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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Operating as usual

#TipTuesday  #familyhistory #genealogy  Create folders or binders for different branches of your family tree.
02/02/2021

#TipTuesday #familyhistory #genealogy
Create folders or binders for different branches of your family tree.

If you haven't had a chance to check out the upcoming events and register for some of our great upcoming webinars. Visit...
02/02/2021

If you haven't had a chance to check out the upcoming events and register for some of our great upcoming webinars. Visit our calendar of events! All events are #FREE for members. Non-members can attend a #webinar FREE the first time but then will need to join. #genealogy #genealogyresearch #familyhistory

If you haven't had a chance to check out the upcoming events and register for some of our great upcoming webinars. Visit...
02/01/2021

If you haven't had a chance to check out the upcoming events and register for some of our great upcoming webinars. Visit our calendar of events! All events are #FREE for members. Non-members can attend a #webinar FREE the first time but then will need to join. #genealogy #genealogyresearch #familyhistory

02/01/2021
#fridayfunday #genealogy #familyhistory
01/29/2021

#fridayfunday #genealogy #familyhistory

01/28/2021

#tbt #ThrowbackThursday #history
“Tenacity: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia”
Presenter: Kate Egner Gruber, Special Exhibitions Curator for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia Women’s lives and roles in early Virginia were rarely recorded, and seldom find their way into traditional narratives of the colony’s earliest years. Using historic documents, archaeological artifacts, and surviving material culture, this presentation brings to light—and to life—the Virginia Indian, English, and West Central African women who were very much a part of the story, and celebrates the women who were determined to survive and persisted, and ultimately left legacies of their triumphs, trials, and tenacity for us today.

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

#Volunteer #OpportunityA great way to helping the #genealogy community!Anyone interested in becoming part of #transcript...
01/25/2021
Transcription Tuesday 2021: Everything you need to know

#Volunteer #Opportunity
A great way to helping the #genealogy community!
Anyone interested in becoming part of #transcriptiontuesday please read the post below.

As the countdown begins to our fifth annual online volunteer transcription event, we explain how you can get involved, support this year's projects and give back to family history

A great new Genealogy YouTube channel.Nick Barratt talks about discoveries in his family tree and where he sees the futu...
01/22/2021
A Spy in the Tree featuring Nick Barratt

A great new Genealogy YouTube channel.
Nick Barratt talks about discoveries in his family tree and where he sees the future of genealogy going.
You definitely need to check this interview out.

Twice Removed S101: A family history interview with renowned genealogist Nick Barratt. We chat about Nick's unique family tree, including illegitimate great-...

#fridayfunday #Genealogy #DNA
01/22/2021

#fridayfunday #Genealogy #DNA

01/21/2021

#Throwbackthursday #TBT #Genealogy #German
Germany to America: 18th Century Odyssey
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.

This presentation is available in the 'Members Only' section of the website. www.mvgenealogy.org

01/19/2021

Today's General Meeting via Zoom 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
"Your Family in Print" is a practical presentation on finding and downloading books (county histories and family histories) and articles, newspapers, manuscripts, etc. from different websites, libraries, and repositories.

01/18/2021

Don't forget tomorrow...
Tuesday, January 19 General Meeting
via Zoom 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
"Your Family in Print" is a practical presentation on finding and downloading books (county histories and family histories) and articles, newspapers, manuscripts, etc. from different websites, libraries, and repositories.

#fridayfunday  #Genealogy #funny
01/15/2021

#fridayfunday #Genealogy #funny

01/14/2021

#throwbackthursday #blackhistory #presentation
Presenter: Char McCargo Bar
Presentation: 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 setting up a research plan, uncovering the local history, identifying the local churches, cemeteries, social institutions, schools and bonding with the community. Genealogical tools that will be discuss are throwing out the oral history and replacing it with a social conversation, using maps and other genealogical tools to uncover the individuals in a community.

This presentation can be found in the 'Members Only' section of the website. www.mvgenealogy.org

01/13/2021

Are you looking for an idea for documenting your experience during this pandemic? Why not write a letter to your future generations? Explain what is going on and how life living through this. Your future generations will thank you for your personal experience! #genealogy #familyhistory #pandemiclife

01/11/2021

Don't forget to mark your calendar...
Tuesday, January 19 General Meeting
via Zoom 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
"Your Family in Print" is a practical presentation on finding and downloading books (county histories and family histories) and articles, newspapers, manuscripts, etc. from different websites, libraries, and repositories.

Friday Funnies#fridayfunday #genealogy #funnies
01/08/2021

Friday Funnies
#fridayfunday #genealogy #funnies

01/07/2021

#ThrowbackThursday #tbt #presentations
Presentation: The Alien Registration Act of 1940 was a WWII national security measure which directly impacted immigrants who planned to remain in the U.S. for 30 days or longer. This presentation will examine this often-overlooked resource which may be the key to finding an immigrant ancestor’s original surname and village of origin.

This presentation can be found under the 'Members Only' section of the website. www.mvgenealogy.org

01/04/2021

Don't forget to mark your calendar...
Tuesday, January 19 General Meeting
via Zoom 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
"Your Family in Print" is a practical presentation on finding and downloading books (county histories and family histories) and articles, newspapers, manuscripts, etc. from different websites, libraries, and repositories.

Friday FunniesYou never know what you will find out when you begin researching your history. #fridayfunday  #funnies
01/01/2021

Friday Funnies
You never know what you will find out when you begin researching your history.
#fridayfunday #funnies

#TBT #genealogy #webinar Are you a member? We have past presentations that you can view at any time. Such as this one......
12/31/2020
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Members Only

#TBT #genealogy #webinar
Are you a member? We have past presentations that you can view at any time. Such as this one...

Almost exactly 97 years ago, World War I finally ended. “The Great War” left untold casualties and the victors carved up Europe. Our boys fought “over there” and left a plethora of records. Craig Scott will help us understand the context and the people involved in the war. He will particularly focus on researching individual people, as well as their divisions in the Regular Army, National Guard, and National Army.

Craig ScottCraig Roberts Scott, CG, is the author of The ‘Lost Pensions’: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). He has co-authored several books and written numerous articles, particularly about military subjects. He is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 4,900 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than twenty-eight years, he specializes in the records of the National Archives, especially those that relate to the military. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians. He is the Coordinator the the Advanced Military Track at Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.

MVGS, a genealogical society for beginners and experienced genealogists. Offers monthly presentation by expert,genealogy classes,special interest groups,research library and computers to aid research.

Start 2021 🥳out with one less thing to do!Renew your MVGS membership today!
12/30/2020
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - MVGS Membership Renewals

Start 2021 🥳out with one less thing to do!
Renew your MVGS membership today!

MVGS, a genealogical society for beginners and experienced genealogists. Offers monthly presentation by expert,genealogy classes,special interest groups,research library and computers to aid research.

#fridayfunny It always is amazing when we find strangers we meet who end up being distant cousins. #genealogy #genealogy...
12/25/2020

#fridayfunny It always is amazing when we find strangers we meet who end up being distant cousins. #genealogy #genealogyhumor

#TBT #genealogy #webinar Are you a member? We have past presentations that you can view any time. Such as this one...Our...
12/24/2020
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Members Only

#TBT #genealogy #webinar
Are you a member? We have past presentations that you can view any time. Such as this one...

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.

Chuck MasonYou know Chuck Mason as a tireless supporter of MVGS, but he is so much more. He is a Certified Genealogist specializing in Southern New Jersey and 19th and 20th Century Death Records. He is a graduate of NGS’s American Genealogy: Home Study Course, (1994), is an instructor for the course, a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Research (NIGR) at the National Archives (1996 & 2001), the Institute of Genealogy and History at Samford University (2010), and has attended numerous NGS conferences, state and local conferences in the Washington, DC area and in New Jersey.

He has served on the board of both Fairfax Genealogical Society and MVGS of both the Fairfax and the Mt. Vernon Genealogical Societies, served in various positions on the board of both societies. Chuck teaches genealogy classes for the Fairfax County Parks and Recreation program and lectures throughout the area. In 2012 he received the Shirley Langdon Wilcox Award for Exemplary Volunteerism from NGS and in 2013 he received the Lifetime Sustained Meritorious Service Award from the Mt Vernon Genealogical Society.

MVGS, a genealogical society for beginners and experienced genealogists. Offers monthly presentation by expert,genealogy classes,special interest groups,research library and computers to aid research.

Have you renewed your MVGS Membership yet?Cross if off your To-Do list today by visiting the website and renewing your m...
12/21/2020
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - MVGS Membership Renewals

Have you renewed your MVGS Membership yet?
Cross if off your To-Do list today by visiting the website and renewing your membership now.

MVGS, a genealogical society for beginners and experienced genealogists. Offers monthly presentation by expert,genealogy classes,special interest groups,research library and computers to aid research.

Why should you join MVGS? We are a genealogical society for beginners and experienced #genealogy who work together to le...
12/19/2020
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Join Us

Why should you join MVGS?
We are a genealogical society for beginners and experienced #genealogy who work together to learn how to 🧐 discover our #ancestors and learn about our #familyhistory.

MVGS, a genealogical society for beginners and experienced genealogists. Offers monthly presentation by expert,genealogy classes,special interest groups,research library and computers to aid research.

#fridayfunny Have you ever talked about your parents as your ancestors? #genealogy #genealogyhumor
12/18/2020

#fridayfunny Have you ever talked about your parents as your ancestors? #genealogy #genealogyhumor

#TBT MVGS PresentationsAre you a member? Here is a past presentation from 2015 you might be interested in.  #Genealogy #...
12/17/2020
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Members Only

#TBT MVGS Presentations
Are you a member? Here is a past presentation from 2015 you might be interested in. #Genealogy #webinar #familyhistory

FamilySearch provides an incredible wealth of information, images of original documents, online classes, and a venue for collaborative family trees, all at no cost. Keeping up with its ever-changing resources is a challenge — thousands of images are added each day. Did you know you can access many subscription websites, including Swedish and British sites, for free at your local Family History Center? You can keep tabs on the changes of your favorite Wiki pages or even sign up to edit them. Blogs and pages cover every state and many countries. You can even use their equipment to record and preserve the memories of loved ones. Carol Petranek gives us a broad-stroke vision of what FamilySearch offers you.

June 2015 AudienceCarol currently serves as one of the Directors of the Washington, D.C. Family History Center and as a Volunteer at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Her time is dedicated to researching her Greek family, as well as her husband’s Czech and northern European ancestors. She is involved in several areas of community service and enjoys needlework, quilting, traveling, new technology, and early American history.

MVGS, a genealogical society for beginners and experienced genealogists. Offers monthly presentation by expert,genealogy classes,special interest groups,research library and computers to aid research.

Have you renewed your MVGS Membership yet?Cross if off your To-Do list today by visiting the website and renewing your m...
12/15/2020
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - MVGS Membership Renewals

Have you renewed your MVGS Membership yet?
Cross if off your To-Do list today by visiting the website and renewing your membership now.

MVGS, a genealogical society for beginners and experienced genealogists. Offers monthly presentation by expert,genealogy classes,special interest groups,research library and computers to aid research.

Great article on tips for locating our female ancestors.
12/15/2020
14 Unusual Records for Finding Female Ancestors

Great article on tips for locating our female ancestors.

If discovering the women in your family tree is one of your genealogy goals, you’ll love these underused resources for finding female ancestors.

Time for MVGS Membership Renewal for 2021. Do not let your membership lapse and miss out on MVGS's great upcoming progra...
12/11/2020
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - MVGS Membership Renewals

Time for MVGS Membership Renewal for 2021. Do not let your membership lapse and miss out on MVGS's great upcoming programs. Your membership dues help us to bring your great programs. Renew your membership TODAY!

MVGS, a genealogical society for beginners and experienced genealogists. Offers monthly presentation by expert,genealogy classes,special interest groups,research library and computers to aid research.

#fridayfunny  Does anyone want to admit introducing their children or grandchildren as descendants? #genealogy #familyhi...
12/11/2020

#fridayfunny Does anyone want to admit introducing their children or grandchildren as descendants? #genealogy #familyhistory

#TBT MVGS PresentationsAre you a member? Here is a past presentation from 2015 you might be interested in.  #Genealogy #...
12/10/2020
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Members Only

#TBT MVGS Presentations
Are you a member? Here is a past presentation from 2015 you might be interested in. #Genealogy #webinar #familyhistory

Not MVGS Presentations
Are you a member? Here are some past presentations from 2015 you might be interested in. ones. See how the ladies of the North and South served their country’s cause in ways that “flew in the face of the mid-nineteenth century norms” for women.

For 25 years, Sharon has been a professional genealogist, author, and teacher having lectured in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Virginia, New York, and DC. She is a grader for the NGS Home Study Course, a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Research, and often a guest on tracing Your Family Roots. Sharon is a member of numerous local and national genealogical societies and is currently President of the Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society and on the Board of Governors of the Virginia Genealogical Society.

MVGS, a genealogical society for beginners and experienced genealogists. Offers monthly presentation by expert,genealogy classes,special interest groups,research library and computers to aid research.

Not a member of MVGS? Join us for 2021.Click below to learn about why you should join MVGS!Join the society that has off...
12/09/2020
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Join Us

Not a member of MVGS? Join us for 2021.
Click below to learn about why you should join MVGS!
Join the society that has offered so many people in search 🧐 of their family history great resources.
#genealogy #familyhistory

MVGS, a genealogical society for beginners and experienced genealogists. Offers monthly presentation by expert,genealogy classes,special interest groups,research library and computers to aid research.

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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.