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Fairfax County, Virginia
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Fairfax County, Virginia Facts

When was Fairfax County, VA Created?
Fairfax County was established on May 24, 1742 from Prince William County . This county was named for Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, the only resident British noble in Virginia .

What is the County Seat of Fairfax County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Fairfax also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Fairfax County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Loudoun County (northwest), Prince William County (southwest), Arlington County (east), Charles County, Maryland (south), Prince George's County, Maryland (southeast), Montgomery County, Maryland (north).

What cities and towns are in Fairfax County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Fairfax County 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, VA Vital Records

Where can find Fairfax County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Fairfax County vital records can be found at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has Birth and Death Records since June 14, 1912 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Virginia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Fairfax County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Fairfax Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

The Archives Division has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896 and marriage records prior to 1936. Another resource is the Fairfax County Health Department Clinics

Fairfax County, VA Census Records

What Fairfax County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Fairfax County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Fairfax Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fairfax Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fairfax Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Virginia Census Records Research Guide

Fairfax County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Fairfax County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Fairfax County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Fairfax County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Old Fairfax County Virginia Courthouse

Fairfax County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Fairfax County, VA?
A list of Fairfax County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Fairfax County, VA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Fairfax County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Fairfax County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a fee. This is just a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Fairfax Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Fairfax Co. VA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Fairfax Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Fairfax Co. VA General and History Websites

Fairfax Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Fairfax Co. VA Military Records

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