Collecting family history with a Harley and a camera

Fernandina Beach Library 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL
Theron Rogers, as a volunteer for Find a Grave, goes around on a Harley Davidson taking pictures of gravestones. Theron will give us a short introduction to Find a Grave, a website that allows you to see the burial sites of your family and friends. He will then tell us about his adventures on his motorcycle, the many cemeteries he visited and the fascinating graves he discovered and photographed.
Free

Ancestors Road Show and 2021 Annual Meeting

Fernandina Beach Library 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will hold its annual meeting at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Public Library, 25 N 4th St. Following the election of officers and approval of the budget for the next year, there will be short introduction to the new AIGS website. After that it will be time for our popular show-and-tell, a.k.a. the “Ancestor Road Show”. Members are invited to bring heirlooms, photographs, scrapbooks or other items for general display, and give a short (3 minutes) verbal presentation on these items. If you wish to share a story with us, please let us know well in advance by writing to programs@aigensoc.org Public welcome. Annual Meeting Information: Proxy statement 2022 slate of candidates AIGS budget for 2022
Free

Family History – Fun and Foibles

Fernandina Beach Library 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL
Come join us on 20 September 2022 at 7pm in the Community room at the Fernandina Beach Branch Library where Joel Warner will present his discussion topic of "Family History - Fun and Foibles." This presentation tackles some research problems from four different families. Warner's goal in this presentation is to use real cases he has worked on to demonstrate how perseverance and luck will often help research solve problems.  Some may take patience as more and more records become available.  But there is great satisfaction with connecting yourself to the real lives of the real family members who contributed to what and who you are.

Finding Women in County, State, and Federal Records: What You Really Need to Know

Fernandina Beach Library 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL
Join us on 18 October 2022 at 7pm at the Fernandina Beach Library where professional genealogist Margo Fariss Brewer will present "Finding Women in County, State, and Federal Records: What You Really Need to Know." How can you find your female ancestors in most of the records they may have been reported in? We will discuss which local, county, state, and federal records are most likely to include female ancestors, what information they may contain, ways to get better results, and how to obtain a copy of your female ancestor’s records.
Free

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