Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
Telephone:  (703) 768-4101
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Fairfax 50+ Podcasts

Janell has completed another of her podcasts with Fairfax County Services for Older Adults. 
 
Check it out at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults.  Scroll down to the area entitled "Fairfax 50+ Podcasts" and you will see her name and subject discussed.
 
While you are on this site there are many subjects that may be of interest to you.
 


Inclement Weather

It's that time again when Mother Nature gets excited and decides to disrupt us humans.  Did you realize our February monthly meetings for 2015, 2016 and January 2019 were canceled because of bad weather?
 
Let's presume you are scheduled for a SIG meeting, a census training session or the monthly meeting today at Hollin Hall, and when you get up it is snowing.  Do you get dressed and prepare for the class or stay home and miss the class?
 
THE GENERAL MONTHLY MEETING WILL BE CANCELED ONLY WHEN THE FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOOLS  ARE CLOSED
 
IF DELAYED,  THE MEETING WILL NOT BE CANCELED.
 
WHEN FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED THE FOLLOWING WILL BE CANCELED; IF DELAYED:
     1.  SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS WILL MEET AT THE DISCRETION OF THE MODERATOR,
     2.  TRAINING CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT THE DISCRETION OF THE TRAINING COORDINATOR AND THE CLASS INSTRUCTOR AND
     3.  THE RESEARCH CENTER CHAIR IN COORDINATION WITH THE VOLUNTEERS WILL DETERMINE THE RESEARCH CENTER STATUS. 
 
To check school status click HERE
 
If you desire to check the status of the Fairfax County Government click HERE
 
If you want to read the Hollin Hall inclement weather policy just click HERE.
 
If you desire to call the Senior Center to check their status, their number is (703)-765-4573.
 
Our Research Center Phone number is (703) 768-4101
 


Library Catalog Always Online!

The Mount Vernon Genealogical Society library catalog has now been ported to the website as a fully functional interactive on-line application. The cataloging system software in the Research Center was no longer supported by the developer.
 
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”. Once the desired list of records is found they can be “printed” to a PDF document by clicking on the “PDF List” icon.  Additionally, each record can be viewed and printed by clicking on the “eye” icon. Clicking on the “Broom” icon will clear the information in the selection or search box. In addition to searching the database for individual records by "Call Number", "Title", and "Author", the entire database or any filtered selections can be sorted by "Call Number", "Title", or "Author" by clicking on the word at the top of each column.
 
Clicking on the “View Categories” icon provides another method of search for desired material. Categories of holdings can also be filtered by “Subject”, “Location”, and “Media Type”
 
The library catalog will always be current now because library accessions are available for viewing as soon as they are put into the online system. Previously the indexes were only updated periodically.
 
This additional Society benefit would never have been possible without the hard work of volunteers who planned and executed the library database conversion; thank you Jeanne Wilson, Anne Barber, and Gerry Ward.
You can find the library catalog HERE.
 


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EVENTS
February 17
Writing Family History SIG: February 2020 Meeting Cancelled
Instructor:  Paul Phelps   The February 2020 Meeting, normally held on the 3rd Monday of each month, is cancelled due to the Federal holiday.   More information about this class may be obtained from the instructor, by clicking HERE.   ...
February 18
State Archives: What They Are and How to Use Them.
Presenter: John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.    Discussion: State archives hold vast collections of materials that document the lives and activities of the state’s residents. Each state’s archives is tied organizationally to the state library, and sometimes to historic sites and museums. These ...
February 18
German SIG: Meeting Date Change
Presenter: Bob Dunfield   The February 2020 German SIG meeting is moved to Tuesday, February 18th due to the Federal holiday on Monday.    Contact SIG Leader Bob Dunfield at missingbranch@hotmail.com for more information.  
February 20
Beginning German Genealogy
Instructor:  Robert Dunfield   Class will have an emphasis on the German wave migration to America.   To register, please send an email with your name, phone number, class name and date to Amy Breedlove at albreedlove@comcast.net   ...
February 23
JGSGW Presents Maximizing a Journey to One's Roots
Presenter: Tony Hausner   Discussion: In this presentation, Tony will describe how his Jewish genealogy research laid the foundation for his travels to towns in Eastern Europe where his and his wife’s families lived over the past four centuries, as well as travel to ...