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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 They grow steadily as we uncover and document additional unpublished record sets to reach a wider audience.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 email@example.com.
November 2020 Business Meeting - Virtual!
THE 2020 VIRTUAL ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING OF THE AMELIA ISLAND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
WILL BE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 7:00 PM EST
Due to Covid-19, the meeting will be online as a Zoom meeting. When finalized, the Board will provide a Zoom invitation and instructions for attending the meeting either by video and audio on your pc/smartphone or by telephone.
At the business meeting, the Society will elect officers and directors for 2021 and will approve the 2021 budget. Copy of both accompanies the proxy, which has been sent to the membership by email.
Under the By-Laws, the election requires a quorum of the membership to vote. A quorum is a majority of the membership either present in person or by proxy.
With the present uncertainty, the Board would like to obtain, before the scheduled meeting, as many voting proxies as needed to conduct the business of the Society at the meeting. Check your email and please submit your proxy.
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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