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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Genetic Genealogy

Our President Bob Frey will present an adapted version of his Genetic Genealogy lecture during the Beginners Course earlier this year, using the Zoom videoconferencing program. Bob will discuss the basics of DNA in easy to understand terms; review the types of DNA tested for genetic genealogy purposes; and review the primary DNA testing companies.The virtual …

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“Pits I Have Fallen In and How to Avoid Them”

Please join us for our next AIGS Virtual Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021, at 7:00 PM. “The best thing about making mistakes is the opportunity to learn from them. I’ve made my share of genealogical mistakes over the years, but I’ve learned that most of them have resulted from faulty assumptions. In this talk, we’ll examine eight commonly-held but incorrect assumptions and consider some strategies and resources to help head off errors before they happen.”

Finding Isaac and Dora Peckham

During our next virtual meeting, genealogist Linda Olsen will give a LIVE presentation about her research into the eventful lives of Isaac and Dora Peckham, who served as keepers of the St. Simons Lighthouse in the late 1800s.

How to Write Biography

You’ve explored a broad array of sources for discovering the facts of your ancestors’ lives, and you’ve depicted those facts schematically on pedigree charts and family group sheets. In last month's meeting you saw how those bare-bone facts may be fleshed out into real-life events, which is what many of us are seeking in genealogy. A narrative genealogy or family history is a collection of biographies of people related by blood—in other words, an anthology of the life stories of kinfolk. In this lecture, we’ll see the process of constructing and narrating the biography of an ancestor. Come join us on Tuesday, July 20 at 7:00 – 8:00pm, to listen to a professional recording of a lecture by Professor John Philip Colletta, titled How to Write Biography.

Collecting family history with a Harley and a camera

Fernandina Beach Library 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL, United States
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.

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