2017 FxGS Spring Conference

Finding Elusive Ancestors:
Tools and Techniques for the Search
Sponsored by

31 March and 1 April 2017
The Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia
For questions, please contact conference@fxgs.org

Conference Tracks and Speaker's Bios

On Friday, 31 March 2017 we are pleased to offer eight tracks of three or four lectures each.

On Saturday, 1 April 2017 we are pleased to offer seven tracks of four lectures each from 9:00 A.M. to 3:45 P.M., as well as a workshop by D. Joshua Taylor.

Conference News

Parking Fee Validation will be available at the FxGS Conference Registration Table. 
The conference hotel now 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. 
Consultation Schedule Posted
FxGS is pleased to announce the consultation schedule is now available. Do you have a question or problem you would like to run by an expert? Numerous speakers have made themselves available to answer your questions. Visit our consultations page to find the details.
Mini-Sessions Announced
We are pleased to announce the mini-sessions that will be held on Friday and Saturday. These sessions are open to all registrants.
Friday, March 31
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
(F05) Presentation by staff from the Fairfax County Courthouse Historical Archives.
Saturday, April 1
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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 of $99 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 are offering 30-minute one-on-one consultations with genealogy experts for only $30! For additional information, visit the Consultations page.


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.

Conference Recording

We once again are pleased to partner with Dicobe Media Inc. to record and distribute our conference sessions!