Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
Telephone:  (703) 768-4101
  Hollin Hall Entrance

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. 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
June 1
CANCELLED - Using Workshop
Instructor:  Linda MacLachlan.   Due to the Governor's Stay-at-Home announcement this class is being cancelled.  New date is 3 August.  Check that date for time and details.   Purpose of the workshop is to learn how to use the website ...
June 4
CANCELLED: New England SIG: Early New England Research
Moderator:  Linda MacLachlan.   Webinar entitled: Finding Family History in Library Catalogs Presented by: Trenton Carls and Anne Meringolo   Due to the Governor's Stay-at-Home announcement this class is cancelled.   Libraries are teeming with published and unpublished resources about your ancestor’s ...
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
Instructor:  Linda MacLachlan.   This class was originally planned for 4 May.    Purpose of the workshop is to learn how to use the website more effectively   Workshop is limited to 10 people.    To do anything on ...