FxGS Aids to Research
While the Fairfax Genealogy Society is not able to conduct research for you, the following contacts might be of assistance:
 
The Virginia Room of the City of Fairfax Regional Library assists genealogists with their research.  Contact the library with focused, specific queries.
 
           Telephone: 703-293-6227 and press 6.
           va_room@fairfaxcounty.gov
 
If your ancestors date back to the Colonial era, you might seek the assistance of your local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
 
The National Capital Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists might help you find someone whom you can hire to research your family:  http://www.ncac-apg.org/index.shtml.
 
For the most complete guide to happenings in the Washington D.C. area please see Harold's List of Upcoming Genealogy Events posted on the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society's website.
 
 
Additionally, the following Virginia Room link lists a number of resources available on line:
 
 
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Ancestry.com contains over 19 billion genealogical records from 80 counties of origin.
[Located in Category: National Organizations]
This is an excellent primer on genealogy and includes a list of genealogical resources. It's great for new genealogists or student genealogists who want a handy reference to begin their research.
[Located in Category: National Organizations]
Focuses on the ancestry of Germans who settled in Russia, especially those who answered a call from Catherine the Great in 1767 and settled along the Volga River. They were promised freedom from taxes for a certain number of years and perpetual exemption from military service. In the late 1800's when military conscription was imposed, many emigrated to North and South America.
[Located in Category: Ethnic Societies]
Since its beginning in 1964, the BCG has promoted standards in genealogical research, and set standards for certification of genealogists. The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual, published in 2000 by Ancestry.com for the Board, is designed to clarify, codify, and organize standards generally accepted in the field. This publication makes them readily accessible to all genealogists, whether or not they envision applying for certification.
[Located in Category: National Organizations]
The Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association, Inc. web site is a place for learning about and helping preserve and protect Fairfax County, Virginia’s endangered cemeteries. Check back often to learn about current projects, what volunteers are doing and how you can help.
[Located in Category: Fairfax County Genealogy]
The Fairfax County History Commission was established by the County of Fairfax in 1969 to help identify, document, record, and preserve the county's historic past in Northern Virginia. The commission's 20 members are appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, and meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Its accomplishments and projects in progress are detailed in an Annual Report submitted to the Board of Supervisors.
[Located in Category: Fairfax County Genealogy]
This is a free service affiliated with the Mormon Church, which has an extensive genealogy library in Salt Lake City and Family History Centers around the country. There are extensive resources available online and a huge library of microfilms from church and civil organizations that can be sent to your local Family History Center.
[Located in Category: National Organizations]
FGS was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies.
[Located in Category: National Organizations]
Focuses on the ancestry of Germans who answered a call settle in Russia, especially those who immigrated in the early 1800's and settled in the Black Sea area. They were promised freedom from taxes for a certain number of years and perpetual exemption from military service. In the late 1800's when military conscription was imposed, many emigrated to North and South America.
[Located in Category: Ethnic Societies]
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) was formed in 1980 to: Collect, preserve, and disseminate Jewish genealogical knowledge and information; Promote interest in genealogical research; Stimulate and provide instruction in the use of research methodology and adherence to standards of accuracy and thoroughness in research; Foster careful documentation and to promote scholarly genealogical writing and publication; Promote the preservation of Jewish genealogical records and resources; Hold meetings for the instruction and education of its members and the general public; and Conduct such other purposes as the organization shall from time to time elect to pursue.
[Located in Category: Ethnic Societies]
Library of Virginia has many resources for doing research in the commonwealth.
[Located in Category: Virginia Genealogy]
Focuses on Virginia genealogy. They are an active group and maintain their own library.
[Located in Category: Regional Organizations]
NGS' purpose is to serve and grow the genealogical community by providing education and training, fostering increased quality and standards, and promoting access to and preservation of genealogical records.
[Located in Category: National Organizations]
The Prince George's County Genealogical Society, founded in 1969, is the oldest Maryland County Genealogical Society in continuous existence. They deal particularly with information that deals with Prince George's County Maryland.
[Located in Category: Regional Organizations]
The Virginia Room is a major facility for doing genealogical research in the Fairfax area. It is located at 10360 North Street Fairfax, VA 22030-2514 Phone: (703) 293-6383 E-mail: va_room@fairfaxcounty.gov Hours of Operation: Sunday: 1 - 5 No service by phone Monday: 10 - 9 Tuesday: 10 - 9 Wednesday: 10 - 9 Thursday: 10 - 9 Friday: 10 - 6 Saturday: 10 - 5
[Located in Category: Fairfax County Genealogy]