March 23rd & 24th, 2012
The Fairfax Genealogical Society invites you to ‘mark your calendar’ for our expanded annual conference, “Find your National Treasure in the Nation’s Capital”. This major event will be 22-24 March 2012 at the Marriott Fair Oaks Mall, 11787 Lee Jackson Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033.
This year we have significantly expanded the conference from what we have offered in the past.
Our Thursday evening general meeting serves a lead in to the conference, while our Friday offerings expand from two afternoon/evening lectures to three full four-lecture tracks. Saturday adds two four-lecture tracks to the four previously offered for a total of six.
Over all, there are now nine tracks plus the Thursday evening presentation. We have retained our Friday consultations, the Friday and Saturday mealtime mini-lectures and the ever-popular vendor hall. Tracks include:
Of special interest is that our signature track "National Treasure in the Nation's Capital“ will consist of two-days and track of eight lectures on research in Washinton, DC. This, along with “Advanced Critical Thinking Techniques” will be our signature events for the “Find your National Treasure in the Nation’s Capital” event.
* African American Research
* Seeking Virginia Ancestors
* Effective Organization Methods
* Beginning Your Genealogical Hunt
* Introduction to European Research
* Advanced Critical Thinking Techniques
* Re-examining What You Already Have …
* National Treasure in the Nation's Capital (two-days)
Our speakers include some of the best in the business: Tom Jones CG, Char McCargo Bah, Claire Bettag CG, Richard Camaur CG, Barbara Vines Little CG, DearMYRTLE, Phyllis Legere, Chuck Mason CG, Pam Sayre CG and Rick Sayre CG.
Full details and registration are available now at the conference blog at http://fxgsconference.blogspot.com
Learn about more genealogical events hosted by the Fairfax Genealogical Society at www.fxgs.org.
When & Where
Parking & Transportation
Parking is available at the Marriot as well as Fair Oaks Mall.
Regular registrations must be received by March 2. A printed syllabus is included for late/walk-in registrations.
Confirmations will be e-mailed for registrations received in person or by post by March 2. All online registrations will receive confirmations. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive your confirmation.
Full refunds are available through March 2. AfterMarch 2 refunds are only available if minimum registration is met. Please contact email@example.com for a refund or with questions.
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.
There is a restaurant in the Marriott and several restaurants inside the mall which are within walking distance.