The Fairfax Genealogical Society is hosting a lecture called “Taxes: The Gift That Keeps on Giving…to Genealogists!” on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Kilmer Middle School’s Lecture Room at 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna.
Genealogist Sharon MacInnes will give a lecture about how tax records often provide a year-by-year snapshot of a family within a neighborhood by showing the changing economic situation of a family, indicating when a child comes of age and showing when a taxpayer dies or moves. Picking up a family on a new tax list and studying allied families allow us to follow their migration and that of their children.
Also, the Fairfax Genealogical Society is presenting a lecture call “How I Built My Own Brick Wall and the Sledgehammer of Experience” on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. at the Dunn Loring Fire Station, located at 2418 Gallows Road, Vienna. For more information on either lecture, visit fxgs.org.