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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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  They grow steadily as we uncover and document additional unpublished record sets to reach a wider audience.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 June. 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

May 2020 Regular Meeting - Virtual!

We are happy to announce that the regularly scheduled general meeting for Amelia Island Genealogical Society for May will be held virtually! If you wish to participate please sign up IN ADVANCE with GoToWebinar ( - GoToWebinar will send you an "invitation" with a link to view the webinar. On May 19 at approximately 7:00 pm you should click on the invitation link in order to follow the webinar. Who's scheduled for the meeting?
Prospecting for Family History in Unexpected Places
Speaker: Annette Burke Lyttle
Many records of genealogical value are hiding in places we might not think to look for them. How do we discover those hiding places? Like a prospector searching for the mother lode, we can employ a search strategy to help us uncover a gold mine of information in unexpected places.
About the Speaker:
Annette Burke Lyttle
Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

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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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