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Research

Research

The Circuit Court Public Service Center (Room 305) has a wealth of information. All of the records/documents that are on file are available for public research and copies may be made -- except for adoption, juvenile and sealed records.

Research Aids
The following areas were once a part of Prince William:

  • In 1731 Prince William County was formed from Stafford & King George.
  • In 1742 Fairfax was formed from Prince William.
  • In 1757 Loudoun was formed from Fairfax.
  • In 1759 Fauquier was formed from Prince William.

Research

The Public Service Center has no full time staff to assist with genealogy research; however, a volunteer comes in a few days a week and may be able to assist you. For basic inquiries, email, call 703-792-6033 or mail a letter to Prince William County Circuit Court, Attention: Archives, 9311 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA 20110. More extensive research must be done in person, online or, if you live out of the area, by hiring a private researcher. For assistance with extensive land records research, consider hiring a local title company or attorney.

Helpful Links

  • Historic Prince William County
  • Historic Manassas
  • Prince William County Historical Commission
  • RELIC - Prince William County Library's local history collection
  • Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA has records for counties throughout Virginia, including wills, deeds, marriage bonds, military service, church, Land Office (patents and grants) and tax. the Library of Virginia also has census records and large collections of genealogical notes and charts.
  • Prince William County Virginia by Ron Turner
  • The Virginia Historical Society has numerous materials helpful to genealogists, such as genealogical notes and charts, family papers, Bible records, county histories and census records.

Please notify the Circuit Court Clerk's Office by email if you find that any of the links on this page do not work.