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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="67" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fairfax County, Virginia . Page 710-723 {{PAGENAMEWorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002} Government Records'''}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.</ref></center>
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| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1853 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1853 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1853 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1810 1742| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1742 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1742| width="14.2%" align="center" |1810|-| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1912. <br>General compliance year is unknown.</center>
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According to the 2000 census, the 13 largest communities in Fairfax County by population are all unincorporated.<br>
 
'''Neighboring Counties'''
 
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*[[Arlington County, Virginia|Arlington]][[Charles County, Maryland Genealogy|<br>]]
*[[Loudoun County, Virginia|Loudoun]]
 
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*[[Montgomery County, Maryland Genealogy|Montgomery County, Maryland]]
*[[Prince George's County, Maryland Genealogy|Prince George's County, Maryland]]
 
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*[[Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William]]
*[[District of Columbia Genealogy|Washington, DC]]
 
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== Fairfax County Virginia Genealogy Resources ==
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Virginia Cemeteries|Virginia Cemeteries]] for more information.
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*'''1800-1986''' - {{RecordSearch|3013259|Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*[http://www.freedmenscemetery.org/resources/resources.shtml Civil War Era Burials - Alexandria National Cemetery] is available online, courtesy: [http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/ Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections].
*[http://www.freedmenscemetery.org/resources/resources.shtml Volunteers for Freedom: Black Civil War Soldiers in Alexandria National Cemetery] is available online, courtesy: [http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/ Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections].
==== Maps ====
{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Fairfax County}}}}
*Mitchell, Beth and Donald M. Sweig. ''An Interpretive Historical Map of Fairfax County, Virginia, in 1760: Showing Landowners, Tenants, Slave Owners, Churches, Roads, Ordinaries, Ferries, Mills, Tobacco Inspection Warehouses and the Towns of Alexander and Colchester''. Virginia: Office of Comprehensive Planning, County of Fairfax, 1987. Available at {{FHL|562957|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
Additional resources:
 
[http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/30/mode/1up Fairfax residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War].<ref>J.T. McAllister, ''Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data'' (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 30. Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal Internet Archive].</ref>
*Pierce, Alycon Trubey. "Wringing Northern Virginians Out of Final Pension Payment Vouchers, 1818-1864," ''Northern Virginia Genealogy'', Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr. 1997):73-77. Available at {{FHL|788508|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies married daughters and granddaughters of Revolutionary War Pensioners, and other persons mentioned in these records. Pierce abstracted entries for residents of Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William counties.]
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Fairfax County on page 130.]
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item|disp=FHL Book 973 M24ur}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
*''Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War''. By J.T. McAllister. 1913. Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co. Online at: [http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/30/mode/1up Internet Archive]
===== '''''War of 1812''''' =====
*'''1811-1825''' - ''Alexandria Herald'' (Alexandria, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com Genealogy Bank] ($).
*'''1876''' - ''People's Advocate'' (Alexandria, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com Genealogy Bank] ($).
*'''18871835-19101922''' - ''Alexandria Gazette'' (Alexandria, Va.) at [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85025007/issues/1901/ Chronicling America] - free.
*'''1916-1946''' - [http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/lhsc_genealogy_resources/obits/obits.html Obituary Index to the Alexandria Gazette, 1916-1946] is available online, courtesy: [http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/ Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections].
*'''1927-1928''' - Lane, Estelle. "News of Interest to Colored Readers," ''Alexandria Gazette''. 1927-1928 is available online, courtesy: [http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/ Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections].
*'''1639 – 1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7832 Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records 1639-1850] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index to transcribed records, incomplete, $
* Images of Wills and Estates, Book A-1, 1742 – 1752; Book B-1, 1752 – 1767; Book C-1, 1767 – 1776 [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers] ($)
* Images of Wills - Book D 1776-82; Book E 1783-91; Book F 1791-94; Book G 1794-99; Book H 1799-1801; Book I, 1801-1806 [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countyfairfax.html Virginia Pioneers] $
==== School ====
*'''[1744]''' Boogher, William F. ''Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources.'' Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at {{FHL|73108|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=X1s_AAAAYAAJ Google Books]. [Poll List for the Election of Burgesses for Fairfax County, 1744, see pp. 116-125.]
*'''[1748/1749] '''Steadman, Melvin Lee. ''Falls Church by Fence and Fireside''. Falls Church, Virginia: Falls Church Public Library, 1964. Available at {{FHL|158033|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [1748/1749 tithables list for Fairfax County.]
*'''[1749] '''Hiatt, Marty and Craig Roberts Scott. ''Loudoun County, Virginia, Tithables, 1758-1786''. 3 vols. Athens, Georgia:&nbsp;Iberian Pub. Co., 1995. Available at {{FHL|702851|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Volume 1 includes a 1749 tithables list for Fairfax County which identifies tithe payers and many of their religions.]&nbsp; Ancestry Collection: [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49197 Index to the Tithables of Loudoun County, Virginia, and to Slaveholders and Slaves, 1758-1786], courtesy: Fairfax County Chapter NSDAR.
*'''[1761, 1774]''' King, Junie Estelle Stewart. ''Abstracts of Wills and Inventories, Fairfax County, Virginia 1742-1801''. 1936; reprint, Baltimore, MD, USA: Clearfield, 1996. {{FHL|104386|title-id|disp=Original edition}} and {{FHL|678909|title-id|disp=1959 reprint}} available at FHL; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49017 Ancestry] ($); and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806308036 World Vital Records]($). [Includes 1761 and 1774 rent rolls.]
*'''[1770, 1772, 1774]''' Sparacio, Ruth and Sam Sparacio. ''Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Books K-L (1772-1774).'' McLean, Va.: R. &amp; S. Sparacio, 1988. {{FHL|521147|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN 975.5291 R2s v. 4}}. [Includes 1770, 1772, and 1774 Fairfax rental lists.]
*'''[1782-1805]''' Fairfax County Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1805 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy] ($).
*'''[1783]''' - Personal Property (or Land) Tax List, 1783; index online at [http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/revservice.htm#vatax Revolutionary War Service website] - free.
*'''[1787] '''Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Fairfax County is included in Vol. 2.]
*'''[1787-1800]''' Alexandria Personal Property Tax Lists 1787-1800 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy] ($).
*'''[1787-1790] '''Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1977):167-171. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($). [These records often identify migrants who left the county and their intended destinations. Fairfax County's 1787-1790 Delinquent Lists appear on pp. 170-171.]
*'''[1789, 1799] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1789 and 1799 Personal Property Tax Lists of Fairfax County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].
===== Birth =====
*'''1853-1869''' - Fairfax County Birth Index 1853-1869. Batch {{IGI|C868794}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igivirginia.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf]].</ref>
*'''1912-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2388824|Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*Lloyd House, Alexandria, Virginia
*Public Library, Alexandria, Virginia
*[https://fxgs.org/ Fairfax Genealogical Society ] P O&nbsp;Box 2290 Merrifield, Virginia 22116-2290 *[httphttps://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/vr/ virginia-room The Virginia Room], The City of Fairfax Regional Library, Fairfax, Virginia*[https://mvgenealogy.org/ Mount Vernon Genealogical Society] 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22308, Telephone: (703) 768-4101
==== Family History Centers ====
{{FamilySearch Family History Centers Intro}}
*[[Annandale Virginia Family History Center]]
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