Mt Vernon Genealogical Society

Mt Vernon Genealogical Society MVGS encourages the affiliation of persons interested in the pursuit of their ancestral heritage, promote fellowship & cooperation among them.

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Who is already planning on attending the 2021 MVGS Annual Genealogy Conference? 🖐️  Be sure you are following our page t...
08/03/2021

Who is already planning on attending the 2021 MVGS Annual Genealogy Conference? 🖐️ Be sure you are following our page to receive up-to-date information as it becomes available. #genealogy #familyhistory

Who is already planning on attending the 2021 MVGS Annual Genealogy Conference? 🖐️ Be sure you are following our page to receive up-to-date information as it becomes available. #genealogy #familyhistory

Some of you may be interested in registering for FamilySearch's webinar "United States Territorial and State Census Reco...
08/02/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: United States Territorial and State Census Records. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Some of you may be interested in registering for FamilySearch's webinar "United States Territorial and State Census Records" which is in a few days. Click the link for more information and to register. #genealogy #familyhistory https://churchofjesuschrist.zoom.us/webinar/register/3916215298465/WN_-3AJgRKGQKKjXhHbjyXn-w

State and territorial census records were often taken in the years between the decennial federal censuses. Come and learn how to use these helpful records.

If you had one hour to spend with your ancestor what would you want to do? Ask them questions, show them the world we li...
07/30/2021

If you had one hour to spend with your ancestor what would you want to do? Ask them questions, show them the world we live in today? #familyhistory

If you had one hour to spend with your ancestor what would you want to do? Ask them questions, show them the world we live in today? #familyhistory

What is a brickwall that you have been working on the longest?#Brickwall #genealogy
07/28/2021

What is a brickwall that you have been working on the longest?
#Brickwall #genealogy

What is a brickwall that you have been working on the longest?
#Brickwall #genealogy

How many cemeteries have you visited so far this summer? With summer here visits to cemeteries have been on the rise. Ge...
07/23/2021
Genealogy Tip: What a Gravestone Tells Us – Grave Markers

How many cemeteries have you visited so far this summer? With summer here visits to cemeteries have been on the rise. Genealogy Tip: What a Gravestone Tells Us – Grave Markers https://blog.genealogybank.com/genealogy-tip-what-a-gravestone-tells-us-grave-markers.html?kbid=69919&pq=1&prebuy=no&s_referrer=social&s_siteloc=twitter&s_trackval=SM_2107_23
#cemeteries #genealogy

In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega writes about the family history information and clues grave markers provide.

Do you have an ancestor who was adventurous? #familyhistory #ancestors
07/23/2021

Do you have an ancestor who was adventurous?
#familyhistory #ancestors

Do you have an ancestor who was adventurous?
#familyhistory #ancestors

Knowing the questions to be asking is an important step in the process of learning about family history. Are you asking ...
07/23/2021
Are you asking the right genealogy research question?

Knowing the questions to be asking is an important step in the process of learning about family history. Are you asking the right genealogy research question? https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/blog/are-you-asking-right-genealogy-research-question #genealogy #familyhistory

Tracing your family history and discovering interesting stories about your ancestors is an exciting way to maintain a rich connection to the past. But tracking down your relatives and finding the evidence you need is not always an easy task. Searching the many records available on the internet has b...

Sharing family history is the best way to make sure that our ancestors stories continue to live on. #familyhistory #gene...
07/21/2021

Sharing family history is the best way to make sure that our ancestors stories continue to live on.
#familyhistory #genealogy

Sharing family history is the best way to make sure that our ancestors stories continue to live on.
#familyhistory #genealogy

🌑 ‍🚀 Do remember Moon Day? The first moon landing on July 20th, 1969? https://mailchi.mp/genealogybargains.com/gb-consol...
07/20/2021
🌑 ‍🚀 Do remember Moon Day? The first moon landing on July 20th, 1969?

🌑 ‍🚀 Do remember Moon Day? The first moon landing on July 20th, 1969? https://mailchi.mp/genealogybargains.com/gb-consolidated-21july2021

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13 Ways to Find Physical Characteristics Without Photos – The Ancestor Hunt https://theancestorhunt.com/blog/13-ways-to-...
07/19/2021
13 Ways to Find Physical Characteristics Without Photos – The Ancestor Hunt

13 Ways to Find Physical Characteristics Without Photos – The Ancestor Hunt https://theancestorhunt.com/blog/13-ways-to-find-physical-characteristics-without-photos/

13 Ways to Find Physical Characteristics Without Photos Posted byKenneth Marks July 18, 2021July 18, 2021 Leave a comment on 13 Ways to Find Physical Characteristics Without Photos As we all know, there are no photos available for all of our ancestors, especially many of those who lived primarily in...

What has been the most powerful moment in discovering your family history so far?#familyhistory #genealogy
07/19/2021

What has been the most powerful moment in discovering your family history so far?
#familyhistory #genealogy

What has been the most powerful moment in discovering your family history so far?
#familyhistory #genealogy

#Genealogy #Books #ReviewsCheck out our book reviews written by MVGS members about books that are available in our libra...
07/17/2021
Welcome to the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society!

#Genealogy #Books #Reviews
Check out our book reviews written by MVGS members about books that are available in our library. Our library has several great books that may be of interest to you and will aid in your family history journey. Have you read any great genealogy or history books lately? www.mvgenealogy.org

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.

Has anyone uncovered an ancestor that seem to struggle to stay out of trouble? #familyhistory #ancestors
07/14/2021

Has anyone uncovered an ancestor that seem to struggle to stay out of trouble?
#familyhistory #ancestors

Has anyone uncovered an ancestor that seem to struggle to stay out of trouble?
#familyhistory #ancestors

07/14/2021

“In your name, the family name is at last because it's the family name that lasts.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Have you watched "Tracing Your Family Roots"  with guest Cheryl Batchelor? Janell Blue talks with Cheryl about her famil...
07/14/2021
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Have you watched "Tracing Your Family Roots" with guest Cheryl Batchelor? Janell Blue talks with Cheryl about her family farming history, including using the Homestead Acts which including being pioneers in Florida and later in Texas.

Cheryl Batchelor talked about her family farming history including using the Homestead Acts which including being pioneers in Florida and later in Texas.

#familyhistory #writingcontestA reminder to our members that the MVGS Annual Writing Contest deadline is approaching qui...
07/14/2021

#familyhistory #writingcontest
A reminder to our members that the MVGS Annual Writing Contest deadline is approaching quickly. Website information is in the bio.

#familyhistory #writingcontest
A reminder to our members that the MVGS Annual Writing Contest deadline is approaching quickly. Website information is in the bio.

#Jewish #FamilyhistoryEvent Jul 20, 2021, 6 PM EST Join the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center & American Inspiration a...
07/13/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Menachem Kaiser with “Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and N**i Treasure”. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

#Jewish #Familyhistory
Event Jul 20, 2021, 6 PM EST Join the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center & American Inspiration as Menachem Kaiser joins in a conversation with Dr. Bernice Lerner to talk about Kaiser's book “Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and N**i Treasure”

A quest to reclaim a family’s apartment building in Poland and the astonishing entanglement with N**i treasure hunters that follows. Join the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center and American Inspiration as we welcome Menachem Kaiser in conversation with Dr. Bernice Lerner. Kaiser’s story begins ...

Register for Webinar Wednesday: Comparing Jewish Resources on the Giant Genealogy Websites by Ellen Kowitt and Sunny Mor...
07/13/2021
Register for Webinar Wednesday: Comparing Jewish Resources on the Giant Genealogy Websites by Ellen Kowitt and Sunny Morton

Register for Webinar Wednesday: Comparing Jewish Resources on the Giant Genealogy Websites by Ellen Kowitt and Sunny Morton https://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2021/07/register-for-webinar-wednesday-comparing-jewish-resources-on-the-giant-genealogy-websites-by-ellen-k.html

Learn about Jewish record collections across Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage--and JewishGen! This comparative analysis tells you not only what records are where, but recommends best versions of similar record collections and additional tools on each site that are especially...

The Genealogy Center's is still offering free virtual programs every Tues at 2:30 PM EST & Thur at 6:30 PM EST. Register...
07/12/2021

The Genealogy Center's is still offering free virtual programs every Tues at 2:30 PM EST & Thur at 6:30 PM EST. Register in advance in the Events section on the left side of The Genealogy Center website: www.GenealogyCenter.org. #genealogy#genealogyresearch

The Genealogy Center's is still offering free virtual programs every Tues at 2:30 PM EST & Thur at 6:30 PM EST. Register in advance in the Events section on the left side of The Genealogy Center website: www.GenealogyCenter.org. #genealogy#genealogyresearch

Knowing your life story but not your ancestors is like only reading the last chapter of a book. - Unknown
07/12/2021

Knowing your life story but not your ancestors is like only reading the last chapter of a book. - Unknown

Knowing your life story but not your ancestors is like only reading the last chapter of a book. - Unknown

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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.