Amelia Island Genealogical Society, Nassau County Florida
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REGISTRATION - AIGS 25th Anniversary Seminar: George G. Morgan
Tuesday, April 18 through Saturday, September 9
REGISTRATION - AIGS 25th Anniversary Seminar: George G. Morgan  (Regional Events)
LDS Church, 2800 S 14th St., Fernandina Beach, FL
 
REGISTRATION OPEN!
One-day seminar with George G. Morgan scheduled for September 9, 2017. Additional event details are listed under the entry for the date - scroll down to September 9.
 
 


VOLUNTEER - AIGS Bosque Bello Cemetery Tour
Tuesday, April 25 through Saturday, October 21
VOLUNTEER - AIGS Bosque Bello Cemetery Tour  (Local Events)
In anticipation of AIGS 25th Anniversary Celebration, VOLUNTEER for the Bosque Bello Cemetery Tour scheduled for Saturday, October 21, 2017. Volunteers are needed for character reenactors, tour guides, and support staff.
 
Contact Event Chair Bob Frey: 904-432-8508
 
Event details, as they become available, will be listed under the entry for the date - scroll to October 21.



Genealogy Q & A
Monday, July 31
Genealogy Q & A  (Local Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library
An AIGS member will be available in the Genealogy section to answer your pressing research questions.  Come on down, browse the Society's collection, and get some potential new ideas for your family history research!



Genealogy Q & A
Monday, August 7
Genealogy Q & A  (Local Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library
An AIGS member will be available in the Genealogy section to answer your pressing research questions.  Come on down, browse the Society's collection, and get some potential new ideas for your family history research!


AIGS Board Meeting
Thursday, August 10
AIGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
5:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room


AIGS Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, August 15
AIGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room
Speaker: Patricia Charpentier
 
Your Journey Story
A journey story is one of the most popular approaches to writing family history. Learn to combine your genealogical adventures and experiences with the research obtained into an interesting family history story. Write yourself into the story and take your readers along as you master the microfilm machine, revel in finds as you come to know those who have gone before you.


Jacksonville Genealogical Society Meeting
Saturday, August 19
Jacksonville Genealogical Society Meeting  (Regional Events)
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Webb-Wesconnett Library, 6887 103rd Street, Jacksonville, Florida
Speaker: Miles Meyer
 
Topic: FamilySearch Unveiled
 
FamilySearch.org is one of the largest FREE online genealogy databases. During this live demonstration we will discuss the benefits and pitfalls of the FS Family Tree, how to discover records using hints, how to find unindexed digital records, how sourcing works and why it is important, how to use the Wiki, and many other topics. Come learn how to use one of the most important genealogy sites on the internet.

Meeting is free and open to the public.



Genealogy Q & A
Monday, August 21
Genealogy Q & A  (Local Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library
An AIGS member will be available in the Genealogy section to answer your pressing research questions.  Come on down, browse the Society's collection, and get some potential new ideas for your family history research!



Genealogy Q & A
Thursday, September 7
Genealogy Q & A  (Local Events)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library
An AIGS member will be available in the Genealogy section to answer your pressing research questions.  Come on down, browse the Society's collection, and get some potential new ideas for your family history research!


AIGS 25th Anniversary Seminar: George G. Morgan
Saturday, September 9
AIGS 25th Anniversary Seminar: George G. Morgan  (Regional Events)
LDS Church, Fernandina Beach, FL
One-day seminar with George G. Morgan.
 
 
 
Printable Registration Mail-In Form below.
 
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. He 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. He is a regular writer for the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Family Tree Magazine, Internet Genealogy and Your Genealogy Today. He has won writing awards from the Association of Professional Genealogists and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. George is co-host with Drew Smith of the longest running genealogical podcast, The Genealogy Guys Podcast, and his company produces the Genealogy Connection podcast at http://genealogyguys.com. The podcasts have been downloaded over 2.5 million times by thousands of listeners around the globe. 
 
Topics:
 
Principles for Effective Evidence Analysis
It is imperative that we use both traditional and online resources in our research and work them in tandem. With the volume of digitized resources growing exponentially each year, our rapid access to original genealogical records online may flood us with more information than we can handle. It is easy to rush through the evidence examination and analysis processes, increasing the probably that we will miss critical details. It is critical that we take the time to carefully analyze all the evidence content for clues implied or suggested. This lecture discusses the principles of highly effective genealogical evidence analysis and shows examples of capturing all the clues to expand and improve our research.
 
Dissecting Obituaries for New Clues
Obituaries are miniature biographies for the deceased. The writers were compelled to compress as much information into a small amount of text. Your job is to carefully analyze the content of the death notice, obituary, and/or funeral notice and look for clues. This seminar presents a methodology for dissecting an obituary, determining what information is provided or inferred, identifying record types that may be available, where those records are located, and how to access them.
 
Laying Out Clues in Funeral Home Records
Funeral home and mortuary records can provide clues to many other sources, especially before death certificates were issued and between censuses. Learn what information may be included, what it infers, and places to locate the records. Examples of records from online sources are presented and discussed.
 
Sidestep Genealogy
Brick wall research blocks are inevitable. We strive to start with ourselves and work backwards, but sometimes there are impediments that stop us in our tracks. It is then that we must use our most creative research skills, and it is essential that we move to other family members. That means researching our ancestors' siblings, uncles, aunts, cousins, and the collateral lines with which they are connected. Sidestep genealogy means researching these alternative individuals, their records, the places that they lived, and other resources. This lecture will make you stop and think about what alternative research paths you might use, and point you to new resources you may never have considered.
 


Library Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 12
Library Committee Meeting  (Committee Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library


AIGS Board Meeting
Thursday, September 14
AIGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
5:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room


Genealogy Q & A
Monday, September 18
Genealogy Q & A  (Local Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library
An AIGS member will be available in the Genealogy section to answer your pressing research questions.  Come on down, browse the Society's collection, and get some potential new ideas for your family history research!


AIGS Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, September 19
AIGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room
Panel discussion "Have You Lost Your Way?"



Finding Your Roots
Tuesday, October 3
Finding Your Roots  (Media (TV, podcast, etc.))
PBS Channel

“Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” is returning Oct. 3. Celebrities who will learn about their ancestors include Scarlett Johansson, Aziz Ansari, Bryant Gumbel, and Garrison Keillor.



Genealogy Q & A
Thursday, October 5
Genealogy Q & A  (Local Events)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library
An AIGS member will be available in the Genealogy section to answer your pressing research questions.  Come on down, browse the Society's collection, and get some potential new ideas for your family history research!


AIGS Board Meeting
Thursday, October 12
AIGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
5:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room


Genealogy Q & A
Monday, October 16
Genealogy Q & A  (Local Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library
An AIGS member will be available in the Genealogy section to answer your pressing research questions.  Come on down, browse the Society's collection, and get some potential new ideas for your family history research!


AIGS Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, October 17
AIGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room
Research Delivered: An Introduction to Newsreaders by Denise Olson


AIGS Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 21
AIGS Cemetery Tour  (Local Events)
Bosque Bello Cemetery
Join us for a guided tour.
 
Details will be updated as they become available.



Genealogy Q & A
Thursday, November 2
Genealogy Q & A  (Local Events)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library
An AIGS member will be available in the Genealogy section to answer your pressing research questions.  Come on down, browse the Society's collection, and get some potential new ideas for your family history research!


AIGS Board Meeting
Thursday, November 9
AIGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
5:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room


Library Committee Meeting
Tuesday, November 14
Library Committee Meeting  (Committee Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library


Genealogy Q & A
Monday, November 20
Genealogy Q & A  (Local Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library
An AIGS member will be available in the Genealogy section to answer your pressing research questions.  Come on down, browse the Society's collection, and get some potential new ideas for your family history research!


AIGS Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, November 21
AIGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room
ANNUAL MEETING
 

The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will hold its November meeting at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Library at 25 N. 4th St.  The program will be the annual “Ancestor Road Show”.

In addition the membership will vote on 2018 Officers and Budget in the Annual Meeting. Members who cannot attend are asked to submit a proxy ballot found in the November Geneline.

Public welcome.




AIGS Board Meeting
Thursday, December 14
AIGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
5:00 pm
Fernandina Beach Public Library Community Room


AIGS Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, December 19
AIGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm
Nowhere whatsoever at all!
No general membership meeting in December.