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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.
 


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
12/16/2017 - 10:00 am
Genealogy 101 – The Real Widows of the Pension Office
DAR Headquarters - 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC
12/18/2017 - 1:00 pm
German SIG: The Inner Working of Emmigration: Transporation and Economics in Germanic Europe
Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA 22015
12/18/2017 - 2:00 pm
MVGS Writing Family History Special Interest Group
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society at Hollin Hall, rm 214, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA.