Welcome!

Welcome 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, 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). We invite you to join us for our next program and, of course, we would love for you to consider membership in our Society.
 
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Spring Fair Registration Now Available

Registration for the FxGS Spring Fair to be held on March 18 featuring Judy Russell is now available! For more information, visit the Spring Fair page here.

January 2023 Newsletter Now Available

The January 2023 issues of the FxGS newsletter are now available in the Member's section.
 
The January issue features a summary of our upcoming Spring Fair, scheduled for March 18 at the Dunn Loring Fire Station with internationally recognized genealogist Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist. Additionally, longtime FxGS member Susan Zweighaft provides an overview of the Society's work at the National Archives scanning Civil War pension files. Additional articles highlight the valuable map resources at the Library of Congress and resources available in Southern Virginia.

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



Meeting Recordings Status

The recordings of our May 2022 membership and education meetings are the most recent available to watch. These sessions and their associated handouts are available on the Member's Only section of the website. After you log in, select the Video Library page. Fall 2022 sessions will be available in March.
 
As a reminder, archived recordings are only available to FxGS members as an exclusive benefit of membership. The videos should not be shared or posted.
 


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Did you know that the shopping you do on Amazon.com can benefit the Fairfax Genealogical Society? Amazon.com operates AmazonSmile which lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Fairfax Genealogical Society or another registered charity of your choice.
 
 
 

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Fairfax Genealogical Society (ID #: 52-1382196) is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, your donation may be deductible for federal income tax purposes in accordance with IRS rules and regulations. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.
 
The Fairfax Genealogical Society has a Twitter account, @FxGenSoc! Follow us for the latest happenings from our society meetings, education sessions, and events!
 
 
Fairfax Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2290
Merrifield, Virginia
22116-2290

Upcoming Events
February 21, 2023
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
MVGS Event: The Three-Cornered War: The Civil War in the Southwest with Dr. Megan Kate Nelson
The Three-Cornered War: The Civil War in the Southwest with Dr. Megan Kate Nelson, PhD   At Mount Vernon Genealogical Society's February meeting, Historian ...

March 6, 2023
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Family History Writing SIG
We invite you to join us for the FxGS Family History Writing SIG online Zoom meeting on Monday night March 6th from 7:00 pm ...

March 18, 2023
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Spring Fair: Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist
The Fairfax Genealogical Society is pleased to present: Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist   We are looking forward to hearing Judy Russell present ...

April 3, 2023
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Family History Writing SIG
We invite you to join us for the FxGS Family History Writing SIG online Zoom meeting on Monday night April 3rd from 7:00 pm ...

May 1, 2023
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Family History Writing SIG
We invite you to join us for the FxGS Family History Writing SIG online Zoom meeting on Monday night May 1st from 7:00 pm ...