Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rebecca Whitman Koford
Rebecca Whitman Koford holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and as a Certified Genealogical LecturerSM.  Her focuses are Maryland and military records at the National Archives. She has published articles in the NGS Magazine, APG Magazine, SAR Magazine, and the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal and is co-author of the recently released NGS Research in the States series book on Maryland. She regularly speaks at national conferences and has been an instructor at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). She is a graduate and former mentor of the ProGen Study Group and served as the ProGen Administrator from 2015–2020. She is the Executive Director of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® and Director of the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed) in Washington, D.C.
 
Claire Kluskens
Claire Kluskens has been an archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration since 1992 and is currently its Genealogy/Census Records Subject Matter Expert.  She writes and speaks frequently on the use of federal records in genealogical research. 
 
Mary K. Mannix, MA, MLS
Mary is the Maryland Room Manager of the C. Burr Artz Public Library of the Frederick County Public Libraries, a position she has held since 1998. A New Jersey native, she graduated from Hood College with a degree in History and Political Science. She holds a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master’s of Arts in American History from the University of Delaware with a certificate in Museum Studies. Mary is the co-chair of the Frederick Historic Sites Consortium and in 2019 was named, along with co-chair Kari Saavedra, Tourism Ambassadors of the Year by the Frederick County Tourism Council. In 2011 Mary was awarded the American Library Association’s Genealogical Publishing Company Award for service to the profession and in 2019 she received the Frazine K. Taylor African American Research Scholarship for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR). She teaches genealogy librarianship at the University of Maryland, in the history department at Hood College, and a variety of genealogical and local history topics in the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Frederick Community College.
 
Olivia Millunzi
Olivia Millunzi is the Reference Librarian at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library.  She holds a BA in History and Museum Studies with a French minor from Juniata College, and an MLIS focusing in Diversity & Inclusion from the University of Maryland’s iSchool.  Before coming to the DAR, Olivia worked at the Middletown Valley Historical Society, Heritage Frederick (formerly the Historical Society of Frederick County), Schifferstadt Architectural Museum (part of the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation), the National Park Service, and the National Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.  She began working at the DAR as a Staff Genealogist in June 2019, and in 2022 became the Reference Librarian for the DAR Library.  Olivia lives in Frederick, MD with a cat and an unconscionably large number of books.