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Nassau County Death Certificates 1904-1939

The records on this dataset consist of death certificates in which Nassau County was either the location of the death or burial. That’s an important distinction as not all of these individuals died within Nassau County. Please see the specifics for each record. Genealogists can find within these records the following information if known: name, sex, color, age, death date, death place, burial date, cemetery, birth date, birth place, residence, occupation, marital status, spouse’s name, father’s name, father’s birth place, mother’s name, mother’s birth place, death certificate number, and an image of the actual death certificate on file. Click on………

Lockwood-Brooks

A transcription of the 1929 Fernandina newspaper article about the Robert B. Lockwood and Francis Alphia Brooks marriage. Added to that is a brief family record. This information was subsequently published in The Nassau County Genealogist, vol. 5, p. 59.

Sanders-Wild Marriage

From an unknown newspaper 1926 Sunday afternoon, July 4, 1926, the marriage of Miss Grace Sanders and Mr. Kelly K. Wilds was solemnized by the pastor, Rev. T. J. Herring, at the First Baptist Church. The church was decorated with white daisies and fern. A chain of daisies was gracefully draped from the choir loft and vases of them made a border around the altar which was most effective. Miss Alice Dana and brother, Mr. Joe Dana, played very sweetly upon the piano and violin and promptly at three o’clock the wedding march pealed forth and the groom and his………

Muster Roll of Company B, 1st Regiment, Fernandina, 1902-1907

Contributed by Lynn James 2 April 1902 – 30 September 1902 Mullen, Louis, CaptHunter, Edgar J., 1st LieutJeffreys, R. A., 1st SgtNagel, Peter, Qmstr SgtWilliams, Carl H., SgtMizell, J. Jr., SgtKelly, Dan A., SgtCarleton, Robert P., Sgt Hall, Henry W., CplMcNain, C. Brandon, CplFolsom, Frank B., CplMcDonell, Eugene P., CplJohnson, J. P., CplBrooks, Council M., CplLivingston, J. Felix, MusicianWolff, Edwin L., Artificer Privates: Byrd, Chas.Baker, James M.Boen, John R.Carrio, Mannie J.Dougherty, LevanGoldstein, LouisGoldstein, HarryHall, J. B. GordonKelly, FrankManucy, Robt S.Livingston, Woodward C.Rofen, J. ArthurRutishauser, Walter J. Starbuck, Harry F.Sharp, Chas B.Smith, A. W.Silva, Geo.Wilds, W. NaylorWilliams, James A.Wilson, W. B.Wingate,………

Burials at Bosque Bello Cemetery

The following persons are buried at Bosque Bello Cemetery according to the city cemetery records. However, no marker, either temporary or permanent, was found when the Cemetery Committee made its inventory of Bosque Bello in 1997. Anyone wishing further information should contact the City of Fernandina Beach. NameBurial DateAndrews, EllisOctober 21, 1995Baker, Frances LucilleNovember 21, 1991Battison, Helen M.September 6, 1991Brennan, Suzanne RobinsMarch 30, 1993Brown, BerthaNovember 2, 1996Brown, JacobNovember 30, 1993Bunch, Walter PhillipOctober 1, 1996Butler, Anthony BernardJuly 24, 1993Coes, JasonSeptember 17, 1992Collins, Pricilla A.March 3, 1995Dorman, Mary CorinneOctober 1, 1996Drummer, Joanne MarieNovember 25, 1994Everhart, Betty AnnDecember 7, 1992Fiala, PatrickOctober 4, 1994Foster,………

Jury for the Fall Term – October 1881

This is a list of the jury drawn for the fall term of the Circuit Court for Nassau County in October 1881 and originally published in The Florida Mirror, October 15, 1881. This information was subsequently published in The Nassau County Genealogist, vol. 5, p. 30.

Mortuary Reports – March-May 1884

June 7, 1884, from The Florida Mirror “The mortality list we publish covers three months, and embraces not only the city of Fernandina, but Amelia Island, a population of over 3000 persons. It will be noted that but 2 white adults are included, one of an advanced age. That a large proportion of the deaths are children, and that the death rate for the whole population does not exceed a ratio of 4 per cent per annum, a statement that speaks well for the health of Fernandina.” Mortuary Report of Amelia Island for Months of March, April and May. Furnished………

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Angel Island Immigration Station

Finding Passenger Lists

The following passenger lists start with a film number. That number is clickable and it will take you to the specific database on FamilySearch for you to search. At the end of each listing is a link to a guide for the microfilm that FamilySearch scanned and indexed. These guides are in PDF format and available from the National Archives. Finding Atlantic, Gulf, and Great Lakes Lists M334 A Supplemental index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (Excluding New York), 1820—1874. Guide M575 Copies of Lists of Passengers Arriving at Miscellaneous Ports on the…

1904 Death Certificate Isaac Brown

Protected: Nassau County Death Certificates 1904-1939

The records on this dataset consist of death certificates in which Nassau County was either the location of the death or burial. That’s an important distinction as not all of these individuals died within Nassau County. Please see the specifics for each record. Genealogists can find within these records the following information if known: name, sex, color, age, death date, death place, burial date, cemetery, birth date, birth place, residence, occupation, marital status, spouse’s name, father’s name, father’s birth place, mother’s name, mother’s birth place, death certificate number, and an image of the actual death certificate on file. Click on………

1903 Oldsmobile Curved-Dash runabout

Automobubbling in Nassau County, Florida

Theodore William Waas registered the first automobile in Nassau County, Florida in 1906. He owned an Oldsmobile Curved-Dash runabout, a popular model of the time known for its affordability and simple design. The car was powered by a 4.5 horsepower engine and had a top speed of 20 miles per hour. The car’s open roof and minimal interior allowed for a unique driving experience, although only two people could ride at a time. The cost of the car was $650, which might have been a significant expense for the Waas family who had four children and lived in a small…
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What’s new in Family Tree Maker?

Our January general meeting was attended last night by 35 people, a large portion of them visitors to our society. Mark Olsen did a wonderful job demonstrating the new version of FTM 2019, and we thank him for taking the time to do it!

2023 AIGS Membership – Please Renew or Join!

October is here already!  It has been a year of recovery for AIGS after the 2021 COVID impacts.  We have grown our membership numbers from 83 (2021 year end) to our current count of 122.  The 2022 monthly meeting presentations have been quite varied, both in topic and format – we’ve had a great combination of in-person and virtual (live) presenters, covering subjects including DNA, local land grant and Fort Clinch history, ancestor research, the history of the US Census, and military records research. There is one more meeting this year – please join us for our November program!

5 Genealogy Books All Researchers Need

I was tasked this year with coming up with only 5 books that every genealogist needs to read or own. This wasn’t as easy as it sounds, because each genealogist has different needs based on their family’s ethnicity, location, etc. As a result, these books are intentionally general in nature and often, specific to US research. There are over 1600 books in the Amelia Island Genealogical Society collection available to you, and more than 100 of them feature guides and assistance in your research. If you have a specific location or subject matter, then there is a good chance we…

“Ancestor Road Show” 2022

During our Annual Meeting, on November 15, members had the opportunity to talk briefly about a family heirloom or tell a family history, as part of our traditional show-and-tell. Marcia Pertuz started us off with a PowerPoint presentation on town bands in the early 1900s. We also learned that in NY State each city, town, village, or borough has a town historian, who can be an invaluable source of information. Jim Shroads put time, place and information into context, based on a 90-year-old newspaper that he had found under his house during renovation work. Jean Mann went even further back in time.…

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