Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
Telephone:  (703) 768-4101
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Free Historic Newspaper Photos Search!

Search 1.56 million historic newspaper photos using Newspaper Navigator!
This free experimental web application allows you to browse over 1.56 million images extracted from the Chronicling America database of digitized historic newspapers using machine learning. Read more about the project here.
Try searching for a picture of someone in your family tree.  The experimental data set runs between the years 1900 and 1963.  You can check out the new app and view a short informational video at this site:

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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Membership Renewals for 2021 Now Open!
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December 3
File Storage and Printing Tips - please note NEW DATE
Instructor:  Carol Campbell   NEW DATE is 3 DEC   Strategies for organizing your files on your computer and printing shortcuts that allow you to integrate pictures or objects into text documents or slideshows.  Key words:  File folders, subfolders, screenshot, ...
December 7
Entering Information onto Find A Grave Workshop
It is likely that this workshop will be cancelled since HHSC hasn't re-opened.  Stay tuned.   Instructor:  Linda MacLachlan.   Purpose of the workshop is to learn how to add information onto the Find A Grave website.   Workshop is limited ...
December 15
“Winter Holiday Memories”
MVGS Annual Holiday Party
MVGS will hold a virtual holiday party this year via Zoom. And for this party, we need you to make preparations! Here’s the plan:   Start reflecting on past holiday seasons - the scents, the flavors, the music, treasured holiday ...
January 19
Your Family in Print
  Presenter: Sharon MacInnes, Former Vice President and Board Member of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society. Description: "Your Family in Print" is a practical presentation on finding and downloading books (county histories and family histories) and articles, newspapers, manuscripts, etc. from different websites, ...
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 ...