Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
Telephone:  (703) 768-4101
  2016 Holiday Party 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
MVGS Becomes a Family History Affiliate Library!
We have good news! The Mount Vernon Genealogical Society’s Research Center is now officially a Family History Affiliate Library.

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 ...
August 25
Tracing Jewish Roots
Instructor:  Mary-Jane Roth and Sheila Wexler   THIS CLASS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 9 JUNE AND WILL BE DONE VIA ZOOM.   Whether you identify as Jewish or not, you may be researching a Jewish famiy member, or a DNA ...
September 14
Entering Information onto FamilySearch's Family Tree
Instructor:  Linda MacLachlan.   Purpose of the workshop is to learn how to post information onto the family tree on the website.   Workshop is limited to 10 folks.  I-Pads and phones don't work for this workshop.   To do anything ...
September 15
Researching in the United Kingdom in Person and Online
  Presenter: Shannon Combs-Bennett, Award-Winning Author and DNA Expert Description: Do you have ancestry from England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland? If you are like most Americans the answer is yes. Just like researching here in the US, you need to have ...
September 24
Citing your Sources
Instructor:  Chuck Mason   It is critical to Cite your Sources as you Find Them!  Citations should tell anyone looking at your work where they can locate documents and records you used and allow them to evaluate your information.  How ...