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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Fairfax Genealogical Society: Annual Spring Conference 1-2 April 2016

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following information is provided by the Fairfax Genealogical Society where Cousin Russ and I will be presenting four sessions. Please address all inquiries to

The Fairfax Genealogical Society invites you to mark your calendar
and join us for our annual spring conference.

Strategies for Researching in the U.S. and Europe
1st and 2nd April 2016

 The Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia.

This year's conference is at a new venue (for us!), the Westin Tysons Corner. For conference attendees looking to spend the night on site, a special rate of $99 is available by mentioning the Fairfax genealogy conference upon booking. Please call the local reservations number at 888-627-8970 to inquire about this special rate. For more information on the hotel, please visit their website.


On Friday, 1 April 2016 we are pleased to offer six tracks of four lectures each and one track of two lectures from 2:00 P.M. to 8:15 P.M., as well as a dinner-time mini lecture.

On Saturday, 2 April 2016 we are pleased to offer six tracks of four lectures each and one track of two lectures from 9:00 A.M. to 3:45 P.M., as well as a lunch-time mini lectures.

FxGS is pleased to announce two mini sessions that will be held during our spring conference:
  • Friday at 5:00 p.m.: Diane F. Afoumado, Ph.D., United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, “Individual Research in the International Tracing Service (ITS) Collection at the USHMM”.
  • Saturday at noon: Claire Kluskens, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), “NARA records you won't find on Ancestry.”
On Friday and Saturday, we are offering 30-minute one-on-one consulations with genealogy experts for only $30! For additional information, visit the Consultations page.

Vendors offering books, software, forms, and other items of interest will be available on Friday and Saturday. A complete list of expected vendors will be available shortly before the conference. If you are a genealogical industry vendor and interested in being a part of our conference, please visit our Vendor Page.

Registration (FxGS Members: Don't forget to use your promotion code!)