Isle of Eight Flags
The written history of Amelia Island has unfolded under eight flags. Click on a flag for more information.
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 They grow steadily as we uncover and document additional unpublished record sets to reach a wider audience.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.
Join Us for Our Next Monthly Meeting
March 17, 2015
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Police Department, 1525 Lime Street.
Sharon Gilley will present the Missing in America Project (MIAP), a national program that seeks to identify, locate, and find families for cremated remains of American veterans left unclaimed in funeral homes and assure the veterans are interred with full honors. MIAP may also serve in place of the family to repay a veteran for services they have rendered. The speaker will discuss the research process using records similar to those in standard genealogical work.
Sharon Gilley, who lives in the Jacksonville area, has been involved in MIAP for some time and has done work in Florida, Texas, Virginia and New York. Her NY work allowed her to find information on two Civil War veterans who were then interred with full military honors. She has recently become a member of the Orange Park DAR. Public welcome.