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). 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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Alert! FxGS Membership Meetings Moving to Fridays

Due to scheduling conflicts, FxGS is changing the standard date and location of our general monthly meetings from Thursday evenings at Kilmer Middle School to Friday evenings at the Dunn Loring Fire Station. The Saturday morning education classes will continue to be held at the Dunn Loring Fire Station. Mark your calendar!
  • Friday, April 20 Membership Meeting, Dunn Loring Fire Station
  • Friday, May 18 Membership Meeting, Dunn Loring Fire Station

 


March 2018 Newsletter Available

The March 2018 issue of the FxGS newsletter is 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:
  • President's Message: Getting To Know Each Other...
  • Joseph Green, 1844-1916, Company D, 6th Regiment, US Colored Troops
  • In Memoriam: Past President Dorothy Corley Bishop
  • Spring 2018 Field Trips
  • News from the SIGS!

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


 


FxGS Fieldtrip Planned

The Fairfax Genealogical Society is pleased to announce an upcoming field trip for members. Additional details, including registration, is available here.
 
Friday, May 11, 2018
Trip to the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society Research Center
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society at Hollin Hall, rm 214, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA
The Mount Vernon Genealogical Research Center offers a large genealogical library which includes basic and extensive references with some books and journals only available at the Research Center. The field trip will begin with a tour of the facility to acquaint the attendees with the books, journals, maps, manuscripts, CDs, videos, website and computers at the Research Center followed by an opportunity to conduct research.


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
04/03/2018 - 7:00 pm
Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
Reston Community Center - Hunter Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Rd.Reston, VA, 20191
04/21/2018 - 9:00 am
Finding Your Loved Ones: Searching Beyond Ancestry.com
City of Fairfax Regional Library, Conf. Rm. A/B, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA.
04/21/2018 - 9:00 am
Finding Your Loved Ones: Searching Beyond Ancestry.com
City of Fairfax Regional Library, Conf. Rm. A/B, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA.