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[[Image:{{VAFairfaxmap}}]] Guide to '''Fairfax County Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.
[[{{Click|Image:VA_ORP.png|Virginia Online Genealogy Records}} {{VAFairfaxboundaryInfobox U.S. County| county = Fairfax County| adoption_sign = | custom_text = | boundary_map = Fairfax_County_Boundary_Map.JPG| county_map = Location_of_Fairfax_County,_Virginia.png| state = Virginia| state_map = Virginia.png | founded year = 1742| founded date = | seat wl = City of Fairfax| building image = VirginiaFairfaxCourthouse.jpg}}]] == County Information == === Description ===Fairfax County is located in the Northern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and included in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. The County was named for Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairfax_County,_Virginia</ref>. === Fairfax County Virginia Courthouse ===
== County Courthouse ==[[Image:{{VAFairfaxcourthouse}}]]
[[Imagehttp:{{VAFairfaxcourthouse}}//www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ Fairfax County Courthouse]]&nbsp; <br>4110 Chain Bridge Road<br>Fairfax, Virginia 22030<br>Phone: 703-246-4168<br>
Clerk Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1912<br>marriage recrods from 1853, divorce records from 1850,<br>probate Court and land records from 1742<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fairfax County, Virginia. Page 713 {{RAOGKcourthouseWorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}} ; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding= History "1" border="1"|-| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <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 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.</ref></center>|-| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fairfax County, Virginia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fairfax County, Virginia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fairfax County, Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fairfax County, Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fairfax County, Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fairfax County, Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fairfax County, Virginia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''|-| width="14.2%" align="center" |1853| width="14.2%" align="center" |1853| width="14.2%" align="center" |1853| width="14.2%" align="center" |1742| width="14.2%" align="center" |1742| width="14.2%" 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>|}
== Fairfax County Virginia History ==
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==== Parent County ====
'''1742'''--Fairfax County was created 6 May 1742 from [[Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' City of Fairfax<br>
In 1649, King Charles II of England granted the land between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, known as the Northern Neck, to a group of his most loyal supporters. By 1681, one of those men, Thomas, Lord Culpeper, and Governor of the Virginia Colony, had acquired the interests of the others. Upon his death in 1689, his daughter Catherine inherited his approximately 5 million acres land holding. Catherine married Thomas, fifth Lord Fairfax, and upon their deaths in 1719, the Northern Neck lands passed to their son, Thomas, sixth Lord Fairfax, and Baron of Cameron. <ref name="HandybookHBG">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
==== Boundary Changes:&nbsp;<br> ====
Fairfax County was formed in 1742 from the northern part of Prince William County. Prince William County was created in 1731 from a portion of Stafford County (and a part of King George County), Stafford County was created in 1664 from Westmoreland County, which was created in July 1653 from the northern portion of Northumberland County, itself formed in 1648.
In 1757, the northwestern two-thirds of Fairfax County became Loudoun County. The current border between Fairfax and Loudoun was re-established in 1957.&nbsp; In 1789, the area that now encompasses Alexandria City and Arlington County was donated to the Federal Government during the creation of the District of Columbia in 1791 and designated Alexandria County of the District of Columbia until 1846, when it was returned to Virginia as the independent county of Alexandria. In 1870, the city of Alexandria seceded as an independent Virginia city and in 1920, Alexandria County was renamed Arlington County. <br> For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/virginia/ "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
==== Record Loss ====
[[Image:War.jpg|right|175px|War.jpg]] Fairfax County: created in 1742, original wills , marriage registers, and deeds as well as many other loose papers were destroyed during the Civil War; deed books for twenty-six of the fifty-six years between 1763 and 1819 are missing. <ref name="lost">[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn30_lostrecords.pdf Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records], 2, in ''Library of Virginia'' (accessed 4 April 2014).</ref> <br><br>
*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890
The records of parents of some parents counties have also been lost:
*Prince William County: created in 1731, many county court records have been lost, destroyed, or stolen at various times. Scattered years of deeds, wills, and orders, as well as various bond books and a plat book, survive.
*Westmoreland County: created in 1653, lost an order book for the period 1764-1776 to theft, and many loose papers were damaged during both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.
See also: [http://www.lva.libvirginia.va.usgov/whatwehavepublic/localguides/burnedburned_juris/index.htm Burned Record Counties Jurisdiction Database], courtesy: Library of Virginia. {{Fire+}}
=== '''Fairfax County Virginia Places/Localities <br>''' = ==
==== Populated Places ====
Fairfax County contains two independent cities, three incorporated towns, and 79 unincorporated localities, thirty-four of which are designated as unincorporated census designated places (CDP).
'''Cities:''' The cities are the City of Fairfax and the City of Falls Church.<br>
The area around the courthouse in Fairfax City was initially incorporated in 1805 as the town of Providence, officially renamed the Town of Fairfax in 1874, and incorporated as an independent city in 1961 as the City of Fairfax, although it remains the county seat of Fairfax County. Court and land records are kept by Fairfax Circuit Court.
The other forty-five unincorporated communities are:<br>Accotink; Arcturus; Barkers Crossroads; Blevinstown; Browns Mill; Butts Corner; Cobbs Corner; Colchester; Colchester Hunt; Comptons Corner; Cooktown; Crowells Corner; Culmore; Donovans Corner; Doveville; Dranesville; Fair Lakes; Fairfax Station; Farrs Corner; Five Forks; Four Corners; Hattontown; Hollindale; Jermantown; Kings Park; Kings Park West; Kingstowne; Langley; Lees Corner; Lewinsville; Lewis Park; Makleys Corner; Mason Neck; Matildaville; New Alexandria; Oak Hill; Odricks Corner; Pohick; Schneider Crossroads; Shady Oak; Strathmeade Springs; Sunset Hills; Uniontown; Virginia Hills; Westhampton
According to the 2000 census, the 13 largest communities in Fairfax County by population are all unincorporated.<br>Neighboring Counties
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" width="99%"|-| valign="top" | *[[Arlington Fairfax County, Virginia|Arlington]][[Charles County, Maryland|<br>]]*[[Loudoun County, Virginia|Loudoun]]Genealogy Resources ==
| valign="top" | *[[Montgomery County, Maryland|Montgomery County, Maryland]] *[[Prince George's County, Maryland|Prince George's County, Maryland]]=== Getting Started ====
| valign="top" | *Compiled genealogies are a good place to start research for this area, see [[Prince William Fairfax County, VirginiaGenealogy|Prince William]] *[[District of Columbia|WashingtonFairfax County, DCVirginia Genealogy]].
|}If you are researching families who lived in Fairfax County, Virginia between the 1740s and 1790s, the Sparacios' books are a great time saver. They comprehensively index several publications covering that period:
== Resources ==*Sparacio, Ruth Trickey and Sam Sparacio. ''Surname Index of Antient Press Publications''. 14+ vols. McLean, Va.: R. &amp; S. Sparacio, Antient Press, 1993-. {{FHL|645782|item}}&nbsp;975.5 P22s v. 1-2; publisher's website: [http://www.antientpress.com/ Antient Press].
==== Getting Started Research Guides ====
Compiled genealogies are a good place to start research for this area*Grundset, see [[Fairfax_County,_Virginia_Genealogy|Eric G. "Fairfax CountyGenealogy," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter,'' Vol. 10, No. 3 (May-Jun. 1984):1-2. {{FHL|137581|item|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.vgs.org/ Virginia Genealogy]Genealogical Society]website ($).
If you are researching families who lived in Fairfax County, Virginia between the 1740s and 1790s, the Sparacios' books are a great time saver. They comprehensively index several publications covering that period: ==== African American ====
*SparacioIn 1870, Ruth Trickey and Sam Sparaciothe town of Alexandria had one of the largest African American populations in Virginia. <ref name="no">''Surname Index Ninth Census of Antient Press Publicationsthe United States: Statistics of Population, Tables I to VIII Inclusive''(Washington, D. 14+ volsC. McLean: Government Printing Office, Va1872), 280.Digital version at [http: R//books. &amp; Sgoogle. Sparacio, Antient Press, 1993com/books?id=f-. HVXFBdT_kC Google Books]; {{FHL|645782281281|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2pcu}}&nbsp;975.5 P22s v. 1-2; publisher's website: [http:<//www.antientpress.com/ Antient Press].ref>
==== ''[http://www.freedmenscemetery.org/resources/resources.shtml Guide to African -American ====Resources]'', Alexandria Library Local History/Special Collections is available online, courtesy: [http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/ Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections].
*Freedmen''s Bureau [httphttps://www.alexandriafamilysearch.lib.va.usorg/lhsc_online_collection_guidessearch/african_americancollection/index.html Guide to African-American Resources]'', Alexandria Library Local History/Special Collections is available online, courtesy: [show#uri=http://www.alexandriafamilysearch.lib.va.usorg/searchapi/search/collection/ Alexandria Library1596147 Letters or Correspondence, Local History/Special Collections1865-1872]. *Lane, Estelle. "News of Interest to Colored Readers," ''Alexandria Gazette''. 1927-1928 is available online, courtesy: [http://www.alexandriafreedmenscemetery.lib.vaorg/resources/resources.us/ shtml Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections].
*Sweig, Donald. ''Registrations of Free Negroes Commencing September Court 1822, Book No. 2 &amp; Register of Free Blacks 1835, Book 3: Being the Full Text of the Two Extant Volumes, 1822-1861, of Registrations of Free Blacks Now in the County Courthouse, Fairfax, Virginia''. Fairfax, Virginia&nbsp;: Prepared for publication and published by History Section, Office of Comprehensive Planning, Fairfax County, Virginia under the direction of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in cooperation with the Fairfax County History Commission, 1977. {{FHL|84427|item}}; reviewed by Elizabeth Shown Mills in ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 86, No. 1 (Jan., 1978), pp. 114-115. Review: {{FHL|16216|item}}; digital version of review at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] ($).
*[http://www.alexandriafreedmenscemetery.lib.va.us/lhsc_genealogy_resourcesorg/volsresources/volsresources.html 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]. *[http://www.alexandriafreedmenscemetery.lib.va.us/lhsc_genealogy_resourcesorg/aavrresources/vtextresources.html shtml Voter Registration in Alexandria, Virginia: African Americans, 1902-1954] is available online, courtesy: [http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/ Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections]. ==== Bible Records ==== {{VABible}}*'''[Huntt]''' "Huntt Family Bible: Fairfax County, Virginia," ''The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society'', Vol. 3, No. 12 (Jun. 1985):3-5. {{FHL|413326|item|disp=FHL}}.
==== Cemeteries ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Virginia/Fairfax-County?id=county_2831 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://genealogenie.net/fairfax/cemeteries.shtml VAGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Fairfax+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax.htm VAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/fairfax.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://virginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=29 Virginia Gravestones]
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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].
 
Individual Cemeteries:
{{RAOGKcemetery}} BillionGraves:
*[httphttps://wwwbilliongraves.alexandriacom/cemetery/Andrew-Chapel-Cemetery/148667 Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Dranesville] *[https://billiongraves.libcom/cemetery/Brown's-Memorial%20-Cemetery/148929 Brown's Memorial Cemetery, Dranesville] *[https://billiongraves.vacom/cemetery/Gooding-Family-Cemetery/126344 Gooding Family Cemetery, Annandale] *[https://billiongraves.uscom/cemetery/Jerusalem-Baptist-Church-Cemetery/lhsc_genealogy_resources158760 Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery, Fairfax] *[https:/alex_natl_cem/cembilliongraves.html Civil War Era Burials com/cemetery/Lee-Chapel- Alexandria National Cemetery/109146 Lee Chapel Cemetery, Burke] is available online*[https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Lewinsville-Presbyterian-Cemetery/148690 Lewinsville Presbyterian Cemetery, courtesyDranesville] *[https: //billiongraves.com/cemetery/Mount-Pleasant-Baptist-Cemetery/111110 Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery, Herndon] *[httphttps://wwwbilliongraves.alexandriacom/cemetery/Mount-Zoar-Cemetery/111115 Mount Zoar Cemetery, Fairfax] *[https://billiongraves.libcom/cemetery/Pleasant-Grove-Cemetery/111111 Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McLean] *[https://billiongraves.va.uscom/cemetery/Pohick-Churchyard/ Alexandria Library126346 Pohick Churchyard Cemetery, Local History/Special CollectionsLorton]. *[httphttps://www.alexandria.libbilliongraves.va.uscom/lhsc_genealogy_resourcescemetery/volsSaint-Mary-Cemetery/vols.html Volunteers for Freedom: Black Civil War Soldiers in Alexandria National 126343 Saint Mary Cemetery, Fairfax Station] is available online, courtesy: *[httphttps://wwwbilliongraves.alexandria.lib.va.uscom/cemetery/Sydenstricker-Methodist-Cemetery/ Alexandria Library111116 Sydenstricker Methodist Church Cemetery, Local History/Special CollectionsNewington].<br>
==== Census ====
 
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{{Historical populations
|type = USA
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [httphttps://factfinder.census.gov/homefaces/saffnav/mainjsf/pages/index.html?_lang=en xhtml "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
|1790 |12320
|1800 |13317
|1990 |818584
|2000 |969749
}} '''''1782 Enumeration'''''  *[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-02.pdf Fairfax County Heads of Families - 1782] at U.S. Census Bureau - free. County begins on page 16. '''''1785 Enumeration'''''  *[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-03.pdf Fairfax County Heads of Families - 1785] at U.S. Census Bureau - free. County begins on page 85. 
'''''1820 Manufacturers Census'''''
*[http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/lhsc_genealogy_resources/cwvets/cwvets.html 1890 Veterans Census Northern Virginia]&nbsp;is available online, courtesy: [http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/ Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections].
*Turner, Ronald Ray"Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890. ''" [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVetsPrince William County Virginia], by Ronald Ray Turner. *{{FHL|686323|item|disp=FHL Collection.}} ==== Church Records ==== ===== General ===== *Hiatt, Marty and Craig Roberts Scott.doc ''Loudoun County, Virginia, Tithables, 1758-1786''. 3 vols. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1995. {{FHL|702851|item|disp=FHL}}. [Volume 1 includes a 1749 tithables list for Fairfax County which identifies tithe payers and many of their religions.] Scheel's Union Veteransmap of Fairfax County, Virginia identifies the locations of early churches and meetinghouses circa 1776. The Family History Library has a copy: {{FHL|505590|item|disp=FHL Map 975.53 E7s}}.  ===== Baptist ===== Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):  #'''Alexandria''' (1803).<ref name="baptist" /> Minutes begin in 1803: Eleventh Census &nbsp;{{FHL|360642|item|disp=FHL Films 985599-985600}}. Includes lists of members and baptisms. #'''Back Lick''' (1782).<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the United States 1890]Baptists in Virginia''(1810; reprint, Richmond, Va. Available online: Pitt and Dickinson, courtesy: 1894), 386-387. Digital version at [http://wwwbooks.pwcvabooksgoogle.com/indexbooks?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].htm Prince William County </ref> #'''Bull Run''' (1775).<ref name="baptist" /> #'''Difficult '''(1775).<ref name="baptist" /> #'''Frying Pan''' (1791).<ref name="baptist" /> #'''Hedgeman's River''' (1791), Jeffersonton, Va.<ref name="baptist" /> A history was published in ''Virginia] websiteBaptist Register'', Issue 13 (1974). #'''Popeshead '''(1775). [Includes residents <ref name="baptist" /> {{VAbap}}  Fairfax County fell within the bounds of this countythe Ketocton Association.] ===== Church of England =====
==== Church ====[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Cameron Parish, Virginia|Cameron Parish]]<br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Fairfax Parish, Virginia|Fairfax Parish]]<br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Truro Parish, Virginia|Truro Parish]]
'''''General''''' ===== Quaker =====
*Hiatt'''Alexandria Monthly Meeting''' (1783-1885).<ref name="jay">Jay Worrall, Marty and Craig Roberts Scott. ''Loudoun CountyThe Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers'' (Athens, VirginiaGa.: Iberian Publishing Company, Tithables1994), 1758537-1786539. {{FHL|702792|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 K2wj}}.</ref> Hinshaw published the early records: {{FHL|192159|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D2he 1993 v. 6}}.<ref>William Wade Hinshaw, Thomas W. Marshall and John Cox, ''Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy''(Ann Arbor, Mich. 3 vols: Edwards Bros. Athens, Georgia:&nbsp;Iberian Pub1950). CoVol., 19956. Available at {{FHL|702851192159|item|titledisp=FHL Book 973 D2he 1993 v. 6}}.</ref> Wright also published the early records (1800-id1870): {{FHL|767163|item|disp=FHLBook 975.529 K2w}}. [Volume 1 includes a 1749 tithables list for <ref>F. Edward Wright, ''Early Church Records of Alexandria City and Fairfax County which identifies tithe payers and many of their religions, Virginia'' (Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1996). {{FHL|767163|item|disp=FHL Book 975.529 K2w}}.]</ref>
'''''Church of England''''' :{{Find A Grave|2182900|Quaker Burial Ground, Alexandria, Va.}} (81+ entries)
*Liddle, Chester A. and Patricia H. Osisek. ''Families of Pohick Church, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia'Woodlawn Monthly Meeting'. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1991. {{FHL|453483|title-id|disp=FHL}} has original edition and two supplements. *Slaughter, Philip and Edward Lewis Goodwin. ''History of Truro Parish in Virginia.'' Philadelphia, PA: George W. Jacobs, 1907. Available at {{FHL|92766|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Digital versions available at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25534 Ancestry] ($); [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH27&CISOPTR=44523 Family History Archives]; [http://books.google.com/books?id=izkSAAAAYAAJ Google Books] (full-viewbegun 1846); and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix<ref name=gpc0806346019_philipslaughter1907 World Vital Records] ($). *Sweig, Donald M. "The Virginia Nonimportation Association Broadside of 1770 and Fairfax County: A Study in Local Participation,jay" ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 87, No. 3 (Jul. 1979):316-325. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($). *Truro Parish and Pohick Church. ''Minutes of the Vestry, Truro Parish, Virginia, 1732-1785''. Lorton, Va.: Pohick Church; Annandale, Va.: Baptie Studios, c1974. Available at {{FHL|423305|title-id|disp=FHL}}. *The Truro Parish Colonial Vestry Book (1732-1785) and the proceedings of the Overseers of the Poor (1787-1802). Digitized images available online at [http://www.pohick.org/vestrybook.html Truro Parish Colonial Vestry Minutes].>
==== Court ====
'''''General'''''
*Horrell, Joseph. "George Mason and the Fairfax Court," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 91, No. 4 (Oct. 1983):418-439. Available Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
'''''County Court'''''
Searches of Fairfax County Court Orders should begin with the Fairfax County History Commission and Edith Moore Sprouse's:
#{{FHL|117110|title-iditem|disp=A Surname and Subject Index of the Minute and Order Books of the Courts, Fairfax County, Virginia, Parts I-III}}] #{{FHL|274881|title-iditem|disp=A Surname and Subject Index of the Minute and Order Books of the Courts, Fairfax County, Virginia, Part IV, 1807-1829}} #{{FHL|291674|title-iditem|disp=Fairfax County, Va. Court Records, 1835-1860}}.
They also created {{FHL|117357|title-iditem|disp=A Cumulative Subject Index to the Court Order Books of Fairfax County, Virginia, 1749-1802}}.  *Mitchell, Beth. ''Fairfax County Road Orders 1748-1800''. 2003. Digital version at [http://www.smitherman.net/documents/fccob.pdf Smitherman.net] - free. Includes name index.
'''''Chancery Court'''''
==== Genealogy&nbsp; ====
More than&nbsp;100 225 genealogies have been published about Fairfax County families. To view a list, visit [[Fairfax County, Virginia GenealogyCompiled Genealogies|Fairfax County, Virginia GenealogyCompiled Genealogies]].
==== Historic Residences ====
==== Immigration ====
 
'''Alexandria''', along the Potomac River, and '''Belvoir Plantation''', have been ports since colonial times.<ref>Donald G. Shomette, ''Maritime Alexandria: The Rise and Fall of an American Entrepôt'' (2003).</ref> Unfortunately, no official passenger lists survive for the eighteenth century.
*Cantwell, John A. "Imported Indentured White Servitude in Fairfax and Prince William Counties, 1750-1800," unpub. M.A. Thesis, George Mason University, 1986. [Cantwell identifies many of the servants he found by name. The individuals Cantwell identifies by name have been indexed in the Immigrant Servants Database (see below).]
*[[Peter Wilson Coldham|Coldham, Peter Wilson]]. ''North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857.'' Baltimore:&nbsp;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.] *[http://www.immigrantservants.com/search/advancedResultsThe Port of Alexandria, MSS.php?surname=&givenName=&varientSurnameSpellings=&gender=&dateOfBirthDay=&dateOfBirthMonth=&dateOfBirthQuantifier=&dateOfBirthYear=&placeOfBirthParish=&placeOfBirthTown=&placeOfBirthCity=&placeOfBirthCounty=&placeOfBirthColony=&placeOfBirthNation=&occupations=&religions=&orphan=&familyPosition=&immigrationYearQualifier=&immigrationYear=&portOfDepartureTown=&portOfDepartureCity=&portOfDepartureCounty=&portOfDepartureNation=&placeOfArrivalTown=&placeOfArrivalCounty=&placeOfArrivalColony=&shipName=&convict=&yearOfIndentureQualifier=&yearOfIndenture=&lengthOfIndentureYears=&lengthOfIndentureMonths=&yearOfFreedomQualifier=&yearOfFreedom=&placeOfIndentureTown=&placeOfIndentureCity=&placeOfIndentureCounty=Fairfax&placeOfIndentureColony=Virginia&agentSurname=&agentGivenName=&agentTitle=&masterSurname=&masterGivenName=&masterTitle=&residenceParish=&residenceTown=&residenceCity=&residenceCounty=&residenceColony=&residenceNation=&landowner=&literate=&spouseSurname=&spouseGivenName=&spouseMarriageDateDay=&spouseMarriageDateMonth=&spouseMarriageDateQualifier=&spouseMarriageDateYear=&spouseMarriageLocationParish=&spouseMarriageLocationCounty=&spouseMarriageLocationColony=&spouseMarriageLocationNation=&deathDateDay=&deathDateMonth=&deathDateQualifier=&deathDateYear=&deathLocality=&deathCounty=&deathColony=&deathState=&testate=&proofServantStatus=&proofConvictStatus=&headright=&preServitudeSources=&postServitudeSources=&comments=&family=&sourceCitations=&interestedResearchers= List Contains correspondence between the Secretary of imported servants the Treasury and transported convicts from Europe] who served labor terms the Collectors Office in Colonial Fairfax County, Virginia (work Alexandria. A few are addressed to the Custom House in progress), courtesy: [http://wwwAlexandria.immigrantservantsLetters cover 1789-1815.com Immigrant Servants Database]{{FHL|301773|item|disp=FHL Film 850091 Item 6}}.<br> {{ImmigrantServants|Fairfax}}
==== Land and Property ==== An early settlers map is available for Fairfax County. The cartographers plot the locations of pioneers from the 1760 era. The Family History Library has a copy: {{FHL|562957|item|disp=FHL Map Collection}}.
'''''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.&nbsp;[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]&nbsp;product.]
*Gray, Gertrude E. ''Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775''. Vol. II. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997. Available at {{FHL|511490|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitutionancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49390 Ancestry] ($). [Includes Fairfax County.]
'''''Land Causes'''''
==== Maps ====
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*Mitchell, Beth and Donald M. Sweig. ''An Interpretive Historical Map of Fairfax County, Virginia, in 1760: Showing Landowners, Tenants, Slave Owners, Churches, Roads, Ordinaries, Ferries, Mills, Tobacco Inspection Warehouses and the Towns of Alexander and Colchester''. Virginia: Office of Comprehensive Planning, County of Fairfax, 1987. Available at {{FHL|562957|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
==== Migration ====
*Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1977):167-171. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [httphttps://www.newenglandancestorsamericanancestors.org/database_searchsearch/VA_Genealogist.asp New England advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($). [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.]
==== Military ====
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Fairfax Parish and Fairfax County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
*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]. [Includes a chapter titled "Legislative Enactments connecting the preceding historic sketch [French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore's War] with the adjudication of the resulting accounts that follow; with the list of officers, soldiers and civilians entitled to compensation for military and other services rendered." For Fairfax County, see p. 76-79.]
*Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at {{FHL|72797|title-id|disp=FHLUS/CAN Book 975.5 M2c}}; digital book at [httphttps://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4596&o_xid=8910&o_lid=8910 29414 Ancestry] ($). [Identifies some Fairfax County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.] *Mayo, Sandra. "Fairfax and Prince William Counties in the French and Indian War," ''Northern Virginia Heritage'', Vol. 9, No. 1 (Feb. 1987). Digital version at [http://www.historicprincewilliam.org/fiwarcounty-history/stories/fairfax-prince-william%20counties-french-indian-war.html Historic Prince William].
===== '''''Revolutionary War''''' =====
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Fairfax County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Fairfax County supplied soldiers for the:
 
::- [[3rd Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)|3rd Virginia Regiment]]
::- [[10th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)|10th Virginia Regiment]]
 
Additional resources:
*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}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitutionancestry.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''''' =====
 
Fairfax County men served in the 60th Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 80. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>
 
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn19_sold.htm Library of Virginia resources, War of 1812]<br>
*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Fairfax County, pp. 78-79. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
===== Civil War ===== {{VAciv}}  :- [[5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. :- [[6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company F (Fairfax Company aka Washington's Home Guard aka The Powell Troop aka General Johnston's Bodyguard Company).<ref>Michael P. Musick, ''6th Virginia Cavalry''Civil War(Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1990). {{FHL|607455|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 66}}.</ref> :- [[8th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company G (Scott's Company).<ref>John E. Divine, ''8th Virginia Infantry'' ==(Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1983). {{FHL|342435|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 6}}.</ref> :- [[11th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry]]. Company I (Fairfax Cavalry or Chesterfield Troop).<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''11th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). {{FHL|417082|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 52}}.</ref> :- [[17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Fairfax Riflemen).<ref>Lee A. Wallace, ''17th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). {{FHL|607459|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 67}}.</ref> Records and histories are available, including:
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932382|Virginia, Civil War, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932427|Virginia, Civil War, Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
*[http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/lhsc_genealogy_resources/cwvets/cwvets.html 1890 Veterans Census Northern Virginia]&nbsp;is available online, courtesy: [http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/ Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections].
*[http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/lhsc_genealogy_resources/alex_natl_cem/cem.html 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.alexandria.lib.va.us/lhsc_genealogy_resources/vols/vols.html 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].
===== '''''World = Civil War I''''' Battles ====== The following Civil War battles were fought in Fairfax County.  *July 18, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va004.htm Blackburn’s Ford], also known as Bull Run<ref>Heritage Preservation Services,[www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va004.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012)</ref> *July 21, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va005.htm Manassas I], also known as First Bull Run<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012).</ref> *December 20, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va007.htm Dranesville]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va007.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 16 August, 2012)</ref> *August 28-30, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va026.htm Manassas II], also known as&nbsp;Second Bull Run, Manassas Plains, Groveton, Gainesville, or Brawner's Farm<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va026.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012).</ref> *September 1, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va027.htm Chantilly], also known as Ox Hill<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va027.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 16 August, 2012)</ref> :Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1861 and 1862], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1863.htm 1863], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1864.htm 1864], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1865.htm 1865]
===== World War I ===== *[http://www.alexandria.lib.vafreedmenscemetery.us/lhsc_genealogy_resourcesorg/draftresources/ww1draftresources.html shtml World War I Draft Registrations for Northern Virginia] is available online, courtesy: [http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/ Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections]. ==== Miscellaneous Records ==== *'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Naturalization ====
 
Virginia {{RecordSearch|1877093|Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929}}
*[http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/lhsc_genealogy_resources/citizen/citizen.html Index to Naturalization Petitions, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria, 1909-1929]&nbsp;is available online, courtesy: [http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/ Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections].
==== Newspapers ====
Indexed images of the {{VAnews}}  ===== Indexes ===== [http://researchwww.historyfairfaxcounty.orggov/DigitalLibrarylibrary/BrowseVG.cfm Virginia Gazette newsindex/ Fairfax County Historical Newspaper Index](17361785-17802000 nonconsecutive) are available online through the [httpindex only - Free; includes://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/ Colonial Williamsburg ]website. In addition<br>  *''Alexandria Gazette'' (1785-1788; July 25, 1854-December 31, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector 1855; and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slavesMay 3, indentured servants1860-January 20, transported convicts1865)<br> *''Arlington County Record'' (1932-1933)<br> *''Fairfax City Times'' (1961-1968)<br> *''Fairfax County Independent'' (1929-1932)<br> *''Fairfax Herald'' (1886-1973)<br> *''Fairfax News'' (1872-1875)<br> *''Fairfax News - Herndon Observer'' (1925-1943)<br> *''The Local News'' (1861-1862)<br> *''The Rambler, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers Washington Star'' (1912-1928)<br> *''Reston Times'' (17361965-1973; 1975-January 6, 1977; 1978; 1980-18031983; 1985; and 2000*'''1784-1915''' - ''Obituary Notices from the Alexandria Gazette, see: [http://www21784-1915''.vcdhRev.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]ed. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of VirginiaWillow Bend Books.  ===== Online Newspapers =====
Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the [http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/va-gazettes/ 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.  *Lane'''1784-1789''' - ''Virginia Journal'' (Alexandria, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com Genealogy Bank] ($). *'''1792-1800''' - ''Columbian Mirror'' (Alexandria, EstelleVa.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com Genealogy Bank] ($). "News of Interest to Colored Readers*'''1797-1802''' - ''Alexandria Times'' (Alexandria," Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com Genealogy Bank] ($). *'''1800-1808''' - ''Alexandria GazetteAdvertiser''(Alexandria, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank. 1927com Genealogy Bank] ($). *'''1802''' -1928 is available online''Columbian Advertiser'' (Alexandria, courtesyVa.) at [http: //www.genealogybank.com Genealogy Bank] ($). *'''1802-1807''' - ''Alexandria Expositor'' (Alexandria, Va.) at [http://www.alexandriagenealogybank.libcom Genealogy Bank] ($).va*'''1808-1876''' - ''Alexandria Gazette'' (Alexandria, Va.us) at [http:// www.genealogybank.com Genealogy Bank] ($). *'''1811-1825''' - ''Alexandria Herald'' (Alexandria Library, Local HistoryVa.) at [http://Special Collectionswww.genealogybank.com Genealogy Bank]($). *''Obituary Notices from the '1876''' - ''People's Advocate'' (Alexandria Gazette, 1784Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com Genealogy Bank] ($). *'''1835-1922''' -1915''Alexandria Gazette'' (Alexandria, Va. Rev) at [http://chroniclingamerica. edloc. Willow Bend Booksgov/lccn/sn85025007/issues/1901/ Chronicling America] - free. *'''1916-1946''' - [http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/lhsc_genealogy_resources/obits/obits.html Obituary Index to the Alexandria Gazette, 1916-1946] is available online, courtesy: [http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/ Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections]. *'''1927-1928''' - Lane, Estelle. "News of Interest to Colored Readers," ''Alexandria Gazette''. 1927-1928 is available online, courtesy: [http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/ Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections]. *'''2002-present''' - ''Springfield Connection'' (Springfield, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com/ Genealogy Bank] ($). *'''2002-present''' - ''Reston Connection'' (Reston, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com/ Genealogy Bank] ($).
==== Occupations ====
*Boogher, William F. ''Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources.'' Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at {{FHL|73108|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=X1s_AAAAYAAJ Google Books]. [Includes a chapter titled "Petition from Fairfax County, Virginia, for Importation of Salt, November 23, 1775," see pp. 172-173.]
==== Private Papers ==== *'''[Huntt]''' "Huntt Family Bible: Fairfax County, Virginia," ''The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society'', Vol. 3, No. 12 (Jun. 1985):3-5. Available at {{FHL|413326|title-id|disp=FHL}}. ==== Probate Records ====
'''''Local Court'''''
King's abstracts are a good place to start:
*King, Junie Estelle Stewart. ''Abstracts of Wills and Inventories, Fairfax County, Virginia 1742-1801''. 1936; reprint, Baltimore, MD, USA: Clearfield, 1996. {{FHL|104386|title-id|disp=Original edition}} and {{FHL|678909|title-id|disp=1959 reprint}} available at FHL; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitutionancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49017 Ancestry] ($); and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806308036 World Vital Records]($).
Some individual's wills have appeared in print or in manuscript collections:
*Holbrook, E. Richardson. ''Copies of the Wills of General George Washington: The First President of the United States and of Martha Washington, His Wife, and Other Interesting Records of the County of Fairfax, Virginia Wherein They Lived and Died''. Washington, D. C.: National Capital Press, 1904. Available at {{FHL|157844|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [2 copies at FHL.]
*Roberts, Mrs. Arthur John and Daughters of the American Revolution. ''Oklahoma Old Wills and Family Records''. [Includes will of Charles Thrift, Sr., Fairfax Co., Va.] Available at {{FHL|231630|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
*Will of John Littleton of Fairfax Co., Va. 1745, Photocopy, available at {{FHL|574850|title-id|disp=FHL}}. *Pierce, Alycon Trubey. "Fairfax County, Virginia, Administration Bonds, 1752-1782," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 74 (1986):189-195. Digital version at [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ National Genealogical Society website] ($); {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 74 (1986)}}.
'''''London Courts'''''
*[[Peter Wilson Coldham|Coldham, Peter Wilson]]. ''North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857.'' Baltimore:&nbsp;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.]
==== Research Guides ===='''Online Probate Records'''*Grundset, Eric G. "Fairfax County Genealogy," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter,'1639 – 1850''' Vol[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db. 10aspx?dbid=7832 Virginia Land, NoMarriage and Probate Records 1639-1850] at [http://search. 3 (Mayancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index to transcribed records, incomplete, $* Images of Wills and Estates, Book A-1, 1742 – 1752; Book B-1, 1752 – 1767; Book C-Jun1, 1767 – 1776 [https://virginiapioneers. 1984net Virginia Pioneers] ($):1* Images of Wills - Book D 1776-82; Book E 1783-91; Book F 1791-94; Book G 1794-2. Available at {{FHL|137581|title99; Book H 1799-id|disp=FHL}}1801; digital version at Book I, 1801-1806 [httphttps://wwwvirginiapioneers.vgs.orgnet/counties/oldnewslcountyfairfax.htm html Virginia Genealogical SocietyPioneers] website.$
==== 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; Digital version of 1749 tithe list available Ancestry Collection: [httphttps://www.rootswebsearch.ancestry.com/~vafccdarsearch/dar1749db.html onlineaspx?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.ancestryinstitutionancestry.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 [httphttps://www.newenglandancestorsamericanancestors.org/database_searchsearch/VA_Genealogist.asp New England advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($). [These records often identify migrants who left the county and their intended destinations. Fairfax County's 1787-1790 Delinquent Lists appear on pp. 170-171.]
*'''[1789, 1799] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1789 and 1799 Personal Property Tax Lists of Fairfax County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].
*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [This source is based on the 1815 land tax. Fairfax County is included in Vol. 4.]
==== Vital Records ====
'''''Marriage''''' {{VAbmd}}
*Hiatt, Marty and Craig Roberts Scott. ''Implied Marriages of Fairfax County, Virginia''. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1994. Available at {{FHL|752226|title-id|disp=FHL}}.==== Birth =====
== Societies *'''1853-1869''' - Fairfax County Birth Index 1853-1869. Batch {{IGI|C868794}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Libraries ==Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igivirginia.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf]].</ref>*'''1912-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2388824|Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
===== Marriage ===== *'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($). *'''1660-1959''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=virginia%2cva Virginia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($). *'''1853-1933''' - Fairfax County Marriage Index 1853-1933. Batch {{RAOGKlibraryIGI|M868794}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>*'''1936-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2370234|Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*Hiatt, Marty and Craig Roberts Scott. ''Implied Marriages of Fairfax County, Virginia''. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1994. Available at {{FHL|752226|title-id|disp=FHL}}. ===== Divorce ===== *'''1918-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images ===== Death ===== {{LoVdeath}}  *'''1853-1869''' - Fairfax County Death Index 1853-1869. Batch {{IGI|B868794}} at FamilySearch - free.*'''1912-1987''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images ===== Vital Record Substitutes ===== {{VAnewspapers}}  {{Tip|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Church Records|Church Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers]], and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Records|Probate Records]].}}  == Fairfax County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
*Lloyd House, Alexandria, Virginia
*Public Library, Alexandria, Virginia
*[httphttps://fxgs.org/ Fairfax Genealogical Society] P O Box 2290 Merrifield, Virginia 22116-2290 *[https://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 ====
== Websites =={{Family History Centers Intro}}
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. [[Annandale Virginia Family History Center]] *[[Centreville Virginia Family History Center]] *[[McLean Virginia Family History Center]] (Falls Church) *[[Mount Vernon Virginia Family History Center]] (Alexandria) *{{FHL|[[Oakton Virginia%2C+Fairfax|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}Center]]
== References Fairfax County Virginia Genealogy Websites ==
<references *Fairfax County, Virginia&nbsp;[http:/>/genealogenie.net/fairfax/ USGENWEB&nbsp;] *{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Fairfax|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} *[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/fairfax-county.html Fairfax County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101) *[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/fairfax/ Cyndi's List]
{{== Fairfax County Virginia|Virginia}} Genealogy References ==
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