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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 [1802]], [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].
 
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 [1802]], [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, which were often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.
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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.
  
 
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 United States  > Virginia > Fairfax County

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1742--Fairfax County was created 6 May 1742 from Prince William County. County seat: Fairfax [1]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Communities: Belle Haven . Burgundy Village . Engleside . Franconia . Groveton . Hayfield . Huntington . Hybla Valley . Kingstowne . Mount Vernon . Virginia Hills . Waynewood . Wilton Woods

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Searches of Fairfax County Court Orders should begin with the Fairfax County History Commission and Edith Moore Sprouse's A Surname and Subject Index of the Minute and Order Books of the County Court, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1749-1800 [1802], A Surname and Subject Index of the Minute and Order Books of the Courts, Fairfax County, Virginia, Part IV, 1807-1829, and Fairfax County, Va. Court Records, 1835-1860. They also created 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 Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the 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: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.

Probate[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Indexed images of the 1789 and 1799 Personal Property Tax Lists of Fairfax County, Virginia are available online at Binns Genealogy.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).