The Executive Board and members of the Fairfax Genealogical Society (FxGS) would like to welcome you to our website. 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). That having been said, the area is home to many important historical and genealogical gems. Further, 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.
FxGS has received word from the Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia that featured speaker Mark Lowe is ill and unable to speak at GRIVA’s Fall Conference this Saturday, 10 October
. GRIVA has therefore postponed the conference with a reschedule date yet to be determined. Continue to check GRIVA.org
for updated information.
Fall Fair Registration Now Open
Fairfax Genealogical Society will hold our annual Fall Fair on November 7, 2015. The Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell, will join us to explain how we can add a little law to our genealogical toolkit. Additional information, including registration, is available on our Fall Fair page
Fall Fieldtrips Planned
The Fairfax Genealogical Society is pleased to announce two upcoming field trips for members. Additional details, including registration, for each field trip is available here
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Trip to the Virginia Room
While the Virginia Room is renowned for its extensive collections pertaining to regional history, there are also many other items of interest to the researcher working beyond the borders of the Commonwealth. For instance, the Virginia Room maintains books relevant to German and Jewish research, books about general genealogical research techniques as well as many genealogical society newsletters and magazines. Access to several subscription databases is provided including American Ancestors, Ancestry and Accessible Archives, a database of 18th and 19th century newspapers and magazines.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Trip to the Library of Congress
This trip will focus on collections in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room as well as the Local History and Genealogy Reading Room. After orientations in each of these areas, we will break for lunch in the cafeteria on the sixth floor of the Madison Building. The afternoon will be free for you to pursue your own research at the Library.
Fairfax Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 2290, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-2290
10/10/2015 - 9:00 am
Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia Fall Conference
Clover Hill High School, 13301 Kelly Green Lane Midlothian, VA
10/13/2015 - 7:00 pm
FxGS Executive Board Meeting
City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA
10/17/2015 - 9:30 am
Washington DC Family History Library, 10000 Stoneybrook Dr, Kensington, MD