippi, and Virginia to France, England, and Germany. She is the Education Chairman and Webmaster for the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc.; the Secretary of the Genealogical Speakers Guild; a trustee of the Florida State Genealogical Society; on the faculty of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies; and has been an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists since 2000. Ann's enthusiasm for genealogy is contagious and her stimulating programs are very informative
Public welcome.

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Did You Know...?

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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!

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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.
Note: You must be logged in as a Member to comment.

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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. 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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