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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 They grow steadily as we uncover and document additional unpublished record sets to reach a wider audience.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 JUNE
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society board members voted to cancel all events through the end of June. 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 meetingsn 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 2020 Regular Meeting Program - Virtual!
The Program Committee is pleased to announcethat we are still able to offer you a program on Tuesday, June 16 at 7 pm. Thanks to the Florida State Genealogical Society, please join us for an archived webinar of a presentation by Thomas MacEntee, entitled:
After You're Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research.
If you wish to participate, please sign up IN ADVANCE with GoToWebinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4294485017985703181
GoToWebinar will send you an "invitation" with a link to view the webinar. On June 16 a little before 7:00 pm you should click on the invitation link in order to follow the webinar.
Webinar Abstract: Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you’re gone? Learn how to ensure that your hard work carries on. Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, we'll review how to create an action plan for preserving your genealogy research.
Presenter: Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. He is a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder, and more. Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.
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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