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FCPL Indexes and Reports: Fairfax County Cemetery Survey

The Virginia Room is the central repository for information on burial sites in Fairfax County. The Cemetery Survey has its genesis with Jane Kirkpatrick-Wall's 1977 gift of transcriptions of 100 Fairfax County cemeteries. Staff and volunteers continue to add to this valuable resource, which now records information on over 350 individual cemeteries.

The Fairfax County Public Library published full transcriptions of all of the family burial grounds in 1994 under the title Cemeteries of Fairfax County, Virginia, by Brian A. Conley.

The Virginia Room also maintains files on over 400 Fairfax County cemeteries ranging from private cemeteries to military burials to church cemeteries. Browse the Cemetery Files Index here.

The Fairfax Genealogical Society has undertaken the task of publishing abstracts of the family, church, and community cemeteries in Fairfax County (excluding only currently operating commercial cemeteries). This six-volume publication is titled Fairfax County, Virginia Gravestones.

  • Volume 1 Northern Section: Great Falls, McLean, Oakton, and Vienna
  • Volume 2 Southern Section: Burke, Clifton, Fairfax Station, Springfield
  • Volume 3 Central Section: Annandale, Fairfax City, and Falls Church
  • Volume 4 Western Section: Centreville, Chantilly, Herndon, and Reston
  • Volume 5 Eastern Section: Fort Belvoir, Lincolnia, Lorton, Mason Neck, South Alexandria
  • Volume 6: Master Index with Corrections, Additions and Updates

More information about all six volumes, including prices and an order form, are available at the Fairfax Genealogical Society Cemetery Project.

When Searching, you can use * as a wildcard. So "J* Smith" will find everything that includes those letters and anything between them, like "John Smith".

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