Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
 
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Monday, June 6
Using Familysearch.org Workshop  (Training and Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Room 214, HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Linda MacLachlan
 
The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to use the Familysearch.org website more effectively.  Workshop is limited to 8 people.
 
Please remember to create a free account, if you don't already have one, ahead of the workshop date.  Please remember to bring your user id and password with you.
 
To register for the workshop, please send an email with the workshop name and date, and your name and phone number to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net.
 
There is another handout titled "Calling Famsearch for Help" available in the Training Forum portion of the MVGS  website.
 


Tuesday, June 21
Overview of the 1950 Census  (General Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Presentation via Zoom
Speaker: Claire Kluskens
 
Synopsis: The 1950 Census is Here Now! - The 1950 census was released for public use on 1 April 2022.  This presentation provides an overview of what is included in the 1950 census, and what you can expect from the special National Archives website that is devoted exclusively to this census.
 
Speaker Bio: Claire Kluskens is a long-time MVGS member.  She is a digital projects archivist and designated Genealogy/Census Records Subject Matter Expert for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).  She has been a NARA staff member since 1992 and has done genealogical research since 1976. 


Thursday, June 23
Using the (new) Library of Virginia website  (Training and Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Room 201 HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Sharon Hodges
 
The Library changed its website, particularly its catalog, not too long ago.  This session will give you a basic idea of how to use the website and where to find certain information.  The second section will give a "virtual" walk through of the Library so you can locate items when you visit.  
 
To register for the class, please send an email with the name and date of the class, and your name and phone number to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net.
 



Monday, July 11
Entering Information onto Familysearch's Family Tree  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 214, HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Linda MacLachlan
 
The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to post information onto the family tree on the Familysearch.org website.  The workshop is limited to 8 people.
 
In order to enter information onto the family tree or to search records on Familysearch.org, you will need to create a free account, if you don't already have one, ahead of the workshop date.  Please remember to bring your user id and password with you.
 
To register for the workshop, please send an email with the workshop name and date, and your name and phone number to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net.
 
There is another handout titled "Calling Famsearch for Help" available on the Training Forum portion of the MVGS website.
 


Tuesday, July 12
WWI and WWII Draft Registration Records: A Comparison  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
TBD, hopefully HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Chuck Mason
 
Over 24 million men born between 1872 and 1900 registered for the World War I draft.  Those same men were required to register during World War II for the fourth draft, known as the "old man's draft."  What do these two draft registrations reveal about your ancestors?  How to find information for the other five WWII registrations will also be included.
 
To register for the class, please send an email with the name and date of the class, and your name and phone number to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net.
 



Monday, August 1
Entering Information onto Familysearch's Family Tree Workshop  (Training and Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Room 214, HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Linda MacLachlan
 
The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to post information onto the family tree on the Familysearch.org website.  The workshop is limited to 8 people.
 
In order to enter information onto the family tree or to search records on Familysearch.org, you will need to create a free account, if you don't already have one, ahead of the workshop date.  Please remember to bring your user id and password with you.
 
To register for the workshop, please send an email with the workshop name and date, and your name and phone number to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net.
 
There is another handout titled "Calling Famsearch for Help" available on the Training Forum portion of the MVGS website.
 


Tuesday, August 9
Genealogy Roundtable  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
TBD, hopefully HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Janice Reid
 
Note:  Attendance will be limited to 5-6 folks.  
 
Topics of your choice.  Informal discussion group - learn from each other, trade tips, share your successes and brick walls.
 
To register for the class, please send an email with the name and date of the class, and your name and phone number to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net.
 



Monday, September 12
Entering Information onto Find A Grave  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 214, HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Linda MacLachlan
 
The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to add information onto the Find A Grave website.  The workshop is limited to 8 people.
 
In order to enter information onto Find A Grave you will need to set up a free account before the workshop date.  Please remember to bring your user id and password with you.
 
To register for the workshop, please send an email with the workshop name and date, and your name and phone number to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net.
 


Tuesday, September 13
The Silent, The Invisible, and the Unimportant: Finding Female Ancestors  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
TBD, hopefully HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Chuck Mason
 
Our female ancestors lived in the shadown of her male relatives, her father, her husband and her sons.  They were often Silent, creating few if any records of their own.  Invisible, often mentioned only by title, (daughter, wife, and mother) or if we are lucky by their given name.  More often, they were not mentioned at all, the Unimportant.  Identifying female ancestors often presents a challenge to the genealogist, but it can be done.
 
To register for the class, please send an email with the class name and date, and your name and phone number to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net
 



Monday, October 3
Entering Information onto Find A Grave  (Training and Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Room 214, HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Linda MacLachlan
 
The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to add information onto the Find A Grave website.  The workshop is limited to 8 people.
 
In order to enter information onto Find A Grave, you will need to set up a free account before the workshop date.  Please remember to bring your user id and password with you.
 
To register for the workshop, please send an email with the workshop name and date, and your name and phone number to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net.
 


Thursday, October 20
Researching North Carolina Ancestors  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hopefully HHSC, Room 201
INSTRUCTOR:  Amy Breedlove
 
The class will look at North Carolina's settlers, migration in and out of the state, settlement patterns, and some of its history.  The class will also cover what types of records you may find for your North Carolina ancestors, and where to look for them them, both in person, and on-line.  
 
To register for the class, please send an email with your name and phone number and the class name and date, to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net.
 
 
 



Monday, November 7
Using FamilySearch.org Workshop  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 214, HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Linda MacLachlan
 
The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to use the Familysearch.org website more effectively.  The workshop is limited to 8 people.
 
In order to search records on Familysearch.org, you will need to create a free account, if you don't already have one, ahead of the workshop date.  Please remember to bring your user id and password with you.
 
To register for the workshop, please send an email with the workshop name and date, and your name and phone number to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net.
 
There is another handout titled "Calling Famsearch for Help" available on the Training Forum portion of the MVGS website.
 


Tuesday, November 8
Testate and Intestate Estates  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
TBD, hopefully HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Chuck Mason
 
Did your ancestor leave a will?  If not, how was their property disposed of and who received what?  What records were created and what can they tell you about your ancestor's life and family?  Depending on the records created, you can learn a great deal of information about your ancestor from probate records.
 
To register for the class, please send an email with the name and date of the class, and your name and phone number to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net.
 



Monday, December 5
Using Familysearch.org Workshop  (Training and Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Room 214, HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Linda MacLachlan
 
The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to use the Familysearch.org website more effectively.  The workshop is limited to 8 people.
 
In order to search records on Familysearch.org you will need to create a free account, if you don't already have one, ahead of the workshop date.  Please remember to bring your user id and password with you.
 
To register for the workshop, please send an email with the workshop name and date, and your name and phone number to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net.
 
There is another handout titled "Calling Famsearch for Help" available on the Training Forum portion of the MVGS website.