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). 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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2019 - 2020 FxGS Officer Nominiations

Fairfax Genealogical Society
Nominations for Elected Officers and Recommendations for Appointed Positions
Program Year 2019-2020
Prepared by the FxGS Nominating Committee:  Sherrie Craun, Jackie Petersen, and Karl Broom
Elected Positions
President: Jim Link
Jim has been a member of the FxGS for the past 18 years. Most recently, he served as the Vice President 2 for Membership for the past 3 years.  His favorite past-times are genealogy and photography. He has been documenting his family since the early 1970s.
VP 1 Programs: John Turbyfill
John’s involvement with genealogy goes back to the 1980s when he first set out to document his family tree. He has served on the Board of two non-profits and believes this experience has prepared him for serving on the FxGS Board. He welcomes the opportunity to help organize future programs.
VP 2 Membership: Art Buck
Art has been active in genealogy for nearly 25 years.  He is a graduate of the Boston University (BU) on-line certificate program in Genealogy.  He has also attended training at the Genealogy Research Institute of Pittsburgh.  He is a member of the NGS, the VGS, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, and the FxGS.  He is also an active participant in the Boston University Northern Virginia group.
Treasurer: Jenni Ford
Jenni has been a CPA since the 1980's and currently performs the controllership function for multiple not-for-profit entities.  Previous roles include Director of Finance for a $6M non-profit organization;  auditor in public accounting firms and serving on the Finance Committee and Board of Directors for a regional non-profit organization for nearly 10 years.
Recording Secretary: Kristine Evans
Kristine has served as the Recording Secretary of FxGS since July 2017.  She has been researching her family history for more than 40 years. She completed the rigorous on-line Genealogical Certificate course through Boston University in 2011, and founded R3 Services, LLC (www.R3Genealogy.com) in January 2012 in order to assist others in learning about their ancestors. Her areas of interest include New England, mid-Atlantic, English, Scottish and Irish research. In addition to FxGS, she is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and the Virginia Genealogical Society. She looks forward to serving a third term as the Recording Secretary of FxGS. 
Corresponding Secretary: Jackie Petersen
Jackie has served as the Corresponding Secretary of FxGS for the past year.  She has been a member of FxGS for 17 years and has been researching her family history for over 40 years.  She is looking forward to serving a second term as the Corresponding Secretary of FxGS.

May 2019 Newsletter Available

The May 2019 issue of the FxGS newsletter is available in the Member's section. This edition, the final for newsletter editor Janet Hall Werner, contains some wonderful news and stories from FxGS events and our Special Interest Groups. A sampling of the highlights include:
  • Genetic Genealogy – One Surprise
  • Here Comes Peter Cottontail by Anne Bolen
  • FxGS Spring Conference Recap
  • Announcing an African American Genealogy Study Group
  • Upcoming events, field trips, Special Interest Group reports, and more!

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

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Call for Presentations

for the Fairfax Genealogical Society
2019-2020 Programs
The Fairfax Genealogical Society (FxGS) is now accepting speaker proposals for its 2019-20 programs. Information regarding the proposal solicitation can be found on the Call for Presentations page while list of the previous 2012-2019 FxGS monthly programs can be obtained by clicking here.
Proposals will be accepted for monthly general meetings September 2019 through May 2020, monthly education classes September 2019 through May 2020, a one-day fair to be held 26 October 2019, and a two-day conference to be held 3-4 April 2020. All events are held in Fairfax County, which is in northern Virginia, just west of Washington, D.C. Honorariums will be given to all speakers, additional information can be found in the call for papers solicitation.
The Society is always looking for new and exciting topics that span the range of genealogy and family history research. Topics may include any facet of genealogical research. Subjects should draw on the lecturer’s areas of expertise, yet be broad enough to appeal to a general audience. The deadline for submitting proposals for any of these events will be 1 March 2019.
The Fairfax Genealogical Society was founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1974 to provide educational opportunities to the genealogical community; to promote cooperation and support among genealogists; to encourage sound genealogical methods, standards of accuracy, and scholarly research; and to aid those doing research in the national capital area. The Society has over 400 members, who meet for lectures, educational programs, workshops and field trips.

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

Upcoming Events
06/18/2019 - 7:00 pm
Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
Reston Community Center - Hunter Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Rd.Reston, VA, 20191
07/01/2019 - 7:00 pm
Family History Writing SIG
Meeting Room, Thomas Jefferson Library, 7415 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA.
08/05/2019 - 7:00 pm
African American Genealogy Study Group
Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville, VA, 20121-2299