Monday, October 13, 2008

Fairfax Genealogy Society

A couple of weeks ago, as sort of a celebration of three years in genealogy (September 1), I finally joined a genealogy society. This is my "local" genealogy society, the Fairfax Genealogy Society; it is definitely a first-rate organization and an excellent way to get serious about learning the methods and techniques of genealogy. The organization boasts a number of professional genealogists and experienced "amateurs" among its officers and members, has regular classes and meetings of a wide variety of special interests groups (SIGs), and schedules field trips to local resources such as the Virginia Room of the Fairfax County Library and local Family History Center, as well as to national resources such as the National Archives, Library of Congress, and DAR. It also sponsors a Fall Fair and Spring Conference with educational presentations and genealogy vendors. A link to the Society's website appears at the left under "Genealogy Societies."

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