Genealogy Program: How to Find Women in Records

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The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Branch Library, 25 N. Fourth St.

Margo Fariss Brewer will give a virtual presentation on Finding Women in County, State, and Federal Records: What You Really Need to Know. How can you find your female ancestors in most of the records they may have been reported in? We will discuss which local, county, state, and federal records are most likely to include female ancestors, what information they may contain, ways to get better results, and how to obtain a copy of your female ancestor’s record.

Margo Fariss Brewer is a lecturer, consultant, and instructor. She has co-led genealogy research trips to libraries in Salt Lake City, Utah and Fort Wayne, Ind. Margo has been a lecturer and instructor for 23 years. Her genealogy courses include beginning through advanced methodology, finding and acquiring military records, locating and understanding land records, and writing your family history narrative so it will be read.

Attendance is free and open to the public. For more information about the AIGS, visit its website at