The Fairfax Genealogical Society
invites you to its annual spring conference,
“Find Your Missing Branches"

5 & 6 April 2019
Sheraton Reston Hotel
11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191

On Friday, 5 April 2019 we are pleased to offer a keynote speaker, Diahan Southard, DNA Expert, and six tracks of four lectures each from 10:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M

View the complete Friday schedule

Registration begins at 9:00 A.M.

10:30 A.M. Opening Session   

11:00 A.M. Keynote: DNA expert Diahan Southard DNA expert presents "How DNA Made a Family of Strangers."

Track 1 - Daniel Boone, Kentucky, Southern Migration & Secret  Societies -- Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
Track 2 - African American Research 'Challenges' -- Dr. Shelley Murphy
Track 3 - Beginning DNA -- Diahan Southard (Lectures and Workshop; extra fee applies to workshop)
Track 4 - Hidden Stories: Finding & Telling Them -- Pam Vestal
Track 5 - Finding Ancestors in Libraries & Archives -- The Librarians 
Track 6 - Digging Deeper: Federal Records -- Rick Sayre

On Saturday, 6 April 2019 we are pleased to offer six tracks from 9:00 A.M. to 3:45 P.M., as well as luncheon speaker Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

View the complete Saturday schedule

Track 1 - African American Research, Writing & Publishing -- Char Bah
Track 2 - Methodology -- Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
Track 3 - Intermediate DNA -- Diahan Southard (Lectures and Workshop)
Track 4 - Colonial Land, Law and Religion -- Chuck Mason, CG
Track 5 - Virginia Research -- Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS,FVGS
Track 6 - Beginning Land Platting, Metes & Bounds -- Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA (Extra fee applies to workshop)

Vendors offering books, software, forms, and other items of interest will be available on Friday and Saturday.

Have a brick wall? Need a second pair of eyes? 30-minute consultations are available. Check out the Consultants' Corner!

Conference Hotel Information
This year the FxGS Spring Conference will be held at The Sheraton Reston Hotel. Conventiently located near Dulles International Airport and with shuttle service connecting to the Washington Metro system, there are opportunities for siteseeing or research at D.C.'s numerous archives and repositories.

Call the hotel at (703) 620-9000 and ask for reservations. Identify yourself as part of Fairfax Genealogical Society to get the group rate of $109 for single or double; $119 for triple and $129 for quad (without breakfast). Or you can ask for a rate of $119 per night to get a full American breakfast buffet for 2 daily at the $119 rate. You can wait until check in to buy breakfast vouchers, but the rate will then be $10/person per night. The rates are good from 2-7 April in the event you wish to arrive early.


Members: Don't forget to use the Promotion Code available
on the 
Member's Only Site
and also provided in a member-only
email on November 30, 2018.

For questions, please contact