Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
Telephone:  (703) 768-4101
  Family Tree

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.
 


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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VIRTUAL TOUR OF MVGS RESEARCH CENTER
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EVENTS
April 1
CANCELLED. Census Day, April 1. Six classes on the U. S. Census for the family historian.
These classes have been cancelled.   Presenter: Virginia Room Staff and Fairfax Genealogical Society member.   For more information call the Virginia Room directly 703-293-6227 x6 or visit the library website www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events.   Bookmark this link for the latest in genealogy ...
April 1
Methodology SIG: Topic TBD
Presenter:  Charles S. "Chuck" Mason, Jr., CG  
April 2
New England SIG: Early New England Research
Moderator:  Linda MacLachlan.   Webinar entitled:  Boston Research and Records Presented by:  David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist   Description:  Since its founding in 1630, the City of Boston has kept records pertaining to its citizens, including several unique resources.  Join ...
April 3
Fairfax Genealogical Society Spring Conference, "Lines to Our Past"
  The Fairfax Genealogical Society invites you to mark your calendar for its annual spring conference, “Lines to Our Past”. This major event will be 3 & 4 April 2020 at the Sheraton Reston Hotel, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, ...
April 6
CANCELLED - Entering Information onto Find A Grave Workshop
Instructor:  Linda MacLachlan.   For several reasons this workshop will be cancelled:  HHSC will likely still be closed; no one has signed up yet; and the workshop will be held again in Sep and Oct.  I hope this doesn't cause ...