Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
Telephone:  (703) 768-4101
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MVGS November Monthly Meeting

On 21 November Dr. Peter Henriques, Professor of History Emeritus, George Mason University spoke on the topic: "Right Hand Man? Alexander Hamilton’s Relationship With George Washington: The Musical vs the Reality."

Professor Henriques believes that the collaboration between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton was most important in the founding of our nation.

What was the nature of their relationship? Were they intimate friends? What caused Hamilton to resign from Washington's staff in a huff during the War and how did Washington respond? How influential was Hamilton on Washington's decisions as President? And what was their relationship after Washington's term in office? How accurate is the portrayal of their relationship in the musical, Hamilton?
 
Peter R. Henriques received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia in 1971 and is Professor of History, Emeritus, from George Mason University. He taught American and Virginia history with a special emphasis on the Virginia Founding Fathers, especially George Washington.
His book, "Realistic Visionary: A Portrait of George Washington," was recommended by Pulitzer Prize-winner Professor Joe Ellis as one of the five best books to understand our first President.
 
Do not forget that MVGS members may see a video of his presentation on this website by signing in and selecting MEMBERS > PRESENTATIONS.


Save The Date

WHAT GENEALOGICAL CONFERENCE LOCK-IN
WHERE HOLLIN HALL SENIOR CENTER, 1500 SHENANDOAH ROAD, ALEXANDRIA, VA
WHEN 3 MARCH 2018 - SNOW DAY 17 MARCH
WHO ANYONE INTERESTED IN RESEARCHING AND PRESERVING THEIR ANCESTRAL HISTORY
TIME
OPEN 8:30AM, LOCK DOORS AT 9:00AM, OUT BY 3:15PM
BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH AND DRINK
WHAT MORE THREE BRIEFING TRACKS; BEGINNER, TECHNICAL AND RESEARCH
HOW MUCH
MVGS MEMBERS $25 - $5 OFF FOR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL BEFORE 1 JAN 2018
NON MEMBERS $30
DURING LUNCH CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES


Library Catalog Now Online!

The Mount Vernon Genealogical Society library catalog has now been ported to the website as a fully functional interactive on-line application. The cataloging system software in the Research Center was no longer supported by the developer.
 
You now have access to all the information in our library holdings from anywhere you have internet connectivity. A number of features, not found in the index system previously online, are now available to members and the public. Searches by “Subject”, “Location” and “Media Type” can now be made on almost 2800 holdings in the library. Further searches can then be done on “Title”, “Author” and “Call Number”. Once the desired list of records is found they can be “printed” to a PDF document by clicking on the “PDF List” icon.  Additionally, each record can be viewed and printed by clicking on the “eye” icon. Clicking on the “Broom” icon will clear the information in the selection or search box. In addition to searching the database for individual records by "Call Number", "Title", and "Author", the entire database or any filtered selections can be sorted by "Call Number", "Title", or "Author" by clicking on the word at the top of each column.
 
Clicking on the “View Categories” icon provides another method of search for desired material. Categories of holdings can also be filtered by “Subject”, “Location”, and “Media Type”
 
The library catalog will always be current now because library accessions are available for viewing as soon as they are put into the online system. Previously the indexes were only updated periodically.
 
This additional Society benefit would never have been possible without the hard work of volunteers who planned and executed the library database conversion; thank you Jeanne Wilson, Anne Barber, and Gerry Ward.
You can find the library catalog HERE.
 


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EVENTS
December 18
Writing Family History SIG
Instructor:  Paul Phelps   Participants will learn that writing family history is a different and equally challenging proposition, but one with satisfactions and discoveries of its own.  The idea is to get something on paper, even if it's just a ...
December 19
MVGS Holiday Party
Facilitator: Janell Blue   Description: Please come to our Holiday Party.  In addition to all the great food dishes that will be brought by our members, attendees will be asked to bring or wear items that identify their ancestral country of origin. ...
January 3
MVGS Methodology SIG
Instructor:  Chuck Mason   Subject To Be Determined  
January 8
New England SIG: Looking After the Poor; Finding Your Ancestors in New England Poverty Records
Webinar Moderator: Linda MacLachlan   A recent webinar from the New England Historic Genealogical Society.  
January 15
Writing Family History SIG
Instructor:  Paul Phelps   Participants will learn that writing family history is a different and equally challenging proposition, but one with satisfactions and discoveries of its own.  The idea is to get something on paper, even if it's just a ...