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Genealogy

Genealogical databases, websites, and bibliographies to aid users in the pursuit of their family history and origins. Last Updated: Jun 20, 2024 10:31 AM

About the Virginia Room

The Virginia Room is located on the second floor of the City of Fairfax Regional Library 

We are open every day of the week​ 

MTW 10am-9pm, Th-Su 10am-6pm​

The Virginia Room houses a special collection of history and genealogy resources. We actively collect the historical record of the people, associations, events, and places of Fairfax County and the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

​In addition to genealogical resources, you can use our print holdings and online databases to research genealogy from all 50 states and around the world.

Services and Fees

Research Assistance is provided by staff and volunteers as available. Long distance researchers may contact us with brief research requests. Please submit your questions via email at va_room@fairfaxcounty.gov ​

Photocopies & Scans are available for a fee. Rare Book Room items may not be photocopied or scanned; photographs may only be copied by staff. All other items can be reproduced by researchers.​

Photocopies/Printing …………………. $0.15 b/w, $1.00 color​

Photograph Scanning …………………. $8.00 per photo​

Document Scanning …………………… Free with USB drive​

Memory Depot Stations are available for digitizing photographs, slides, audio cassettes, and 8mm film. For more information and/or to schedule a reservation:  Register for a session.

Access to some databases require a FCPL card; you can apply for a library card at any branch or online.

Searching our Catalog

Search our catalog to get an idea of what is available at the Virginia Room.

​To use the Keyword Search, ​

  • Type the terms to search for in the Keyword search box​
  • Select the Search By arrow symbol and choose "Subject" to narrow results to those useful to your topic.​

​Fairfax County (Va.) -- History.​

Fairfax County (Va.) -- History -- Anecdotes.​

Fairfax County (Va.) -- Biography.​

Fairfax County (Va.) -- Genealogy

  • Limit results to those available in the Virginia Room from More Search Options 

 

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