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Welcome

Welcome you to the website of the Fairfax Genealogical Society (FxGS)! 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). 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) library. We invite you to explore this website for more information and to join us for our next program. We hope you will come back again and, of course, we would love for you to consider membership in our Society.
 


Upcoming November Programs

Your Ancestor in Black and White: Using Newspapers for Research
Friday, November 17 at 7:30 pm
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station
2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
Presenter: Chuck Mason, CG
 
Newspapers began in the United States over three hundred years ago. Over the years they have changes styles and content. But regardless of when they were published they often contain a great deal of genealogical information. All you need to know is how and where to fine the information.
 
Researching Your U.S. Army World War I Ancestor
Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 am
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station
2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
Presenter: Dr. Margaret McMahon
 
Learn about the events in a U.S. Army WWI Soldier's Military life, and use archives, online resources and social networking to support your research into the soldier's service during the War. This class will show you how you can learn about the military service of your U.S. WWI Army ancestors using archives, online websites, social networking and other resources. You will discover what is available to put your soldier's service into historical and personal context. The class also suggests ways to share what you find with others.
 


November Newsletter Available

The November issue of the FxGS newsletter is now available in the Member's section. This edition contains some wonderful news and stories from FxGS events and our Special Interest Groups. A sampling of the highlights includes:
  • 2017 Fall Fair Recap
  • Mid-Atlantic Special Interest Group year-in-review
  • Upcoming FxGS and other regional events

If you have a story, trip report or photograph that you'd like to share with your fellow members, please email newsletter@fxgs.org.



Thank You Volunteers!

Each year, a number of people contribute their time and talents to making FxGS the great organization that it is. On behalf of Society President Janet Bailey and the entire Board of Directors, thank you for your efforts during our 2016-2017 program year!
 


Follow FxGS on Twitter!

The Fairfax Genealogical Society has a Twitter account, @FxGenSoc! Follow us for all of the latest happenings from our society meetings, education sessions and events!
 


 
 
Fairfax Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 2290, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-2290


Upcoming Events
11/20/2017 - 1:00 pm
German SIG: The Impact of World War I on German Ancestors
Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA 22015
11/20/2017 - 2:00 pm
MVGS Writing Family History Special Interest Group
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society at Hollin Hall, rm 214, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA.
12/04/2017 - 10:30 am
Beginner's SIG
City of Fairfax Regional Library, Room 214, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA