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Fairfax County, Virginia (Map It) was created in May 24, 1742 from Prince William County . Fairfax county was named for Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, the only resident British noble in Virginia .. Learn More About State of Virginia History
Fairfax County is bordered by Loudoun County (northwest), Prince William County (southwest), Arlington County (east), Charles County, Maryland (south), Prince George's County, Maryland (southeast), Montgomery County, Maryland (north).
Fairfax County Cities and Towns include Annandale, Bailey's Crossroads, Belle Haven, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Dunn Loring, Fort Belvoir, Fort Hunt, Franconia, Great Falls, Groveton, Huntington, Hybla Valley, Idylwood, Jefferson, Lake Barcroft, Lincolnia, Lorton, Mantua, McLean, Merrifiel, Mount Vernon, Newington, North Springfield, Oakton, Pimmit Hills, Reston, Rose Hill, Seven Corners, Springfield, Tysons Corner, West Springfield and Wolf Trap.
Fairfax County, Virginia Courthouse Records
Fairfax County, VA Courthouse
Old Fairfax County, VA Courthouse
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH . The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The Fairfax County record dates below are from the earliest date to present time. They may include records of land, estates, taxes, vital records, divorces, naturalizations, voter registration, military discharges and court records. Original wills and deeds as well as many other loose papers were destroyed during the Civil War; deed books for twenty-six of the fifty-six years between 1763 and 1819 are missing.
- Fairfax County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1853, Land Records from 1742, Court Records from 1742 and Probate Records from 1731. The County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
- Fairfax City (VA) Treasurer
- Fairfax City Commissioner of the Revenue
- Fairfax County Real Estate Division
- Fairfax County (VA) Treasurer - Taxes and Revenue
- Fairfax County Health Department Clinics
- County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes County and city records document the daily activities of the courts in Virginia's counties, independent cities, and towns. The Library of Virginia houses both original and microfilm records for many of Virginia's counties and independent cities. The guides list will help researchers navigate the complex variety of county and city records in the Library's collections. It includes County and City Records at the Library of Virginia, Using County and City Court Records, Chancery Cases, Judgments, Lost Records Localities database and Burned Jurisdiction database.
Fairfax County, Virginia Census Records
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- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Population Schedules: Virginia Heads of families 1790: records of the state enumerations, 1782 to 1785
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Fairfax County, Virginia Vital Records
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- Birth & Death Records: from January 1853 to December 1896 and since June 14, 1912 to present. The Virginia Archives has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896
- Marriage Records: from January 1853 to present. The Virginia Archives has copies of marriage records prior to 1936.
- Divorce Records: from January 1918 to present.
- Locations: Virginia Office of Vital Statistics, Virginia State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: 2001 Maywill Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230
Fairfax County, Virginia Resources
- State of Virginia Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Virginia
- Fairfax Genealogical Society
- Mount Vernon Genealogical Society , Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
- Fairfax City Regional Library, Virginia Room
- The Historical Society of Fairfax County, Virginia
- Gum Springs Historical Society, Inc.
- Falls Church Historical Commission , 300 Park Ave., Falls Church, VA 22046; (703) 241-5014
- Gunston Hall Plantation Library and Archives , 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA 22079-3901; (703) 550-9220
- Burke Historical Society , P.O. Box 285, Burke, VA 22009;
- Great Falls Historical Society
- Historic Fairfax City, Inc.
- McLean Historical Society , c/o The McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA 22101
- Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington , P.O. Box 31122, Bethesda, MD 20824-1122; (301) 654-5524
- Seneca Road Historical Society , 625 Seneca Rd., P.O. Box 32, Great Falls, VA 22066
- Historic Centreville Society, Inc. , P.O. Box 1512, Centreville, VA 22199
- Historic Vienna, Inc
- Lorton Heritage Society , 7605 DeVries Drive, Lorton, VA 22199
- Fairfax County, Virginia Message Boards
- Fairfax County, Virginia Genealogy Forum
- Fairfax County microfilmed holdings at The Library of Virginia
- Virginia Heritage - Guides to manuscript and Archival Collections in Fairfax Co. Virginia
Fairfax County, Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Virginia (1784 - 1922 )
- Fairfax County, Virginia Books - Amazon
- Abstracts of Wills and Inventories, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1742-1801
- Using County and City Court Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
- Virginia County Records, Volume , VI, VII , IX, X The records in these series were compiled as part of a series known as the Virginia County Records . The volume includes wills, land grants, and marriage bonds as well as other miscellaneous information on early Virginia settlers.
- Fairfax Co., Virginia - FindaGrave