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.
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.