Historic Court Records

CourthouseHistoric Court Records consists of extracts, transcripts and indices of records in repository in the Fredericksburg Circuit Court Archives, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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NOTE: Historic Court Records contents are NOT OFFICIAL court records and are intended only for genealogical and historical research assistance.

The information presented by the Fredericksburg Circuit Court Archives in Historic Court Records are extracts of "loose papers" - the paper trail behind Court Order Book and City Council Minute entries. Fortunately, most "loose papers" survived the turmoil of the Civil War even though Fredericksburg changed hands a number of times and was sacked 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 Court House over the years and those courts served many jurisdictions, far beyond the city limits of Fredericksburg.

Historic Court Records provides rich genealogical and historical research data from "loose papers" and other records in repository at the Fredericksburg Court House. All records presented herein are searchable. This website was designed by Fredericksburg Circuit Court Archive founder, Barry L. McGhee



* Fredericksburg Circuit Court Archive Awarded Grant to Preserve Local Records 

RICHMOND, Va. (TBD, 2022) – The Library of Virginia announced that the Circuit Court Records Preservation (CCRP) program has awarded the Fredericksburg Circuit Court Clerk Jeff Small a grant in the amount of $49, 810.00 for local records preservation. The funds will be used to conserve Deed Book F, H.C., 1806-1816; Deed Book F, H.C., 1816-1820; Deed Book H, H.C., 1823-1826; Deed Book I, H.C., 1826-1831; Deed Book J, H.C., 1831-1835; Deed Book K, H.C., 1835-1838; Deed Book L, H.C., 1838-1840; Wills, Bonds & Inventories A-3, Dist. Sup. Ct. stored in his office. “We’re very excited,” said Mr. Small. “These records are the history of our city! We have an obligation to make sure that they are available for future generations.” 

* A large quantity of Fredericksburg Court Fee Books, Witness Books & Attendance Books returned to the Fredericksburg Circuit Court Archives by the College of William & Mary are being used to more completely document existing cases in our database. Check back frequently!

Disclaimer: Data provided by Historic Court Records is not official and is provided by the Fredericksburg Circuit Court Archives for genealogical and historical research purposes only. All data contained herein should be verified by obtaining a copy of the original record.

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