Fredericksburg Virginia Family History Center

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:
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20 Boscobel Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia (in southern Stafford County near the corner of Brooke & Ringgold Roads)

  • This is not a mailing address. Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries. Feel free to call during the hours we are open if you have any questions, however.
  • The entrance to the Family History Center is at the back of the building across from the satellite dishes. Please ring the doorbell.
  • Location on Map

Phone: 540 361-7494 (Call during Family History Center hours)



  • Tue-Wed: 10 am - 8:30 pm
  • Thu: 10 am - 2 pm
  • Fri-Sat: 10 am - 3 pm

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed on all Federal holidays
  • Center may be closed when Spotsylvania or Stafford County schools are closed due to inclement weather. Please call to determine this.

Special Event

~~ Family History Day - Forget Me Not ~~

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Classes expected to be offered include

Selected RootsTech recordings

Shannon Combs-Bennett
DNA in Genealogical Research

Ann Amadori - Fredericksburg Family History Center Director
Genealogy 101, Genealogy 102

Jean Cooper, Librarian / Genealogical Resources Specialist at UVA Library
Using the Census, Using Newspapers

Dr. Shelley Murphy, Averett University
Beginning African American Research

Greg Crawford, Local Records Program Manager, Library of Virginia
Pre-Civil War African American Genealogy, The Lost Records Project (keynote)

Katie Derby, Culpeper Family History Center Director
Beyond Beginnings: Intermediate Research, The Price is Right: Free Online Research

Beth Gainer
How to Transcribe and Record Grave Sites

Diane Briggs
FamilySearch Indexing

Julie Cabitto
Virginia Chancery Records

Renee Savits, Library of Virginia
Civil War 150 Legacy Project

Live demonstrations

FamilySearch Indexing

Finding free records at

Using FamilySearch Family Tree

Family Atlas

Keep watch at for more information as plans develop.

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: Microfilm and microfiche may be ordered through the FamilySearch Catalog to be sent to this center.
  • The Fredericksburg Virginia Family History Center has a collection of microfilm and microfiche on indefinite loan from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
  • The Fredericksburg Virginia Family History Center owns about 200 books. The list can be viewed at

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.  See this list for details.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Six computers for patron use
  • One microfilm / microfiche scanner / copier
  • One flatbed scanner
  • Four microfilm readers
  • One microfiche reader

Resources in the Local Area

  • Fredericksburg Historic Court Records  - "consists of extracts, transcripts and indices of records in repository in the Fredericksburg Circuit Court, Fredericksburg, VA. The information presented by Historic Court Records are primarily extracts of 'loole papers' - the paper trail behind Court Order Book entries... In addition to 'loose paper' records, Historic Court Records also contains a searchable database of early Fredericksburg Land Tax Records." Additional records include Apprenctice Records, Clerk's Order Books, Inquests, Marriage Records and others. 

  Localities:                                                                                                                        Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Westmoreland County, King George County, Caroline County

  • Central Rappahannock Heritage Center  - "The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center, Inc. is a non-governmental regional archives dedicated to preserving for research and posterity materials documenting the lives and work of the people."

Fredericksburg area resources online: - Census, Land & Tax Records, Marriage Records, Government & Miscellaneous Lists, Searchable Newspapers Indexes  - Miscellaneous information and links relating to Fredericksburg


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