Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
 
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Monday, February 6
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
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.
 


MVGS Business Meeting and Presentation - The Three-Cornered War: The Civil War in the Southwest
Tuesday, February 21
MVGS Business Meeting and Presentation - The Three-Cornered War: The Civil War in the Southwest  (General Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Presentation via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Megan Kate Nelson
Title of Presentation: The Three-Cornered War: The Civil War in the Southwest
Synopsis: In the summer of 1861, Confederate troops invaded New Mexico from Texas, hoping to conquer that territory and then launch a campaign to win the entire West. In this talk, historian Megan Kate Nelson will explain why and how the desert Southwest—New Mexico, Arizona, and southern California—became an important site of conflict between U.S. soldiers, Confederate Texans, and Indigenous peoples during the American Civil War.
 
Drawing on material from her book, The Three-Cornered War (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2021), Dr. Nelson will describe four phases of warfare in this often-overlooked theater, explaining how U.S. troops were able to push the Confederates back to Texas without winning a single battle. She will then talk about how, in the fall of 1862, U.S. troops then turned their attention to extermination campaigns against Chiricahua Apaches and Navajos. She will introduce several of the protagonists in her book—including Confederate officer John Baylor, U.S. soldier Alonzo Ickis, and Diné (Navajo) civilian Juanita—and discuss several of the sources she used to write about their wartime actions and experiences.
 
Bio:  Megan Kate Nelson is a historian and writer, with a BA from Harvard and a PhD in American Studies from the University of Iowa. She is the author of four books: Saving Yellowstone: Exploration and Preservation in Reconstruction America (Scribner 2022); The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West (Scribner 2020; finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in History); Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War (Georgia, 2012); and Trembling Earth: A Cultural History of the Okefenokee Swamp (Georgia, 2005). She writes about the Civil War, the U.S. West, and American culture for The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, and TIME. Before leaving academia to write full-time in 2014, she taught U.S. history and American Studies at Texas Tech University, Cal State Fullerton, Harvard, and Brown. She grew up in Colorado but now lives outside Boston with her husband and two cats.


Monday, February 27
Virginia SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
HHSC Room 214
The SIG Meeting will be held in the MVGS Research Library, Room 214.  It may end earlier than 3pm.  Contact Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net if you have questions.



Monday, March 6
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.
 


Tuesday, March 21
No Meeting This Month!  (General Meeting)
There will be no General Meeting this month. Join us at our Annual Conference on Saturday, March 25th.


Thursday, March 23
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.
 


Serving Our Nation: Our Military, Families and Communities
Saturday, March 25
Serving Our Nation: Our Military, Families and Communities  (Conference)
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Hollin Hall Senior Center - Room #112 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
MVGS 2023 Conference. 
 



Monday, April 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.



Monday, October 2
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.
 


Tuesday, October 17
Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Property Records: A Metes and Bounds Hands-On Workshop  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
HHSC Room 201
INSTRUCTORStephanie Campbell 
 
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.
 
For those attending the MVGS General Meeting from 1-3pm you may want to bring a lunch.
 
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.



Monday, November 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.
 
Pleae 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, November 9
Truth or Consequences - Every Source of Info Must be Evaluated  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
HHSC Room 201
INSTRUCTORChuck Mason 
 
Even primary sources can contain mistakes.  Secondary sources are notorious for mistakes.  How does one evaluate primary sources, secondary sources, direct evidence, indirect evidence, and use the Genealogical Proof Standard?
 
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.
 
 



Monday, December 4
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 on the Training Forum portion of the MVGS website.