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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(Distanced) Q & A Returns March 2021!
AIGS is now offering one-to-one distanced brainstorming Q &A sessions for Members with Society Mentor volunteers.
To sign up, click the link below to read about our Mentors and their availability.
You must be signed in as a Member to view the page.
If you would like to be a volunteer, please contact Dennis Partridge
, our President, for information.
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AIGS has subscription to three major genealogy magazines: Family Tree Magazine, Internet Genealogy, and Your Genealogy Today (formerly Family Chronicle). Each are published six times a year and may be found in the Fernandina Beach branch library. Members can check out back issues with their library card and proof of AIGS membership. Here's a glimpse of two of the latest issues, available in early March.
And here's a peek at the articles inside.
Family Tree Magazine
AIGS HAS CANCELED ALL PHYSICAL EVENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society board members voted to cancel all physical events UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The board felt that with the demographic of our membership we should heed the responsible advice of medical authorities. We will be holding virtual meetings and events until we feel it is safe to return to in person meetings.
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.
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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
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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