Monthly Meetings: Mount Vernon Genealogical Society meets the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 P.M.. in Room 112 at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, Virginia. Visitors are always welcome to attend the monthly meetings.
Monthly meetings that are video-taped are available to members by checking out the DVD from the Research Center or viewing the program on the Members Only Section of the Society's website. Handouts for programs are also available on the website.
Training and Education Classes: Classes offered by the Society are based on the research needs of members. These classes cover a variety of topics and are taught by knowledgeable genealogists.
Newsletter: MVGS publishes and e-mails the newsletter bi-monthly on odd months. Members without e-mail receive the newsletter by regular mail. The e-mail version has photos in color, active links to websites mentioned in articles, and can be saved on your computer or printed out. The monthly E-News is emailed on even months with information on upcoming programs and events occurring in the genealogy community.
Special Interest Groups: Members meet monthly to learn and to share information regarding a specific area - Methodology, German, New England and Writing are SIGS presently being offered.
Surname Project: Members have access to the Surnames Project list which is password protected on the Society's website. Once logged on, members may add the names of ancestors and search for other members working on the same family line.
Research Center: The Research Center offers members the use of six computers with access to Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, and other subscription databases; a large selection of genealogical CDs; and over 3,500 books covering all aspects of genealogy.
The Research Center is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 AM until 2:00 PM; closes at Noon on the third Tuesday of every month for the monthly membership meeting; and is closed at 1PM on the first Wednesday of each month for a Methodology class.
Volunteers from the Society are available onsite to assist with locating books, periodicals, or CDs, as well as demonstrating how to use the genealogy websites.
How to Renew Your Current Membership: To renew a membership at the same level, login to the Member's Only "Profile" page HERE. Members are able to use the online process to renew their membership beginning 60 days before it expires at the same membership level. On 2 Novemeber a red banner will be visible with a "Renew Membership" button. After completing the registration information, dues may be paid with a credit card or PayPal. If you wish to renew with a paper check or change your membership level (i.e. to a 2-year membership), please complete a paper membership form and return it to the membership chair at the monthly meeting or mail to the address on the form. Questions regarding membership may be sent to Membership@mvgenealogy.org.
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