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2019 Beginner Genealogy Class - Registration
Thursday, November 1 through Saturday, January 5, 2019
2019 Beginner Genealogy Class - Registration  (Beginner Class)
Phone or Email
 
REGISTRATION OPEN
 
AIGS will hold its annual Beginner Genealogy Course five consecutive Saturdays starting January 5, 2019 at 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM.
 
Classes will be held in the Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room, 25 N. 4th St.
 
$40 individual/$65 couple (includes 1-year AIGS memberships) or $15 existing member.
 
Class size limited.
 
Contact Larry Conte to register: (305)926-2978 or email:
 



AIGS General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, December 18
AIGS General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm
Not at the Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room, 25 N 4th St.
No General Membership Meeting in December - see you in 2019!



2019 Beginner Genealogy Class
Saturday, January 5, 2019
2019 Beginner Genealogy Class  (Beginner Class)
Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room, 25 N 4th St
 
SESSION 1


2019 Beginner Genealogy Class
Saturday, January 12, 2019
2019 Beginner Genealogy Class  (Beginner Class)
Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room, 25 N 4th St
 
SESSION 2


AIGS General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
AIGS General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room, 25 N 4th St.
 
Thank You for the Shoes tracks the life of a 13-year-old boy who embarks on a solo journey in the early 1900s from Southern Italy to America in search of his father's grave. The story exposes the issues causing the 30-year mass migration of Southern Italians to America, resulting in nearly four million Italian immigrants coming to the US between around 1880 and 1924. Nearly half came between 1900 and 1910 and most were fleeing abject rural poverty in Southern Italy and Sicily. Today, Americans of Italian ancestry are the nation's fifth-largest ethnic group. Based on one man’s life, Raffaela Marie Rizzo shows the impact of the social and economic conditions impacting these migrants’ lives and the forces that shaped them into Americans.
 
A nearly life-long genealogist, Ms. Rizzo will address the issues she confronted in her research to ensure the story and the family names were historically accurate. Over the course of several years, she learned the ins and outs of research of genealogy records in Italy and the sad loss of many records here in the USA.
 
Raffaela Marie Rizzo Fenn is a former senior executive with numerous business and marketing communications awards. She earned an MBA from Jacksonville University and a BA in media studies from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is a member of the Florida Writers Association, Florida Authors and Publishers Association, and the Independent Book Publishers Association.
 
Born in Italy and raised in Connecticut, she relocated to Amelia Island in 1990 for Rayonier. After a 12 year stint in Atlanta as the inaugural president of the US National Peanut Board she returned to Amelia Island in 2013 when she and her husband Mark Fenn decided to start life 3.0 with some businesses of their own.  In addition to Ms. Rizzo’s own writing, she and Mark help other authors fulfill their goals through Giro di Mondo, their publishing services company.
 
Ms. Rizzo has been an active participant in many community organizations where she served in leadership roles. Most recently served on the Board of the Directors for the Boys & Girls Club Foundation, and is past president of the Amelia Island Book Festival, where she currently serves as Board secretary and Celebrity Author Chair.  She and her husband Mark are parishioners of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, where Ms. Rizzo serves in the lector ministry.
 
 
Public welcome.


2019 Beginner Genealogy Class
Saturday, January 19, 2019
2019 Beginner Genealogy Class  (Beginner Class)
Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room, 25 N 4th St
 
SESSION 3


2019 Beginner Genealogy Class
Saturday, January 26, 2019
2019 Beginner Genealogy Class  (Beginner Class)
Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room, 25 N 4th St
 
SESSION 4



2019 Beginner Genealogy Class
Saturday, February 2, 2019
2019 Beginner Genealogy Class  (Beginner Class)
Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room, 25 N 4th St
 
SESSION 5



Library Committee Meeting
Monday, March 11, 2019
Library Committee Meeting  (Committee Meetings)
2:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library, 25 N 4th St., Genealogy Section



Library Committee Meeting
Monday, May 13, 2019
Library Committee Meeting  (Committee Meetings)
2:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library, 25 N 4th St., Genealogy Section



Library Committee Meeting
Monday, July 8, 2019
Library Committee Meeting  (Committee Meetings)
2:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library, 25 N 4th St., Genealogy Section



Library Committee Meeting
Monday, September 9, 2019
Library Committee Meeting  (Committee Meetings)
2:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library, 25 N 4th St., Genealogy Section



Library Committee Meeting
Monday, November 4, 2019
Library Committee Meeting  (Committee Meetings)
2:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library, 25 N 4th St., Genealogy Section