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Mid-Atlantic SIG
Wednesday, March 17
Mid-Atlantic SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting
Topic TBD. Contact SIG Leader Don Coram at for more information or to join the Mid-Atlantic Special Interest Group!

Spring Fair:
Saturday, March 20
Spring Fair: "Power Up Your Family Research with DNA" presented by Karen Stanbary  (FxGS Spring Conference)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Webinar (Registration Required)
For additional information, please click here.

“A Primer for Germanic Genealogy” by Bob Dunfield
Thursday, March 25
“A Primer for Germanic Genealogy” by Bob Dunfield  (FxGS Membership Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting (Webinar)
When one says he or she has German ancestors, they come from the various Germanic tribes from Roman times. Germanic areas were formed from the Medieval Feudal System and then reshape by more recent conflict and religious wars. I hope to provide you with a way to determine the origin of your Germanic ancestors and to understand what factors drove them to leave.

Family History Writing SIG
Monday, April 5
Family History Writing SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting - Limited to SIG membership (its free)
We invite you to join us for the FxGS Family History Writing SIG online Zoom meeting on Monday night April 5th  from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 
At this meeting we will review Maryann Rozzell’s manuscript It was 1932. A Family Story: part twoIt is the story of her grandmother, Martha Johnson Bullock. 
We are currently looking for manuscripts for the May 3 and June 7 meetings. If you have a manuscript you are writing for your family or publication, members of the Family History Writers’ Special Interest Group would enjoy reading and reviewing your family narratives to help you to make them even better.


We are all at different levels of writing skills and experience, and we enjoy helping each other. Whether questions of grammar, comma usage, spelling variations or those fiendish footnotes, we welcome the opportunity to discuss and debate the issues. 


If you wish to be added to the members list to receive a copy of the draft manuscript by email and join the online meetings, please send your name and email address to SIG co-leader Sean Furniss at

Join us at the online Zoom meeting and see how historical context can be incorporated in family history narratives. See how two stories can be told at once, placing the protagonist in the center of the action, adding suspense, injecting drama, and using dialogue to move the story forward.




Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society 2021 Virtual Spring Conference
Saturday, April 10
Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society 2021 Virtual Spring Conference  (Other Events)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Virtual Conference
The Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society announces its 2021 Virtual Spring Conference Featuring German Family Research with Dr. Roger P. Minert.
10:00 AM (EDT) - Status in German Society 1500 to 1800: Where Did Your Ancestor Fit In?
Thanks to a great extent to the very well-developed and rather inflexible feudal system in Germanic territories in Europe, our ancestors were quite stable in their social and economic status. The structure of classes (from the highest to the lowest) is described in this presentation, with an emphasis on correctly placing our ancestors on that social scale continuum. Advantages and disadvantages for our ancestors are discussed, as well as the advantages for modern historians searching for their ancestors in that world.
11:30 AM (EDT) - Census Records in Germany, 1816–1916
This presentation is based on the results of my sabbatical stay of six months in Europe in 2015. The traditional mystery of German census records can now be explained: they are in many ways unlike their counterparts in the U.S. Frequency, content, methodology, and accessibility of these records in the thirty-eight states of the German Empire will be explained and illustrated.
1:30 PM (EDT) - German Residential Registration
From the sixteenth century on, local authorities monitored the comings and goings of strangers and foreigners, keeping ever more detailed records of newcomers— primarily for the safety of local residents. The personal details contained in such records make them a valuable resource for family history research. This presentation exhibits the form and content of residential registration and traces the historical development up to the late nineteenth century; by then, in most states every man, woman, and child was registered—whether local or from elsewhere.
3:00 PM (EDT) - Which Hessen is Which?
Hessen, Hessen-Nassau, Hessen-Kassel, Kurhessen, Rheinhessen, Oberhessen, Hessen-Homburg? All of these names applied to political entities in the German-language realm in the nineteenth century and some survive even today. This presentation will clarify the status of each "Hessen" and assist genealogical researchers in determining how to access records in those territories, as well as how to correctly record place names for the events in ancestors' lives.
$35.00 for MAGS Members / $45.00 for Non-members
You can register online here or you can mail payment (noting “2021 Spring Conference” on the check) to:
Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society
ATTN: Cheyenne Cashin
20650 Hope Spring Terrace, Unit 403
Ashburn, VA 20147-2950

Mid-Atlantic SIG
Wednesday, April 21
Mid-Atlantic SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting
Topic TBD. Contact SIG Leader Don Coram at for more information or to join the Mid-Atlantic Special Interest Group!

Thursday, April 22
"Virginia Room Resources: Online & On the Shelf" with Elaine McRey  (FxGS Education Class/Meeting)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting (Webinar)
The Virginia Room at the City of Fairfax Regional Library is one of the leading repositories in Northern Virginia for genealogical resources. Elaine McRey, a Virginia Room librarian, will highlight some of the key resources that are available for your use.
Speaker Bio: Elaine McRey has been interested in genealogy since she learned that when the Mayflower landed, her ancestors were already here.  But don’t forget the first rule of genealogy—your grandmother’s stories may not be true!  Elaine’s been working in public libraries since 1990 and earned her library degree from the University of Tennessee in 1999. She's been a librarian in the Virginia Room since 2008.

Saturday, April 24
"Searching for Genealogical Materials in Archival Collections" by Chis Barbuschak  (FxGS Membership Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting (Webinar)
Do you think you’ve tapped out all of the possible genealogical resources for your family that are out there? Try searching archival collections in special collection libraries and archives! Learn about finding aids, how archivists think when processing collections, what kind of genealogical materials might be found in archives, and where to search for materials.
Speaker Bio: Chris Barbuschak, a Fairfax County native, is an archivist/librarian in Fairfax County Public Library’s Virginia Room. He gets paid to do what he loves: making Northern Virginia historical records and photographs publicly accessible and assisting researchers on their historical and genealogical quests. Chris received a BA in history from Loyola University Chicago and a master’s in library and information science from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. He previously worked for the Chicago Tribune as a photo archivist and for the Chicago Public Library system.

Mid-Atlantic SIG
Wednesday, May 19
Mid-Atlantic SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting
Topic TBD. Contact SIG Leader Don Coram at for more information or to join the Mid-Atlantic Special Interest Group!

SCGS 2021 Genealogy Jamboree
Friday, June 4 through Saturday, June 12
SCGS 2021 Genealogy Jamboree  (Other Events)
This event is not hosted by FxGS and is being shared as a public service:
For 50 years the Southern California Genealogical Society has held a 3-day Genealogy Jamboree and for the last 8 years a one-day Genetic Genealogy Conference in June. Besides learning a lot from the many, many presentations, programs, and exhibits, we all had fun.
This year, thanks to events beyond anyone's control, Jamboree has gone virtual, with nationally known speakers covering the latest developments in genealogy. From across our nation, from neighbors Canada and Mexico, and from the Old World, Jamboree speakers help us discover our ancestors' lives and stories. The Jamboree will feature two great conferences!
  • The Genes in Your Family - June 4-5, 2021
  • The Stars in Your Family - June 11-12, 2021
For more information, visit

Mid-Atlantic SIG
Wednesday, June 16
Mid-Atlantic SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM Meeting
Topic TBD. Contact SIG Leader Don Coram at for more information or to join the Mid-Atlantic Special Interest Group!