Friday, January 10, 2014

Call for Proposals for the Fairfax Genealogical Society 2014-15 Programs

(Fairfax, Virginia)—The Fairfax Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting speaker proposals for its 2014-15 programs. Proposals are being sought for monthly general meetings September 2014 through May 2015, monthly education classes September 2014 through April 2015, a one-day fair to be held 25 October 2014, and a two-day conference to be held 27-28 March 2015. All events are held in Fairfax County, which is in northern Virginia, just west of Washington, D.C.

The Society is always looking for new and exciting topics that span the range of genealogy and family history research. Topics may include any facet of genealogical research. Subjects should draw on the lecturer’s areas of expertise, yet be broad enough to appeal to a general audience. Specific proposal requirements and a detailed description of the opportunities can be found on the Society’s web site, www.fxgs.org; click on Call for Papers. The deadline for submitting a proposal for any of these events is 15 March 2014.

The Fairfax Genealogical Society was founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1974 to provide educational opportunities to the genealogical community; to promote cooperation and support among genealogists; to encourage sound genealogical methods, standards of accuracy, and scholarly research; and to aid those doing research in the national capital area. The Society has over 500 members, who meet for lectures, educational programs, workshops and field trips. The Society also hosts two annual conferences. Additional information on the Society can be found on the Society’s web site, www.fxgs.org.