Join a group of fellow genealogists and family historians from the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society in Field Trips or Road Trips to various repositories or historic sites!
The usual meeting day for the FT/RT SIG is the fourth Friday each quarter. On occasion, the outing will be moved to the following Saturday.
Training and education is offered prior to and in conjunction with several upcoming Field Trips or Road Trips. Be sure to check the list of Training and Education classes. Outings to repositories usually include a brief orientation from one of the librarians or archivists. Members of the SIG then have time to research together or separately with possible communal snack and lunch breaks.
The meeting time for the orientation is dependent on the travel time to and the opening time of the repository. For visits to historic sites or walking tours, the meeting time is dependent on the number of attendees and the availability of scheduling group tours. Carpooling or public transporation is encouraged to repositories or historic sites.
Past outings of the FT/RT SIG include: the DAR Library, the Library of Congress, a walking tour of antebellum Alexandria. Upcoming outings include: the Maryland Archives, the Library of Virginia, the National Labor Union Archives.
If you would like to join the Field Trip/Road Trip SIG, or if you have questions or comments, please contact Stephanie Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.