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Fairfax County, Virginia Genealogy

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 United States  > Virginia > Fairfax County

County CourthouseEdit

HistoryEdit

Parent CountyEdit

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

Boundary ChangesEdit

Record LossEdit

Places/LocalitiesEdit

Populated PlacesEdit

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

Neighboring CountiesEdit

ResourcesEdit

CemeteriesEdit

ChurchEdit

CourtEdit

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, which were often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

LandEdit

Local HistoriesEdit

MapsEdit

MilitaryEdit

NewspapersEdit

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.

ProbateEdit

TaxationEdit

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

Vital RecordsEdit

Societies and LibrariesEdit

WebsitesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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