Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
Telephone:  (703) 768-4101
  Senior and past board members

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 2019

President: Janell Blue
1st V.P. Programs: Michael Brownell
2nd V.P. Membership: Susan Jeter
Past-President : Jo Pearson
Secretary : Jeff Welch
Treasurer: Jeff Welch
Committee Chairpersons
Awards: Charles Mason
Newsletter: Charles Gearhart
Publicity: James Drewry
Research Center : Geraldine Ward
Rules: Edwin Kesler
Training & Education: Amy Breedlove
Webmaster: Charles Gearhart

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 these monthly meetings.  Our dues for 12 months are $20 per individual and $25 for a family.  
Holin Hall Entrance
A majority of our meetings are video-taped and available to members by checking out the DVD from our Research Center or viewing the program on the Members section of the Society's website.  Handouts for programs are also on the website. 
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, Fold3, Genealogy Bank, American Ancestors, Newspapers and Archives, along with access to free sites like FamilySearch, Rootsweb, Find A Grave, USGenWeb and of course our own website.  Researchers can download information to their own USB flash drives and we also have several printers. 
A conference/reading table is in the center of the room.
The MVGS Research Center is open from Tuesday through Thursday, every month 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.  Our facility will also be closed several days around federal holidays, Christmas and New Year's day. RC Virtual Tour Icon
Click on this graphic for a  virtual tour video of the MVGS Research Center.  
In accordance with Fairfax County Policy, no MVGS meetings and/or classes will be held at the Hollin Hall Senior Center when Fairfax County Public Schools are canceled OR when Fairfax County Public Schools are delayed.  Watch the MVGS newsletter for planned closures and listen to your media for school closures. Also check "Home" or "Special Notices" under the "Contact" menus of this website.
To check for closings or delays, visit our website "Contact" tab at, our Facebook page, or call the Senior Center at 703-765-4573 to verify closing information.