About the Society

The Fairfax Genealogical Society was formed to promote fellowship and cooperation among persons who are conducting genealogical research and to aid those doing research in our area. Its goals are:
  • to collect, preserve, and disseminate genealogical information
  • to promote proper genealogical methodology by highlighting education and adherence to standards of accuracy and thoroughness
  •  to foster scholarly writing and publications
  • and to promote the preservation of records and resources.
We are researchers who come together to promote the highest standards, but also to enjoy the camaraderie and opportunities that such an organization provides. We appeal to beginning genealogists as well as to advanced researchers; our monthly events and spring and fall daylong conferences are well-attended by both new and long-time members, and virtual events bring in researchers from distant points.
Please click on the submenu items at the left under "Membership" to see membership how-tos, selected Governance documents, and descriptions of monthly programs, education classes, and field trips.
Volunteer Opportunities
The Fairfax Genealogical Society is a volunteer-based organization, and our work would not be possible without members stepping forward to lend a hand. We are always looking for volunteers and, by experience, have found that such efforts are richly rewarded by a sense of community and pride.
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteercoord@fxgs.org if you are interested in helping out.

Operating Year: July 2021 - June 2022

Elected Board Members
President: James Link
1st VP for Programs: John Turbyfill
2nd VP for Membership: Art Buck
Recording Secretary: Marie Fort Withrow
Corresponding Secretary: Jennifer Stahl
Treasurer: Mr. Roy Radcliffe
Appointed Board Members
Education Chair: Georgene Chastain
Newsletter Co-Editor: Ruth Ann Sando
Newsletter Co-Editor: Caroline Brethauer
Newsletter Co-Editor: Ms. Stephanie Glotfelty
External Relations Chair: Janet Werner
Conference Chair: Roy DeLauder
Marketing Chair: Kristin Moyer
Records Chair: Marlene Parker
Webmaster: Joe Lowry
Immediate Past President: Janet Bailey
Society Activity Coordinators
SIG Coordinator: Sarah Fleming
Volunteer Coordinator: Cristin Perry
Field Trip Coordinator: Sherrie Craun
Tape Librarian: Chuck Mason, Jr.
Mailing Address
Fairfax Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2290
Merrifield, Virginia 22116-2290