stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Virginia|Virginia]] > Fairfax County ''
== County Courthouse ==
== History ==
==== Parent County ====
'''1742'''--Fairfax County was created 6 May 1742 from [[Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William]] County. '''County seat:''' Fairfax <
ref name="Handybook"> ''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ ref>
==== Boundary Changes ====
==== Record Loss ====
= = Places/Localities ==
==== Populated Places ====
'''Communities:''' Belle Haven .
Burgundy Village . Engleside . Franconia . Groveton . Hayfield . Huntington . Hybla Valley . Kingstowne . Mount Vernon . Virginia Hills . Waynewood . Wilton Woods
=== Neighboring Counties ====
*[[Arlington County, Virginia|Arlington]] *[[Charles County, Maryland|Charles County, Maryland]] *[[Loudoun County, Virginia|Loudoun]] *[[Montgomery County, Virginia|Montgomery]] *[[Prince George's County, Maryland|Prince George's County, Maryland]] *[[Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William]] *[[District of Columbia|Washington, DC]]
= Resources ==
==== Cemeteries ====
==== Church ====
'Church of England'''''
Slaughter, Philip and Edward Lewis Goodwin. '' The History of Truro Parish in Virginia''. G. W . Jacobs & amp; Co., 1908. Digital book at [http://books.google.com/books?id= izkSAAAAYAAJ Google Books] ( full- view).
==== Court ====
*Horrell, Joseph. "George Mason and the Fairfax Court," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 91, No. 4 (Oct. 1983):418-439.
Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] ($).
Searches of Fairfax County Court Orders should begin with the Fairfax County History Commission and Edith Moore Sprouse's
[http: //www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno= 117110 &disp= A+Surname+and+subject+index+of+the+minut%20%20&columns=*,0,0 A Surname and Subject Index of the Minute and Order Books of the County Court, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1749- 1800 ], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=274881 &disp= A+Surname+and+subject+index+of+the+minut%20%20&columns=*,0,0 A Surname and Subject Index of the Minute and Order Books of the Courts, Fairfax County, Virginia, Part IV, 1807-1829 ], and [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=291674 &disp= Fairfax+County%2C+Va%2E+court+records%2C%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Fairfax County, Va. Court Records, 1835-1860 ]. They also created [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=117357 &disp= A+Cumulative+subject+index+to+the+court+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 A Cumulative Subject Index to the Court Order Books of Fairfax County, Virginia, 1749-1802 ].
*Indexes (1803-1963) and images (1803-1913) to Fairfax County, Virginia Chancery Records are available online through [http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/ Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index]. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.
= = ==
Family Histories ====
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. In addition to finding a direct ancestor’s surname listed, and watching to see if more recent publications make additions and corrections to earlier works, this list is also useful for determining if genealogists have published accounts, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, for any members of an ancestor’s “FAN Club” [ '''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors] . Checking publications about those individuals can lead you to new information about your own ancestry. Be mindful that compiled genealogies may contain errors.
'''[Adams]''' Ljunstedt, Milnor. "The Adamses in the Northern Neck of Virginia (Upper Counties) and Some Nearby Counties of Maryland," '' The American Genealogist'', Vol. 13 (1936):82-88, 233-241. Available at [http://www.newenglandancestors.org/database_search/TAG.asp New England Ancestors] ($). *'''[Broadwater] '''Haycock, Robert Lee. "Career of Col. Charles Broadwater, Fairfax County, Va.," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'' , Vol. 47, No. 3 (Jul. 1939): 234-238. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] ($). *'''[Rousseau]''' Rousseau, Marilyn K. "The Colonial Virginia Ancestry of a Pioneer Florida Family: William H. Rousseau (1818-1870), Florida House of Representatives 1852, Florida State Senate 1865," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 79, No. 3 (Jul. 2004):184- 198.
==== Immigration ====
==== Land ====
'''''Grants and Patents'''''
*Davey. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 253 patents dated 1651-1911 in what is now Fairfax, Fauquier, Northumberland, Prince William, Stafford, and Westmoreland Counties, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper. [Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing, which is "Nova" in this instance); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper] product.]
==== Local Histories ====
Sweig, Donald M. "The Virginia Nonimportation Association Broadside of 1770 and Fairfax County : A Study in Local Participation, " ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'' , Vol. 87, No. 3 (Jul. 1979):316-325. Available at [http:// www. jstor. org JSTOR] ( $).
==== Maps ====
==== Military ====
'''''French and Indian War'''''
Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia 's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at [http:// www. familysearch. org/ eng/ library/ fhlcatalog/ supermainframeset. asp? display= titledetails&titleno=47143&disp=Virginia%27s+colonial+soldiers FHL ]. [ Identifies some Fairfax Parish and Fairfax County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.] * Crozier, William Armstrong . ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at [http://www. familysearch. org/ eng/ library / fhlcatalog/ supermainframeset. asp? display= titledetails&titleno = 72797&disp=Virginia +colonial+militia%2C+1651%2D1776 FHL ] ; digital book at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid= 4596& o_xid=8910& o_lid=8910 Ancestry] ($). [ Identifies some Fairfax County militia officers and soldiers ; see place name index.]
==== Newspapers ====
Indexed images of the [http:// research. history. org/ DigitalLibrary/ BrowseVG . cfm Virginia Gazette ](1736-1780) are available online through the [http:// www. colonialwilliamsburg.org/ Colonial Williamsburg ]website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.
==== Probate ====
*Coldham, Peter Wilson. ''North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857.'' Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will of a resident of Fairfax County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]
==== Taxation ====
*Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1789 and 1799 Personal Property Tax Lists of Fairfax County, Virginia] are available online
at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].
==== Vital Records ====
== Societies and Libraries ==
== Websites ==
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display= localitydetails&subject= 190408&subject_disp= Virginia%2C+Fairfax&columns= *,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
= References ==