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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Family History – Fun and Foibles

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

What’s new in Family Tree Maker?

Fernandina Beach Library 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL, United States
Please join us on 17 January 2023 at 7pm in the Community room at the Fernandina Beach Branch Library, when we kick off the new year with a virtual presentation […]
Free

Genealogy or History? Collaborative Research in Action

Fernandina Beach Library 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL, United States
Come join us on 21 March 2023 at 7:00pm in the Fernandina Branch Library community room. Carol Clay, Past-President of the Southern Genealogist Exchange, Inc. will present "Genealogy or History? Collaborative Research in Action" where she will discuss two Jacksonville families research while extolling the benefits of the collection at the Southern Genealogist Exchange office on Sauterne Drive in Jacksonville.

How to Convert Old Photographs, Slides, & Videos into Digital Formats

Fernandina Beach Library 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL, United States
Cherished memories deserve special care, and preserving them for future generations is essential. We invite you to join us on April 18th, 2023, at 7:00 PM in the Fernandina Branch Library's community room for an informative session on converting photographs, slides, and videos into digital formats that can be treasured for a lifetime.

The Catholic Church Going West

Fernandina Beach Library 25 N 4th St, Fernandina Beach, FL, United States
Join us on 16 May at 7pm at the Fernandina Branch Library Community Room to listen to Bob Frey, who will tell us how he traced his ancestry back to the Catholics who established colonial Maryland, then later migrated to Kentucky and beyond. His ancestors settled the historic, western Kentucky Catholic settlement of Fancy Farm and helped build the St Jerome Church. Frey will discuss his ancestors’ arrival in Maryland from England in the 17th century and subsequent migration to Kentucky in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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