Resources Available for Genealogy

FxGS Research Assistance
While the Fairfax Genealogy Society is not able to conduct research for you, the following contacts might be of assistance:
The Virginia Room of the City of Fairfax Regional Library assists genealogists with their research.  Contact the library with focused, specific queries. Special hours have been set up on the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month when the Virginia Room and FxGS collaborate to help with Fairfax County Research.
           Telephone: 703-293-6227 and press 6
If your ancestors date back to the Colonial era, you might seek the assistance of your local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
The National Capital Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists might help you find someone whom you can hire to research your family:
Additionally, the following Virginia Room link lists a number of resources available online:

For members of FxGS, we have a special tape and audio library containing recordings of all of our monthly meetings. For your convenience, an index to the recordings is listed under the Audio/Video Tape Library sub-menu item to the left under "Resources."
Our newsletter is available electronically by logging in to the Members Only section and selecting "Newsletter Archive."
Some of the most often used area resources are listed below. You can also access our links by category.

Fairfax County Government

Virginia Room, Fairfax City Regional Library

Fairfax County Archives and Records Management Branch

  • 6800-A Industrial Road
    Springfield, VA 22151-4205
  • Phone: (703) 658-3875
  • Website: LINK
  • Note: While Fairfax County records public records initiated by the Board of Supervisors, committees, commissions, authorities, and agencies from 1870 to the present, most such records are retained for only a short time. Persons engaged in historical or genealogical research should contact the Virginia Room, Fairfax City Regional Library for expert assistance.

Fairfax County Circuit Court

  • 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Room 315
    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Phone: (703) 691-7320
  • Website: LINK
  • Types of Records: Land records; Marriage records; Probate records, Marriage info (1742 to mid-1800s); marriage records (1860s to 1957); birth and death info (1700s, 1800s); birth and death records (1912-1917); deed books (1742-1944); will books (1742-1948); tax records (1853-1920); court minute books (1749-1903); other early court files, pension records, war records, etc.
City of Alexandria Special Collections Genealogy
            717 Queen Street
            Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2420
            Phone: (703) 746-1720
Arlington County Public Library - The Virginia Room
            1015 North Quincy Street
             Arlington, Virginia  22201
             Phone: (703) 228-5966
The Thomas Balch Library of Leesburg Virginia
             208 West Market Street
             Leesburg, Virginia 20176
             Phone: (703) 737-7195
Ruth E. Lloyd Info. Center (RELIC) - Prince William Co. Bull Run Regional Library
             8051 Ashton Avenue
             Manassas, VA 20109-2892
             TTY 703-792-4524 / Metro 631-1703 ext. 450
Other Resources
Fold3 Access
Fold3, an important site for accessing digitized military and other records, is now available remotely through the Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) website. With your current FCPL card in hand, key into the address bar. Now key in your card number with no spaces or dashes into the window that pops up. Fold3! At the top of the page, you will see Library Edition at Fairfax County Public Library. Questions? Contact Laura Wickstead at 703-293-6227 x6 or (Posted 9/18/2019)
The D.C. DNA Project
The purpose of the District of Columbia Y-DNA Project is to understand genealogical relationships, social networks, and the historical context of the DC area pre-Civil War. If you had ancestors that lived in Washington, DC, or Alexandria, Virginia, and the surrounding area pre-Civil War, this project is for you!
This is an excellent primer on genealogy and includes a list of genealogical resources. It's great for new genealogists or student genealogists who want a handy reference to begin their research.