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==== Court  ====
 
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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].
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'''''General'''''
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*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].
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'''''County Court'''''
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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].  
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'''''Chancery Court'''''
  
 
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.
 
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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==== Family Histories ====
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'''''Bibliography'''''
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*'''[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].
  
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*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].
  
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== 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.
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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.  
  
 
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==== 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].
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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  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====

Revision as of 14:39, 28 January 2010

 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]

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 at JSTOR.

County Court

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.

Chancery Court

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.

Family Histories[edit | edit source]

Bibliography

  • [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 JSTOR.

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • 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 JSTOR.

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).