About the Society

The Fairfax Genealogical Society was formed to promote fellowship and cooperation among persons conducting genealogical research and 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 and enjoy the camaraderie and opportunities that such an organization provides. We appeal to beginning genealogists and advanced researchers; our monthly events and spring and fall conferences are well-attended by both new and long-time members, and virtual events bring in researchers from distant points.
 
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 get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteercoord@fxgs.org if you are interested in helping out.


Operating Year: July 2022 - June 2023


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