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NOTICE -- Fairfax County Schools are closed today, Thursday, February 26 due to the snow.  Accordingly, we have to cancel our Thursday night monthly meeting and reschedule it for next Thursday.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 5th, at Kilmer Middle School Lecture Room, 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, Virginia, at 7:30 p.m.  The speaker will be Sharon MacInnes, speaking about tax records.
 
 
Spring Conference page has been updated - 2/2015
 
Please see Call for Papers under Call for Papers Tab - new for 2015-2016
 
 

Welcome

 
The Executive Board and members of the Fairfax Genealogical Society (FxGS) would like to welcome you to our website. We hope your visit will be rewarding and we encourage you to click on the Menu Titles provided at left to navigate through the offerings (more on website navigation). Only a few of our features are not open to the general public, those items being reserved for membership. We hope you will come back again and, of course, we would love for you to consider membership in our Society. Our assets are stellar and are briefly introduced below.
 
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, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and its library.
 
We have a wide range of activities available for members and visitors, including scheduled and special events, and ongoing and special projects. Our regularly scheduled activities include Monthly Program Meetings, Monthly Education Classes, and Field Trips. Once yearly in Fall and Spring we hold our All-Day Fall Fair and our 2-Day Spring Conference. As a Society, we generally have on-going projects such as the  Surname Research project, Revolutionary War Service, and War of 1812 Service. In the past and present, we often conduct projects that may be limited in scope but from which we reap timeless benefits. You may see the results of many of our projects throughout the website and in the Members Only section.
 
We have many resoures available to us as members. To name a few, we have our award-winning monthly publication the FxGS Newsletter and the Audio Tape Lending Library.
 
 
We invite you to explore this website for more information and to join us for our next program.

Upcoming Events
03/05/2015 - 7:30 pm
“Taxes: The Gift That Keeps on Giving...to Genealogists!”
Kilmer Middle School, Lecture Room 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA 22182
03/26/2015 - 7:30 pm
“Across County Lines: Two States, Multiple Counties – What's a border?”
Kilmer Middle School, Lecture Room 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA 22182
04/24/2015 - 7:30 pm
“Maximize Your Census Research: A Case Study”
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA 22027