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.

Congratulations Ruth Turner!

Congratulations are in order for Ruth J. Turner, a longtime member of the Fairfax Genealogical Sociey. Ruth was recently recognized by the National Genealogical Society with the Shirley Langdon Wilcox Award for Exemplary Volunteerism, which recognizes a volunteer whose generosity of spirit and time has greatly benefited the National Genealogical Society and the genealogical community in general over a period of years.
Ruth has been a very active member of the National Genealogical Society, the Fairfax Genealogical Society, and the Virginia Library Association for many years. She managed the NGS book store at Glebe House and would often stuff conference envelopes and assist with other projects at NGS headquarters. She has also served on the board of the Fairfax Genealogical Society in a number of positions, including the records chair, and selected and purchased books for the Fairfax County Library’s genealogy collection.
Ruth has assisted with our society’s annual conference and annual fall fair, assisting with registration and other duties.  For many years, she was active in the Virginia Library Association and served as registration chair for their annual conference.

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.

Volunteers Wanted!

The Fairfax Genealogical Society is seeking interested volunteers to represent FxGS at our booth during the Fairfax County 275th Birthday History Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 17. Members interested in assisting are encouraged to email President Janet Bailey at president@fxgs.org. For more information on the History Fair, visit http://www.fxva.com/275/.

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
09/22/2017 - 7:30 pm
Discovering Your Immigrant’s Origins with Rich Venezia
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
09/23/2017 - 10:00 pm
Emerald Isle Express: Researching Irish Ancestors
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
10/06/2017 - 6:00 pm
Rods, Links, and Poles: Historic Maps and Plats in the Court’s Historic Records
Loudoun Court Complex, 18 E. Market St. Leesburg Virginia