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The Fox Valley Genealogical Society is an incorporated, not-for-profit organization founded in 1981 in Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois. The purpose of the Society is:

  • To bring together persons who are researching family history and to promote cooperation among them,
  • To educate others in methods and practices in genealogical research,
  • To inform people of the value of and the need for preserving family and local history for posterity,
  • To collect and preserve genealogical and historical data by publishing genealogical materials and articles,
  • To receive, hold, and invest monies, dues, gifts, sales, interest, etc., and to hold and administer property for the benefit of the Society and its educational purpose.

Current ongoing activities of the Society include:

  • Conducting beginner and intermediate genealogy classes,
  • Sponsoring genealogy trips to libraries,
  • Research and correspondence in response to genealogical queries,
  • Morning Writing Group (MWG) meetings monthly,
  • Evening Writing Group (EWG) meetings monthly,
  • Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group,
  • Sponsorship of an annual educational conference

Current ongoing special projects of the Society are:

  • Indexing obituaries from the Aurora Beacon News
  • We are open for suggestions for other project ideas. You may use our Contact Us form.

The FVGS holds nine monthly general meetings (some in person, some online) on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from September through June (except December) at 7:00 PM (Central). In-person meetings are held in the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 South Eagle St, Naperville, Illinois. Be sure to park in the upper-level parking area and enter through the main building entrance (there is no building access from the lower-level parking garage). The meeting room is on the lower level.

Members receive the Fox Trails monthly newsletter via email. In addition, copies of our quarterly journal Fox Tales, which was published for 34 years, can be viewed online by members.

FVGS extends a cordial welcome to newcomers to visit our meetings and consider joining our Society. New, exciting contacts may be made, and information may be obtained during the informal socializing after the general meetings. Come and meet new friends!

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