The Genealogy Room
The Genealogy Room at the Fernandina Beach Branch of the Nassau County Public Library has an extensive collection of books of interest to family history researchers. The AIGS library collection consists of over one thousand volumes, including genealogy magazines; our main collection focus is on local history, colonial history and ‘how-to’ books about genealogy, but we also have a large collection of military books, as well as books covering research in many states and countries. All these books can be found in the online catalog at nassaureads.com. You can browse our collection, read descriptions of books, and request books to be put on hold for you to pick up at the library branch of your choice. All of our books, with the exception of the books in our Reserve Collection, are available for check out to AIGS members only. Back issues of genealogy magazines may be checked out; tables of contents for all magazines are on our website. Members are asked to show their membership card as well as their library card when checking out their books.
The Genealogy Room also houses the Fernandina Beach Branch Library’s Florida Collection. These books may be checked out by anyone with a Nassau County library card.
Two computers are available for genealogy research in the Genealogy Room and are usually already signed into the library website when you arrive. If not, just ask a librarian to log the computer in for you.
The library has several scanners including one for oversize documents.
Ancestry Library Edition
AIGS and Nassau County jointly underwrite a subscription to the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Anyone may use Ancestry while in any Nassau County library. You may bring your own laptop/iPad/phone to access Ancestry in the library, or may use any of the computers in the buildings; just ask for a code at the front desk for a WIFI connection.