Members: Don't forget to use the discount code available
in the Member's Site to save on your registration!

Conference Tracks and Speaker's Bios

On Friday, 6 April we are pleased to offer six tracks of four lectures each:

  • Track 1 - Finding Their Religion Along the Way - Rev. David McDonald, CGSM
  • Track 2 - Jewish Genealogy – Jennifer Alford
  • Track 3 - Scottish Research – Christine Woodcock
  • Track 4 - African-American Research – Tim Pinnick
  • Track 5 - Finding Your Ancestors Using FamilySearch and the Family Tree - Carol & Gary Petranek
  • Track 6 - How to Knock Your Family’s Socks Off: Presenting Genealogical Information to Non- Genealogists in the 21st Century – Janet Hall Werner

On Saturday, 7 April we are pleased to offer six tracks of four lectures each:

  • Track 1 - Irish Research - David E. Rencher, AG®, CGâ„ 
  • Track 2 - African-American Research - Slave Records - Char McCargo Bah
  • Track 3 - Quaker Research – Elizabeth J. Ernst
  • Track 4 - Recent Immigrants to America – Rich Venezia
  • Track 5 - DEATH! And Its Many Records - Charles S. “Chuck” Mason, Jr., CG
  • Track 6 - Religion and Theology: Pathways to finding your Ancestors – Michael Lacopo

Conference News

Consultations Now Available
Do you have a brick wall you can't get over or need ideas to push your research to the next level? Meet with an expert! Many conference speakers have made themselves available to help. Check out the consultation page for more information!
Parking Fee Validation will be available at the FxGS Conference Registration Table. 
The conference hotel charges for parking.  However, we have negotiated free parking for our attendees.  Simply visit our registration desk and we’ll happily validate your ticket before you leave.
Each day during meal breaks, we are pleased to offer a mini-session open to all registrants. Check back soon for the topics and presenter information.

Hotel and Overnight Accommodations

This year's conference is at the Westin Tysons Corner. For conference attendees looking to spend the night on site, a special rate is available by mentioning the Fairfax genealogy conference upon booking. Please call the local reservations number at 888-627-8970 to inquire about this special rate. For more information on the hotel, please visit their website.


On Friday and Saturday, we will be offering 30-minute one-on-one consultations with genealogy experts! Visit the consultation page for details!


Vendors offering books, software, forms, and other items of interest will be available on Friday and Saturday. A complete list of expected vendors will be available shortly before the conference. If you are a genealogical industry vendor and interested in being a part of our conference, please visit our Vendor Page.

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