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CANCELED: Family History Writing SIG
Monday, April 6
CANCELED: Family History Writing SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm
Tysons-Pimmet Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA.
 
This meeting is canceled.
 
The members of the Family History Writers’ Special Interest Group read and review family narratives to help the writer 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 and receive a copy of the draft manuscript by email, please send your name and email address to SIG co-leader Sean Furniss at Sean.Furniss@gmail.com.
 


Monday, April 13
FxGS Executive Board Meeting  (FxGS Board Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Conference Call
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.
 


CANCELED: Irish SIG: General Discussion and Problem Solving
Tuesday, April 14
CANCELED: Irish SIG: General Discussion and Problem Solving  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA 22015
This meeting is canceled.
 
Standing meeting of the Irish Special Interest Group. The Irish SIG normally meets the second Tuesday of the month. Contact SIG Leader Paul McFarland at p7a2u4@verizon.net for more information.


CANCELED: Mid-Atlantic SIG: Memory Depot
Wednesday, April 15
CANCELED: Mid-Atlantic SIG: Memory Depot  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
City of Fairfax Regional Library, Virginia Room, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA.
This meeting is canceled.
 
A Virginia Room librarian will present "Memory Depot." This meeting will be held in the Virginia Room, and not in the conference room. Join the Mid-Atlantic Special Interest Group! If you would like additional information on the Mid-Atlantic Special Interest Group, contact SIG Leader Don Coram at coram_mirmirani@verizon.net for more information.


Saturday, April 18
CANCELED: Cemeteries Tell No Lies: Finding Living Relatives in the Cemetery  (Other Events)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
City of Fairfax Regional Library, Virginia Room, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA.
This event is canceled.
 
Char McCargo Bah will present “Cemeteries Tell No Lies: Finding Living Relatives in the Cemetery.” For more information call the Virginia Room directly 703-293-6227 x6 or visit the library website www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events. Bookmark this link for the latest in genealogy programming from the Virginia Room.


Monday, April 20
CANCELED: German SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA 22015
This meeting is canceled.
 
Contact SIG Leader Bob Dunfield at missingbranch@hotmail.com for more information.


Canceled: Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society Spring Workshop
Friday, April 24 through Saturday, April 25
Canceled: Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society Spring Workshop  (Other Events)
Doubletree by Hilton, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, Maryland
This event is canceled.
 
The time is getting close! The MAGS spring workshop and conference are coming up on April 24th and 25th. We are looking forward to presenting this conference featuring Dr. Roger P. Minert. Dr. Minert is a professor emeritus of family history at Brigham Young University (BYU) and a professional genealogist with accreditation from the Salt Lake Family History Library. He has a background in German language study, and has published reference books for genealogy work on German immigrants, and guides on performing German genealogy research. Starting in 1991, Dr. Minert worked as an independent professional genealogist with accreditation from the Salt Lake Family History Library for Germany and Austria. Please visit the MAGS website at www.magsgen.com to register.


Mostly Involuntary Servitude
Friday, April 24
Mostly Involuntary Servitude  (FxGS Membership Meetings)
7:30 pm
ZOOM Meeting (Webinar)
This meeting will be held as a webinar. Additional information will be provided closer to the event.
 
Lecture Description: Sometimes, in order, to emigrate to what is now the United States (and elsewhere around the world) able-bodied individuals would become indentured servants. Though many of these arrangements were by choice, some were not. Let’s explore the databases that help us identify whether our ancestors were indentured or not.
 
Presenter: Diane L. Richard is the principle of MosaicRPM. She specializes in NC and southern records and lectures on NC research, genealogy society initiatives, and research tools. She is the editor of the NCGS Journal and a regular contributor to Internet Genealogy and Your Genealogy Today. She has done research for and appeared on WDYTYA?


1 ) People Power – Crowdsourced Projects 2) 50 Overlooked Genealogical Resources
Saturday, April 25
1 ) People Power – Crowdsourced Projects 2) 50 Overlooked Genealogical Resources  (FxGS Education Class/Meeting)
10:00 am
ZOOM Meeting (Webinar)
This meeting will be held as a webinar. Additional information will be provided closer to the event.
 
Lecture Description: People Power – We have benefitted from many projects where crowdsourcing has taken what seemed like an impossibly large project or for which an archive had no funding and made it accessible to researchers.  This is done by doing what is called crowdsourcing. Let’s talk about crowdsourcing, what it is, some of the earliest projects and how pervasive this strategy has become in order to get increasing amounts of data searchable and images findable by researchers.  The value is not always in the size of the project and in the ability to make available information previously hidden to all but the most persistent researchers. Includes a review of at least 20 projects.
 
Genealogical Resources in 50 Minutes!– For over 12 years I have been authoring a Net Notes column for Internet Genealogy; I have authored pieces for this publication since its founding in 2006. “Internet Genealogy looks at websites and related news that are sure to be of interest.”  This column provides a quick snapshot of neat free genealogically-relevant databases that have caught my eye. We are not talking database additions to Ancestry or FamilySearch et al.  Many of these are home-grown narrowly focused databases that just might provide you with an invaluable piece of information. I’ve easily written over 400 net notes.  Let’s take a look at a “whole bunch” of hidden gems you have available at your fingertips that you might not be aware of.
 
Presenter: Diane L. Richard is the principle of MosaicRPM. She specializes in NC and southern records and lectures on NC research, genealogy society initiatives, and research tools. She is the editor of the NCGS Journal and a regular contributor to Internet Genealogy and Your Genealogy Today. She has done research for and appeared on WDYTYA?



CANCELED: Family History Writing SIG
Monday, May 4
CANCELED: Family History Writing SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm
Tysons-Pimmet Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA.
 
This meeting is canceled.
 
The members of the Family History Writers’ Special Interest Group read and review family narratives to help the writer 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 and receive a copy of the draft manuscript by email, please send your name and email address to SIG co-leader Sean Furniss at Sean.Furniss@gmail.com.


Monday, May 11
FxGS Executive Board Meeting  (FxGS Board Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Conference Call
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.
 


Why Can’t I Find My Ancestor’s Vital Records?
Saturday, May 16
Why Can’t I Find My Ancestor’s Vital Records?  (FxGS Education Class/Meeting)
10:00 am
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station Hall 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA
 
Lecture Description: Often beginning researchers encounter problems when they search for their ancestor’s vital records.  There are a number of reasons why researchers encounter these problems.  This presentation will address a number of misconceptions researchers have about vital record.  Often the main problem is a misunderstanding of vital records, how and why they were created, and where the records may be kept.
 
Presenter: Charles S. “Chuck” Mason, Jr., CG SMis a Certified Genealogist SM, specializing in Southern New Jersey and 19th and 20th Century Death Records. He teaches genealogy classes for the Fairfax County Adult and Community Education (ACE) program.  He lectures at many of the genealogical societies in the Washington DC area, NIGR, and in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
 
Chuck is the host of Tracing Your Family Roots at Fairfax Cable Television Channel 10. Rebroadcasts of the show can be viewed at their website at tracingroots.nova.org. He is a member of both the Fairfax and the Mt. Vernon Genealogical Societies, served in various positions on the board of both societies


Beyond Vital Records - Additional Sources to Trace Eastern European Ancestry
Sunday, May 17
Beyond Vital Records - Additional Sources to Trace Eastern European Ancestry  (FxGS Membership Meetings)
11:00 am
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA
 
Lecture Description:European borders were fluid, so one family’s records may be in many languages and multiple archives. This talk examines one family that lived in the area spanning the Ukraine/Romanian border but which has been Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Soviet Union and Ukraine. Multiple record sources were used to reconstruct this family.
 
Presenter: Lara Diamond Lara has been researching her family for over 25 years and has traced all branches of her family multiple generations back in Europe using Russian and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in modern-day Ukraine, plus some Belarus and Poland. She recently assumed leadership of Jewish Gen’s Subcarpathian SIG and also runs several town-focused projects. She blogs at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com


CANCELED: African American SIG
Monday, May 18
CANCELED: African American SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville, VA
This meeting is canceled.
 
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.


Canceled: Mid-Atlantic SIG: Brick Walls
Wednesday, May 20
Canceled: Mid-Atlantic SIG: Brick Walls  (FxGS SIG Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
City of Fairfax Regional Library, Conf. Rm. A/B, 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA.
This meeting is canceled.
 
Brick your brick walls for this group discussion! Join the Mid-Atlantic Special Interest Group! If you would like additional information on the Mid-Atlantic Special Interest Group, contact SIG Leader Don Coram at coram_mirmirani@verizon.net for more information.



CANCELED: Family History Writing SIG
Monday, June 1
CANCELED: Family History Writing SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm
Tysons-Pimmet Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA.
 
This meeting is canceled.
 
The members of the Family History Writers’ Special Interest Group read and review family narratives to help the writer 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 and receive a copy of the draft manuscript by email, please send your name and email address to SIG co-leader Sean Furniss at Sean.Furniss@gmail.com.


Monday, June 8
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.
 



Botetourt Genealogy Fair 2020
Wednesday, July 8 through Sunday, July 12
Botetourt Genealogy Fair 2020  (Other Events)
Breckinridge Elementary School, 331 Springwood Road, Fincastle, VA 24090
For additional information, please download the Botetourt Genealogy fair brochure at http://www.botetourtva.gov/documents/library/genealogy_fair_brochure.pdf.


African American SIG
Monday, July 20
African American SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville, VA
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, 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
Monday, September 21
African American SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville, VA
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, 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.
 



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.
 


African American SIG
Monday, November 16
African American SIG  (FxGS SIG Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville, VA
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.