Mount Vernon Genealogical Society

Mount Vernon Genealogical Society The purpose of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society, Inc. is to encourage the affiliation of persons interested in the pursuit of their ancestral heritage and to promote fellowship and cooperation among them.

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MVGS Membership for 2021 is now open! Visit the website now to renew your membership & continue receiving your MVGS bene...
11/21/2020

MVGS Membership for 2021 is now open! Visit the website now to renew your membership & continue receiving your MVGS benefits. If you have not joined us yet, check out our website to learn more about why you should think about joining us! We are already working on some great guest speakers for next year! www.mvgenealogy.org

Does anyone have any genealogy goals for the Thanksgiving holidays? #thanksgiving2020🦃🍁 #genealogy #familytime
11/20/2020

Does anyone have any genealogy goals for the Thanksgiving holidays?
#thanksgiving2020🦃🍁 #genealogy #familytime

HAVE YOU HEARD! RootsTech Connect - Free!Introducing RootsTech Connect: A Free Online Conference Experience - 25-27 Febr...
11/20/2020

HAVE YOU HEARD! RootsTech Connect - Free!
Introducing RootsTech Connect: A Free Online Conference Experience - 25-27 February 2021
#genealogy #conference #free
For the first time ever, the world’s largest family celebration event will be entirely virtual and completely free. Get ready to celebrate shared connections with people from around the world. Connect with friends, your family, your past, and your heritage and homelands—all from the comfort of your home and in your browser. Visit our website for more info at www.mvgenealogy.org.

#tbt #genealogy July 2019 presentation by Sharon Hodges - As researchers, we download census records, but do we fully un...
11/19/2020

#tbt #genealogy July 2019 presentation by Sharon Hodges - As researchers, we download census records, but do we fully understand what the record says? Learn about the instructions given to the census takers and discover some little-known census records.

Presentations are available in our Members' Only section of our website. www.mvgenealogy.org

Janell Blue, our amazing president, of MVGS, was interviewed by @fairfaxtv16 on how the society adapted during this #cov...
11/17/2020
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Janell Blue, our amazing president, of MVGS, was interviewed by @fairfaxtv16 on how the society adapted during this #covidpandemic. Janell & current board members have done an amazing job at keeping our society running. https://shar.es/aoXcdj #Genealogy #webinars

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Legacy Tree Genealogists
11/17/2020

Legacy Tree Genealogists

There are many stereotypes about the immigrants who came from German-speaking lands to America in the 1700s. This lecture from James M. Beidler presented by the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society uses the personal memoirs of the immigrants themselves to dispel the myths about why they came, what the voyage was like, and how they liked America. For information on registering, visit: https://mvgenealogy.org/eventListings.php?nm=20.

Members Only Event - Tuesday, December 15“Winter Holiday Memories”MVGS Annual Holiday Party  (Special Event)Online via Z...
11/15/2020

Members Only Event - Tuesday, December 15
“Winter Holiday Memories”
MVGS Annual Holiday Party (Special Event)
Online via Zoom
MVGS will hold a virtual holiday party this year via Zoom. And for this party, we need you to make preparations! For more info & to register visit www.mvgenealogy.org.

Tuesday, November 17 via Zoom 1 to 3 pm ESTGermany to America: 18th Century Odyssey(General Meeting)For more information...
11/15/2020

Tuesday, November 17 via Zoom 1 to 3 pm EST
Germany to America: 18th Century Odyssey
(General Meeting)
For more information, please visit our list of events.
#genealogy #germanamericans #familyhistory

MVGS Membership for 2021 is now open! Visit the website now to renew your membership & continue receiving your MVGS bene...
11/14/2020

MVGS Membership for 2021 is now open! Visit the website now to renew your membership & continue receiving your MVGS benefits. If you have not joined us yet, check out our website to learn more about why you should think about joining us! We are already working on some great guest speakers for next year! www.mvgenealogy.org

#Genealogy #ancestors #thanksgiving2020🦃🍂🍁
11/13/2020

#Genealogy #ancestors #thanksgiving2020🦃🍂🍁

Tuesday, November 17 via Zoom 1 to 3 pm ESTGermany to America: 18th Century Odyssey(General Meeting)For more information...
11/13/2020

Tuesday, November 17 via Zoom 1 to 3 pm EST
Germany to America: 18th Century Odyssey
(General Meeting)
For more information, please visit our list of events.
#genealogy #germanamericans #familyhistory

HAVE YOU HEARD! RootsTech Connect - Free!Introducing RootsTech Connect: A Free Online Conference Experience - 25-27 Febr...
11/12/2020

HAVE YOU HEARD! RootsTech Connect - Free!
Introducing RootsTech Connect: A Free Online Conference Experience - 25-27 February 2021
#genealogy #conference #free
For the first time ever, the world’s largest family celebration event will be entirely virtual and completely free. Get ready to celebrate shared connections with people from around the world. Connect with friends, your family, your past, and your heritage and homelands—all from the comfort of your home and in your browser. Visit our website for more info at www.mvgenealogy.org.

#TBT #Genealogy May 2019 Presentation by James M Beidler - Show researchers how to trace their German roots online and e...
11/12/2020

#TBT #Genealogy May 2019 Presentation by James M Beidler - Show researchers how to trace their German roots online and explore their Germanic heritage from the comfort of their computer. This lecture highlighted important German genealogy resources on popular websites, including Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org as well as lesser-known sites like Archion.de. Attendees learned how to use each site to its fullest potential for German genealogy, including how to get around language barriers and navigate the various German states that have existed throughout the centuries. Additionally, they learned the best websites to consult to help answer key German genealogy questions, from unpuzzling place-names to locating living relatives in the old country.

This presentation is in our Members' Only section on our website www.mvgenealogy.org

MVGS Membership for 2021 is now open! Visit the website now to renew your membership & continue receiving your MVGS bene...
11/11/2020

MVGS Membership for 2021 is now open! Visit the website now to renew your membership & continue receiving your MVGS benefits. If you have not joined us yet, check out our website to learn more about why you should think about joining us! We are already working on some great guest speakers for next year! www.mvgenealogy.org

Members T&E Webinar via Zoom. Topic - File Storage and Printing Tips Thursday, November 12, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmFor more i...
11/10/2020

Members T&E Webinar via Zoom.
Topic - File Storage and Printing Tips
Thursday, November 12, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
For more information visit our list of events.
#genealogy #webinar #organizingideas

Members T&E Webinar via Zoom. Topic - File Storage and Printing Tips Thursday, November 12, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmFor more i...
11/09/2020

Members T&E Webinar via Zoom.
Topic - File Storage and Printing Tips
Thursday, November 12, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
For more information visit our list of events.
#genealogy #webinar #organizingideas

Tuesday, November 17 via Zoom 1 to 3 pm ESTGermany to America: 18th Century Odyssey(General Meeting)For more information...
11/08/2020

Tuesday, November 17 via Zoom 1 to 3 pm EST
Germany to America: 18th Century Odyssey
(General Meeting)
For more information, please visit our list of events.
#genealogy #germanamericans #familyhistory

Members T&E Webinar via Zoom. Topic - File Storage and Printing Tips Thursday, November 12, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmFor more i...
11/07/2020

Members T&E Webinar via Zoom.
Topic - File Storage and Printing Tips
Thursday, November 12, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
For more information visit our list of events.
#genealogy #webinar #organizingideas

I am not addicted to genealogy. I can quit as soon as I finish one more ancestor. Who has said this before? #genealogyad...
11/07/2020

I am not addicted to genealogy. I can quit as soon as I finish one more ancestor. Who has said this before? #genealogyaddiction #genealogy
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HAVE YOU HEARD! RootsTech Connect - Free!Introducing RootsTech Connect: A Free Online Conference Experience - 25-27 Febr...
11/06/2020

HAVE YOU HEARD! RootsTech Connect - Free!
Introducing RootsTech Connect: A Free Online Conference Experience - 25-27 February 2021
#genealogy #conference #free
For the first time ever, the world’s largest family celebration event will be entirely virtual and completely free. Get ready to celebrate shared connections with people from around the world. Connect with friends, your family, your past, and your heritage and homelands—all from the comfort of your home and in your browser. Visit our website for more info at www.mvgenealogy.org.

#TBT #Genealogy April 2019 Presentation by Carol Kostakos Patranck -As descendants of immigrant ancestors, it is simply ...
11/05/2020

#TBT #Genealogy April 2019 Presentation by Carol Kostakos Patranck -As descendants of immigrant ancestors, it is simply a matter of time before our U.S. research ends and we must continue our quest in our ancestral village. Depending on your country/countries of origin, it may be impossible to research successfully in "the old country" if you do not know your original ancestral surname and village of origin. This presentation will explore which U.S. records can be used to find this vital information.

This presentation is available in our members' only section of the website.
www.mvgenealogy.org

Tuesday, November 17 via Zoom 1 to 3 pm ESTGermany to America: 18th Century Odyssey(General Meeting)For more information...
11/05/2020

Tuesday, November 17 via Zoom 1 to 3 pm EST
Germany to America: 18th Century Odyssey
(General Meeting)
For more information, please visit our list of events.
#genealogy #germanamericans #familyhistory

Members T&E Webinar via Zoom. Topic - File Storage and Printing Tips Thursday, November 12, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmFor more i...
11/04/2020

Members T&E Webinar via Zoom.
Topic - File Storage and Printing Tips
Thursday, November 12, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
For more information visit our list of events.
#genealogy #webinar #organizingideas

Members Only Event - Tuesday, December 15“Winter Holiday Memories”MVGS Annual Holiday Party  (Special Event)Online via Z...
11/02/2020

Members Only Event - Tuesday, December 15
“Winter Holiday Memories”
MVGS Annual Holiday Party (Special Event)
Online via Zoom
MVGS will hold a virtual holiday party this year via Zoom. And for this party, we need you to make preparations! For more info and to register for the event visit our website. www.mvgenealogy.org

10/30/2020
#TBT "Tracing a Family Secret from a Single Clue" by Steve Luxenberg was an eye-opening presentation.  Members can view ...
10/29/2020

#TBT "Tracing a Family Secret from a Single Clue" by Steve Luxenberg was an eye-opening presentation. Members can view this past presentation by visiting the "Member's Only" section of the website. Mr. Luxenberg shows us how a single clue can lead to opening a family secret. If you aren't a member, consider joining for all access to our recorded past presentations. www.mvgenealogy.org

Thursday, October 29 "Understanding the Hidden Clues in Records" (Training and Education) 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm via ZOOM In...
10/28/2020

Thursday, October 29 "Understanding the Hidden Clues in Records" (Training and Education) 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm via ZOOM Instructor: Chuck Mason. PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME.

Our ancestors were governed by laws that may have restricted the records they could create. At what age could they be witnesses, own property, vote, make a will, and marry? Understanding the law can assist in understanding the lives of our ancestors.

To register, please send an email with your name, phone number, class name and date to Amy Breedlove at [email protected]

Tuesday, November 17 "Germany to America: 18th Century Odyssey" (General Meeting) 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ZOOM MTG & PRESENTA...
10/27/2020
Roots & Branches - Award winning newspaper column about genealogy - The Blog

Tuesday, November 17 "Germany to America: 18th Century Odyssey" (General Meeting) 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ZOOM MTG & PRESENTATION
(Non-members may register via email to [email protected])

Presenter: James M. Beidler, Genealogist and Author

Description: There are many stereotypes about the immigrants who came from German-speaking lands to America in the 1700s. This lecture uses the personal memoirs of the immigrants themselves to dispel the myths about why they came, what the voyage was like, and how they liked America.

James M. Beidler is a research-reports editor for Legacy Tree Genealogists, author of four commercially published books, including The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany. Beidler also writes “Roots & Branches,” a weekly newspaper column and blog (at www.roots-branches.com), and is a German Life magazine columnist.

The Blog

10/21/2020

Attn Members: Please be on the lookout in your emails for a survey that will help MVGS being our planning stage for 2021.

It is amazing what we are still able to solve when we work together! Don't give up on those unidentified photos you have...
10/21/2020
Mystery Photo Contest: You Solved Four of Them! | Library of Congress Blog

It is amazing what we are still able to solve when we work together! Don't give up on those unidentified photos you have yet. Try sharing them on any of the social media platforms.

Cary O’Dell at the Library’s National Recording Registry runs our Mystery Photo Contest. He most recently wrote about twelve of our most difficult to identify entries. Readers solved four of them.

Tuesday, November 17 "Germany to America: 18th Century Odyssey" (General Meeting)1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ZOOM MTG & PRESENTAT...
10/21/2020
Roots & Branches - Award winning newspaper column about genealogy - The Blog

Tuesday, November 17 "Germany to America: 18th Century Odyssey" (General Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ZOOM MTG & PRESENTATION
(Non-members may register via email to [email protected])

Presenter: James M. Beidler, Genealogist and Author

Description: There are many stereotypes about the immigrants who came from German-speaking lands to America in the 1700s. This lecture uses the personal memoirs of the immigrants themselves to dispel the myths about why they came, what the voyage was like, and how they liked America.

James M. Beidler is a research-reports editor for Legacy Tree Genealogists, author of four commercially published books, including The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany. Beidler also writes “Roots & Branches,” a weekly newspaper column and blog (at www.roots-branches.com), and is a German Life magazine columnist.

The Blog

Thursday, October 29 "Understanding the Hidden Clues in Records" (Training and Education) 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm via ZOOM In...
10/20/2020

Thursday, October 29 "Understanding the Hidden Clues in Records" (Training and Education) 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm via ZOOM Instructor: Chuck Mason. PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME.
Our ancestors were governed by laws that may have restricted the records they could create. At what age could they be witnesses, own property, vote, make a will, and marry? Understanding the law can assist in understanding the lives of our ancestors.

To register, please send an email with your name, phone number, class name and date to Amy Breedlove at [email protected]

Join us Oct 20th at 1pm for a webinar presentation by Kate Egner Gruber on "Tenacity: Women in Jamestown and Early Virgi...
10/19/2020

Join us Oct 20th at 1pm for a webinar presentation by Kate Egner Gruber on "Tenacity: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia." For more info visit our list of events on FB or on our website at www.mvgenealogy.org.

This is definitely a treat for us!
10/17/2020
Free Access to All Death Records for Halloween! - MyHeritage Blog

This is definitely a treat for us!

The original All Saints Day — which eventually morphed into Halloween — is celebrated in many traditional Christian societies as a day to honor the memories of one’s ancestors. What better way to honor your ancestors than to learn more details about their lives and discover their stories? That...

10/16/2020

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Good everyone do you help people to find out more about their grandparents and great great grandparents
An interesting story about DNA solving mysteries of our ancestors.
So disappointed today to miss the Family Search meeting. There was not one parking spot available and after going around several times I gave up and came home. This is truly an indication of how popular the Center and the genealogy sessions have become. Teaches me not to arrive at the last minute anymore.
There are openings for docents in Washington, DC at The American Revolutionary Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati. Here are the details from an announcement that I received today: "Do you have a passion for American history, historic sites, or the decorative arts? Would you like to share your passion with others? The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati has an immediate need for volunteer museum docents. Docents create a memorable and enlightening experience for visitors of all ages by leading guided tours of the Society's headquarters, Anderson House. The mansion, a National Historic Landmark, was completed in 1905 in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Here, we interpret the significance of the achievement of American independence and the creation of the Society in 1783, as well as the lives of the home's first owners, Larz and Isabel Anderson. Available docent shifts are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., as well as Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Docents serve at least two weekday shifts or one weekend shift per month. Training is provided, as well as continuing education and fellowship opportunities through field trips, lectures, and more. Duties: • Welcome and orient visitors to Anderson House; • Provide guided tours of the first and second floors; • Assist with visitor services. Qualifications: • 18+ years old; • Enjoy working with people; • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills; • Interest in the American Revolution, the history of Washington, D.C., and/or historic sites. For more information and to apply to be a museum docent, please contact Catherine Harris, museum education manager, at [email protected] or 202.495.7127. Learn more about the Society and its museum on our website." This is all I know about the position.