Join fellow Fairfax Genealogical Society members and other researchers for the Fairfax Genealogical Society 2022 Fall Fair: Digging for Gems. On October 22, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. Eastern until 2:00 p.m. Eastern, well-known international genealogy speaker Lisa Louise Cooke will present three topics: "The Genealogist's Google Search Methodology," "How to Reopen and Work a Cold Case," and "Three Cool Cold Cases Solved: Strategies for Identifying Photos."

Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multimedia company founded in 2007. She is the Producer and Host of the popular Genealogy Gems Podcast and the free weekly show Elevenses with Lisa on the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel. She is also the author of several books, including The Genealogist's Google Toolbox, the writer of a regular column for Family Tree Magazine, and the producer of The Family Tree Magazine Podcast. Lisa's website is


This will be a virtual event for a member rate of $20 and a non-member rate of $30. A Zoom link and a link to presentation materials will be emailed to all registered participants close to but prior to October 22, 2022, presentation date. This event is open to members and non-members of the Fairfax Genealogical Society (FxGS). Please note that at the speaker’s request, these sessions will not be recorded.

Registration is available through Eventbrite or by mailing a registration form. Click the Register Now button to go to Eventbrite. FxGS Members must first click on the blue promo code link in the upper left-hand corner of the Tickets page, type in the Members Only promo code, and then click on the Apply link before proceeding to receive a member discount.

To register using a printed form, you can find the PDF here. Mail check and completed form to:

Fairfax Genealogical Society
Attn: Fall Fair Registrar
P.O. Box 2290
Merrifield, VA 22116-2290

Check & Registration form must be postmarked by October 12, 2022.