Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
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Did you know that the NGS 2021 Family History Conference is coming up in mid-May?
Wednesday and Thursday, 19‒20 May for NGS's premier two-day virtual event―NGS 2021 Live! ―featuring award-winning authors Dani Shapiro and Ric Murphy; an opening session by esteemed genealogist and Virginia expert Barbara Vines Little; and presentations by nationally recognized speakers including:

Elizabeth Shown Mills
Thomas W. Jones
Judy Russell
Eric Grundset
Craig Scott
Janice Lovelace, and more.

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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2020 Memberships have now expired!
The grace period for 2021 membership renewals has ended as of 1 April. If you are interested in renewing your membership please go to the login page.

May 11
Finding Information on Your Ancestors Who Lived in Virginia Before 1700
INSTRUCTORS:  JEFF WELCH AND JIM DREWRY   Class will cover, among other topics, how settlement started at Jamestown and then expanded out from there; who the "Ancient Planters" were and how to get info on them; the 1624/5 Muster; county ...
May 17
NGS 2021 Live! National Genealogical Society 2021 Family History Conference
  Registration for the NGS 2021 Family History Conference opens 1 February 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (EST). Plans for the forty-third annual conference include a full week of virtual events* for individuals, societies, and organizations 17-21 May 2021.   ...
May 18
Making a Federal Case Out of It
Presenter:  Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist   Description: Even genealogists who have a good background in court records often overlook the wealth of detail available in the records of the federal courts: the District Court, the Circuit Court, the modern ...
May 19
DATE CHANGE - Pandemic Project - Life Stories and Oral Histories
INSTRUCTOR:  Pandemic Project Members and Chuck Mason   Documents and records only tell part of the family story.  Family members can often fill in the details or provide clues.  The session will guide you through the steps to use when ...
June 1
Ancestry DNA Matches, Now What?
INSTRUCTOR:  JON MARIE PEARSON   You have done your DNA through Ancestry and now you know what your ethnicity is.  What do you do with all your DNA matches?  Ancestry has several great tools to help you sort and organize ...