Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
 
The Field Trip/Road Trip SIG meets the Fourth Friday quarterly. The next quarterly meeting of the Field Trip/Road Trip SIG is scheduled for Friday 28 October. Looking ahead to 2023, the FT/RT SIG will meet in January, April, July, and October. For the 28 October 2022 meeting, we will tour Old Town Alexandria with the Manumission Tour Company. For more info, click on the Road Trip image above.

Upcoming Closures at HHSC

The Hollin Hall Senior Center will be closed on:
  • November 8th, Election Day,
  • November 11th, Veteran's Day, and
  • November 24th & 25th for Thanksgiving.
 

Library Catalog Always Online!

The Mount Vernon Genealogical Society Library Catalog is now online as an interactive application. 
 
You now have access to all the information in our library holdings from anywhere you have internet connectivity. A number of features, not found in the index system previously online, are now available to members and the public.
  • Searches by “Subject”, “Location” and “Media Type” can now be made on almost 2800 holdings in the library.
  • Further searches can then be done on “Title”, “Author” and “Call Number”.
  • We are now linking our book reviews to the description field of the books that have been reviewed.
  • Once the desired list of records is found they can be “printed” to a PDF document by clicking on the “PDF List” icon. 
 

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NARA Guides
  VIRTUAL TOUR OF MVGS RESEARCH CENTER
VIRTUAL TOUR OF MVGS RESEARCH CENTER
 
HIGHLIGHTS
Membership Renewals
Current MVGS members should click on the "Learn More" link below to renew their membership for 2023.

Prospective members should go to the "Join Us" section on this homepage.

EVENTS
October 18
“Military Bounty Lands: Revolution to Mexican War”
  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, ...
October 20
Researching North Carolina Ancestors - on 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 ...
October 22
2022 FxGS Fall Fair
  2022 FxGS Fall Fair - "Digging for Gems"
November 1
NOTE DATE CHANGE - Testate and Intestate Estates
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 ...
November 7
Using FamilySearch.org Workshop
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 ...