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Call for Papers

for the Fairfax Genealogical Society 2017-2018 Programs
 
The Fairfax Genealogical Society (FxGS) is now accepting speaker proposals for its 2017-18 programs. Detailed information regarding the proposal solicitation is available here (.pdf). A list of the previous 2008-2016 FxGS monthly programs can be obtained by clicking here.
 
Proposals will be accepted for monthly general meetings September 2017 through May 2018, monthly education classes September 2017 through May 2018, a one-day fair to be held 28 October 2017, and a two-day conference to be held 6-7 April 2018. All events are held in Fairfax County, which is in northern Virginia, just west of Washington, D.C. Honorariums will be given to all speakers, additional information can be found in the call for papers solicitation.
 
The Society is always looking for new and exciting topics that span the range of genealogy and family history research. Topics may include any facet of genealogical research. Subjects should draw on the lecturer’s areas of expertise, yet be broad enough to appeal to a general audience. The deadline for submitting proposals for any of these events will be 1 March 2017.
 
The Fairfax Genealogical Society was founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1974 to provide educational opportunities to the genealogical community; to promote cooperation and support among genealogists; to encourage sound genealogical methods, standards of accuracy, and scholarly research; and to aid those doing research in the national capital area. The Society has over 500 members, who meet for lectures, educational programs, workshops and field trips.
 
All proposals and questions regarding this solicitation should be sent to callforpapers@fxgs.org.