The AIGS Education Committee will hold it’s first meeting in anticipation of starting back our Beginning Genealogy classes in January! All current (and past) members of the committee are encouraged to attend, so that we can get ourselves off on the right course. The committee chair is Jean Mann, and please contact her from your personal members page.
This meeting will discuss the duties of the Membership Committee and begin work on developing a New Members Welcome Packet.
The programs committee will meet at the Fernandina Beach Library to discuss potential programs for 2022.
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society board and officers meet monthly to handle the society business. AIGS membership is welcome to attend. This meeting is virtual: https://meet.google.com/cwt-ekde-nih or phone in at +1 650-667-2463 (PIN: 495225113) Required Agenda Items The Board must approve the slate of candidates to serve in 2022. Board will also appoint an Audit Committee for 2021.
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.
This is a virtual webinar put on by the Florida State Genealogical Society for free. Any AIGS member can attend. The GoToWebinar link to register is here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2978814905850037262 We’ll explore how historical events channeled Germans into certain areas and how chain migration drew allied families together. Many migrated from NY/MD/PA down the Shenandoah Valley into VA, NC and SC. Accessible rivers and railroads led to the establishment of the German Triangle between Cincinnati, Milwaukee and St. Louis. The National Road and German-language advertisements channeled them to Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin and points west. The 1848 Revolution led them to the Texas German Belt. Knowing where your ancestors settled in the mid-1800s can often lead you backwards by considering the migration routes of other Germans, particularly allied families. Presenter Sharon Cook MacInnes, Ph.D., CG, is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Genealogical Society. She specializes in Pennsylvania land records, colonial research, and methodology. Her 35-year chase over Pennsylvania for elusive ancestors revealed the importance of land to our ancestors and led her to publish the series “Early Landowners of Pennsylvania: Atlas of Township Warrantee Maps of *** County.” To date, she has compiled and published 8 volumes of county atlases pinpointing the original tracts and their owners. Sharon is the CEO of Ancestor Tracks (http://ancestortracks.com) which is dedicated to publishing online free, downloadable 19th-century maps of every county of Pennsylvania to be used with census records and published county histories.
Membership committee meeting.
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society board and officers meet monthly to handle the society business. AIGS membership is welcome to attend. This meeting is virtual: meet.google.com/emj-mgsq-bba or join by phone: 405-492-6125 PIN: 183 027 445# Required Agenda Items Board must adopt a budget for 2022.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Public welcome. Annual Meeting Information: Proxy statement 2022 slate of candidates AIGS budget for 2022
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society board and officers meet monthly to handle the society business. AIGS membership is welcome to attend. Google Meet joining infoVideo call link: https://meet.google.com/guf-hdmj-vpmOr dial: (US) +1 747-231-0349 PIN: ?241 101 347#More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/guf-hdmj-vpm?pin=4851630674544
Membership Committee will meet in person at the FBL to create the membership packets for the Beginner's Class.