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Published On 10/27/2023
We've now finished the 1890 Veterans Census project! Thank you all!

Next up, we're returning to the pension files for Black soldiers in Regiment 2, Company B wh mustered in Arlington in 1863.
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Published On 7/1/2023
Information to members and prospective members on payment options for renewal and joining.
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Published On 5/23/2023
Work to compile a list of properties around Virginia that are associated with an instance, reference, or event related to the Underground Railroad, or the general seeking of freedom from bondage.
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Published On 11/28/2023
Our January newsletter will focus on resources for research in New York. Check back on January 1 to view the newsletter.
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Published On 11/1/2023
The November 2023 FxGS Newsletter is now available!

Members were sent an email with a link to allow them to download the newsletter. The newsletter is also available on our website.
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The Fairfax Genealogical Society Newletter was awarded first place in the National Genealogical Society’s 2023 Newsletters Competition. Our congratulations to the editors: Caroline Brethauer, Stephanie Glotfelty, and Ruth Sando, for the tremendous job they did this year!
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Published On 4/15/2023
Do you have a genealogy story that you would like to share as an article in the FxGS Newsletter? To do so, email your article to
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Special Events

Published On 11/24/2023
Vital records are an important resource in genealogy, but did you know that most records are not available online? Join a Library of Congress Librarian for a webinar on genealogy and family history research using vital records and how or where to find them.

This presentation will be hosted live on Friday, December 15, 2023, from 2pm – 3pm EDT and will be recorded for later viewing.

Individuals requiring ADA accommodations should submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or

If you are interested in learning more about how to conduct genealogical research with vital records, register today!
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SIG Happenings

Published On 9/19/2023
This month we had a lively discussion covering various topics. From this discussion have come a few interesting topic ideas for future meetings, including navigating various genealogy websites and search engines, how to find records that are not online, reading old German script, performing cemetery analysis to find relationships, genealogy tourism to find new information and sharing research success stories and German family history discovery.
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Volunteer Opportunities

Published On 9/13/2023
The Innovation Hub is now open five days a week. Current volunteers: The current fall schedule will stay in place. For more information, click below:
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Published On 5/20/2023
We couldn't have a society without your help. Click on Read More for a link to our "Thank You" presentation.
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Member Meetings

Published On 5/19/2023
Thanks to Chris Barbuschak for a great presentation. Links to the handout and the recording are on the event listing on the event calendar.
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Fairfax Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 2290

Merrifield, Virginia 22116-2290