Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
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Document Analysis: Digging Into Details
Tuesday, February 15
Document Analysis: Digging Into Details  (General Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
TBD
Presenter:  Angela Packer McGhie
 
Description:  Seek the story behind the document by studying the background and context. Assess the reliability of the source and the information it contains. This session will walk step-by-step through analyzing a variety of documents. 
 
Angela Packer McGhie is a professional researcher, lecturer and instructor. She is the coordinator for the Intermediate Genealogy course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and coordinator of the Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. She served as the administrator of the ProGen Study Program from 2008-2014 and is now on the board of directors.
 
Angela is an instructor at the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and the Virtual Institute on Genealogical Research. Angela has served on the Education Committee of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and is a past president of the National Capital Area Chapter of APG. She is a contributing author for the APG Quarterly and was honored with a certificate of appreciation from the Association of Professional Genealogists for her leadership and service. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.
 
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Tuesday, February 22
Introduction to Scottish Research  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
ZOOM
INSTRUCTOR:  Chuck Mason
 
 
This class will present an introduction to researching your ancestors who came from Scotland.  What do you need to know about them before you start researching in Scotland?  What records are available in Scotland?  Where are they kept and what is available online?
 
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.
 
 
 
 



FREE! RootsTech 2022 Conference by FamilySearch
Thursday, March 3
FREE! RootsTech 2022 Conference by FamilySearch  (Conference)
 
REGISTRATION for the Conference is now open!
 
 


Fairfax Genealogical Society (FxGS) 2022 Spring Fair
Saturday, March 12
Fairfax Genealogical Society (FxGS) 2022 Spring Fair  (Conference)
Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center - NVCC, Annandale
 
The Fairfax Genealogical Society (FxGS) announces its 2022 Spring Fair to be held March 12, 2022, at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, virtual and on-site. (Northern Virginia Community College does not sponsor or endorse this event.) If you need accommodations for a disability, please call (703) 644-8185, the Fairfax Genealogical Society. Masks will be required.
 
The Ulster Historical Foundation with speakers Fintan Mullan (in person) and Gillian Hunt (via Zoom) will present on the following topics:
 
9:00-9:50 a.m.
Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Records
10:00-10:50 a.m.
Census substitutes and other important sources for the 18th and 19th centuries
11:00-11:50 a.m.
Using land records: Griffiths Valuation, Title and Estate records
11:50-12:45.
Lunch
12:45-1:35 pm
Records Related to the Different Churches in Ireland
1:45-2:35 pm
The Ulster Plantation and sources for finding seventeenth century families in Ireland (not just Ulster)
2:45-3:35 pm
Emigration from the north of Ireland to North America – sources for researching emigrant ancestors
3:45-4:15 pm
Q&A and solving brick walls
 
Box lunches ($10) will be available to order with conference registration. Lunch time will include live Irish music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, a vendor room, and door prize drawings. Registration fees: FxGS members $60 ( by Feb.19); $70; non-members $70 (by Feb.19); $80. To register go to https://fxgs2022mar.eventbrite.com. For more information and a downloadable registration form to complete and mail in, see www.fxgs.org.
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Thursday, March 31
Alien Registration Records  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
TBD
INSTRUCTOR:  Sharon Hodges
 
Note:   Class time may change to the afternoon if we can get a room in HHSC or if we do it by Zoom.  Stay tuned.
 
Alien Registration records, including those for enemy aliens, provide an abundance of personal information for several million people required to register during various periods of America's history.  They should not be overlooked as a source for finding immigrant ancestors.
 
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, April 12
Genealogy Roundtable  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
TBD, Probably HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Janice Reid
 
Note:  Attendance will likely be limited to 5-6 folks.  
 
Session will try to provide suggestions on how to solve participants' genealogical questions/roadblocks.  More details to follow.
 
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.
 
 
 



Tuesday, May 3
Family Tree Maker Roundtable  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
TBD, probably HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Stephanie Campbell
 
Note:  This class may also be done at a different date or time on zoom.  Stay tuned.
 
Class will be a discussion of FTM's features and address potential issues with the software.  Stay tuned for more details.
 
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.
 



Thursday, June 23
Using the (new) Library of Virginia website  (Training and Education)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
TBD, probably HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Sharon Hodges
 
Note:  Hopefully we'll be able to have this class in the afternoon at HHSC, but stay tuned for any changes to a morning time, etc.
 
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.
 



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.
 



Tuesday, August 9
Genealogy Roundtable  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
TBD, hopefully HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Janice Reid
 
Note:  Attendance will likely be limited to 5-6 folks.  
 
Session will try to provide suggestions on how to solve participants' genealogical questions/roadblocks.  More details to follow.
 
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.
 



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
 



Thursday, October 20
TBD - may address research in a southern state OR discuss either Fold3 or newspapers  (Training and Education)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
TBD, hopefully HHSC
INSTRUCTOR:  Amy Breedlove
 
I apologize for the lack of a specific subject.  Please stay tuned - I WILL narrow it down :)
 
 



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.