Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
 
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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
Room 201, 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
 


Tuesday, September 20
"The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America"  (General Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Presentation via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Joshua Rothman
 
Synopsis: Domestic slave trade in America, with a base in Alexandria, VA

Bio:  Joshua D. Rothman is professor of history and chair of the Department of History at the University of Alabama. He is the author of three books about the history of American slavery: Notorious in the Neighborhood: Sex and Families across the Color Line in Virginia, 1787-1861 (2003), Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson (2012), and, most recently, The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America (2021).
 
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, 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
Room 201, HHSC
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.
 



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.