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Fairfax County, Virginia Genealogy

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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

  • [Adams] Ljunstedt, Milnor. "The Adamses in the Northern Neck of Virginia (Upper Counties) and Some Nearby Counties of Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 13 (1936):82-88, 233-241. Available at New England Ancestors.
  • [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.
  • [Rousseau] Rousseau, Marilyn K. "The Colonial Virginia Ancestry of a Pioneer Florida Family: William H. Rousseau (1818-1870), Florida House of Representatives 1852, Florida State Senate 1865," The American Genealogist, Vol. 79, No. 3 (Jul. 2004):184-198.

Immigration[edit | edit source]

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]

French and Indian War

  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Fairfax Parish and Fairfax County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Fairfax County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]

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]

London Courts

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: 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.]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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).