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For over a quarter of a century the Amelia Island Genealogical Society (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.

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Old Town Fernandina Land Plats – 1811-1821

Fernandina was the last city platted by the Spanish in the New World, thirty years after the plat of Los Angeles. The plat of what is now known as Old Town follows the traditional elements of city planning in the New World by the Spanish. A town plaza faced the harbor with streets laid out in a grid pattern with lots measuring 46 feet wide and 96 feet deep. The Spanish Governor’s order to rezone Fernandina was signed on May 10, 1811, and read as follows: “Whereas, for the purpose of regulating the town of Fernandina on the Island of Amalia in …

Obituaries from the Florida Mirror, 1878-1880

These obituaries and estate sale notices were transcribed from the Florida Mirror issues for 30 Nov 1878, 7 Dec 1878, 28 Dec 1878, 4 Jan 1879, 1 Feb 1879, and 21 Jan 1880. The names of those deceased: Judge John Friend, John C. Griswold, Dr. F. P. Wellford, Rev. Archibald Baker, Mrs. Harriet Willis, Liberty Billings, and Charles L. Hoyt.

The Nassau County Genealogist: Online Table of Contents

The Amelia Island Genealogical Society has published the Nassau County Genealogist continuously since 1994. A print only publication, indexed in PERSI, The Nassau County Genealogist features stories and history of Nassau County, Florida, and its people. It also provides genealogical records which pertain to Nassau County, Florida. Jean Mann has served as the sole editor since the quarterly was first published! Our quarterly is published in January (Winter), April (Spring), July (Summer), and October (Fall). There have been occasional combining of issues and during Covid of 2020 some issues were unable to be published. The Amelia Island Genealogical Society is publishing The Nassau County Genealogist …

Attendees at Nassau County Florida Funerals

While creating the Nassau County Florida Obituaries data set the Amelia Island Genealogical Society volunteers also extracted a list of those who attended the funeral. It was hoped that genealogists could utilize this list of people to find individuals who may have been related to the decedent.

Nassau County Florida Current Obituaries

An index of obituaries and death notices from the Fernandina Beach News-Leader, January 2016 – Present plus all obituaries from the News-Leader and some obituaries from the Florida Times- Union from October 1992 through December 2007. Obituaries from Nassau County Record from January 2017 – Present are now included.

General Land Office (GLO) index for Nassau County Florida

This data includes 127 land transactions for Nassau County Florida, and includes the name of the individual who purchased the land, the signature date, the document number and the Florida Land transaction reference number. The General Land Office Records are available for Florida online at the Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records.

Member Contributions

Available for download are articles, histories and stories about Amelia Island and Nassau County, Florida and the individuals and families who came to this area.
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AIGS Volunteer Opportunities – We Need You!

For any organization (large or small), there’s always more work to be done than there are people to do it. For some situations, it’s just a matter of hiring more people to get it done. However, non-profit groups such as AIGS, have no paid staff and depend entirely …

President’s Message for June 2022

Summer is in full swing here on our little Island paradise and as such, my attention has been drawn to things other than Amelia Island genealogy. I expect many of you are in the same boat as I am. But don’t get so busy that you miss out completely on …
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Goodbread Genealogy

The following information is given on individuals with connections to Nassau County followed by the ancestor chart of James Taliaferro Goodbread who presently lives in Cleveland, Oklahoma. Details of the lineage are given with the ancestor chart.
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Ancestors of James Taliaferro Goodbread

Provides an Ahnentafel chart of James Taliaferro Goodbread through his Nassau county, Florida roots backwards until he reaches the Nordheim, Germany area in the 1500s.
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Herbert Eustace Goodbread

Herbert Eaustace Goodbread was the fifth child of Phillip Souder Goodbread, Jr. and Mabel Clair Goodbread. He was born on September 29, 1898 in Nassau County, Florida, and died in Tucson, Arizona, on June 28, 1986.
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Houston Parrish Goodbread

Houston Parrish Goodbread was the eighth child of Phillip Souder Goodbread, Sr. and Elizabeth Ann Parrish. He was born on April 19, 1876 at Chester, Nassau County, Florida. He died on April 22, 1953 at Edgewater, Volusia County, Florida. On November 28, 1909, he married Frances Strickland in Nassau County, …
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Family of Jacob Tapley Goodbread and Charlotte Lee Colson

Jacob Tapley Goodbread, third child of Phillip Souder Goodbread and Elizabeth Ann Parrish, was born on October 10, 1862. He died December 17, 1948, at Callahan, Nassau Co., Florida. He was married in Nassau County on January 29, 1885, to Charlotte Lee Colson.
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