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Amelia Island Genealogical Society Meets on May 21

The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will hold their next meeting on May 21 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Library. Marsha Phelts will present a program about American Beach, a 200-acre coastal community of African Americans on the southern end of Amelia Island, some of whose descendants still live in the area.

Phelts is the author of An American Beach for African Americans, The American Beach Cookbook, and many others. The Fernandina Beach Library is located at 25 North 4th Street.