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Genealogy

Genealogical databases, websites, and bibliographies to aid users in the pursuit of their family history and origins.

Genealogy

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This Genealogy Guide provides genealogical databases, websites, and bibliographies to aid users in the pursuit of their family history and origins.

In addition to this guide, many genealogical resources can be found in The Virginia Room, located on the second floor of the City of Fairfax Regional Library. The Virginia Room contains genealogical print holdings and online databases for almost all 50 states in addition to many countries.

Contact The Virginia Room for genealogical assistance.

Genealogy Library Events

African American Genealogy Study Group

Join fellow genealogists researching African American ancestors in this facilitated study group. Share your brick wall challenges and research success stories.  We'll learn from each other. Centr…

Date:
Monday, Jul 20, 2020
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Centreville Meeting Room 1, Centreville Meeting Room 2, Centreville Meeting Room 1, Centreville Meeting Room 2
Categories:
Lecture/Workshop

African American Genealogy Study Group

Join fellow genealogists researching African American ancestors in this facilitated study group. Share your brick wall challenges and research success stories. We'll learn from each other. Centrev…

Date:
Monday, Sep 21, 2020
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Centreville Meeting Room 1, Centreville Meeting Room 2, Centreville Meeting Room 1, Centreville Meeting Room 2
Categories:
Lecture/Workshop

African American Genealogy Study Group

Join fellow genealogists researching african American ancestors in this facilitated study group. Share your brick wall challenges and research success stories. We'll learn from each other. Centrev…

Date:
Monday, Nov 16, 2020
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Centreville Meeting Room 1, Centreville Meeting Room 2, Centreville Meeting Room 1, Centreville Meeting Room 2
Categories:
Lecture/Workshop

African American Genealogy Study Group

Join fellow genealogists researching African American ancestors in this facilitated study group.  Share your brick wall challenges and research success stories.  We'll learn from each other.  C…

Date:
Monday, Dec 2, 2019
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Centreville Meeting Room 1, Centreville Meeting Room 2, Centreville Meeting Room 1, Centreville Meeting Room 2
Categories:

Researching Enslaved Ancestors & Finding Calvin: a Case Study

Explore resources to locate and learn about the lives of enslaved people.  Join us as genealogist Renate Sanders, offers tools and strategies from the general to the specific as she introduces at…

Date:
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020
Time:
10:30am - 1:00pm
Location:
City of Fairfax Meeting Room A, City of Fairfax Meeting Room B, City of Fairfax Meeting Room A, City of Fairfax Meeting Room B
Categories:

Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home

Stolen is the true story of five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and of their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice.  Join us …

Date:
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020
Time:
10:30am - 12:00pm
Location:
City of Fairfax Meeting Room A, City of Fairfax Meeting Room B, City of Fairfax Meeting Room A, City of Fairfax Meeting Room B
Categories:
Author Event Lecture/Workshop

African American Genealogy Study Group

Join fellow genealogists researching African American ancestors in this facilitated study group. Share your brick wall challenges and research success stories. We'll learn from each other. Centrev…

Date:
Monday, Mar 16, 2020
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Centreville Meeting Room 1, Centreville Meeting Room 2, Centreville Meeting Room 1, Centreville Meeting Room 2
Categories:
Lecture/Workshop

Cemeteries Tell No Lies: Finding Living Relatives in the Cemetery

A cemetery is a place where we bury our loved ones. It is a place that we visit our loved ones on special occasions, but it is also a place we can find living relatives.  Join us for a lecture by awa…

Date:
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020
Time:
10:30am - 12:00pm
Location:
City of Fairfax Meeting Room A, City of Fairfax Meeting Room B, City of Fairfax Meeting Room A, City of Fairfax Meeting Room B
Categories:
Lecture/Workshop

African American Genealogy Study Group

Join fellow genealogists researching African American ancestors in this facilitated study group. share your brick wall challenges and research success stories. We'll learn from each other. Centrev…

Date:
Monday, May 18, 2020
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Centreville Meeting Room 1, Centreville Meeting Room 2, Centreville Meeting Room 1, Centreville Meeting Room 2
Categories:
Lecture/Workshop

Databases for Genealogy Research

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