Welcome you to the website of the Fairfax Genealogical Society (FxGS)! The Society provides education and training for family history researchers in the Fairfax County, Virginia, area.  Although based in Fairfax, many of our members are not native to the area and so our research endeavors are not restricted to local genealogy. Indeed our interests are national and international in scope as may be reflected in the breadth of our varied Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Given our location, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the Society incorporates into its general activities such fine research facilities as the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) library. We invite you to explore this website for more information and to join us for our next program. We hope you will come back again and, of course, we would love for you to consider membership in our Society.

2017 Spring Conference Registration Now Open!

FxGS is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 2017 Spring Conference, "Finding Elusive Ancestors - Tools and Techniques for the Search," being held 31 March and 1 April at the Westin Tysons Corner. For more information, visit our 2017 Spring Conference page.

November Newsletter Available

The November issue of the FxGS newsletter is now available in the Member's section. This edition contains some wonderful photos and stories. A sampling of the highlights includes:
  • A great recap of our Fall Fair by FxGS President Janet Bailey
  • "Sometimes You Should Pitch the "Rules"" By Janet Hall Werner

  • Library of Congress Trip Report and upcoming Field Trips by Field Trip Coordinator Susan Zweighaft

For those looking for the print edition, it should be hitting your mailboxes no later than November 20. If you have a story, trip report or photograph that you'd like to share with your fellow members, please email newsletter@fxgs.org.

Congratulations Barry Kline!

Congratulations are in order to FxGS member Barry Kline. Barry has been elected to a three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). The FGS announced the results of its recent election for FGS officers and board members on October 28, 2016. The election was conducted online September 1-30, with all FGS delegates eligible to vote. Office terms for those elected will begin on January 1, 2017. FxGS is a proud member of FGS and excited to see Barry in this leadership position.

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The Fairfax Genealogical Society has a Twitter account, @FxGenSoc! Follow us for all of the latest happenings from our society meetings, education sessions and events!

Fairfax Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 2290, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-2290

Upcoming Events
01/19/2017 - 11:00 am
Genealogy 101: Getting Started
Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA 20109-2892
01/21/2017 - 12:00 pm
​Social Media and Genealogy
Washington DC Family History Center, 10000 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD 20895
01/21/2017 - 1:30 pm
Irish SIG: What Led To Griffith's Valuation
City of Fairfax Regional Library, Conf. Rm. 214, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA.