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For over a quarter of a century the Amelia Island Genealogical Society (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.

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Old Town Fernandina Land Plats – 1811-1821

Fernandina was the last city platted by the Spanish in the New World, thirty years after the plat of Los Angeles. The plat of what is now known as Old Town follows the traditional elements of city planning in the New World by the Spanish. A town plaza faced the harbor with streets laid out in a grid pattern with lots measuring 46 feet wide and 96 feet deep. The Spanish Governor’s order to rezone Fernandina was signed on May 10, 1811, and read as follows: “Whereas, for the purpose of regulating the town of Fernandina on the Island of………

Obituaries from the Florida Mirror, 1878-1880

These obituaries and estate sale notices were transcribed from the Florida Mirror issues for 30 Nov 1878, 7 Dec 1878, 28 Dec 1878, 4 Jan 1879, 1 Feb 1879, and 21 Jan 1880. The names of those deceased: Judge John Friend, John C. Griswold, Dr. F. P. Wellford, Rev. Archibald Baker, Mrs. Harriet Willis, Liberty Billings, and Charles L. Hoyt.

The Nassau County Genealogist: Online Table of Contents

The Amelia Island Genealogical Society has published the Nassau County Genealogist continuously since 1994. A print only publication, indexed in PERSI, The Nassau County Genealogist features stories and history of Nassau County, Florida, and its people. It also provides genealogical records which pertain to Nassau County, Florida. Jean Mann has served as the sole editor since the quarterly was first published! Our quarterly is published in January (Winter), April (Spring), July (Summer), and October (Fall). There have been occasional combining of issues and during Covid of 2020 some issues were unable to be published. The Amelia Island Genealogical Society is publishing The Nassau…

Attendees at Nassau County Florida Funerals

While creating the Nassau County Florida Obituaries data set the Amelia Island Genealogical Society volunteers also extracted a list of those who attended the funeral. It was hoped that genealogists could utilize this list of people to find individuals who may have been related to the decedent.

Nassau County Florida Current Obituaries

An index of obituaries and death notices from the Fernandina Beach News-Leader, January 2016 – Present plus all obituaries from the News-Leader and some obituaries from the Florida Times- Union from October 1992 through December 2007. Obituaries from Nassau County Record from January 2017 – Present are now included.

General Land Office (GLO) index for Nassau County Florida

This data includes 127 land transactions for Nassau County Florida, and includes the name of the individual who purchased the land, the signature date, the document number and the Florida Land transaction reference number.

Government Land Office Records

The General Land Office Records are available for Florida online at the Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records.

Member Contributions

Available for download are articles, histories and stories about Amelia Island and Nassau County, Florida and the individuals and families who came to this area.

Nassau County Wills Index 1870-1908

The Index of wills for Nassau County Florida from 1870 to 1908 contains 105 Wills which are summarized in this data set. They are also contained in their complete form on Family History Library microfilm, # 954987.

Nassau County Wills Index 1870-1908

Nassau County Cemeteries

Nassau County Cemeteries provides an alphabetical list of known burial grounds in Nassau County including their AKA names. You can search through each cemetery from their individual page, or search all the listings at once.

Wingate Cemetery

The Wingate Cemetery, also known as the Old Campbell Homestead Cemetery, is North of Yulee Florida. This page provides the exact location and the results from all known surveys of the Wingate Cemetery.
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Genealogy Articles

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Sky Line at Fernandina Beach Rapidly Changing

From Nassau County Leader, 1926 The sky line at Fernandina Beach is rapidly changing, and it is predicted that before the opening of the 1927 season it will have pretty much the appearance of Pablo or Daytona Beach. Among those who have recently built attractive cottages at the beach are…

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Notes From The November 15, 1879, Florida Mirror

Capt. C. W. Yulee and Miss Florida Yulee arrived on Tuesday last. Mr. James W. Thompson, of the Kearsarge House, North Conway, N.H., has leased the Spencer House at St. Mary’s, Ga. Eugene Sweeney, Esq., of Mobile, Ala., was in town this week, in the interest of the proposed steamship…

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Obituary Notice – Colonel Mark Wm. Downie

from The Florida Mirror, November 15, 1879 Colonel Mark Wm. Downie died at the Mansion House, in this city, on Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock, aged 43 years and 8 months, a brave humble Christian. He was born in St. Johns, New Brunswick, and in early youth became a citizen…

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Obituary Notice – Captain Gamaliel Fisher

from The Florida Mirror, November 15, 1879 This community is deprived of a worthy and highly respected citizen by the sudden death of Capt. Gamaliel Fisher, who was lost at sea, October 29th, on a voyage from New Bedford, Mass., to the Cape Verde Islands. The vessel which he commanded,…

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Braddock & Christopher Families

Contributed by William Braddock John Braddock was born on 23 May 1731 in South Carolina. On 16 July 1769, he married Lucia Ann Cook, the daughter of James Cook. They were the parents of five known children: John David (1776-1841) married Martha Christopher; William (1777-1855) married Charlotte Christopher; Lucia (b….

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Muster Roll of Company B, 1st Regiment, Fernandina, 1902-1907

Contributed by Lynn James 2 April 1902 – 30 September 1902 Mullen, Louis, CaptHunter, Edgar J., 1st LieutJeffreys, R. A., 1st SgtNagel, Peter, Qmstr SgtWilliams, Carl H., SgtMizell, J. Jr., SgtKelly, Dan A., SgtCarleton, Robert P., Sgt Hall, Henry W., CplMcNain, C. Brandon, CplFolsom, Frank B., CplMcDonell, Eugene P., CplJohnson,…

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Biography of Daniel S. Austin

from Lewis County Historical Society’s Shakin & Diggin, Vol. 15 #4 Daniel S. Austin was born in England on 25 March 1842. He enlisted in the Union Army as a private on 7 August 1862 in Cleveland, Ohio, with Company A, 7th U.S. Infantry, 2nd Division. He participated in battles…

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