2024 Membership Payments are Due!

It is time to renew your Amelia Island Genealogical Society membership! Membership dues remain the same as 2023, $25 for an individual, $35 for a "family" (two family members residing at same address).

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Introduction to Family History and Census Research

Fernandina Beach Library 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL, United States
Introduction to Family History Marcia will start this session out with an introduction to the Amelia Island Genealogical Society membership benefits as well as providing a brief look at the AIGS website. Once this has been done she will introduce the class to getting started with genealogy in the right way. Building Your Family Tree […]

Evidence and Analysis, Timelines, Vital Records Research, and Fundamentals of Land and Probate Records for Genealogists

Fernandina Beach Library 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL, United States
Evidence and Analysis, Timelines, and Vital Records Research Jim will provide a brief overview of Evidence and Analysis of genealogical records, how to create and utilize timelines in your ancestral research, and finish off this session with a look at Vital Records research. Fundamentals of Land and Probate Records for Genealogists The purpose of this […]

Organization, Documentation and Researching at Repositories, Citing Your Sources, and Researching at Depositories

Fernandina Beach Library 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL, United States
Document Organization The two most important tasks in genealogical research is organizing your findings and documenting the sources of your findings. Be kind to yourself and start these tasks immediately. The key for you is to find or create a system that works with your style of thinking! Marcia will review the variety of methods […]

Books, Periodical/Newspapers, and Special Collections and Immigration and Emigration Records

Fernandina Beach Library 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL, United States
Dennis will review and demonstrate how to access the various free online book repositories for your genealogical research. He will share the benefits of PERSI and periodical research, as well as Newspaper research through free and paid repositories. Finally, he'll discuss Special Collections that can be found online and offline that can assist you with your research. Dennis will review the push and pull reasons your ancestors may have had for leaving their old country and moving to the United States. He will review the variety of ports they may have arrived at, and then review searching the Ellis Island Passenger List website as well as Castle Gardens. He will finish the class with a look at naturalization records, where they can be found, and what type of evidence you can find in them.

United States Military Records from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam and Handwriting and Spelling Variations

Fernandina Beach Library 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL, United States
United States Military Records from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam Military Records are an excellent source of genealogy records. They cover a wide range of record data, ranging from enlistment, muster, pay, pension, medical, mission, and combat. Record quality and quantity increase and improve over time, with few records being available in the pre-colonial era […]

Tying It All Together – The PROCESS method of genealogical research

Fernandina Beach Library 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL, United States
Class Description PROCESS is a method I use to conduct research on client family trees as well as my own. You will find that a lot of the PROCESS method was discussed earlier in the different classes. This class is meant to tie it all together by sharing research results I have found while researching […]

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