Mount Vernon Virginia Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
The Mount Vernon Virginia Family Center is located in the Franconia area of Alexandria, Virginia and in the Mount Vernon Virginia Stake Center. We are available to help you get started with family history research and can help you to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog
- 1 Center Contacts and Hours
- 2 Calendar and Events
- 3 Center Resources
- 4 Center Services
- 5 Resources in the Local Area
- 6 Links
- 7 Volunteer at the Center
Center Contacts and Hours
- 6219 Villa St Alexandria VA 22310-1725 United States (entrance on the south side of the building)
Open Hours: View calendar
- Tuesday: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Wednesday: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Thursday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (please call first to confirm); 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Sunday: 10:15-noon, 2:15pm-4:00pm (Spanish language assistance available 2:15pm-4pm; Asistencia en español 14:15-16:00)
Holiday Schedule and Closings:
Closed all major holidays
The center is closed when the Fairfax County Schools are closed for inclement weather.
Calendar and Events
Staff Training Meetings
- FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
On September 1, 2017, FamilySearch will discontinue its microfilm distribution services. (The last day to order microfilm will be on August 31, 2017.) The change is the result of significant progress made in FamilySearch’s microfilm digitization efforts and the obsolescence of microfilm technology. Over 1.5 million microfilms (ca. 1.5 billion images) have been digitized by FamilySearch, including the most requested collections based on microfilm loan records worldwide. The remaining microfilms should be digitized by the end of 2020.
Our Family History center will continue to provide access to relevant technology, premium subscription services, and digital records, including restricted content not available at home.
Databases and Software
- FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. This includes Ancestry.com, FindMyPast, MyHeritage, Fold3, 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive, Alexander Street Press (Civil War databases), Proquest Obituaries, Kinpoint Premium, and Puzzilla.org.
Hardware and Equipment
- The center has several microfilm readers, one of which is connected to a computer that will allow you to scan the records and save them to a flash drive. There are six computers with internet access that you can use to do research.
Staff Research Specialties
Resources in the Local Area
- National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC www.archives.gov
- Library of Congress, Washington, DC www.loc.gov/index.html
- DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) www.dar.org
- Martin Luther King Public Library, Washington DC Special Collections www.dclibrary.org/research/collections
- Maryland Archives www.msa.md.gov
- Maryland Genealogical Society www.mdgensoc.org
- Virginia Room of the Fairfax County Virginia Library www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/vr
- Mt. Vernon Genealogy Society www.mvgenealogy.org
- Virginia Genealogical Society www.vgs.org
- Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS) www.aahgs.org
Other Family History Centers in the area:
- Annandale 3900 Howard St, Annandale VA 22003
- McLean 2034 Great Falls St, Falls Church VA 22043
- Washington DC 10000 Stoneybrook Dr Kensington MD 20895
- Woodbridge 3000 Dale Boulevard, Dale City VA 22193
Volunteer at the Center
If you are interested in volunteering at the center, please contact the temple and family history consultant - center at VA_MountVernon@ldsmail.net.