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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Genealogy Q & A at the Library!
If you've ever wanted to sit down with an AIGS member and get some direction to help solve genealogy questions that have come up in your research, now's your chance. An AIGS member will be available the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, unless otherwise noted, in the Genealogy section of the Fernandina Beach Library from 6 to 8 p.m. The dates for September are:
September 10th and September 24th
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The Amelia Island Genealogical Society is happy to announce the launch of our updated website.
For over 20 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 They grow steadily as we uncover and document additional unpublished record sets to reach a wider audience.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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Join Us for Our Next Monthly Meeting
7:00 PM Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Fernandina Beach Library Community Room
The regular monthly meeting of the Amelia Island Genealogical Society will be held 7:00 PM, September 15, 2015 at the Fernandina Beach Library Community Room. Chad and Kay Watt will present "Our Experiences Working at the National Archives in London," centered on their recent two-year volunteer service mission at the London Family History Centre located at the National Archives in England, using their time, expertise and resources to help patrons navigate the collections for genealogy. Centre resources include 30 computers, 15 microfilm readers, and 70K microfilms of mainly British records supplemented with selected subscription websites, all at no cost to patrons. Chad and Kay will share their experiences and review resources available for family research in British records.
Kay Watt is a retired office manager, and Chad is a retired multimedia design engineer. Both are active grandparents. The Watts have returned to their home in Fernandina Beach after their time in London and have rejoined the Amelia Island Genealogical Society. Much of their time is spent researching their families and consulting with others doing the same.
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