Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
Telephone:  (703) 768-4101
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MVGS June General Meeting Online!



Free Access to NGS Archives Through 31 July

During this time when so many Americans must stay at home, the National Genealogical Society (NGS) is offering non-members free access to five years of NGS Monthly. Starting immediately through 31 July 2020, everyone interested in family history can read insightful articles in the NGS digital publication archive.


Ancestry.com Availability

While branches are closed, off-site access to Ancestry.com is now available to Fairfax County Public Library cardholders.  To see the available link, log into the FCPL hompage.


MVGS Closed Temporarily

 


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.
 


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”. Once the desired list of records is found they can be “printed” to a PDF document by clicking on the “PDF List” icon. You can find the library catalog HERE.
 


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VIRTUAL TOUR OF MVGS RESEARCH CENTER
VIRTUAL TOUR OF MVGS RESEARCH CENTER
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NARA Guides
  MVGS FACEBOOK PAGE
MVGS FACEBOOK PAGE
EVENTS
June 16
“Who Worked Here: Uncovering their Names and their Descendants”
Presenter: Char McCargo Bah, Professional Genealogist Description: This lecture will discuss the ways of identifying individuals who worked on plantations (free and enslaved), who worked at institutions, for the State and County prior and after the civil war. The lecture will include ...
June 25
Google Photos
Instructor:  Charles Gearhart   THIS CLASS MAY HAVE TO BE RESCHEDULED.  STAY TUNED.   As ancestry enthusiasts we are data collectors and especially keepers of those old photos, marriage and birth certificates.  We can store our media as scans on ...
July 6
Using FamilySearch.org
Instructor:  Linda MacLachlan.   This class was originally planned for 4 May.    Purpose of the workshop is to learn how to use the Familysearch.org website more effectively   Workshop is limited to 10 people.    To do anything on Familysearch.org ...
July 21
Eastern European Research
Presenter: Mary Ann Evan, Genealogy Researcher   Mary Ann Evan got her start in genealogy by listening as a child in Cleveland to the stories her grandparents told about “the old country.” She began tracing their paths back to their ancestral ...
July 30
Shush! It is a Secret. Did your Ancestor Belong?
Instructor:  Chuck Mason   The Freemasons was formed in 1717 in London and came to colonial America.  Many other so called secret or fraternal organizations were formed in the 18th and 19th centuries.  These societies were social, benevolent, service, ethnic, ...