Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
  2016 Holiday Party

RootsTech Connect - Free!

Introducing RootsTech Connect: A Free Online Conference Experience - 25-27 February 2021
For the first time ever, the world’s largest family celebration event will be entirely virtual and completely free. Get ready to celebrate shared connections with people from around the world. Connect with friends, your family, your past, and your heritage and homelands—all from the comfort of your home and in your browser.  Register Here!

Fairfax 50+ Podcasts

Janell has completed another of her podcasts with Fairfax County Services for Older Adults. 
Check it out at  Scroll down to the area entitled "Fairfax 50+ Podcasts" and you will see her name and subject discussed.
While you are on this site there are many subjects that may be of interest to you.

Library Catalog Always Online!

The Mount Vernon Genealogical Society Library Catalog is now online as an interactive application. 
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. You can find the library catalog HERE.

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  NARA Guides
NARA Guides
Now on Zoom: Writing Family History SIG
Meetings are the third Monday of each month, 3:00 PM (regardless of holidays).

January 28
Using Ancestry.Com
INSTRUCTOR:  AMY BREEDLOVE   Class will provide an overview of most of the features on and then provide more details on searching for records, and searching the catalog.    To register for the class please send an email with ...
February 1
Hints/Sources Using FamilySearch's Family Tree
INSTRUCTOR:  CAROL PETRANEK OR GARY PETRANEK   Class will cover in-depth information about the record hints and sources provided by FamilySearch and how they work.  Class will begin with an introduction by either Carol or Gary, followed by a pre-recorded ...
February 11
Using the DAR Website
INSTRUCTOR:  MARGARET POWELL   Class will review how to use the features of the DAR website and also contain a brief overview of the DAR's library resources.   To register for the class, please send an email with the date ...
February 15
Source Box, Finding and Merging Duplicate Individuals, and Relationships
INSTRUCTOR:  CAROL PETRANEK OR GARY PETRANEK   Class will show you how to use the Source Box on the Family Tree and how to enter information into it; how to find people and merge duplicate entries; and how to edit relationships.  ...
February 16
Section 27 and Freedman's Village in Arlington National Cemetery
Presenter: Ric Murphy, National Vice President for History, for the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and is an educator, historian, lecturer, and award-winning author. Description: Section 27 and Freedman's Village in Arlington National Cemetery From its origination, Arlington National Cemetery's history has ...