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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AIGS 25th Anniversary Seminar
George G. Morgan
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society (AIGS) is pleased to announce its 25th Anniversary Seminar featuring George G. Morgan, to be held 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2800 S. 14th Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida. There will be three presentations of interest to a wide range of genealogy experience levels:
Principles for Effective Evidence Analysis
Dissect Obituaries for New Clues
Seminar registration is $35 for the general public and $30 for AIGS members. Registration postmarked by April 14 is encouraged. Mail-in registration forms may be downloaded below or found at all Nassau County Public Libraries. The AIGS Events Calendar has additional topic descriptions, directions, and Morgan biographical details.
George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc. and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents in the U.S., Canada, England, on cruise ships, and in webinars, and is the prolific, award-winning author of hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, genealogical publications and online sites internationally. His twelfth book, the fourth edition How to Do Everything: Genealogy was released in January 2015. Morgan is co-host with Drew Smith, of the longest running genealogical podcast, The Genealogy Guys Podcast.
The AIGS mission is to support members and others in their efforts to learn about their family history, and to develop resources regarding the genealogy and history of Nassau County, Florida. To this end the Society contributes to funding of Ancestry® Library Edition, available at Nassau Co. Public Libraries, and maintains a large collection of genealogy material at the Fernandina Beach branch for public use. In addition the Society is actively involved in the identification and publication of unique local databases, such as cemetery indexes and obituary transcriptions, available for free on the Society's website.
SEMINAR REGISTRATION FORM
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Next General Meeting - March 20, 2018
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Did You Know...?
DID YOU KNOW...that AIGS has the latest issues of Your Genealogy Today, Family Tree Magazine, and Internet Genealogy? You can find them at the Fernandina Beach Public Library in the genealogy section. Back issues are on the shelves!
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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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. Our upgraded site is another step to reaching as many as possible.
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 publications and monthly newsletter. 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.
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.
If you’re not already a member, we hope you consider joining us soon.
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