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Monday, September 14
FxGS Executive Board Meeting  (FxGS Board Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Kilmer Middle School, 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA 22027
The Fairfax Genealogical Society Executive Board will meet to review the minutes of the last meeting, to hear reports of the board members and others attending the meeting, and to make recommendations regarding the Society business and future plans of the Society. The meeting is open to members of the Society and other interested individuals.
 


African American SIG: Using Mid-19th Century Church Records in African American Genealogical Researc
Monday, September 21
African American SIG: Using Mid-19th Century Church Records in African American Genealogical Researc  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting - Registration Required
Registration is required through the Fairfax County Public Library system and is open now.
 
“Using Mid-19th Century Church Records in African American Genealogical Research" will be presented by SIG member Tim Kilby. FxGS is pleased to welcome the African American Genealogy Special Interest Group (started by the Virginia Room of the City of Fairfax Regional Library) into the Society as the newest Special Interest Group. The SIG will explore areas of research unique to the African American community, including how using census records, Reconstruction and Freedman Bureau records, plantation records, slave schedules, and other record groups can reveal information about African American ancestors. This SIG meets on the 3rd Monday of every other month. Contact SIG Leader Laura Wickstead at Laura.Wickstead@fairfaxcounty.gov for more information.


Thursday, September 24
Cemetery Preservation: Dos and Don’ts by Mary Lipsey  (FxGS Membership Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA
Mary will talk about the work of the Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association and how you can help in its mission.  She will provide tips on the proper steps when you find gravestones that are damaged either by time or man.  She will also provide tips on photographing gravestones.

Mary Lipsey was raised in Fairfax County and taught seventh-grade American history for almost 30 years, She is a docent at the Smithsonian American History Museum and the National Archives. In retirement, she enjoys researching and writing about local history and is a member of the Fairfax County History Commission and Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association.



Virtual Fall Fair: From Spit to Success - DNA for Genealogy
Saturday, September 26
Virtual Fall Fair: From Spit to Success - DNA for Genealogy  (FxGS Fall Fair)
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Virtual
For more information, visit our Fall Fair page here.



Monday, October 12
FxGS Executive Board Meeting  (FxGS Board Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Kilmer Middle School, 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA 22027
The Fairfax Genealogical Society Executive Board will meet to review the minutes of the last meeting, to hear reports of the board members and others attending the meeting, and to make recommendations regarding the Society business and future plans of the Society. The meeting is open to members of the Society and other interested individuals.
 


Thursday, October 22
“Brownies and Brickwalls” with Chuck Mason, Pam Moore, and Kelly McMahon Willette  (FxGS Membership Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA
Join our panel of experts as they review brickwalls that have been submitted by our members. The experts will suggest new research strategies to try to get around those brickwalls. If we are able to hold a physical meeting, we encourage everyone to bring brownies and other sweets to share! Our panel of experts will be Charles J. “Chuck” Mason, Jr., Pamela Moore, and Kelly McMahon Willette, CG®.

No October Education Meeting was planned to avoid conflict with the Virginia Genealogical Society Conference scheduled for October 24.




Monday, November 9
FxGS Executive Board Meeting  (FxGS Board Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Kilmer Middle School, 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA 22027
The Fairfax Genealogical Society Executive Board will meet to review the minutes of the last meeting, to hear reports of the board members and others attending the meeting, and to make recommendations regarding the Society business and future plans of the Society. The meeting is open to members of the Society and other interested individuals.
 


Thursday, November 12
“Dwelling Detective” by Susan Hellman  (FxGS Membership Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA
Have you ever wondered when your Fairfax County house was built? Or by whom? It’s easier than you think. In her presentation “Dwelling Detective,” Susan Hellman will guide you through the necessary steps to uncover the facts and stories surrounding your house and its past occupants.

Susan Hellman works as a Preservation Planner for the City of Alexandria Department of Planning & Zoning. A Fairfax County native, she is an architectural historian with a graduate degree from the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Susan honed her property research skills while working as a Historian in both the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning and the Virginia Room special collections library. She co-authored "Soil Tilled by Free Men: The Formation of a Free Black Community in Fairfax County, Virginia" published in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, and created the website www.virginiagreenbook.com, which documents all Virginia sites listed in The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide used by African Americans from 1939 – 1964. Hellman also co-authored “Notes from the Road: Documenting Sites Listed in The Negro Motorist Green Book,” published in Arris, the Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.



Saturday, November 14
“Land Platting with DeedMapper” by Victor Dunn  (FxGS Education Class/Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Department, 2148 Gallows Rd, Dunn Loring, VA 22027
Vic will explain the benefits of land platting in problem-solving.  He will demonstrate manual land platting and then show how DeedMapper software can be utilized to plat land and reconstruct ancestral neighborhoods.  He will also discuss advanced features of DeedMapper including adding plats to historic maps and overlaying on Google Earth.

Victor S. “Vic” Dunn, CG, is a full-time professional researcher. The coordinator for the Virginia track at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research and an instructor for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, he is a frequent contributor to major genealogical publications including feature articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, The Genealogist, NEHG Register, BCG OnBoard, and Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. In 2014 he received the Mosher Award for Colonial Virginia Research and was named as the official genealogist of the Order of First Families of Virginia. He is a past trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, past treasurer of the National Genealogical Society, and past governor of the Virginia Genealogical Society. He also holds memberships in the Jamestowne Society and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.



African American SIG
Monday, November 16
African American SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting - Registration Required
Registration is required through the library system and will open on October 20.

FxGS is pleased to welcome the African American Genealogy Special Interest Group (started by the Virginia Room of the City of Fairfax Regional Library) into the Society as the newest Special Interest Group. The SIG will explore areas of research unique to the African American community, including how using census records, Reconstruction and Freedman Bureau records, plantation records, slave schedules, and other record groups can reveal information about African American ancestors. This SIG meets on the 3rd Monday of every other month. Contact SIG Leader Laura Wickstead at Laura.Wickstead@fairfaxcounty.gov for more information.



Monday, December 14
FxGS Executive Board Meeting  (FxGS Board Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Kilmer Middle School, 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA 22027
The Fairfax Genealogical Society Executive Board will meet to review the minutes of the last meeting, to hear reports of the board members and others attending the meeting, and to make recommendations regarding the Society business and future plans of the Society. The meeting is open to members of the Society and other interested individuals.