Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
 
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Monday, March 4
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.
 


Untold Stories of the American Revolution
Tuesday, March 19
Untold Stories of the American Revolution  (General Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hybrid - Zoom and In-Person

Instructor: Dr. Richard Bell of the University of Maryland

Most people know something about the American Revolution and about the Founding Fathers. But the full story of the Revolution requires us to look beyond their lives and expand its cast of characters. This lecture examines four other revolutionary lives: an immigrant propagandist, a female solider, a fugitive from slavery, and the grieving widow who became the most important Native American leader during the war. You'll hear stories from the American Revolution that you’ve never heard before.




Monday, April 1
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.
 


Tracking Our Ancestor's Footprints Through Federal Land Records: And An Interactive Escape Room
Tuesday, April 16
Tracking Our Ancestor's Footprints Through Federal Land Records: And An Interactive Escape Room  (General Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In-Person

Instructor:  Sharon Cook MacInnes, Ph.D. - Professional Genealogist

I’ll present a PowerPoint overview of federal land grants: the different types, what you can find online, and examples of the stories you can learn by getting the proof file from NARA (30 min.). Then audience members will pick up documents left by or relating to two of my interrelated families from 4 "stations" around the room. The stations represent: (1) a family’s attic; (2) online "libraries" or repositories including the BLM website; (3) NARA; and (4) a county courthouse.  Working in pairs or trios, participants will create an informal timeline and a credible story of the families based on the documents (about 40 minutes). After reassembling, participants will briefly share their stories based on the documents, whereupon I’ll continue the PowerPoint presentation and give the rest of the story. Participants will then award themselves points based on how many facts they included in their stories.  Participants will gain practical experience in correlating, analyzing, and assembling facts from documents to tell a story.




Monday, May 6
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 in the Training Forum portion of the MVGS website.
 



Saturday, June 1
PLACEHOLDER Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Property Records: A Metes and Bounds Hands-On Workshop  (Training and Education)
INSTRUCTORStephanie Campbell 
 
THIS CLASS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED for 17 October 2023 was postponed due to unavoidable circumstances.  The 1 June 2024 date above is just a placeholder.  This site will be updated once a new date has been determined.
 
In this class, you will learn property terminology used in state-land states, including metes, bounds, chains, and poles.  You will learn how to draw property boundaries using metes and bounds. 
 
A short supply list will be posted here as we get closer to the class.  It will include things like a drawing compass, graph paper, etc.
 
If you have any questions, send an email to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net.  Thank you.


Monday, June 3
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.
 



PLACEHOLDER  Field Trip/Road Trip SIG to the National Labor Union Archives
Monday, July 1
PLACEHOLDER Field Trip/Road Trip SIG to the National Labor Union Archives  (Special Interest Group)
College Park, MD
The Field Trip/Road Trip SIG for a day of research at the National Labor Union Archives at the University of Maryland that was planned for 27 October 2023 has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances.  This site will be updated once a new date has been decided on.  The 1 July 2024 date above is just a placeholder.
 
The Road Trip will include an introduction and an orientation to the Archives followed by a chance to do individual research. All research levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. Times for the Road Trip are currently TBD. Presently, there is no class in conjunction with this Road Trip. The below information should be helpful for anyone interested in attending this outing. Be sure to save your spot for this Road Trip by contacting Stephanie Campbell at sjc8665@gmail.com.
 
The labor collections of the National Labor Union Archives at the University of Maryland consist of over 19,500 linear feet of archival material, and a library of 18,000 publications and 1,000 linear feet of labor journals and ephemeral publications. Included in the labor collections are the archives of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union (formerly TWIU, BCT, and now BCTGM), the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA), the Cigar Makers International Union (CMIU), the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA), and the archives of the Samuel Gompers Papers Project. The University of Maryland is the official repository for records of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), selected records of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), and the merged American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industril Organizations (AFL-CIO), including administrative and staff departments. 
 
The transportation, shipbuilding, and railroad trades, and related businesses, are represented in the holdings of the Cuba Company archives, the International Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America (IUMSWA), the Railway Employee's Departemnt, the Transportation Trades Department, and the Work Projects Administration in Maryland records. Additional trade union departments include: the Building and Construction Trades Department; Food and Allied Service Trades Department; Maritime Trades Department; Metal Trades Department; and the Union Label and Service Trades Department.
 
The following collections also represent international labor union activities; U.S. labor union activities, topics, strikes and other events; labor education; healthcare, Medicare; and the workplace environment: the International Union of Siderographers (1860s-present); National Organizers Alliance archive; American Federation of Women's Auxiliaries of Labor; the Baltimore Federation of Labor; the Bureau of Business Practice Collection; the American Center for International Labor Solidarity (including records of the African American Labor Center, American Institute for Free Labor Development, Free Trade Union Institute, and Asian-American Free Labor Institute); Natioanl Council of Senior Citizens; Working for America Institute; and Working America. 
 
Additional records for union programs and affiliate oraganizations include: the National Labor College; Union Privilege Benefit Program; Coalition of Labor Union Women; Frontlash; Center for Working Capital; International Labor Press; Labor Institute for Public Affairs; National Association of Working Women; and the National Capital Area Trade Union Retirees Club. It also includes Japanese print publications produced by grassroots labor unions during the first four years of the Allied Occupation, 1945-1949.
 
The collections also include extensive photo documentation of labor union activities from the 1940s to the present in the photographic negative and digital collections of Frank Alexander and Page One Photography, Inc. Collections of graphic images, over 10,000 audio tapes, several hundred films and videotapes, and over 2,000 artifacts are available for research and study.


Monday, July 1
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 on Familysearch, 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.
 



Monday, August 5
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 on Familysearch, 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.
 



Monday, September 9
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. 
 


Monday, September 30
ON HOLD - FIELD TRIP/ROAD TRIP SIG to the DAR Library  (Special Interest Group)
12:00 am to 12:01 am
DAR Library, Washington DC
Field Trip is currently on hold.  Dates and times above are NOT correct.  Periodically check this website for newer info.
 
The first Field Trip/Road Trip SIG event will be a day at the Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR] Library in Washington, DC.
 
More details to follow later. If you're interested in going, contact Stephanie Campbell at sjc8665@gmail.com.  Thank you.
 



Monday, October 7
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.
 



Monday, November 4
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 in the Training Forum portion of the MVGS website.
 



Monday, December 2
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.