About the Society

The Fairfax Genealogical Society was formed to promote fellowship and cooperation between those that have come together to conduct genealogical research. Its aims are to collect, preserve, and disseminate genealogical information. Our aim is to promote proper genealogical methodology by highlighting education and adherence to standards of accuracy and thoroughness. We hope to foster scholarly writing and publications and to promote preservation of records and resources. We encourage proper methodology of research while organizing, indexing, retrieving, preserving and disseminating genealogical information and records.

We consider ourselves a collection of 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 as is evidenced by repeated and continuing attendance at our events by both new and long-time members. 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 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 passionate people stepping forward to lend a hand. That being said, we can always use your help! Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteercoord@fxgs.org if you are interested in helping out.


Operating Year: July 2015 - June 2016

Elected Board Members

President: Janet Bailey
1st VP for Programs: Sean Furniss
2nd VP for Membership: Barry Kline
Recording Secretary: Caroline Brethauer
Corresponding Secretary: Sarah Fleming
Treasurer: Theresa Casteel

Appointed Board Members

Education Chair: Sean Furniss
Newsletter Editor: Janet Werner
External Relations Chair: David Whitman
Conference Chair: Charles Novak
Marketing Chair: Nancy McSlarrow
Records Chair: Alisa Maloney
Webmaster: Joseph Lowry
Webmaster Backup: Marcy Bartlett
Immediate Past President: Janet Fox

Society Activity Coordinators

SIG Coordinator: Linda MacLachlan
Volunteer Coordinator: Katherine Lostan
Field Trip Coordinator: Susan Zweighaft
Tape Librarian: Chuck Mason, Jr.
Surname Coordinator: Bonnie Brown
Mailing Address
Fairfax Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2290
Merrifield, Virginia 22116-2290