Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
 
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“Military Bounty Lands: Revolution to Mexican War”
Tuesday, October 18
“Military Bounty Lands: Revolution to Mexican War”  (General Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Presentation via Zoom
 
Speaker: Rebecca Whitman Koford
 
Bio: 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.


Thursday, October 20
Researching North Carolina Ancestors - on ZOOM  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
ZOOM
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.
 


2022 FxGS Fall Fair
Saturday, October 22
2022 FxGS Fall Fair  (Conference)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Virtual Conference via Zoom
 
2022 FxGS Fall Fair - "Digging for Gems"



Tuesday, November 1
NOTE DATE CHANGE - Testate and Intestate Estates  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Room 217, 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, 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.
 


Enslaved.org: A Short (Digital) History
Tuesday, November 15
Enslaved.org: A Short (Digital) History  (General Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Presentation via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Daryle Williams
Topic: Enslaved.org: A Short (Digital) History
Synopsis:  We’ll learn about The Enslaved Project and take a tour of our open-source, open-access online discovery tool to reconstruct the lives of the enslaved.
You will learn what the platform offers and how to access and use its various features. We will explore how data-driven scholarship and publication sits in dialogue with traditional genealogical resources and methods. Time and interest permitting, we can discuss how the platform is of direct utility for black family history in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
 
Bio: Daryle Williams serves as UC Riverside’s Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. His academic training is in Latin American history with a specialization in modern Brazil. Born in San Francisco and raised in San Diego County, Williams spent most of his academic career on the East Coast and internationally. The move to UCR in September 2021 has been a homecoming that renews his enduring belief in the California Dream and the promise of the UC System.
 
Williams earned an undergraduate history degree and certificate in Latin American studies from Princeton University and a master's and Ph.D. in history from Stanford University. He has been awarded grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright, the Ford and Rockefeller foundations, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities.
 
From 1994 to 2021, Williams served on the History Department faculty and then Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland. At College Park, Williams also held positions as graduate studies director and associate director of the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora. He has been a visiting scholar at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Stanford.
 
Nonmembers are welcome to this free presentation. Please read the non-member attendance guideline at:
https://mvgenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=111.  
Email us at contact-us@mvgenealogy.org for the meeting link.



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.
 


Thursday, December 8
Research in Washington, DC: Using the Library of Congress  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
HHSC Room 217
INSTRUCTOR:  Chuck Mason
 
This class is intended to help folks get ready to do the field trip to the Library of Congress in late January, but you don't have to go on the field trip to take the class.
 
In November 2013 the Local HIstory and Genealogy Reading Room was moved to the Main Reading Room.  How have this and other changes at the Library affected the way you research in the many reading rooms?
 
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.  Thank you.
 



Monday, January 9, 2023
Entering Information onto FamilySearch's Family Tree  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
HHSC Room 214
INSTRUCTOR:  Linda MacLachlan 
 
The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to post information onto the family tree on the Familysearch.org website.  Workshop is limited to 6 folks.
 
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.  Thank you.  
 
There is another handout titled "Calling Famsearch for Help" available in the Training Forum portion of the MVGS website.
 
 


Thursday, January 19, 2023
Using Photos and Other Images to Enhance Your Family Story  (Training and Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
HHSC Room 201
INSTRUCTORLeo Dougherty
 
The purpose of this presentation is to help identify and use photos and other images to better tell your family story.  Photos of ancestors add a human dimension to their story.  We'll explore possible public sources for your ancestors' photos.   The possibilities are not limited to photos of people but also places where they lived, the ships that brought them here, where they served in the military, and other life events.  In addition to photos there are a variety of types of images that can be useful from historical publications.  We will discuss the wide range of sources available for finding these materials and how to include them in our family history document.
 
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.  Thank you.



Monday, February 6, 2023
Entering Information onto FamilySearch's Family Tree  (Training and Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
HHSC Room 214
INSTRUCTOR:  Linda MacLachlan 
 
The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to post information onto the family tree on the Family Search.org website.  Workshop is limited to 6 folks.
 
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.  Thank you.
 
There is another handout titled "Calling Famsearch for Help" available on the Training Forum portion of the MVGS website.
 


Thursday, February 16, 2023
Celebrating American History - A Heritage to be Proud Of  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
HHSC Room 217
INSTRUCTORCarol Campbell
 
This class will follow the story of an African-American family from the 19th century to the present.  Attendees will see how technology and genealogy research plays an important role in uncovering families' heritage that otherwise would be lost.
 
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.  Thank you.
 



Monday, March 6, 2023
Entering Information onto Find A Grave  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
HHSC Room 214
INSTRUCTOR:  Linda MacLachlan 
 
The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to add information onto the Find A Grave website.  Workshop is limited to 6 folks.
 
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.  Thank you.
 


Thursday, March 23, 2023
Using Maps to Enhance Your Family Story  (Training and Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
HHSC Room 201
INSTRUCTOR:  Leo Dougherty
 
Historic maps can help illustrate our immigrants' origins and their journey to and within America.  For example, property maps can show where they lived and possibly explain marriage patterns  Maps can show where your veteran ancestors served.  We will discuss the wide range of sources.
 
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.  Thank you.
 



Monday, April 3, 2023
Entering Information onto Find A Grave  (Training and Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
HHSC Room 214
INSTRUCTOR:  Linda MacLachlan 
 
The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to add information onto the Find A Grave website.  Workshop is limited to 6 folks.
 
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.  Thank you.
 


Thursday, April 13, 2023
Maryland Colonial Immigration  (Training and Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
HHSC Room 201
INSTRUCTOR Sharon Hodges
 
Class ties in to the MVGS Field trip on April 28th.  
 
Maryland was populated, not only by settlers wishing to move to the colony, but also by those brought against their will.  This presentation discusses indentured servants, redemptioners, apprentices, ethnic and religious grops that populated Maryland during colonial times.
 
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.  Thank you.



Monday, May 1, 2023
Using FamilySearch.org  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
HHSC Room 214
INSTRUCTOR:  Linda MacLachlan 
 
The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to use the Familysearch.org website more effectively.  Workshop is limited to 6 folks.
 
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.  Thank you.
 
There is another handout titled "Calling Famsearch for Help" available on the Training Forum portion of the MVGS website.


Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Historians Can Help You Learn About Your Family History  (Training and Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM
INSTRUCTORJo Pearson
 
Historians have reasons to be a great source of information regarding your family history  They often have access to official documents such as marriages, births, land records and death records that provide more details than you even knew existed.  Historians can also offer tips and ideas that are unique to their area of expertise that might not come from a typical history book.
 
To register for this class, please send an email with the class name and date, and your name and phone number to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net.  Thank you.



Monday, June 5, 2023
Using FamilySearch.org  (Training and Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
HHSC Room 214
INSTRUCTOR:  Linda MacLachlan 
 
The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to use the Familysearch.org website more effectively.  Workshop is limited to 6 folks.
 
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.  Thank you.
 
There is another handout titled "Calling Famsearch for Help" available in the Training Forum portion of the MVGS website.
 


Thursday, June 15, 2023
On-Site Research at the Library of Virginia  (Training and Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
HHSC Room 201
INSTRUCTORAmy Breedlove
 
Ties in to MVGS Field trip in late July 2023. 
 
In preparation for the MVGS field trip to the Library of Virginia in late July 2023, this class will cover the on-site resources available at the Library, procedures for doing research there in-person, and related information to ensure a productive research trip.  
 
You don't have to attend the class to go on the field trip, and you don't have to sign up for the field trip to attend the class.
 
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.  Thank you.



Monday, July 10, 2023
Entering Information onto FamilySearch's Family Tree  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
HHSC Room 214
INSTRUCTOR:  Linda MacLachlan 
 
The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to post information onto the family tree on the Familysearch.org website.  Workshop is limited to 6 folks.
 
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.  Thank you.
 
There is another handout titled "Calling Famsearch for Help" available on the Training Forum portion of the MVGS website.


Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Great Aunt Della Died - Did You Inherit Anything?  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
HHSC Room 201
INSTRUCTORChuck 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 their family?  Depending on the records created you can learn a great deal of information about your ancestor from probate records.
 
To register for this class, please send an email with the class name and date, your name and phone number to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net.  Thank you.
 



Monday, August 7, 2023
Entering Information onto FamilySearch's Family Tree  (Training and Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
HHSC Room 214
INSTRUCTOR:  Linda MacLachlan 
 
The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to post information onto the family tree on the Familysearch.org website.  Workshop is limited to 6 folks.
 
Please remember to create a free account, if you don't already have one, ahead of the workshop date.  Please rememeber 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.  Thank you.
 
There is another handout titled "Calling Famsearch for Help" available on the Training Forum portion of the MVGS website.
 



Monday, September 11, 2023
Entering Information onto Find A Grave  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
HHSC Room 214
INSTRUCTOR:  Linda MacLachlan 
 
The purpose of the workshop is to learn how to add information onto the Find A Grave website.  Workshop is limited to 6 folks.
 
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.  Thank you.
 


Thursday, September 14, 2023
City Directories: More Than A Listing of Names  (Training and Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
HHSC Room 201
INSTRUCTORSharon Hodges 
 
For records that have been around since the late 1700's, city directories are one of the most overlooked resources by genealogists.  These books tell a great deal about our past by including the names and information about residents as well as businesses. With a city directory a genealogist can get a picture of a community.  But there is so much more that can be learned by using city directories, not just where someone lived between federal censuses.  Learn what other hidden treasures can be found by using city directories.
 
To register for the class, please send an email with the class name and date, your name and phone number to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net.  Thank you.