Isle of Eight Flags
The written history of Amelia Island has unfolded under eight flags. Click on a flag for more information.
Next Meeting - January 17, 2017
The regular monthly meeting of the Amelia Island Genealogical Society will be held 7:00 PM, Tuesday, January 17, 2016 at the Fernandina Beach Library Community Room. Dickie Anderson will present "Great Houses of Fernandina – Architectural Masterpieces from Amelia Island's Golden Age," featuring several residences in the Fernandina Beach historic district and the histories of the families who built and lived in them.
Dickie Anderson, a trained docent at the Amelia Island Museum of History, is a popular speaker sharing her knowledge of the amazing history of Florida’s most northern barrier Island. Her weekly column, From The Porch, appears in the Fernandina Beach News Leader. Her articles appear in regional publications and the Amelia Islander magazine. She has published six books. Her most recent book Great Homes of Fernandina, Architectural Treasures from Amelia Island's Golden Age, in its second printing, profiles 25 houses located in the island's historic district.
Ms. Anderson has been recognized three times by the Florida Writer's Association with the Golden Palm Award, been a featured author at the Amelia Island Book Festival and is the past Executive Director. She was named Humor Writer of the Month by Erma Bombeck Writer's Workshop. In addition she coordinates a pet therapy program for local care facilities. She has three sons and four grandchildren, and she lives with her husband, Shelly, and Yorkshire terrier, Miss Flossie.
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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 They grow steadily as we uncover and document additional unpublished record sets to reach a wider audience.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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