The Executive Board and members of the Fairfax Genealogical Society (FxGS) would like to welcome you to our website. We hope your visit will be rewarding and we encourage you to click on the Menu Titles at left to navigate through the offerings. Only a few of our features are not open to the general public, those items being reserved for membership. We hope you will come back again and, of course, we would love for you to consider membership in our Society. Our assets are stellar and are briefly introduced below.
The Society provides education and training for family history researchers in the Fairfax County, Virginia, area.  Although based in Fairfax, many of our members are not native to the area and so our research endeavors are not restricted to local genealogy. Indeed our interests are national and international in scope as may be reflected in the breadth of our varied Special Interest Groups (SIGs). That having been said, the area is home to many important historical and genealogical gems. Further, given our location, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the Society incorporates into its general activities such fine research facilities as the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and its library.
We have a wide range of activities available for members and visitors, including scheduled and special events, and ongoing and special projects. Our regularly scheduled activities include Monthly Program Meetings, Monthly Education Classes, and Field Trips. Once yearly in Fall and Spring we hold our All-Day Fall Fair and our 2-Day Spring Conference. As a Society, we generally have on-going projects such as the  Surname Research project, Revolutionary War Service, and War of 1812 Service. In the past and present, we often conduct projects that may be limited in scope but from which we reap timeless benefits. You may see the results of many of our projects throughout the website and in the Members Only section.
We have many resources available to us as members. To name a few, we have our award-winning monthly publication the FxGS Newsletter and the Audio Tape Lending Library.
We invite you to explore this website for more information and to join us for our next program.

Fall Fair Registration Now Open

The Fairfax Genealogical Society will hold our annual Fall Fair on November 7, 2015. The Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell, will join us to explain how we can add a little law to our genealogical toolkit. Additional information, including registration, is available on our Fall Fair page.

Upcoming Events
09/14/2015 - 7:00 pm
FxGS Executive Board Meeting
Kilmer Middle School Classroom B116, 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA 22027
09/24/2015 - 7:30 pm
Beginning DNA
Kilmer Middle School Lecture Room, 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA 22027
09/26/2015 - 10:00 am
Autosomal DNA and More
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station, 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA 22027