Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
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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 2021

President: Janell Blue
1st V.P. Programs: Margaret Powell
2nd V.P. Membership: Claudia Rumberger
Past-President : Jo Pearson
Secretary : Jeff Welch
Treasurer: Jeff Welch
Committee Chairpersons
Newsletter: Cheryl Batchelor
Publicity: Grace Lynch
Research Center : Geraldine Ward
Rules: Edwin Kesler
Special Activities Chair: Susan Jeter
Training & Education: Amy Breedlove
Webmaster: Cheryl Batchelor

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 Center's far 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.
The MVGS Research Center is open from Tuesday through Thursday, every week from 10 AM until 2 PM.  There are a few exceptions of course.  On the first Wednesday of each month it is closed early at 1PM and also closed at noon on the third Tuesday for our monthly MVGS meeting down stairs.  It is also open on the 3rd and 4th Mondays from 10AM to 2PM.  Our facility will also be closed several days around federal holidays, Christmas and New Year's day.
    Click on this red icon to take a virtual tour of the Research Center
Click on the blue Facebook logo to reach the MVGS Facebook page.
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.