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.

The Fairfax Genealogical Society
presents our 14th Annual Fall Fair,
"So Many Gems, So Little Time,"
Diane L. Richard
It’s time to register for this year’s Fall Fair.  Diane L. Richard was one of our most popular speakers at the 2015 & 2017 Spring Conferences, and we are pleased to welcome her back to FxGS. Join us as Diane leads a virtual journey through the many different types of records that you might find in special collections and what makes them GEMS to genealogical researchers.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Department

2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, Virginia

Upcoming September Programs

Discovering Your Immigrant’s Origins
Friday, September 22 at 7:30 pm
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall, 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
Presenter: Rich Venezia
Pin down your elusive immigrant ancestor’s place of origin using a broad range of record sets, ideas, and techniques, and help contextualize their life in the United States.
Emerald Isle Express: Researching Irish Ancestors
Saturday, September 23 at 10:00 am
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall, 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
Presenter: Rich Venezia
Discover the variety of Irish record sets available, where to find which records, and how to learn the stories of your Irish ancestors.

May Newsletter Available

The May issue of the FxGS newsletter is now available in the Member's section. This edition contains some wonderful photos, news, and stories. A sampling of the highlights includes:
  • Conference Wrap-Up 2017
  • "A Family Reunion" by Lee James Irwin

  • A profile of the Family History Writers' Special Interest Group

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

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
08/24/2017 - 11:00 am
Genealogy 201: Beyond the Basics
Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA
09/06/2017 - 1:00 pm
Using Fold3 in your Genealogy Research
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society at Hollin Hall, rm 218, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA.
09/11/2017 - 10:00 am
Everything FTM
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society at Hollin Hall, rm 214, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA.