Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
Telephone:  (703) 768-4101
  Charles Belfield First American Ancestor

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. Availability

While branches are closed, off-site access to 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  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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  NARA Guides
NARA Guides
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   THIS CLASS WILL NOW BE ON ZOOM [Free]   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 ...
August 3
Instructor:  Linda MacLachlan.   This class was originally planned for 1 June.   Purpose of the workshop is to learn how to use the website more effectively.   Workshop is limited to 10 folks.     To do anything on ...
August 11
Gone to Texas
Instructor:  Janell Blue   News of abundant land, freedom and adventure lured some of our German ancestors to Texas.  Find out more about where they went and what they found.   To register for this class, please send an email ...
August 18
Finding Early Connecticut Vital Records.
Presenter: Linda MacLachlan, Author, Past President MVGS. Description: If the Barbour Index is unquestionably the starting point for Connecticut research, we can now say with equal confidence that it must share the spotlight with a new publication: Linda MacLachlan’s Finding Early Connecticut ...