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Fairfax Genealogical Society 7th Annual Fall Fair

Fairfax Genealogical Society

Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

Fairfax Genealogical Society 7th Annual Fall Fair

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Regular registration
Regular registration includes an electronic syllabus. Purchase a print syllabus below.
Ended $40.00 $0.00
Early Bird (e-syllabus)   more info Ended $30.00 $0.00
Early Bird (print syllabus)
Early bird available online only. This option includes a printed syllabus.
Ended $35.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Dig Up Genealogical Treasure!

featuring Loretto Szucs

fill your genealogical treasure chest with research riches

What’s New at Ancestry.com
More than 5 billion historical records, more than 17 million family trees, and more than 35 million photographs make Ancestry.com one of the most popular stops on the Internet. New databases, new tools and new technologies are continually improving the experience for visitors. Come learn what’s new at Ancestry.com and how to get the most out of what you find there.
Hidden Sources
For those who have searched “everywhere,” here are dozens of new places to look for clues and stories. This presentation discusses and shows examples of such topics as almshouse records, apprenticeships, artifacts, little-known archives collections, obscure court records, company and organization records, and passports. From A-Z, there are records waiting to be discovered.
The Ancestry World Archives Project (AWAP)The Ancestry World Archives Partner Program is a new approach to digitizing and indexing content in a more cost effective and cooperative way so that important historical collections can be made more accessible to more people. It’s so easy to participate in saving our nation’s personal history. By joining in, you can index interesting records in the comfort of your home and your society will benefit from your work. Come and see what fun it is and what a valuable contribution you can make!
Dead Men Do Tell Tales
Once you have an idea of when and where an individual lived, you’ll find that there is an amazing array of death-related records capable of providing incredible details about his or her life. Beyond the commonly-used death certificates and cemetery there’s an often-hidden treasure trove of information to be investigated. This presentation is designed to explore dozens of them.

About our Speaker:

Loretto Dennis Szucs

Loretto ("Lou") is co-editor of The Source; author of Chicago and Cook County: A Guide to Research; They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins; and several other books. She has served on a number of genealogical society boards and is presently serving on the Federation of Genealogical Societies Board. Previously employed by the National Archives, she is vice president of publications for Ancestry.com.


More Details

All early bird and regular registrations include:
lunch, entrance to all four lectures, and access to the vendor hall. You choose if you want the electronic syllabus or if you want to pay extra for a printed sylllabus.

Late registrations are not guaranteed lunch and only receive a printed syllabus so register early!

Parking & Transportation
There is plenty of free parking at the Springfield Hilton.  Look for the big blue Hilton sign on Loisdale Rd. to indicate the driveway leading to the parking lot.  NEW!  We are now Metro accessible.  Shuttle service will be provided from the Franconia-Springfield Station (Blue Line).
Volunteers will be available at the station to help attendees catch the shuttle whether arriving by bus or train.  Please let us know if you plan on using the shuttle so we can contact you with further details.
Deadlines
Regular registrations must be received by Oct. 21st.  A printed syllabus is included for late/walk-in registrations.
Confirmations
Confirmations will be e-mailed for registrations received in person or by post by October 21st. All online registrations will receive confirmations.  E-mail FallFair@fxgs.org if you do not receive your confirmation.
Refunds
Full refunds are available through October 21st.  After Oct. 21st refunds are only available if minimum registration is met. Please contact FallFair@fxgs.org for a refund or with questions.
Arrival
Check-in/registration begins at 8 a.m.  Please arrive early enough to check-in/register and pick up your syllabus so we may begin promptly at 9:00.  Vendors open at 8 a.m.
Lunch
A boxed lunch (sandwich, side, and drink) is included for registrations received by Thursday, October 21st.  Registrations after this date include lunch if available.

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When & Where


Springfield Hilton
6550 Loisdale Rd.
Springfield, VA 22150

Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 9:00 AM (EDT)


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Organizer

Fairfax Genealogical Society

The Fairfax Genealogical Society was established in 1974 as a non-profit organization to promote fellowship and cooperation among persons who are conducting genealogical research, to further the use of sound  genealogical methods, standards of accuracy, and scholarly research, and to aid those doing research in our area.   We currently have over 500 members, including not only many who live in or near Fairfax County, but also many who are searching for information in our area.  We are pleased to also have the membership of several libraries and other societies nationwide.

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  News and Updates
2010-10-05 12:33:36

Just Announced!!
We will have several great vendors including our large book vendor
Maia's Books
Check out their selection on their website at www.maiasbooks.com

If you have questions about this event please e-mail FallFair at fxgs dot org.

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