Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308

Mission Statement

Organized 6 March 1991, the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society approved and adopted the following mission:
  • To encourage the affiliation of persons interested in the pursuit of their ancestral heritage;
  • Provide instruction in the use of genealogical research methodology and adherence to standards of accuracy and thoroughness in genealogical research;
  • Provide a forum for the sharing of knowledge gained by individual members in their own research and
  • Collect, preserve, and disseminate genealogical, biographical and historical knowledge and information.

Operating Year: January - December 2024

President: Carol Campbell
1st V.P. Programs: Craig Wulf
2nd V.P. Membership: Jan Niehoff
Past-President : Margaret Powell
Secretary: Janet L. Bailey
Treasurer: Charles S. Mason
Committee Chairpersons
Newsletter: Vacant
NGS Delegate: Geraldine M. Ward
Publicity: Vacant
Research Library: Geraldine M. Ward
Rules: Edwin Kesler
Special Activities Chair: Susan Jeter
Training & Education: Amy L. Breedlove
Webmaster: Leo B. Dougherty

About MVGS

Mount Vernon Genealogical Society meets the third Tuesday of each month at 1 PM in Room 112 at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, Virginia.  See map.  Visitors are always welcome to attend one monthly meeting before deciding to join MVGS.  Our dues for 12 months are $30 per individual and $35 for a family.  
Holin Hall Entrance
A majority of our meetings are video-taped and available to members by viewing the program on the Members Only section of the Society's website.  Handouts for programs are also posted in the Members Only section.
Our MVGS Library has an extensive collection of genealogical reference books, periodicals and CDs. Along the Library'sfar wall, seven computers provide access to a variety of genealogical research sites.  Of note, we are a Family Search Affiliate Library where researchers can access locked records. Researchers can download information to their own USB flash drives and we also have several printers.  A conference or reading table is in the center of the room.
To check for closings or delays, visit our website "Contact Us" tab at or call the Senior Center at 703-765-4573 to verify closing information.