Historic Court Records
Historic Court Records consists of extracts, transcripts and indices of records in repository in the Fredericksburg Circuit Court, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
NOTE: Historic Court Records contents are NOT OFFICIAL court records and are intended only for genealogical and historical research assistance.
The information presented by Historic Court Records are primarily extracts of "loose papers" - the paper trail behind Court Order Book entries. Fortunately, most "loose papers" survived the turmoil of the Civil War even though Fredericksburg changed hands a number of times and was decimated during the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862. The history behind Fredericksburg's "loose papers" is complicated. A number of different courts sat in the Fredericksburg Courthouse over the years and those courts served many jurisdictions, far beyond the city limits of Fredericksburg.
Historic Court Records provides an entry into the rich genealogical and historical research source provided by "loose papers" and other records in repository at the courthouse. All records presented herein are searchable. The design of this website was the creation of Archive founder, Barry L. McGhee.
Never Forgotten - a database of enslaved persons memorialized in Fredericksburg court records, is a special feature of Historic Court Records.
Disclaimer: Data provided by Historic Court Records is not official and is provided by the Historic Court Records site for genealogical and historical research purposes only. All data contained herein should be verified by obtaining a copy of the original record.