Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
Telephone:  (703) 768-4101
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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!

MVGS Closed Temporarily


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
New Event!
Would you like some tips that would help you find the answers to your genealogical questions but don’t know who to ask? We have the solution! Starting on 8 October, MVGS will host a new virtual program called “ASK THE PRO.” Check the event listings for more information!

October 5
CANCELLED - Entering Information onto Familysearch's Family Tree
Instructor:  Linda MacLachlan.   CANCELLED since HHSC is still closed.   Purpose of the workshop is to learn how to post information onto the family tree on the website.  Workshop is limited to 10 folks.  I-Pads and phones don't work for ...
October 8
  Have you ever had a genealogical question involving methodology, historical context, ethnicity, repositories, DNA, etc?   Would you like some tips that would help you find the answer but don’t know who to ask?  We have the solution!  Starting in ...
October 20
“Tenacity: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia”
  Presenter: Kate Egner Gruber, Special Exhibitions Curator for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia Description: Women’s lives and roles in early Virginia were rarely recorded, and seldom find their way into traditional narratives of the colony’s earliest years. Using historic documents, ...
October 29
Understanding the Hidden Clues in Records
Instructor:  Chuck Mason   THIS CLASS WILL LIKELY BE HELD VIA ZOOM.  THE TIME MAY SHIFT DEPENDING ON PARTICIPANTS' PREFERENCE.   Our ancestors were governed by laws that may have restricted the records they could create.  At what age could ...
November 2
Entering Information onto Find A Grave Workshop
Instructor:  Linda MacLachlan.   Purpose of the workshop is to learn how to add information onto the Find A Grave website.  Workshop is limited to 10 folks.   To enter info on Find A Grave, you will need a free ...