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The Fairfax County Park Authority offers a variety of activities such as classes, camps and tours in a wide variety of categories including aquatics, fitness, nature, dance, outdoor recreation, performing arts, history and many more. Special events, trips/tours and specialty workshops are listed in Parktakes, the Park Authority’s quarterly guide, available through free subscription to county citizens. .

Genealogy-DNA the Basics (13-Adult)

DNA testing is a powerful tool in genealogical research. Learn what the different DNA tests are and how they can be useful. This basic course illustrates these tests with examples from speaker's experience. Any supply fee payable to instructor at class.


Genealogy-Exploring ScotlandsPeople

ScotlandsPeople is a valuable website for doing Scottish research. This website contains images of vital records, census records and more images that can be found in no other place. Learn hints that can help you use this website.


Genealogy-Family Search Database (Adult)

FamilySearch is a free worldwide database that is rapidly growing, adding thousands of records weekly. Some records are only available on this website which includes an extensive wiki that is a very useful source of information. Learn what is and is not available, and how to best use this site.


Genealogy-Getting Started (Adults)

This first course on genealogy is for the beginner and covers what to do to get started, how to organize your results and how to build up your genealogy. Useful websites and other resources are presented.


Genealogy-Scots/Irish Research (Adults)

Learn how to trace your Scots-Irish (Ulster-Scots) ancestors. These ancestors are not a mixture of Scots and Irish, but Scots who lived in Ireland. However, not all of these Scotts are Scots-Irish. Learn who the Scots-Irish are and are not. Lecture covers research via the internet and other research avenues on this highly mobile group.


Genealogy-Scottish Research via Internet

(Adults) Learn about websites that can be useful in your research of your Scottish ancestors. These websites contain databases, indexes and images of records as well as valuable background and other information useful to your Scottish research. Any supply fee payable to instructor at class.


Sitter Sessions (9-14 yrs)

Class introduces youngsters to the many challenges of babysitting and provides a great foundation for future babysitters.