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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.
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 They grow steadily as we uncover and document additional unpublished record sets to reach a wider audience.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
AIGS HAS CANCELED ALL PHYSICAL EVENTS THROUGH October
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.
- 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.
- All Library Q&A sessions are canceled.
- All Board and committee meetings are canceled.
- All SIG meetings 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 2020 Regular Meeting Program - Virtual!
The Program Committee is pleased to announce that we are still able to offer you a program on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 pm.
Please join us for our monthly (virtual) meeting TODAY, Tuesday, October 20 at 7 pm, featuring an archived webinar by Peggy C Lauritzen, AG, entitled But, It's All on the Internet!
The meeting will be via GoToWebinar, and you must pre-register to attend at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4559709215502153741
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing an “invitation” and information/link for joining the virtual meeting/webinar. About 10 minutes before our meeting click on the invitation link. We will join you at the time of the meeting and will then proceed with our scheduled presentation.
About the presenter:
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, was involved in genealogy before she was even born. The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach. The love of her family’s history has never left her. With her experience serving as a Family History Director, she frequently speaks at genealogical societies, workshops, seminars, and webinars where she loves bringing genealogy to life. Some of those would include The Ohio Genealogical Society, The Ohio State University, Brigham Young University, and many other state and local genealogy societies. She has recently completed several Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, and is a well-known webinar presenter. She is also an instructor at Ancestry Academy.
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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