A Guide to the Fairfax County (Va.) Marriage Register, 1876-1877 Fairfax County (Va.) Marriage Register, 1876-1877 1049174

A Guide to the Fairfax County (Va.) Marriage Register, 1876-1877

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Fairfax County (Va.) Marriage Register, 1876-1877
Physical Characteristics
2 items (3 p.)
Fairfax County (Va.) County Court.
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Fairfax County (Va.) Marriage Register, 1876-1877. Local government records collection, Fairfax County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

These original items came to the Virginia State Library (now the Library of Virginia), under the accession number 33146, in a transfer of court papers from Fairfax County.

Historical Information

Fairfax County was formed from Prince William County in 1742. Part of Loudoun County was added in 1798. The county exchanged land with the city of Fairfax in 1980, 1992, and 1994. The county was named for Thomas Fairfax, sixth baron Fairfax of Cameron, proprietor of the Northern Neck.

In 1853, the General Assembly passed a law requiring the systematic statewide recording of vital statistics. The marriage register, still compiled by the county clerk from ministers' returns and other original marriage records, became more standardized and comprehensive.

The original records, from which this register was compiled, were created by the County Court.

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. Numerous pre-Civil War minute books are missing as well.

Scope and Content

Fairfax County (Va.) Marriage Register, 1876-1877, records marriages in the county during the late nineteenth century. This original volume contains the following information: date and place of marriage, full names of both parties, race of parties (white or colored), age and condition of parties before marriage, birth places of parties, places of residence of parties, names of their parents, occupation of husband and name of person performing marriage ceremony.


Arranged chronologically by month, day and year.

Related Material

Additional Fairfax County Marriage Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm"

See the Lost Records Localities Digital Collection available at Virginia Memory.

For more information and a listing of lost records localities see Lost Records research note .

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Fairfax County (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans--Employment--Virginia--Fairfax County.
  • African Americans--Marriage--Virginia--Fairfax County.
  • African Americans--Virginia--Fairfax County.
  • Clergy--Virginia--Fairfax County.
  • Marriage--Virginia--Fairfax County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Fairfax County (Va.)--History--19th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Local government records--Virginia--Fairfax County.
  • Marriage records--Virginia--Fairfax County.
  • Marriage register--Virginia--Fairfax County.
  • Added Entry - Corporate Name:

  • Fairfax County (Va.) County Court.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Fairfax County (Va.)--History--19th century.