Isle of Eight Flags
The written history of Amelia Island has unfolded under eight flags. Click on a flag for more information.
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SAVE THE DATE
September 9, 2017
Seminar: George G. Morgan
As part of the upcoming celebration of the 25th anniversary of AIGS, the Society will host a day-long seminar featuring George G. Morgan, international genealogical speaker and one of the hosts of The Genealogy GuysSM Podcast. Information on seminar details will be posted as it becomes available. Members will be able to vote on presentation topics - watch your email for a survey link!
If you are not familiar with Morgan's extensive resume, a click on the photo will take you to his bio.
Save the date!
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Genealogy Q & A at the Library
Do you have questions about family history research – perhaps how to get started or ideas for getting unstuck? A volunteer from the Amelia Island Genealogical Society will be available in the Genealogy section of the Fernandina Beach Library Branch to assist those interested in studying their family history. Stop by and see what resources are available.
Monday afternoon, May 15, 1 - 3 PM
Next General Meeting - May 16, 2017
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the Fernandina Beach Library Community Room at 25 S 4th St. Marlene and Tom Walters will present “Our Ancestral Journey,” explaining how they embarked on finding their ancestors and the difficulties faced as beginning genealogists. They will also share the different paths discovered and how their lives were affected.
Marlene Walters is a United Methodist minister with a Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Medical Ethics, and author of two books, Virtual Grace and Through Stained Glass. Tom Walters had a forty year career as an architect with his own firm in Wilmington Delaware and became a Colonel in the United States Army, serving as a reservist for thirty years in the intelligence service and the Corps of Engineers. The Walters have been married for 64 years and have three children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandbaby.
Where were YOU in 2002?
Nearly 15 years ago AIGS celebrated its 10th anniversary, now memorialized in scrapbook.
The book has been digitized and will soon be added to the Society's online collection.
If you scroll through and recognize unidentified faces, or if you have any special recollections of that evening, please drop us a line.
We'll update the collection with your notes.
Clicking on the link below will take you to the Society's public Forum posting where you can download the Scrapbook and comment.
Note: You must be logged in as a Member to comment.
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For over 24 years AIGS has been proud to serve both those seeking information about Amelia Island ancestors and those without local ties wishing to connect with other genealogists. Our upgraded site is another step to reaching as many as possible.
The physical AIGS research collection, through an agreement with the Nassau County Public Library system, is housed at the Fernandina Beach branch library where it is available to the public. If you cannot visit, a collection of online databases are searchable on this website. They grow steadily as we uncover and document additional unpublished record sets to reach a wider audience.
If you are already a member of this active group, you are familiar with its benefits such as monthly speakers, quarterly publications and monthly newsletter. Here you’ll continue to find information on upcoming events, both local and beyond. A newly added Forum section enhances member-to-member collaboration. If you’re new to genealogy, or would like to brush up on research skills, you might like to enroll in our annual Beginner Class, or join a project to increase your knowledge of the area.
The written history of this northern-most barrier island on the Atlantic coast of Florida stretches back to the 1500’s. That’s a lot of history! We can’t fill in all the blanks for you, but we hope you find your digital visit informative.
If you’re not already a member, we hope you consider joining us soon.
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