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
Do you have questions about family history research – perhaps how to get started or ideas for getting unstuck? A volunteer from the Amelia Island Genealogical Society will be available in the Genealogy section of the Fernandina Beach Library Branch to assist those interested in studying their family history. Stop by and see what resources are available.
Thursday evenings, September 8 & 22, 6- 8 PM
Monday afternoons, September 12 & 26, 1 - 3 PM
for Our Next Monthly Meeting,
Tuesday, September 20
The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Fernandina Beach Library Community Room at 25 S 4th St. Marie Santry will present “A Continuing Education Approach to Effective Genealogical Research." Genealogical education is a constant pursuit in sharpening skills, learning new techniques, and staying current with new sources. The evening's presentation will provide a plethora of ways to gain the continuing education needed to become a savvy researcher. Popular blogs and podcasts, seminars and webinars, on-line learning courses, and genealogical institutes and university programs will also be discussed.
Marie Santry has been researching her family history for over 25 years and has helped others in their search as well. She has presented programs for AIGS, the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Coastal Georgia Genealogical Society, Amelia Island Historical Society, and Amelia Island Museum of History. She is past-president of AIGS, past–regent of the Amelia Island Chapter NSDAR, and a former vice-chairman of the Genealogical Records Committee of the Florida State Society DAR. She also serves the Florida State Genealogical Society, reviewing applications for their “Descendant of Florida Pioneers” Program.
Marie taught high school and college math for 14 years before joining RCA as an Electrical Engineer in 1983. She retired from Lockheed Martin in 2003, having worked for over 20 years in the fields of Automated Test Equipment and Jet Flight Simulators.
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For over 23 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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