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Prince William County, Virginia Facts

When was Prince William County, VA Created?
Prince William County was established on June 17, 1730 from Stafford County and King George County .

What is the County Seat of Prince William County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Manassas also, the county government website is www.pwcgov.org/ .

What counties are adjacent to Prince William County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Loudoun County (north), Fairfax County (northeast), Charles County, Maryland (southeast), Stafford County (south), Fauquier County (West).


Prince William County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Prince William County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Prince William 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 Prince William County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Prince William 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 Prince William Health District, 8470 Kao Circle, Manassas, VA 20110; Phone: 703-792-6310


Prince William County, VA Census Records

What Prince William County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Prince William 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.

Prince William Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Prince William Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Prince William 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


Prince William County, VA Courthouse and Government Records


PrinceWilliam County Courthouse

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


Prince William County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Prince William County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Prince William 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.

Prince William Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Prince William Co. VA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Prince William Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Prince William Co. VA General and History Websites

Prince William Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Prince William Co. VA Military Records

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